Karl Pilkington, Warwick Davis and Josh & Chuck = Science Channel Saturdays

Ever want to know more about alien hand syndrome? Teleportation? Weather modification? Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant have developed a cult following through their podcast, Stuff You Should Know, which covers topics just like these, and this Saturday their show by the same name comes to Science Channel. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Josh and Chuck through the last few months (both in real life and podcast…

Put Science’s ‘An Idiot Abroad’ on Your Bucket List

Two words: Karl Pilkington. Yes, that’s right, Ricky Gervais’ favorite round-headed friend is returning to Science on Saturday, January 21, at 10pm ET/PT in An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List. After following Karl to the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in the first season (and spending Saturday night’s Tweeting along with fellow fans for Science), I know there’s no better cure for the winter blahs than a dose…

Discovery Nets Unveil Upcoming Programming at Winter TCA Tour

Sunny Pasadena, California is the setting for the Winter 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour, and today Discovery’s session will feature panels from several networks. You can read all the news by clicking on the links below and follow @DiscoveryComm and #TCA12 on Twitter for live updates from the Tour. We’ll also be sharing photos from our panels — featuring Morgan Freeman, Niecy Nash and more, as they happen on…

Tweets and TV: Twitter Showcases Best-Of & Includes Science’s ‘An Idiot Abroad’

Yesterday, Gayle and I had the pleasure of presenting at BlogWell DC on the topic of real-time engagement through social media and social TV. One of the examples we used was a recent meshing of Twitter and TV with Science for their hit series An Idiot Abroad. As a part of April Fools’ Day fun, the network streamed fan Tweets live on air in primetime as the culmination of a…

Science Channel to Feature ‘An Idiot Abroad’ Fan Tweets on April 1 (No Joke!)

As a part of the social media team at Discovery, I have the pleasure of working with colleagues across the company on a wide range of projects. Tomorrow night (April 1) will be a first for me and for Science Channel, as we debut a live Twitter stream during the primetime portion of the April Fools’ Day An Idiot Abroad marathon. Today, I made the trip to our broadcast ops…

Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery & Science Channel Celebrate January Ratings

2011 is off to a good start for Discovery’s U.S. networks, as Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery and Science Channel mark January with new ratings records for new and returning series. Discovery Channel is enjoying its second highest January ever among Men 25-54. The success is thanks to new series Gold Rush: Alaska, Flying Wild Alaska and Sons of Guns, as well as viewer favorites American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior and…

Science Channel Asks ‘What Would Karl Say?’

Last week, I updated you on Science Channel’s newest series, An Idiot Abroad, featuring the enchanting Karl Pilkington (at the prodding of his friends Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant). The series follows Karl as he travels the globe to experience new countries and culture, and Karl’s unique way of looking at the world has us in stitches. Each week, the Science Channel team is also asking, “What Would Karl Say?”…

Science Channel to Take Viewers on a Thought-Provoking Journey with ‘An Idiot Abroad’

At TCA earlier this month, I was excited for Science Channel‘s presentation of An Idiot Abroad, a new series coming to the U.S. that provides a unique look at the world through the eyes of Karl Pilkington, friend to Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Of course, I expected big laughs from Ricky (two words: Golden Globes), but I was equally charmed by Karl (as were the critics who attended). Dubbed…