8:00am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
Discovery's 'Diesel Brothers' Partners With MLB Network for Two-Night Special (Exclusive)
Discovery Channel has partnered with MLB Network for a two-night Diesel Brothers special airing in June.
Diesel Brothers: The Doubleheader, will feature Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera and two MLB Network analysts, Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and former all-star Carlos Pena.
Diesel Brothers centers on the work of DieselSellerz, which specializes in extreme tricked-out trucks as they also showcase crazy pranks and stunt driving. In the two-night special, the show's Heavy D and Diesel Dave set out to help Cabrera, a car enthusiast, trick out his 2016 Chevy Silverado, with the assistance of Martinez and Pena. But the MLB stars are in for a surprise when they experience firsthand Heavy D and Diesel Dave's legendary stunt driving.
The Detroit Tigers will be featured significantly in the special, not only with Cabrera's presence, but also as the baseball team allowed the Diesel Brothers crew special access at its spring training facility in Lakeland, Fla., and its home ballpark, Comerica Park, in Detroit.
Diesel Brothers: The Doubleheader premieres at 9 p.m. Monday, June 19, and concludes at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 22, on Discovery Channel. The special will also air in Spanish on Discovery Espanol on June 19 and 26 at 10 p.m.
"I was excited to have the Diesel Brothers build a truck for me because my grandfather was a mechanic in Venezuela and my dad likes to watch the show," Cabrera said. "I told Heavy D and Diesel Dave I wanted something big and powerful to auction off to raise money for my foundation."
In addition, the Diesel Brothers stars have created two UTVs (utility task vehicles) inspired by the American League and National League that will be on display at MLB All-Star FanFest, the interactive baseball theme park, July 7-11 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in the lead-up to Major League Baseball's 88th Midsummer Classic at Marlins Park.
Diesel Brothers launched during Discovery's "Motor Mondays" in early 2016, pulling more than 2 million viewers per episode and placing as the year's most-watched new unscripted series on cable with men 25-54. The MLB Network partnership is a natural fit, given the audience overlap.
Diesel Brothers is produced for Discovery by Magilla Entertainment. For Magilla Entertainment, Matthew Ostrom, Laura Palumbo Johnson, Jason Fox and Cristin Cricco-Powell are executive producers. For Discovery, Craig Coffman is executive producer, Todd Lefkowitz is producer and Lindsay Malinchak is associate producer.
Watch a promo for the special below.