Posts Tagged ‘Premiere’

American Heroes Channel Premieres ‘Against the Odds’ at Newseum Event

February 27, 2014 | by akowalczyk

With American Heroes Channel, formerly the Military Channel, officially rolling out on Monday, March 3, the network rallied its troops at the Newseum Tuesday night to celebrate the occasion and honor the bold veterans featured in its launch series, Against the Odds, premiering Monday, March 3 at 10PM ET.

Multiple generations of military veterans and their families came together from across the country to attend the special event. The evening was hosted by Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America and American Heroes Channel, as well as Kevin Bennett, General Manager, Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel. Other attendees included host of the networks’ hit series America: Fact Vs. Fiction, Jamie Kaler, Discovery executives, government officials, and members of the press.

Following a powerful sneak preview of Against the Odds, Newseum Vice Chairman Shelby Coffey moderated a panel that featured a multi-generational panel of veterans from World War II, Vietnam, and Iraq, who shed light on their tours of duty, their real-life band-of-brothers experiences, and what it means to be an American hero.

The six-part series Against the Odds is the launch series for American Heroes Channel (AHC). Narrated by actor Rob Lowe, this series introduces bands of brothers who exhibited unparalleled bravery, solidarity and endurance on the battlefield to come out on top in a fight against impossible odds. Reliving battles from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, these are true stories of the harsh realities of war, as told by the veterans who survived to tell.

Check out the photos below to relive the event, and we hope you’ll tune in Monday night for the powerful premiere of Against the Odds!

U.S. veterans John Ligato (Marine Corps - Vietnam) and Perfecto Sanchez (Army - Iraq) embrace at the reception.

U.S. veterans John Ligato (Marine Corps – Vietnam) and Perfecto Sanchez (Army – Iraq)

Newseum Vice Chairman Shelby Coffey moderates a panel featuring U.S. veterans Bill Steele, Sr. (Marine Corps - WWII), John Ligato (Marine Corps - Vietnam), and Perfecto Sanchez (Army - Iraq).

Newseum Vice Chairman Shelby Coffey moderates a panel featuring U.S. veterans Bill Steele, Sr. (Marine Corps – WWII), John Ligato (Marine Corps – Vietnam), and Perfecto Sanchez (Army – Iraq).

 

American Heroes Channel, Against All Odds Premiere

Investigation Discovery’s Injustice Files Returns with ‘Sundown Towns’

February 24, 2014 | by kdelmonico

On the latest installment of Investigation Discovery’s Injustice Files documentary filmmaker Keith Beuachamp explores “sundown towns” – communities in America that didn’t allow African American people to live there or even be present once the sun went down.

Tonight at 8PM ET/PT on Injustice Files: Sundown Towns, Beauchamp will visit three historic sundown towns in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. Beauchamp explains that sundown towns are largely a northern phenomenon born from the nature of work that African-Americans in the region did. Work largely consisted of daytime domestic responsibilities, so nightly curfews were created to encourage African-American workers to leave town promptly at the end of their shift. Sundown Towns were outlawed in the 1960′s but Beauchamp investigates whether or not they have fully gone away.

Check out a sneak peek of Injustice Files: Sundown Towns below and don’t miss the premiere tonight at 8PM ET/PT on Investigation Discovery.

Cozy Up with Lil BUB Saturday Night on Animal Planet

February 5, 2014 | by aharris

Lil BUBFresh off her appearance in Animal Planet’s record-breaking Puppy Bowl X, Internet cat-lebrity Lil BUB is returning to the network on Saturday in Lil BUB’s Special Special — joined by ‘bubbysitter” Amy Sedaris, Andrew W.K. and friends.

We’re big fans of BUB here at Discovery (you may also know her from her Animalist talk show, Lil BUB’s Big Show) and we suspect many of you are, too. In Saturday’s Special Special, Lil BUB’s owner, Mike, is heading out for the night, so our favorite permakitten settles in for a slumber party, with her friends gathering to watch Andrew W.K’s new clip show. Of course, knowing what trouble cats can get into, Mike has Amy Sedaris come over to keep an eye on BUB and friends…but that doesn’t put a damper on the furry fun!

So, invite your friends over for your own slumber party and a magical evening with Animal Planet and Lil BUB on Saturday, February 8 at 9pm ET/PT…and check out the “Star Party Animal” music video featuring Andrew W.K. and BUB below!

‘AmeriCARna’ Premieres Tonight on Velocity

January 28, 2014 | by akowalczyk

AmericarnaTonight, Velocity will take automobile enthusiasts on a wild ride through American car history with new series, AmeriCARna, premiering at 8PM ET/PT.

With three-time NASCAR champion Ray Evernham at the wheel, Velocity will lead viewers on a cross-country trek, chasing down the cars that had a profound impact on shaping America’s national identity. From the inception of American racing at the turn of 20th century, to the Woody wagons that defined California culture in the 50’s and 60’s, to the infamous drag strips of the 70’s, automotive history has left an indelible imprint on the American experience and our cultural DNA.

In tonight’s premiere episode, host Ray Evernham meets up with surfing legend and revolutionary waterman, Laird Hamilton, to explore the iconic Woody Wagon, a staple in the beach community adopted by surfers nationwide as a fitting chariot to transport their gear. Additional episodes feature historical automotive insight from famed director Ron Howard (Arrested Development, The DaVinci Code, Apollo 13) , music legend Mike Love (The Beach Boys),Country superstar Brad Paisley, and Hot Rod racing guru Don Prudholme.

Check out the sneak peek below, and we hope you’ll take a ride with us tonight!

 

Discovery Channel Strikes It Rich with Klondike Premiere

January 17, 2014 | by akowalczyk

On Monday, Discovery will premiere the networks’s first-ever scripted mini-series, Klondike. Featuring an all-star cast including Richard Madden (King of the North Robb Stark of Game of Thrones A Promise), Abbie Cornish (RoboCop, Limitless), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs) and Sam Shepard (August: Osage County, Out Of The Furnace), Klondike tells the powerful story of the last great Gold Rush in our history. This epic six hour, three night television event kicks off on Discovery Channel Monday, January 20 at 9 PM ET/PT, followed by part two Tuesday, January 21 at 9PM ET/PT and part three Wednesday, January 22 at 9PM ET/PT.

Last night, Discovery fans, partners, executives and media gathered for a gold carpet premiere at the Best Buy Theater in new York City to celebrate this network first. With a Monte Carlo bar, life-size Dawson City recreation and the Klondike stars themselves, the premiere fully immersed guests into 1897 world of the Yukon Territory.

Additionally, today through Monday, the public is invited to travel back in time to the height of the 1890′s Yukon Gold Rush with a life-size replication of Dawson City, the original city that never slept, at the Discovery Times Square Exhibit. Tickets are free and available for reservation

Unable to make it to New York but ready to start exploring the wild Yukon territory? Discovery has an engaging site of Klondike extras, including “Behind the Scenes” clips, a digital history of the Klondike Gold Rush, and intimate interviews with stars Richard Madden and Abbie Cornish.

Get a taste for what’s to come with the images below and make sure you tune in Monday for this golden TV adventure!

Best Buy Theatre

Best Buy Theatre

Monte Carlo Bar

Monte Carlo Bar

Stars Abbie Cornish and Richard Madden

Klondike Premiere

Klondike Premiere

Dawson City

Dawson City

 

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Discovery Unwrapped

December 6, 2013 | by kdelmonico

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 Special and 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!