Highway Thru Hell Commissioned For Season 6

Season 5 wraps up with record audiences.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

The end of 2016 saw Discovery’s original hit series Highway Thru Hell close out Season 5 among the Top 5 most-watched programs on Canadian entertainment specialty television, with record-breaking viewers – it was the single most-watched broadcast on Canadian entertainment specialty TV this broadcast year.

Discovery has confirmed a new, 13-episode Season 6 of Highway Thru Hell from Great Pacific Media is now in production, as the men of Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue along with their competitors at Mission Towing and Quiring continue the fight to keep some of the most economically important, travelled, and inhospitable trucking routes in North America moving.

While fans of Highway Thru Hell anticipate a new season later this year, viewers can enjoy its spin-off series, Heavy Rescue: 401, which debuted earlier this week (Jan. 3) with 504,000 viewers (preliminary data), making it the most-watched program of the day on entertainment specialty television and winning its timeslot among all English-language specialty networks in Canada. Also produced by Great Pacific Media and now airing Tuesdays at 10pm on Discovery, the all-new series focuses on the unique challenges and intensity of heavy rescue along Ontario’s 400 series of highways – some of the busiest in North America.