This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, Discovery Family! As we count down to Turkey Day, we’re thankful for our Discovery family this week, which we celebrated with an exciting visit from Oprah and the start of holiday giving. Enjoy some of this week’s top stories below and then enjoy an “Aww” moment with a Too Cute! sneak peek below from  the TODAY show. ‘Challenger Disaster’ Ranks As Science Channels’ Most-Watched Program of 2013 ‘Mythbusters’ Adam…

This Week in…DiscoveryBuzz

Happy Friday, family! It’s been a really fun week for us, with an explosive new web series and a fiery premiere in London – lots to share! Check out the stories below and then catch Mythbusters’ Tory Belleci blowing up a car – no better way to release stress before the weekend, right? Firefighters Called to Bear Grylls TV Show Launch Stunt After Flames PROJECTED on side of Battersea Power…

‘Frozen Planet’ & ‘MythBusters’ Lead Discovery Communications’ 11 Primetime Emmy Nominations

Just minutes ago, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be presented on September 23 in Los Angeles in a primetime event hosted by funnyman Jimmy Kimmel.* Discovery Channel, TLC & Animal Planet all took home nominations, including Frozen Planet in the Outstanding Nonfiction Series category and MythBusters in the Outstanding Reality Program category. Congratulations to all the nominees —…

Discovery Communicatons Takes On Comic-Con 2012

As a Comic-Con newbie, I was unsure of what to expect when I packed my bags last week. If you’ve never been to San Diego Comic-Con, it’s some parts magic, some parts mayhem, and all parts awesome. The magnitude of the event cannot be overstated, as 130,000 people pack the San Diego Convention Center dressed in costume, waiting in line for hours to see their favorite panels. It’s definitely a…

Discovery Communications Prepares for Comic-Con

Comic-Con. The event conjures up different images and feelings depending on where your fandom lies. At Discovery Communications, teams are prepping to bring a variety of panels and events to the annual San Diego event this year — from the MythBusters (Comic-Con royalty) to a slew of Science goodness, including a special 10th anniversary Firefly reunion. While I’ve helped from afar, this year will mark my first year attending and…

Meet the Interns: Digital Distribution’s TJ Cooney

In the fourth installment of our Meet the Interns series, you will get to know TJ Cooney. TJ is a senior at The Catholic University of America and is currently spending the spring semester with Discovery’s Digital Distribution department at our headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Why did you apply to intern with Discovery?  I applied to intern at Discovery Communications because I have loved their networks’ shows for as long as can…

‘MythBusters’ Charms Chicago, Awaits Museum Goers

Today’s guest blog post is from David Tra, Social Media Specialist for Discovery Channel and our resident MythBusters expert. Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the world premiere of new MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit brings together one of my favorite shows, MythBusters, with an experience that allows guests to interact and experiment with myths from the show.…

Fill Your Holidays With Marathons From Discovery Communications

If you’re looking at long days ahead at your in-laws’ and wondering how you’re going to pass those hours, we have just the answer for you: marathons of your favorite Discovery Communications programs! Here’s a guide to what we’ve got over the next week or two: Friday December 23: Gold Rush on Discovery starting at 9am ET/PT, Dr. G: Medical Examiner Fan Favorites on Discovery Fit & Health starting at…

Get Ready to Hurl with Discovery & Science on Thanksgiving

Pumpkins become projectiles once again with the return of Punkin Chunkin, the annual special that has become a Thanksgiving tradition on Discovery Channel and Science. For the unfamiliar, Punkin Chunkin is a yearly extravaganza where teams (and more than 30,000 fans) gather in a Delaware cornfield to see whose homemade contraption can propel a pumpkin the farthest. This year’s event takes viewers behind the firing line, getting up close and…

Spend Your Thanksgiving Holiday with Your Favorite Discovery Network Shows

As you prepare to hit the road, brave the airports or host family and friends this Thanksgiving, not enough can be said for the need to de-stress and relax. Whether in a tryptophan-induced haze or not, Discovery’s networks are serving up a generous portion of marathons over the next several days that will have you coming back for seconds. Check out the line-up below and, most of all, have a…