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Citytv and Sportsnet Team Up for the Second Season of Oil Change: Overdrive

Six-part, one-hour documentary series follows the 2011-2012 Edmonton Oilers as they rebuild their franchise; Second season debuts Oct. 21 on Citytv and Oct. 23 on Sportsnet West

Tuesday, 04.10.2011 / 5:17 PM / News
TORONTO (October 4, 2011) – Citytv and Sportsnet go beyond the blue line for a behind-the-scenes look at the 2011-2012 Edmonton Oilers in the network premiere of Oil Change: Overdrive. Beginning Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. (MT) on Citytv Edmonton and Sunday, Oct. 23 at 11 p.m. (MT) on Sportsnet West, the second season of the critically-acclaimed documentary series gives viewers exclusive access to the team as they fight for a playoff spot.
Each of the six, one-hour episodes follows the Oilers on the ice, in the dressing room and away from the rink both at home and on the road.

“We are thrilled to have this property on both Citytv and Sportsnet this year,” said Scott Moore, President of Broadcasting, Rogers Media Television. “Not only is Oil Change: Overdrive compelling entertainment that goes deep inside one of the youngest and exciting franchises in the NHL, this series is the perfect complement to the 60 Oilers games we’ll be televising on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet Oilers.”

Entering his third season as the man in charge, Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini knows there are increased expectations on the team this year, but he has no reservations about letting television audiences – and hockey fans – experience the highs and lows of a rebuilding franchise. With revealing insights from the players, coaches, management team and training staff woven throughout the series, each compelling episode chronicles the team’s quest for success on – and off – the ice.

The Gemini Award nominated series Oil Change: Overdrive is produced by Edmonton-based Aquila Productions. Don Metz is the executive producer of the series and Gord Redel is the producer.

"I know and understand there is an incredible appetite for all things hockey in this country and we intend on satisfying that appetite with great storytelling," said Don Metz. Below is the broadcast schedule for the second season of Oil Change: Overdrive, including the premiere airdates for all six episodes on Citytv Edmonton and Sportsnet

Episode 1
  • Citytv Edmonton – Friday, Oct. 21 @ 8 p.m. (MT)
  • Sportsnet West – Sunday, Oct. 23 @ 11 p.m. (MT)
Episode 2
  • Citytv Edmonton – Friday, Nov. 25 @ 8 p.m. (MT)
  • Sportsnet West – Sunday, Nov. 27 @ 9 p.m. (MT)

Episode 3
  • Citytv Edmonton – Friday, Dec. 30 @ 8 p.m. (MT)
  • Sportsnet West – Sunday, Jan. 1 @ 9 p.m. (MT)

Episode 4
  • Citytv Edmonton – Friday, Feb. 10 @ 8 p.m. (MT)
  • Sportsnet West – Sunday, Feb. 12 @ 9 p.m. (MT)

Episode 5
  • Citytv Edmonton – Friday, Mar. 16 @ 8 p.m. (MT)
  • Sportsnet West – Sunday, Mar. 18 @ 9 p.m. (MT)

Episode 6
  • Citytv Edmonton – Friday, Apr. 20 @ 8 p.m. (MT)
  • Sportsnet West – Sunday, Apr. 22 @ 9 p.m. (MT)

About Aquila Productions
Edmonton-based Aquila Productions is one of Canada’s most accomplished television production and entertainment companies. Recognized for over 30 years as one of Canada’s leading independent producers of original television, Aquila is internationally recognized for covering the world of athletics through broadcast and long-form documentary programming. Aquila was also recently honoured with 10 AMPIA nominations and 4 Gemini nominations for their television series “Oil Change” and “Rodeo: Life on the Circuit”. In 2010, Aquila received 3 AMPIA awards and a Gemini award nomination for the Olympic Hockey Documentary “On Home Ice”. Aquila just wrapped production on their critically acclaimed series “The Extra Yard: Inside the 2011 Argos.”

About Sportsnet
Sportsnet connects Canadian sports fans to their favourite teams and athletes, using five platforms: TV, Radio, Print, Online and Mobile. Sportsnet is Fuelled By Fans, and delivers storytelling on a local, regional, national and global level. The multiplatform brand consists of Sportsnet, sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet Mobile and the Sportsnet iPad app. Sportsnet is the Canadian leader in NHL and MLB television broadcasts and is home to 162 Toronto Blue Jays games, plus MLB Playoffs and the World Series. Sportsnet is an official broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games, and also offers an exciting sports lineup including the NFL, the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, the Memorial Cup, and soccer programming with UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premier League, MLS Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and Canadian national team matches for men and women. Sportsnet Connected is the network’s nightly news program, providing regional and national coverage of the day’s events in the world of sports.

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About Citytv
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