Discovery Returns to ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier’ with the Kilcher Family

If you tune into Discovery Channel — from Deadliest Catch to Gold Rush — you’re often left thinking, “I could never do that.” Well, tonight’s premiere will have you, if you’re like me, thinking the same. Alaska: The Last Frontier follows the Kilcher Family who fled Switzerland during WWII and settled eventually in the woods of Southern Alaska. Three generations of the Kilcher family still live there today on a…

Discovery Braves the Elements on ‘Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice’ and ‘Yukon Men’

While I am patiently waiting for summer in Silver Spring to make its way out the door (commuting in 95-degree heat will do that to you), some of the conditions on Discovery Channel on Friday night may have me rethinking that position. At 9pm ET/PT, on the new series Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice, three gold mining teams will risk their lives to go dredging for gold underneath four feet of ice…

Discovery Makes a Splash at TCA with Programming, ‘Shark Week’ Festivities

On August 2, Discovery’s networks highlighted upcoming programming for TV critics during a series of afternoon TCA panels — from TLC‘s Breaking Amish and OWN‘s Married to the Army: Alaska to Military Channel‘s The Brokaw Files and Discovery Channel‘s Curiosity: Plane Crash (wt). Following the presentation, the critics and special guests were invited to the pool at the Beverly Hilton for a special 25th Anniversary Shark Week Party. As sharks…

Discovery Networks Take to TCA, Share Upcoming Programming

As I post, television critics and journalists from across the country are continuing the bi-annual ritual that is the TCA Press Tour and getting ready for Discovery Communications‘ panels. Held each summer at the Beverly Hilton, the Television Critics Association‘s event allows broadcast and cable networks to unveil new and returning series and specials that will premiere in the coming months. You can read all the news by clicking on…

Third Season of ‘Flying Wild Alaska’ Takes Off Tonight on Discovery Channel

Just as summer heats up, Discovery Channel is cooling things down by heading back to Alaska for the premiere of Flying Wild Alaska. The series follows Jim Tweto and his family as they run their airline, Era Alaska. The Twetos live in isolated Unalakleet, Alaska (with a population of 750 people) and have to battle the elements to get passengers and supplies to some of the most remote Alaskan locations.…

Discovery Channel Takes to the Alaskan Skies in ‘Flying Wild Alaska’

It’s all in the family on the new Discovery Channel series Flying Wild Alaska, premiering tonight at 9pm ET/PT.  The series follows the Twetos, the first family of the Alaskan skies, as they operate Era Alaska, an airline that transports everyday necessities to one of the most remote and extreme parts of America. With no freeway system for hundreds of miles, Era Alaska is the lifeline for the isolated rural inhabitants…