Discovery Channel Takes to the Alaskan Skies in ‘Flying Wild Alaska’

It’s all in the family on the new Discovery Channel series Flying Wild Alaska, premiering tonight at 9pm ET/PT.  The series follows the Twetos, the first family of the Alaskan skies, as they operate Era Alaska, an airline that transports everyday necessities to one of the most remote and extreme parts of America. With no freeway system for hundreds of miles, Era Alaska is the lifeline for the isolated rural inhabitants…

‘Extreme Couponing’ to Return to TLC as a Series

Do you like to save money? Do you like free stuff? Ok, who doesn’t? But some people take this desire to an extreme. Last month, TLC aired a one-hour special called Extreme Couponing, which profiled four shopaholics who use coupons to save thousands of dollars and amass huge stockpiles of goods. These shoppers go dumpster diving for coupons and spend hours a day searching the internet for great deals. Their reward? Shockingly…

Social TV: Check-Ins, Stickers, Fan Rewards…Oh My!

Hi. My name is Amber, and I’m a TV junkie. (Let’s all say, “Hi, Amber.”) While I don’t think I’m in need of an intervention, as a fan of television and member of Discovery’s Social Media team, I have been spending more time talking TV on Facebook, Twitter and, more recently, on new social platforms that let us connect with fellow fans by checking into favorite shows (and much more).…

Investigation Discovery Debuts ‘Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets’

TV shows about solving murders are nothing new, but how about murder mysteries that are narrated by the person who was murdered? Tonight at 10pm ET/PT, Investigation Discovery debuts a new series, Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets, which reveals murders from the point of view of the person who was killed. While the all-seeing narrator knows who was responsible, the series allows viewers to piece together who is the culprit based…

‘Gold Rush’ Returns to Discovery Channel with New Eps, GetGlue Stickers

Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush: Alaska has become a Friday night hit, and the series returns tonight with the first of seven all-new episodes following the Porcupine Creek miners as they brave the Alaskan wilderness in search of gold and a way to support their families. To coincide with the series’ return, we are also unveiling seven custom Gold Rush stickers on entertainment-focused social network GetGlue. Simply tune in and check…

Discovery Networks & OWN Take Stage at TCA

This afternoon, Discovery Communications and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network are presenting several panels to the Television Critics Association (TCA) as a part of the 2011 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California. The programming coming to our networks is wide-ranging but offers something for every type of curious viewer. Click on the headlines below to read many of the announcements  made today and follow @DiscoveryComm for updates from TCA! Discovery Channel…

Military Channel Brings Tank Battles to Life Tonight

Tonight at 10pm ET/PT, Military Channel debuts a new series that allows technology to bring the intensity of a tank battle to ultra-realistic life, something that has always been mission impossible for filmmakers who must always take a safe position at the edge of the battlefield. Using ultra-realistic CGI animation to recount step-by-step maneuvers, Greatest Tank Battles brings to life the most gripping battles ever fought on the front lines with…

OWN Rings in the New Year

With the arrival of a new year, many of us are looking for inspiration and aiming for self-improvement — perhaps finding more work/life balance, giving back to our community more or being better about taking time to exercise. Over the years, Oprah Winfrey has inspired millions, and she continued to do so with the launch of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on January 1. With over one million viewers tuning in on…