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This Week In…Discovery Buzz

March 27, 2015 | by lstewart

Another Friday for the books – and another weekend ahead to enjoy!

Since Rich Ross took over as President of Discovery Channel in January of this year, fans of the network have been eagerly waiting to hear how programming will take shape under his leadership. Earlier this week, Discovery Channel announced several new series and specials green-lighted under Ross, including: Treasure Quest, an adventure series about a team hunting for missing gold in Brazil; Lunar XPrize, a competition series in which 30 teams of engineers race to land a robot on the moon; Pacific Warriors, which follows Hawaiian commercial fisherman; and Cuban Chrome, a car series filmed in Havana. You can get the full scoop by clicking here.

Here are some other stories you may have missed:

Enjoy your weekend!

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

March 20, 2015 | by lstewart

Happy Friday – and more importantly, Happy First Day of Spring! Like much of the northeast and Tri-State area, DC got some snow this morning, though I’d like to think that it was just winter’s way of having one last dance before making a reappearance nine months from now.

Here are some stories you may have missed this week:

And don’t forget: Bering Sea Gold returns tonight to the Discovery Channel at 10pm ET/PT. Take a look at the video below of what’s in store this season.

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

February 27, 2015 | by lstewart

Happy Friday! This week’s news seems to revolve largely around life’s most memorable moments – from weddings, to new homes to babies growing into strong-willed toddlers.

Here are some other stories you may have missed this week:

To help kick off your weekend, check out the clip below from tomorrow night’s new episode of What Could Possibly Go Wrong?, airing at 10pm ET/CT on Science Channel.

Investigation Discovery’s ‘Hate in America’ Pulls Back the Curtain on Modern Day Racism

February 23, 2015 | by lstewart

With the daily news cycle seemingly saturated with stories of international discord, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the United States is not without its own internal conflicts. Investigation Discovery’s newest special, Hate in America, seeks to bring awareness to one type of these internal conflicts in particular: hate crimes.

Hate in America is anchored by Tony Harris, an Emmy-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and Al Jazeera America anchor who, for more than 30 years, has reported on senseless and vicious acts of violence – many of them fueled by intolerance, fear and hate. Harris has partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a non-profit that has been tracking hate groups across the country since 1971.

The one-hour special focuses on three hate crimes in particular: the racially charged murder of a black father in Mississippi who died after being beaten and run over; the gruesome mass shooting of a Wisconsin Sikh congregation; and a brutal anti-gay attack on the streets of New York City. Harris explores the motivations behind each hate crime and hears from a spectrum of advocates for change – including victims’ loved ones, community leaders, civil rights attorneys, SPLC’s founder Morris Dees, and even a former white supremacist who now crusades for unity among the races.

According to SPLC, there are currently more than 900 active hate groups in the U.S. This sad, staggering number only reinforces the importance of this special’s message of love and tolerance.

Hate in America premieres tonight on Investigation Discovery at 8pm ET/PT.

This Week in…Discovery Buzz

January 23, 2015 | by lstewart

Another week down, only one more left in the month! (If anyone has any idea where January went, can you please let me know?)

This week, a couple of our networks announced even more shows fans can look froward to seeing in the new few months: TLC’s Style by Jury, which premieres February 20 at 9:30pm ET/CT, and Science Channel’s Chaos: Caught on Camerawhich premieres in April.

A couple new shows also premiered this past week. On Thursday, January 22 at 9pm ET/CT, America’s Worst Mom debuted on Discovery Life Channel, and on Monday, January 19 at 9pm ET/CT, Vanity Fair Confidential debuted on Investigation Discovery.

Here is some other news you may have missed:

Television Critics Association Panels Propel Networks into Spring Season

January 9, 2015 | by lstewart

Yesterday here in Pasadena, many of Discovery Communications’ networks previewed a selection of upcoming programming to journalists from around the country at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour. You can read more about the event, including which networks participated and what specific programs they presented here.

Science Channel announced What Could Possibly Go Wrong?, where real-life friends Grant Reynolds and Kevin Moore work to decipher what went wrong in the most outrageous internet fail videos. The series will premiere on Saturday, February 7 at 10pm ET/CT.

 

Grant Reynolds and Kevin Moore from Science Channel’s ‘What Could Possibly Go Wrong?’ with Josh Berkley, Executive Producer

Destination America announced the premiere of Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Impact Wrestling on the network. Voracious fans can get in on the non-stop action and explosive entertainment on Friday, January 16 at 9pm ET/CT.

 

Marc Etkind, General Manager, Destination America with TNA Wrestlers Chris Melendez and Ken Anderson from Destination America’s ‘TNA Impact Wrestling’ and the President of Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling, Dixie Carter

Animal Planet announced Matt on the Run, where weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-junkie best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the world in an effort to trek roughly 100 miles in four days. The series will premiere in February.

 

Rick Holzman, General Manager, Animal Planet with Matt Galland, Blake Josephson and Danny Bryson from Animal Planet’s ‘Matt on the Run’

TLC announced My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which follows the life of overnight internet sensation Whitney Thore (“A Fat Girl Dancing”) with all the ups and downs, humor, heart and tears that come with being a fat girl in today’s world. The nine-part series premieres Tuesday, January 13 at 10pm ET/PT.

 

Whitney Thore from TLC’s ‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’

Discovery Life Channel announced New Girls on the Block, which follows a group of highly inspirational and entertaining women from Kansas City, Mo. – all friends and some couples – who happen to be transgender. The six-part series premieres on Thursday, April 2 at 10pm ET/CT.

 

Jay James, Executive Producer, Conveyor Media; the Head of the Transgender Institute, Caroline Gibbs; Macy Graham-Kimbrough, Sharon Granger, Robyn Clarke, and Andrew Boyce from Discovery Life Channel’s ‘New Girls on the Block’

American Heroes Channel announced its exclusive rights to Surrender, a new documentary that captures the saga that unfolded during the final episodes of World War II and the first steps into a new world. The two-part special will air this spring to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.

 

Kevin Bennett, General Manager, Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel

Investigation Discovery announced Vanity Fair Confidential, where mysteries from the pages of Vanity Fair magazine are lifted on to the television in a series of hour-long episodes, offering exclusive insights interlaced with first-person accounts from those involved in each case. The new series will premiere Monday, January 19 at 9pm ET/CT.

 

Dana Brown, Deputy Editor, Vanity Fair; Bryan Burrough, Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair and writer, “The Counterfeit Rockefeller;” Gry Park, Ex-wife of the Counterfeit Rockefeller, Christophe Rocancourt; Michelle Kramer, Featured in Buzz Bissinger’s “The Runaway Doctor” story; Steven Weinstock, Executive Producer, True Entertainment; Michael Klein, Executive Producer, Conde Nast Entertainment

Discovery officially introduced new Discovery Channel President Rich Ross, who took some time to field questions from the media about his new role and his visions for the network. Discovery then welcomed MythBusters co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to the stage, who announced that the fan-favorite show will have a fresh look and feel as it heads into its latest season – complete with new high-res cameras and special Simpsons and Indiana Jones collaborations The new season premieres on Saturday, January 10 at 9pm ET/CT.

 

Rich Ross, President, Discovery Channel

 

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from Discovery Channel’s ‘MythBusters’