TLC Heads Back for a Second Push of Labor Games

Premiere season airs Tuesday, September 15 at 8/7c   After delivering a sneak peek this past May, TLC is back with the series debut of the outrageous game show LABOR GAMES. Hosted by comedian and actress Lisa Arch, it’s a race against nature as a camera crew surprises parents-to-be currently in labor, offering them the opportunity to win a nursery full of prizes before the baby is born. The season premieres Tuesday, September 15 at 8/7c with two back-to-back episodes. After the initial shock and surprise, and if they agree to play the game, a normal delivery room immediately transforms into a game show set – flashing lights, game monitor, theme music, and all. The clock is ticking as couples are faced with baby-themed trivia and challenges to try to win trips, cash, baby monitors, food, clothing, and the grand prize – a $10,000 scholarship all before the ultimate prize arrives, their newborn baby. This season does not fall short of offering high-stakes game show drama. In the premiere episode, the first on-air birth is captured on camera. Also coming up, one woman’s water breaks during the show, making it a race against the clock to get through the remaining…

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Discovery Communications to Immerse Audiences with ‘DISCOVERY VR’

– Virtual Reality Product Launches Today with Original Content, Show Extensions and a Robust Slate of Upcoming Short-Form Programming Across Platforms – Silver Spring, Md. – Discovery Communications today debuts DISCOVERY VR, a new brand of experiences combining the immersive power of virtual reality with Discovery’s 30-year history of engaging and exceptional content. Available at DiscoveryVR.com, through the Discovery VR iOS and Android apps, via the Samsung Milk VR premium video service and on network YouTube channels, DISCOVERY VR builds on the company’s tradition of leveraging the power of new technologies to bring us closer to the world and its stories. “Discovery Communications has long innovated by bringing together emerging technologies with a keen focus on quality content and storytelling, and DISCOVERY VR is a natural and powerful extension of our commitment to aggressively pursuing new horizons,” said Conal Byrne, Senior Vice President of Digital Media, Discovery Communications. “Virtual reality has the power to immerse fans in the action, and we look forward to telling stories in this new space like never before.” DISCOVERY VR launches with nine original short-form experiences that span subjects from gold mining to surfing and currently features content from Discovery and Science Channel franchises as well…

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Animal Planet’s Tanked Delivers Marvelous Masterpieces to Megastars, MVPs, Magicians and Musicians

Wayde and Brett Design Custom Aquariums for David Hasselhoff, Shaquille O’Neal, Penn & Teller, Bill Engvall and More Starting Friday, Sept 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT   (Los Angeles – August 27, 2015) The boys of summer are back and reel in a new school of celebrity fish tanks! Aquarium designers Wayde King and Brett Raymer travel coast to coast to create custom aquatic worlds for the biggest stars in 10 new episodes of TANKED, premiering Friday, September 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Animal Planet. In the premiere episode, Wayde and Brett are summoned to Hollywood to swim with the sharks – literally. After hiring the guys to design a tank to reflect his illustrious career as the star of Baywatch and Knight Rider, David Hasselhoff brings the guys to an aquarium to go face to face with a lifeguard’s worst enemy. Shaq is back! After creating a Superman-themed tank for the NBA All-Star last season, Wayde and Brett have even bigger shoes to fill when Shaq asks them to design an entire room based around his dream of an Egyptian-themed aquarium complete with a custom-carved sphinx. Home to a hefty bumblebee grouper and assertive moray eel, this tank is…

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Discovery Networks International Unveils Ambitious Slate of New and Returning Series at Edinburgh International Television Festival

(EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, August 26, 2015) – To kick off the 2015 Edinburgh International Television Festival, Discovery Networks International Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Phil Craig unveiled several high-profile commissions. The new (and one returning) series will air across Discovery’s factual and lifestyle networks in more than 220 countries and territories in 2015 and 2016. ”As Discovery International builds a new and dynamic slate, we are crisscrossing the globe for stories and characters that will resonate with our international audiences,” said Craig. “Popular science that inspires viewers to ask crazy questions, cash-free open-road adventures, the beauty and energy of Sydney Harbour, the world’s most exciting turbo sub-cultures and the everyday miracle of conception – all of these new shows deliver on Discovery’s core promise to satisfy curiosity about the extraordinary world we live in. These series and specials are fresh, groundbreaking and hugely entertaining.” Discovery Network International’s new content slate, under the development of Craig, includes the following: FREE RIDE (wt) (Winter 2016) Can you travel the world relying on just your ingenuity and the kindness of strangers? One man thinks you can. Adventurer, survivalist and green enthusiast Rob Greenfield is about to embark on an epic journey with…

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Trust Your Instincts: Investigation Discovery Launches Original Series Suspicion

The Six-Part Series Debuts Wednesday, September 2 at 10/9c   (Silver Spring, Md.) – It’s human nature to question things – especially when your safety may be at risk – but when a grim suspicion turns into a horrid reality, it may be time to take things into your own hands. Investigation Discovery’s (ID) new series SUSPICION reveals the terrifying journeys of real people who suspected imminent danger and became fixated on finding the truth. From stalkers to criminal cover-ups and killers on the loose, the stories in SUSPICION start building suspense from the moment something feels amiss. Emotional first-person interviews detail the endless twists and turns that come with following a dangerous hunch, leaving viewers anxious to learn who the culprit is until the very end. Did I really just see that?  Will anyone believe me?  Am I imagining things?  Can I trust anyone?  Nothing is as it seems and everyone is a suspect. SUSPICION premieres on Wednesday, September 2 at 10/9c only on ID. “An exciting addition to ID’s thrilling programming line-up, SUSPICION walks the fine line between who can be trusted, and who is a cold-blooded criminal,” said Kevin Bennett, general manager of Investigation Discovery. “This series…

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Destination America Ignites Fear on the Frozen Frontier With Alaska Monsters Season 2 and the World Premiere of Alaska Haunting

(Silver Spring, Md.) – On Alaska’s isolated tundra, a disembodied howl could be the wind, a wild animal or – if you’re lucky – only your imagination. This September, Destination America embarks on a frozen journey to investigate Alaska’s supernatural mysteries in the return of ALASKA MONSTERS and the world premiere of ALASKA HAUNTING. Chilling reports of supernatural activity and monster sightings have left generations of locals desperate for answers and shaking from more than just the frigid temperatures. Between the elusive Sasquatch and mysterious spirits, these series shine a light on the dark side of life on the last frontier, where miles of forest separate neighbors and no one can hear you scream. ALASKA MONSTERS season two premieres Saturday, September 19 at 10/9c, followed by the world premiere of ALASKA HAUNTING on Sunday, September 20 at 10/9c. “Alaska residents routinely deal with threats like bears and blizzards, but there’s something far more terrifying that’s leaving tough Alaskans frozen in fear,” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. “In ALASKA MONSTERS and ALASKA HAUNTING, Destination America is in the heart of the ice and isolation, exposing American myths and monsters that stalk our last frontier.” ALASKA MONSTERS, returning for…

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Rusted Development Returns for a Second Season to Discovery Channel on Monday, September 7 at 10pm ET/PT

Rick Dore and Chuck Palumbo are back with a new garage and more unexplored hoards   (Silver Spring, MD) – Hidden just out of sight in backyards and garages across the country are vast treasure troves of an Americana relic– classic cars. Custom car guru, Rick Dore and WWE superstar Chuck Palumbo are back to rebuild legendary cars and transform lives in the return of RUSTED DEVELOPMENT (fka Lords of the Car Hoards) to premiere on Discovery Channel Monday, September 7 at 10 PM/ET. After being forced to shut the doors to SLAM garage in the previous season, our two car experts are reopening SLAM, and jumping back into the “hoarder scene” with challenges more daunting than ever. This season has everything from six-figure builds including a 1937 Zephyr (the “holy grail” of custom cars), to a Vietnam war veteran who hopes to honor his late father’s memory by rebuilding a 1957 Thunderbird. Palumbo also takes on a project very close to his heart- restoring his father’s 1965 Corvette, a car that set him on his career path. Each episode of RUSTED DEVELOPMENT features Dore and Palumbo helping car hoarders by offering them the deal of a lifetime: pick any one dream…

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“My My My”…Investigation Discovery Shatters Network Records with the New Season Premiere of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda, Delivering 3.8 Million Viewers P2+ and Making It a Top Five Cable Program in Its Time Period

All-New Episodes of HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA Air Tuesdays at 10/9c on ID   (Silver Spring, Md.)—Investigation Discovery (ID), America’s #1 mystery and suspense network, broke network ratings records with the season five premiere of HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA. For Live +3, the new season premiere reached more than 3.8 million P2+ viewers and more than 1.5 million P25-54 viewers,1 positioning ID as the #5 network in its time period among ad-supported cable for P2+ and W25-54 delivery, and the #4 network among HH.2 An ID fan favorite, the season premiere of HOMICIDE HUNTER  on Tuesday, August 18 at 10/9c broke ID’s record for best Prime telecast in network history for delivery among P2+ (1.86 million) and HH (1.562 million).3  Premiere night also was ID’s best night ever in delivery among P2+ (1.495 million) and HH (1.218 million). 4 In HOMICIDE HUNTER, retired homicide detective Lt. Joe Kenda revisits the most harrowing case files still haunting him today, with new episodes airing Tuesdays at 10/9c only on Investigation Discovery. Transcending television screens, true crime fans are crazy for Kenda’s unique flair for storytelling, translating into the successful podcast, DETECTIVE.  This bi-weekly podcast delves into Kenda’s case files, entrancing…

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Clinton Kelly Returns to TLCwith Devyn Simone to Help Daters Find Love at First Swipe

Groundbreaking makeover series launches Friday, October 2nd at 9/8c   For the modern dater, online profiles have become just as important as what you see in person. While swiping through hundreds of pages to find the perfect match, some have mastered the art of the selfie and the perfectly-written caption, but others are making bad choices that hurt their chances at finding love. Enter former What Not to Wear host and style expert, Clinton Kelly and online dating guru Devyn Simone who help these women become their best self, inside and out and online in LOVE AT FIRST SWIPE. The series, launching on October 2nd at 9/8c, is about identifying the mistakes people make online and then transforming their style and profiles. From oversexed photos to depressing status updates, these online dating profile disasters just aren’t clicking. In each episode, Clinton, current co-host of The Chew, and Devyn, former cast member on Real World, unearth the rationale behind the photo and status update choices for each unlucky, online dater and then help them transform their look and online presence. Clinton takes each woman for a style makeover that better represents her whole personality – whether it is a mom looking to dress more conservatively or…

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Reinvents Math Instruction and Fuels Digital Transformation Through Broadened Partnership with Discovery Education

District Fully Digitizes Math and Science Curriculum by Integrating Dynamic Digital ‘Techbooks’ into Classroom Instruction   Silver Spring, Md. (August 24, 2015) – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), the second-largest school district in North Carolina, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced an expansion of their seven-year partnership. In the latest phase of this collaboration, CMS will begin integrating Discovery Education’s Math Techbooks™ into classroom instruction districtwide. Math Techbook, the latest addition to Discovery Education’s award-winning line of digital textbooks, transforms the way students and teachers experience math through engaging instructional strategies and real-world problems that motivate and excite students with diverse learning styles. This expanded partnership supports CMS’ Strategic Plan 2018: For a Better Tomorrow. Developed last year with input from a variety of key stakeholders, Strategic Plan 2018: For a Better Tomorrow is the district’s blueprint for building modern learning environments needed to prepare CMS’ students to compete successfully in the workforce of tomorrow. Among the strategic goals outlined by the plan are the creation of personalized, modern learning environments; the recruitment and development of a premier workforce; collaborative partnerships with families, business and community organizations; and the cultivation of…

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