Get Ready to Go Ballistic with Dodgeball Thunderdome

By: Discovery

We're taking dodgeball from the middle school gymnasium to the Thunderdome.

August 04, 2020

Discovery is transforming the classic game of Dodgeball into an epic sporting adventure. Underdogs, your chance at glory is finally here. Digital star and TV personality David Dobrik hosts this competition series along with co-hosts Erin Lim and former NFL wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, and together introduce an all-new arena where everyday people become heroes.

DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME premieres Wednesday, August 19 at 9P on Discovery.

"Dodgeball was always everyone’s favorite game in gym class and hosting this show brings back many sweaty memories of dominating in Vernon Hills,” Dobrik says. No longer picked last, the adult competitors range from seasoned athletes to those who’ve never thrown a ball in their life. In order to win they will need a secret weapon - the drive to win.

After a run on the course and face off, the final episode will culminate in a tournament of champions that brings back all previous winners to compete for a $25,000 cash prize. Viewers will also have a change at prize money. In true David Dobrik fashion, each episode of DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME will reveal a special code that will allow the Discovery audience to enter for chance to win $5,000 cash.

David Dobrik is a digital star and TV personality known for making viral content on YouTube. With over 60 million followers across his platforms, David has mastered the art of quick-cut content. Named “Gen Z’s Jimmy Fallon” by the Wall Street Journal, David exhibits his characteristic charm and undeniable relatability in everything he does. With his widely popular social media presence and podcast, VIEWS, David has elevated himself into international stardom. David starred alongside co-judges Ciara and Debbie Gibson in Nickelodeon's series America's Most Musical Family in 2019, hosted the Teen Choice Awards and presented at the American Music Awards. David is represented by WME, Millennial Entertainment and Metro PR.

Andrew Hawkins serves as DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME co-host. Andrew “Hawk” Hawkins, is a former NFL wide receiver, sports executive, Shorty Award winning personality, 2x Emmy Award nominated host for Sportscenter on Snapchat, and Executive Producer of an Oscar-winning film. He played six seasons in the National Football League with the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, and is currently a personality and host with NFL Media.

Erin Lim serves as DODGEBALL THUNDERDOME co-host. Erin is the Host of “E!’s The Rundown” – one of the first fully produced weekly shows for Snapchat which garners millions of viewers per week and has won multiple awards including a Digiday and a Shorty Award. Lim is also the host of “BingE! Club” on Snapchat and a contributing correspondent for “E! News.” In 2017 and 2018, Erin’s on-air work helped “E! News” earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Entertainment News Program. Erin and the E! News team continues to reinvent entertainment and celebrity news for the next generation, serving as the go-to multiplatform destination for content and pop culture coverage spanning fashion, beauty, lifestyle, viral content, television, music and more, and the voice for what's trending in pop culture across all platforms – from television and online to mobile, social and VOD.

In addition to watching on Discovery, viewers can join the conversation on social media by using #DodgeballThunderdome and following DISCOVERY on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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