The holiday season is officially upon us and Discovery Channel is giving the gift that keeps on giving – eight nights of fan-favorite series, some with a holiday twist, premieres and specials during Discovery Unwrapped.
The week-long programming event kicks off Sunday, December 8 with a two-hour special episode of Naked & Afraid at 8PM ET/PT followed by the series premiere of the highly anticipated new series Dude, You’re Screwed at 10PM ET/PT.
On Monday, fans of Fast ‘N Loud’s Richard and Aaron can join them as they try to secure a $25,000 autograph from legendary actor Burt Reynolds in the two-part special “Smokey and the Bandit.” Then on Tuesday, viewers can celebrate Christmas with two very different specials, with the Moonshiners Christmas Specialand A Very Amish Christmas. With more new episodes and specials throughout the week, each night brings more fun and cheer than the last!
Check out a sneak peek of Dude, You’re Screwed below and happy Discovery Unwrapped week!
Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! Things around the office are starting to feel a little quieter as we inch towards time with family, friends, and of course, Punkin Chunkin.
Every year, pumpkin-launching enthusiasts gather in Delaware for the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition. Hosted by Mythbusters’ Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, Punkin Chunkin is part awesome science experiment and part genuine Americana, adding up to the biggest, loudest, greatest pumpkin hurling competition in the world.
When you’re settling in for a post-turkey TV marathon on Thanksgiving night, you can get in on all the high-flying Punkin Chunkin fun starting at 8PM ET/PT and simulcast on Science Channel and Discovery Channel. You can kick off the holiday a little early with a piano-Chunk below!
Here at Discovery, we’ll be participating in #GivingTuesday with a variety of community projects, #GivingTuesday PSAs and an employee matching program benefiting victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Additionally, Discovery Education will host a livestreaming event focused on careers in STEM fields for students across the country.
This holiday season, Animal Planet L!VE invites you to get into the spirit with several of their live animal cams featuring festive creatures. While your holiday dinner is in the oven, gather your friends and family to celebrate the holidays with:
Turkey Cam: One of two new cams, Turkey Cam features turkeys and baby chicks enjoying life on the farm without worrying about ending up on anyone’s Thanksgiving table. Tryptophan-free and far more enjoyable than tofurkey, the cam – available at apl.tv/turkey – is live from South Mountain Creamery and as addictive as grandma’s stuffing (and friendly for vegetarians and those watching their waistlines).
Reindeer Cam (below): Santa’s best friends (without pointy shoes) are the stars of Reindeer Cam, live from Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Featuring three reindeer with their own festive countdown until Christmas, the cam is a great alternative to the yule log on your big screen at your holiday parties…although we hear the reindeer may be otherwise occupied around December 25. Check it out at apl.tv/reindeer and stay tuned for announcements of when Santa will drop by for special feedings!
Last night, members of the Discovery family gathered for the Discovery South Africa Upfront to present its upcoming slate of shows to clients and media in Johannesburg.
With performances from leading South African artists, appearances from Discovery talent, including TLC’s Randy Fenoli and Animal Planet’s Dave Salmoni and Kim Wolhuter, and a special magic show by Ben Hanlin (including an act that involved swallowing needles!), audiences previewed the next generation of Discovery programming.
Discovery South Africa live Tweeted most of the event, and you can check out a few photos from the event below, as well.
Discovery Talent at Upfron (L to R)t: Ben Hanlin, Kim Wolhuter, Dave Salmoni, Joel Lambert, Randy Fenoli