This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! While we aren’t traipsing through puddles or bundling up for the cooler-than-normal temps here in Washington, D.C., here’s what has us buzzing this week: Discovery’s David Zaslav Talks Skinny Bundles, Layoffs and International Growth (Variety) New Science Channel Series ‘Space’s Deepest Secrets’ Suggests Einstein Was Wrong (Inverse) Lea Michele Reveals the ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Surprise That Brought Her Family to Tears (US Weekly) An Alaskan…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here’s what we’re buzzing about this week: Eli Roth Returns to Host Shark Week’s Late-Night Talk Show (Vanity Fair) Oprah Turns Over a New ‘Greenleaf’ with Acting Return (USA Today) Animal Planet Doc Shows Ecosystem Still in Turmoil Years after Chernobyl Disaster (Mashable) ‘Deadliest Catch’ Brings Viewers Aboard Fishing Vessels With Virtual Reality (The Hollywood Reporter) Naked and Afraid’s Matt Wright Proposes to His Girlfriend – and Yes, He’s…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! This week we announced a couple new additions to the Discovery Communications family: Nathan Brown has been named Senior Vice President, Development & Operations and Patrice Andrews has been named General Manager of Animal Planet. Welcome, Nathan and Patrice! Here is some other news you may have missed: Why Many TV Networks Are Scrapping Pricey Upfront Spectacles (Adweek) Discovery Reaches Olympic TV deal with YLE in Finland (USA Today) Oprah Winfrey’s…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here’s what we’ve been buzzing about this past week: For Staff on ‘Naked and Afraid,’ Work is Just a Blur (New York Times) EXCLUSIVE: Scott Foley Has an Emotional Moment Upon Learning His Ancestor’s Ties to George Washington — Watch (Entertainment Tonight) I (Sort Of) Hosted a Show with President Obama! (Popular Science) President Obama Set as Weeklong Guest Host for Science Channel Nightly News Segment (Mashable) Matt and Amy Roloff…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here at our HQ in Silver Spring, MD, we’ve been sh-sh-shivering to an unusual blast of cold this week that has pushed its way through – complete with a nice shower here and there. But even a cold rain has its positives! Yesterday evening, employees were treated to a pretty unique – and well-placed! – rainbow arcing across our building. Not the worst view in the world! Here’s what else…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Shark Week is back, baby! Discovery announced earlier this week that the annual fin-tastic celebration will kick off on June 26 at 8/7c, so mark your calendars! We’ll have lots of updates between now and then on what fans can expect, but for now, go ahead and whet your appetite with Shark Week 2016’s first teaser. Here is some other news you might have missed: At Discovery, Joe Abruzzese Aims to Sell…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! It’s peak season for the cherry blossoms here in Washington, D.C. – a sure sign that spring has truly arrived. If you’re in the District and haven’t seen the beautiful trees in bloom, it’s worth braving the crowds and heading down to the Tidal Basin. (And if you’re curious about how Japanese cherry blossoms landed in the nation’s capital, head over to the National Park Service to learn about the trees’…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Curious what we’ve been up to this past week? Read on! Here is some news you may have missed: Discovery Channel Sets Premiere Date for Harley-Davidson Miniseries, Adds Three to Cast (Exclusive) (The Hollywood Reporter) Investigation Discovery Reviving Missing Persons Series ‘Disappeared’ (EXCLUSIVE) (Variety) Deserving High School Students Gifted with Gorgeous Prom Gowns and Tuxes: ‘I Feel So Beautiful’ (People) ‘Last Alaskans’ Moves to Discovery Channel for Season…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Last weekend we bid adieu to one of our most beloved shows of all time, MythBusters. Though they are no longer filming new episodes, their many, many tests and experiments will continue to live on as lessons learned. (Exhibit A: 13 Myths You Believed That Are Totally Busted.) Here is some other MythBusters news that has made headlines this past week: TV Pick: ‘MythBusters’ Goes Out, Probably With a Bang (Los Angeles Times)…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Another week has come and gone – and spring is right around the corner! It was a busy week for us here at Discovery. Take a look at some of our big news you might have missed: How Corporate America Is Tackling Wildlife Tracking (FORTUNE)  Spectacular Images of Wildlife Flicker on State Department Façade (Patch) Discovery Appoints EVP of Int’l Development, Digital (Realscreen)  Deadliest Catch’s Captain Sig Hansen Is ‘in Good Spirits’ After Hospitalization, Show Says (People) …