As if we didn't see enough rubber-neckers and bad wheel riders in the first eight seasons of "Canada's Worst Driver," now the show is back for a ninth season of "Canada's Worst Driver Ever."
Starting in October on Discovery, "Canada's Worst Driver Ever" corrals nine of the series’ most notoriously horrible drivers and delivers them (once again) to Driver Rehab, endeavouring to find out just how much – or how little – has changed since attending Rehab the first time.
Across eight seasons, 64 drivers have gone through Driver Rehab, and as 46 drivers graduated and earned back their keys, viewers have learned about safer driving techniques, braking on ice, road rules, parking, reversing, and how fundamentals from the racetrack can apply to everyday driving situations. And what has made these drivers so shockingly bad, has made "Canada's Worst Driver" so gleefully good. After eight seasons of bumper-busting bad behaviours behind the wheel, the series stands as Discovery’s most successful program ever.
Since it launched in 2005, Canadians have consumed more than 108 million hours of "Canada's Worst Driver" – that’s more than three full episodes, on average, for every man, woman, and child in this country. It was also the first Canadian specialty program to top one million viewers, and it has ranked as the #1 non-sports program on specialty TV for four years in a row.
To the relief of drivers and pedestrians across Canada, series host and writer Andrew Younghusband has hauled these nine still-disastrous drivers off the road and safely sequestered them at the now-familiar Driver Rehabilitation Centre for a second chance to change in Season 9. Each of the drivers, who were nominated by a friend or family member, are put through their paces in a controlled driving environment and evaluated by a panel of driving experts, and each episode features the tried-and-tested challenges viewers have come to love, each of which are designed to push the drivers to their limits and teach them crucial safe driving skills. Each driver must master basic training and more advanced techniques before graduating from Rehab. The stakes are higher than ever in Season 9 – the return to Rehab is a shot at redemption, but for unlucky one driver, it means the ultimate defeat.
"Canada's Worst Driver Ever" begins on October 21st.