Posts Tagged ‘Investigation Discovery’

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’


Discovery Communications Unveils New Programming at 2015 Winter TCAs

January 8, 2015 | by lstewart

Just in time to avoid the biting cold that is taking over the east coast, I’ve jumped ship – or plane, rather – to sunny Pasadena, CA for the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. The semi-annual gathering brings in journalists from across the country and is a chance for networks to share with everyone in attendance some of the most exciting programming they have lined up for the upcoming season.

Discovery Communications is presenting today, and we’ll be tweeting live updates on Twitter and uploading photos of the event as individual panels happen on our Flickr.

Stay tuned for a recap later today. In the meantime, check out what some of our networks are announcing today:

Science Channel

Science Channel Dares to Ask What Could Possibly Go Wrong? This February

Destination America

Destination America Rings in 2015 with Brand-New Knockout Premieres of Impact Wrestling

Animal Planet

Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature’s Extreme Elements in Animal Planet’s Matt on the Run


“Fat Girl” Whitney Thore Dances Her Way to New TLC Series

Discovery Life

Discovery Life Channel Explores Lives in Transition with Transgender Series New Girls on the Block, Premiering April 2

Complete With Bewildering Births, Bucket Lists, and Bizarre Medical Anomalies, Discovery Life Channel Unveils January Debut Slate


American Heroes Channel Welcomes Legendary Journalist Tom Brokaw Back to the Network in New Special “The Men Who Changed the World”

American Heroes Channel Secures Exclusive North American Premiere of “Surrender,” Documenting WWII’s Final Battles and the First Steps into a New World

Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery Welcomes Emmy Award Winning Journalist Chris Hansen to Network in New Series

Honoring the Courage of Law Enforcement, Investigation Discovery Greenlights In The Line of Fire from Atlas Media

Vanity Fair’s Legendary Crime Dramas Come to Life on Investigation Discovery’s New Series “Vanity Fair Confidential”

Investigation Discovery’s All-New Special “Hate in America” Probes Modern-Day Hate Crimes in the Land of Liberty and Justice for All


MythBusters Kicks Off the New Year with All-New Episodes Beginning Sat, Jan 10


Ring in the New Year with Your Favorite Shows from Discovery Nets…Now on Hulu!

January 1, 2015 | by aharris

Deadliest Catch on HuluIn December, Discovery Communications and Hulu announced a new deal bringing entertaining programming — from Deadliest Catch to Say Yes to the Dress — to Hulu’s Plus subscribers. And what better way to kick off 2015 than enjoying some of your favorite shows from Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and more?

Click on the links below to access programs from across Discovery’s TV portfolio now available to U.S. Hulu viewers with a Plus subscription (and check out some great content from Discovery Digital Networks, too):

Discovery Channel


Animal Planet

Investigation Discovery

Science Channel

Discovery en Español

Happy New Year from your Discovery family!

Need a Last-Minute Gift? Has You Covered!

December 17, 2014 | by lstewart

Let the final countdown begin! Christmas Eve is exactly one week away, and if you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift for someone who seemingly has everything,, an online destination that delves into the crimes of today and digital companion to Investigation Discovery (ID), has some suggestions that are, to put it mildly, unique.

Some of the ideas are for the more mild-mannered armchair detectives, like a WiFi-enabled, weatherproof security camera or a small sensor that’s designed to detect movements in your house. But others are more obscure, and some downright deceiving, like a pen that may look ordinary at first glance but is actually designed to break glass and contain an hidden handcuff key. There’s even a ring with a stone that is set facing outward instead of inward that can etch hard surfaces – like glass and car doors – and can be used for self-defense if necessary.

You can read the full list here. Happy shopping!

Investigation Discovery Ranks #1 in Viewer Satisfaction for 5th Year in a Row

October 21, 2014 | by lstewart

For the fifth consecutive year, Discovery Communications’ Investigation Discovery ranked #1 in percentage of viewers who are satisfied with the network in a Beta Research Digital Cable Subscriber Study. The study, which evaluated digital basic cable networks, also awarded Science Channel high marks, ranking it #1 for the second year in a row in percentage of viewers rating the channel as important.

Other notable study results for Discovery Communications’ networks include:

  • For the fourth straight year, Investigation Discovery ranked #1 among female viewers (tie) and viewers 18-49 for being very satisfied with the network (tie).
  • Investigation Discovery also ranked #1 among total viewers on average viewer satisfaction (tie).
  • Science Channel ranked #1 among viewers age 18-34 on average viewer satisfaction (tie).
  • Destination America ranked #1 among female viewers for being very satisfied with the network (tie).


Investigation Discovery & Glamour Announce ‘Inspire a Difference’ Honorees

October 8, 2014 | by kdelmonico
Inspire a Difference Honorees

Inspire a Difference Honorees

Investigation Discovery and Glamour announced this week that, through their Inspire a Difference campaign, they will again honor four outstanding women who have actively dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of others at an event later this year.

The event is part of Investigation Discovery and Glamour’s Inspire a Difference initiative, which launched last year as a way to inspire  action against issues including domestic violence, civil rights, bullying and victims’ rights. For more information about Inspire a Difference, visit the site

This year’s honorees and their respective charities include:

  • Rosario Dawson, Studio One Eighty Nine – Dawson cofounded Studio One Eight Nine, a social enterprise that enables female artists in Africa to sell their goods via an e-commerce platform. An artisan-produced collection, Fashion Rising, is also available on the site. Proceeds from items sold support initiatives in Africa ranging from job creation and education to programs seeking to end violence against women.
  • Marcia Gay Harden, HELP USA – Harden supports HELP USA (Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged), which provides affordable housing to those who may otherwise be homeless – whether due to poverty, domestic violence or war-induced trauma and injuries. Since its start in 1986, HELP USA has served more than 300,000 people in 35 locations around the United States.
  • Stephanie March, Safe Horizon – For more than eight years, March has been part of Safe Horizon, a non-profit that serves victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking and rape and sexual assault – including children, adults and families. Operating in New York City, the organization helps victims establish safe and independent lives by providing shelters and offering services, including in-person counseling and legal advice.
  • Tamara Taylor, The Rape Foundation – Taylor supports The Rape Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides free emergency care, forensic services, crisis counseling and psychotherapy for rape victims and sexually abused children. The organization also provides training to a variety of service providers to help enhance the treatment of victims, and hosts prevention programs throughout the community.