This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy 2014, Discovery Family! We’re excited to kick off the new year with some big announcements and many more to come. Take a peek at the stories below and then get some ideas for breakfast tomorrow with DIY Tryin’s Hangover Donuts! In 2013, Discovery Channel Delivers Highest Viewership in 12 Years  2013: A Big Year for Bigfoot  Animal Planet to Document Levison Wood’s Nile Walk  Puppy Bowl Books Keyboard Cat…

The Search for Bigfoot Continues on Animal Planet This Sunday

On Discovery Channel, the hunt is for gold; meanwhile, on TLC, the search is for the perfect wedding dress. But, on Animal Planet, the search is for something I am not sure many people would want to encounter: a sasquatch. Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot chronicles the adventures of the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) as they search North America and around the world for sasquatches (also known as yowies in…

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…

Tonight Marks the Start of ‘Monster Week’ on Animal Planet

River Monsters has made a splash with Animal Planet viewers (the best-performing series in network history), so it’s only natural that it would inspire something a bit bigger, a bit creepier. So, beginning tonight at 8pm ET/PT, Animal Planet will bring you Monster Week — a full week of River Monsters, new episodes of Call of the Wildman and Finding Bigfoot, and a the two-hour CGI special, Mermaids: The Body…

Stars Come Out for Discovery Communications’ Upfront

Yesterday, Discovery Communications returned to Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City to host its annual Upfront for an audience of advertisers and press. While I shared news yesterday here about new and returning series coming to our networks, we wanted to give you a glimpse at the action — on stage and backstage — through the photos below. I’ve been fortunate to attend several Upfront presentations and what…

Animal Planet is ‘Finding Bigfoot’ on Sunday Night

Just in time for Halloween… Animal Planet takes a new look at the mystery of Bigfoot in Finding Bigfoot: Birth of a Legend this Sunday at 9pm ET/PT. On this two-hour special, the Bigfoot Field Research Organization team trudges deep into California’s Redwood forest and uses new technology to investigate one of the most infamous and disputed pieces of Bigfoot evidence ever – the Patterson-Gimlin footage that allegedly captured Bigfoot in motion.…

Animal Planet & Science Are NY-Bound for Comic Con

Discovery’s networks are no strangers to Cons – CatchCon, San Diego Comic-Con… not to mention those criminals on Investigation Discovery. So it’s logical that beginning tomorrow visitors to New York Comic-Con will be treated to panels and more courtesy of Animal Planet and Science. On Friday, the cast of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot (Bobo, Cliff, Matt and Ranae) will be joined by 30 Rock‘s Judah Friedlander for an hour-long panel…

Celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend with Marathons of Your Favorite Shows

July 4th. Time for family, food, fireworks…and marathons! While most of us will spend time outside at the pool or in the backyard, you have to cool off sometime — and our networks have just what you need. Check out the schedule below and, most of all, have a happy and safe holiday weekend! Saturday, July 2 Discovery Channel’s Swamp Loggers: 9am – 12am ET/PT TLC’s My Big Fat Gypsy…