For generations, dodgeball was a game of either fun or fear depending on where you stood in the middle school pecking order. Discovery takes on dodgeball in a way only Discovery can, transforming the game into an epic sporting adventure in all-new arena where everyday people become heroes. On an isolated 13.8-acre specially constructed site, Discovery’s Dodgeball is reimagined as DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME where winners are not determined simply by their strength and the losers aren’t always picked last. Here, contestants have a chance to claim glory in extraordinary challenges where strength matters but so does strategy, quick thinking, and the willingness to leave everything on the field. This summer, pop culture phenom David Dobrik hosts this all-new competition series along with co-hosts Erin Lim and Andrew Hawkins, taking dodgeball from the middle school gymnasium to the Thunderdome. DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME premieres on Discovery Wednesday, August 19 at 9 PM ET/PT. The series is produced by Pilgrim Media Group, a Lionsgate company.
The pool of adult competitors are ready to hit the playing field not just for the glory, but for redemption from the days of being picked last. Competitors range from professional athletes to those who’ve never played a sport in their life. But they all have one thing in common – a drive to win.
It all culminates with a special 9th episode – a tournament of champions that brings back all of the winners from the previous 8 episodes who will then compete for a $25,000 cash prize.
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