NEW BERLIN, WI – (July 17, 2014) – Adventure, exploration and education are a few integral components that fuel the success of the award-winning program, MeatEater with Steven Rinella. Sportsman Channel, the exclusive network home for MeatEater, unveils a Season Four Recap week beginning Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. ET. The marathon leads viewers into the premiere of Season Five of MeatEater on Thursday, July 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
MeatEater Season Five is primed to take audiences on an outdoor thrill-ride across America as Steven Rinella ventures into new hunting and fishing territories. While traversing the country, Rinella will visit Kentucky for his first eastern elk hunt – a place once roamed by his hero Daniel Boone. Additionally, the show will take viewers to Alaska, Colorado, Wisconsin and New Mexico for unforgettable journeys which stretch the limits of spot and stalk hunting, while also featuring the masterful culinary prowess of the host cooking what he harvests.
“Steven is a master storyteller and does a great job of engaging viewers and making them feel a part of the adventure,” said Marc Fein, executive vice president of programming and production for Sportsman Channel. “His breadth of hunting and culinary knowledge is exceptional.“
“The locations featured in Season Five are raw and exciting because there are a few areas I have never hunted,” said Rinella. “I have the opportunity to hunt mule deer, elk and explore regions that offer challenging variables and factors of the unknown. Besides the unpredictable hunting and fishing, the show will feature three cooking specials that may give viewers a different perspective on how to consume breakfast and eat wild game.”
MeatEater will continue to hold true to its exciting “field to plate” format, featuring Rinella preparing the day’s harvest for a mouth-watering meal. “One of my favorite episodes includes the consumption of five different hearts from animals I hunted over the previous year,” added Rinella. “We call this episode, ‘Hearts of Darkness’ and viewers will find the methods very interesting – and tasty. I hope our viewers bring a healthy appetite and willing pallet when they tune in.”
About Steven Rinella:
Steven Rinella is an avid outdoorsman, writer, and television personality best known for his ability to translate the hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences. He is the author of The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine, the award-winning American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, and most recently, Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter. He’s a correspondent for Outside magazine, and his writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, O the Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, and more traditional hunting and fishing publications such as Field and Stream and Petersen’s Hunting.
About Zero Point Zero Production:
Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan, founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009. Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, including the two Emmy Award-winning series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie. Zero Point Zero has produced television series and specials for CNN, Travel Channel, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS, Sportsman Channel, The Weather Channel, and Bravo. Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.
About Sportsman Channel
Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. The leader in outdoor television, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that embraces outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and reveals it through unique, surprising and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com; Facebook, (facebook.com/sportsmanchannel); Twitter (twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl and twitter.com/SportsmanPR) and YouTube (youtube.com/TheSportsmanChannel).
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