Nitro Circus (TV series)
Jolene Van Vugt
|Opening theme||"The State of Massachusetts" by Dropkick Murphys|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||21|
30 minutes (including commercials)
|Production company(s)||Dickhouse Productions|
Fuel TV (miniseries)|
June 23, 2006 – February 8, 2009 (as miniseries)|
June 23, 2009 – October 22, 2009 (as series)
Nitro Circus Live|
Nitro Circus: The Movie
Nitro Circus is an "action sport collective" led by Travis Pastrana, featuring his friends and him traveling around the world riding dirtbikes, base jumping, and performing stunts. It has spawned a tour, a second television series based on the tour, and a 3D feature film.
The collective began by releasing about 10 DVDs during the early 2000s. Good sales led to the creation of the television show.
Originally run as a 2006 miniseries on Fuel TV, it began running as an episodic reality television show on MTV that featured people performing various dangerous stunts. The series officially debuted on February 8, 2009; Season 2 premiered on August 27, 2009.
- Travis Pastrana
- Title: "Pro action sports athlete"
- Pastrana is the Ringleader of the Nitro Circus Crew, is a pro FMX rider, rallycar driver, and NASCAR driver, and is usually the first to attempt any stunt involving dirt bikes or BMX bikes.
- Andy Bell
- Title: "Washed-up motorcycle rider"
- Former FMX rider. Bell holds a rivalry with Pastrana involving Big Wheel tricycles stemming from the first episode of the series.
- Jolene Van Vugt
- Title: "Pro motocross racer"
- Canadian Female Motocross Champion. She joins Pastrana in many stunts involving dirt bikes. Van Vugt took on more of a cheerleading role in the second season after breaking her arm and can be seen wearing a pink cast throughout the season.
- Jim DeChamp
- Title: "Pro mountain biker"
- Pro mountain bike downhill racer and freestyle rider. He has been friends with Pastrana since childhood. They collaborate on many stunts together on the show. Became the first person to land a front-flip on a motorbike to dirt, as seen in the 7th episode of the first season.
- Erik Roner
- Title: "Pro skier/base jumper"
- Pro extreme skier and base jumper. Roner is usually the first to attempt any stunt involving snow.
- Tommy Passemante
- Title: "Construction Worker"
- Known by his nickname "Street Bike Tommy", given for a failed stunt in which he attempted to jump his Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle into the foam pit but overshot, breaking both his legs. He functions as the comic relief member of the crew, and is commonly employed for stunts that are the most dangerous and require the least amount of talent, known as "zero skill stunts".
- Greg Powell
- Title: "Travis' cousin"
- Pastrana's Cousin. Going by the nickname "Special Greg", Powell is the all-around member of the team, and generally attempts any stunt on the show. He was the first person to land a "Special Flip" on a BMX bike. He was a wide receiver on the University of Maryland football team from 2003–06 and is currently an over-the-wall crewman for Pastrana in NASCAR.
Season 1: (2009)
|No.||#||Title||Original air date|
|1||1||"Welcome to Pastranaland"||February 8, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Bob Burnquist and Johnny Knoxville|
|2||2||"Lake Medina"||February 16, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Parks Bonifay and Mat Hoffman|
|3||3||"Las Vegas"||February 22, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Bam Margera, Brandon Novak, T.J. Lavin, and Carey Hart|
|4||4||"Hell Compound"||March 1, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Jeff Tremaine and Tom Meents|
|5||5||"Home Sweet Home"||March 8, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Mark Zupan|
|6||6||"The Circus Heads West"||March 15, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Rob Dyrdek, Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius|
|7||7||"Nitro in the Guinness Book"||March 22, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Scott Palmer|
|8||8||"Hollywood Nitro"||March 29, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Gary Coleman, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Jeff Tremaine and Colin McKay|
|9||9||"Panamania"||April 5, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Parks Bonifay|
|10||10||"Puerto Rico"||April 12, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Miguel Cotto|
|11||11||"Nitro Winter Wonderland"||April 19, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Ken Block and Mark Zupan|
|12||12||"Jamaican Me Crazy"||April 26, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Johnny Knoxville|
Season 2: (2009)
|No.||#||Title||Original air date|
|13||1||"Nitro City"||August 27, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Johnny Knoxville and Jukka Hilden|
|14||2||"Hydro Circus"||September 3, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Parks Bonifay and Kirby Chambliss|
|15||3||"Go Big or Go Foam"||September 10, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Mat Hoffman, Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine and Ervin Santana|
|16||4||"Southern Discomfort"||September 17, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Dave Mirra|
|17||5||"No Right Churn"||September 24, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Bam Margera, Brandon Novak and Jeff Tremaine|
|18||6||"Mud and Guts"||October 1, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Dennis Anderson and Adam Anderson|
|19||7||"Nitro Circus Circus"||October 8, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Rob Dyrdek, Tony Hawk, Mat Hoffman and Roland Sands|
|20||8||"Nitro Ut-Opia"||October 15, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Ken Block|
|21||9||"Epic Pass/Epic Fail"||October 22, 2009|
|Guest appearance(s): Johnny Knoxville and Bob Burnquist|
|Season||Episodes||Season premiere||Season finale||DVD releases|
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|One||12||February 8, 2009||April 26, 2009||September 8, 2009||August 2, 2010||September 2, 2010|
|Two||9||August 27, 2009||October 22, 2009||June 1, 2010||TBA||TBA|
- Official website
- Nitro Circus Official Store
- Nitro Circus Fan Site
- Official Nitro Circus UK Store
- MTV: Nitro Circus
- Nitro Circus at IMDb