Welcome to the Family, Discovery Life Channel!

Today marks the official launch of Discovery Life Channel, a new network focused on celebrating all of life’s unexpected moments and the experiences that accompany them. The network is an evolution of Discovery Fit & Health, which launched in early 2011. Accompanying the change is a slate of new programming, which includes shows like:

  • Outrageous Births: Tales from the Crib, which features first-person accounts by real mothers and fathers sharing their unbelievable, unexpected birth stories – from a baby born during a hurricane to a baby who was actually born twice. Premieres Thursday, January 15 at 9pm ET/CT
  • 50 Ways to Kill Your Mother, which follows the endearing and enduring relationship between a brave 70-year-old Irish mom and her daredevil son Baz Ashmawy as they grab life by the horns on a unique journey to experience extreme adventures together. Premieres Thursday, January 15 at 10pm ET/CT
  • NY ER, a raw and intimate look at life inside the crowded emergency rooms at New York Presbyterian Hospital, University Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.  Premieres Friday, January 16 at 10pm ET/CT and 10:30pm ET/CT

Here in Silver Spring, we celebrated the launch with a special breakfast of – what else? – Life cereal, complete with fresh fruit and hot coffee. Afterwards, we were invited to attend a screening of 50 Ways to Kill Your Mother, which was followed by a Q&A session with Jane Latman, General Manager and Julie Meisner Eagle, VP of Development & Production of Discovery Life Channel.

To learn more about Discovery Life Channel and about the new shows coming to the network, visit DiscoveryLife.com and read the official press release. You can follow Discovery Life Channel on Twitter and Facebook, too!