David Dobrik Tapped To Co-Host Dodgeball Competition Series On Discovery Channel

By 08/05/2020
David Dobrik Tapped To Co-Host Dodgeball Competition Series On Discovery Channel

With his wildly popular vlog still on hiatus in light of the coronavirus pandemic, David Dobrik has announced his next foray onto television: a dodgeball competition series for the Discovery Channel that’s set to premiere later this month.

Dodgeball Thunderdome will be set on a 14-acre, specially-constructed course, and will see athletes and sports newbies alike competing in the beloved playground game. The Hollywood Reporter notes the nine-episode series will conclude with a tournament of champions comprising winners from every past episode, with a $25,000 cash prize at stake. Every episode ahead of the finale will also allow viewers to enter a sweepstakes for $5,000 in cash, the Reporter reports — a nod to Dobrik’s famously generous YouTube giveaways.

Dobrik will co-host the series alongside E! correspondent Eric Lim and former NFL wide receiver Andrew Hawkins. The series, which premieres on Aug. 19, is being produced by Lionsgate‘s Pilgrim Media Group.


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In addition to Discovery, Dobrik has appeared on numerous linear shows for Nickelodeon, including as a judge on the competition series America’s Most Musical Family, co-host of the Teen Choice Awards, and as the host of a recent fan special for SpongeBob SquarePants.

“I’m super excited to be working with Discovery on Dodgeball Thunderdome,” Dobrik told the Reporter in a statement. “Dodgeball was always everyone’s favorite game in gym class and hosting this show brings back many sweaty memories of dominating in Vernon Hills.”

You can check out a teaser below:

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