The Willis Family Sings into a New Season on TLC

TLC has started production on a new season of THE WILLIS FAMILY. The network ordered eight new episodes that will follow the Tennessee family at home and on the road. The first season averaged 1.4M P2+ viewers*, and showcased Brenda and Toby Willis and their twelve children as they shared their talents around the country. From singing and dancing to acting and painting and everything in between, the family believes in inspiring others through their art. The new season is slated to premiere in early 2016. In the new season, viewers will get a deeper look into the family’s life off the tour bus. From birthday celebrations and kids learning to drive, life at home in Nashville is a welcome change of pace from the rigors of being on the road. Being at home, though, isn’t without its hardships. After months of being away, they come home to a shocking surprise, and with homeschooling, scheduling, and extracurricular activities, things around the house are busy to say the least. While the viewers will get a closer look into their lives at home, the family will still be performing at shows of all kind. Follow along as the family attempts to balance their…

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A Dud in the Sack Attempts to Please His Wife in Discovery Life Channel’s Hilarious Special How to Make Love to My Wife

(Silver Spring, Md.) – After 20 years of marriage, Greg Lawrence’s world is rocked when he learns the sad truth about his sex life—that his wife, Kathy, has never had an orgasm with him during intercourse. In this brutally honest and hilarious one-hour special, HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO MY WIFE follows the sexual misadventures of Greg as he attempts to turn himself into a world-class lover. A light-hearted and self-deprecating examination of Greg’s ineptitude in bed, the hour follows the intrepid husband as he seeks out ways to expand his sexual arsenal and spice up his love life. From toy tutorials to a crash course in understanding the female anatomy and even soliciting advice from unsuspecting female counterparts, Greg checks his ego at the door in an oftentimes humiliating – but always endearing – mission to please his wife. Through the laughs, viewers will be charmed and may even receive some quality advice on how to bring a spark back into the bedroom. HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO MY WIFE premieres on Discovery Life Channel on Monday, September 7 at 10/9c. Beginning this Friday at 8/7c, Discovery Life Channel will be premiering primetime stacks of sex content for its…

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Connecticut’s Meriden Public Schools Continues Transition to Student-led Education Through Expanded Partnership with Discovery Education

Dynamic Digital Textbooks Help District Educators Provide Students Personalized Learning Experiences   Silver Spring, Md. (August 31, 2015) – Connecticut’s Meriden Public Schools today announced an expansion of its 11-year partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. In the latest phase of this relationship, Meriden Public Schools (MPS) is empowering middle and high school educators to increase student engagement with Discovery Education’s Math, Science and Social Studies Techbooks.  An award-winning digital textbook series, Discovery Education’s Techbooks are transforming teaching and learning for more than one million students across 50 states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada. In 2013, MPS embarked on an ambitious plan to transition from teacher-led instruction to student-led education and create more blended learning opportunities for students. This effort is being shaped by the school system’s comprehensive educational technology plan for 2015-2020, which guides the implementation of technologies building meaningful learning experiences for students, encouraging student collaboration, and promoting flexible learning paths. Key components of the district’s technology strategy include further integration of educational technology into all curriculum areas; more systematic technology-focused professional development opportunities for faculty and staff; and the exploration and implementation of additional cost-effective…

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Yukon Men Returns to Discovery for a Fourth Season on Tuesday, September 15 at 9PM ET/PT

(New York, NY) – Tanana, Alaska. It’s a village on the very edge of civilization – less than 100 miles from the Arctic Circle.  Life here is harsh. The 200 villagers face an ever-changing landscape with everything from fierce weather to wolves at their doorstep. The isolation of living in remote Alaska is real and tangible. Discovery is back in Tanana, Alaska with the season premiere of YUKON MEN on Tuesday, September 15 at 9 PM ET/PT. The Yukon Men face new threats to their way of life. The changes can be frightening and cause some people to take extreme measures…and even to reassess their remote lifestyle. Residents find themselves at odds over a trap line, fighting for their livelihood. But they also pull together as a community to battle a pack of wolves closing in on Tanana and to rescue a stranded villager cut off by the sudden breakup of the icy Yukon River. The Yukon Men are constantly reminded of their isolation. Another danger of their remote lifestyle hits home when a medical emergency strikes.   YUKON MEN is produced for Discovery Channel by Paper Route where Alan LaGarde and Brian O’Toole are Executive Producers. Kyle Wheeler is Executive Producer and Lisbeth Lozano is Coordinating Producer for…

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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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