This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, everyone! This week has been a little chaotic coming off the heels of the TCAs, (you can read our recap of the event here), so needless to say, this weekend is especially sweet for some of us. The TCAs were buzzworthy, but they weren’t all-encompassing. Here is some other news from this past week you may have missed: Under New Leader, Discovery Channel’s Brand Reboot Shows Promise (The…

Murder Mysteries, Telescopes and Puppies: Welcome to TCA 2016

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: (L-R) Director Nathaniel Kahn, President, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Dr. Matt Mountain, Professor, Planetary Science & Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sara Seager, Astrophysicist/Space Telescope Science Institute, Dr. Jason Kalirai and Director, Special Assignment, Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems, Dr. Blake Bullock of "Telescope" speak onstage during the Discovery Communications TCA Winter 2016 at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery Communications) *** Local Caption *** Nathaniel Kahn;Matt Mountain;Sara Seager;Jason Kalirai;Blake Bullock

Twice a year, reporters gather for CTAM’s (Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing) TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour. (That’s a lot of acronyms, I know. And parenthesis.) The event, held in Pasadena in January and in Beverly Hills in July, provides cable, broadcast and digital networks the opportunity to share with those in attendance some of the most exciting upcoming programming news. (The Wrap has a good “who, what, why” of TCAs. You can…

The New Year Comes Bearing Gifts: New Shows on Hulu!

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  Happy New Year! 2016 comes bearing gifts: even more of your favorite shows on Hulu. That’s right – new series and episodes from networks across Discovery Communications’ portfolio have been freshly-added to the streaming site. Not that you ever need an excuse to catch up on your favorite series, but this time of year certainly lends itself to some shameless binge watching. Here’s the complete list of new shows now…

Need Some “Me Time”? Get Cozy With These Thanksgiving Specials

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Turkey. Pies. Parades. Family. They’re all great on their own, but when grouped together, it’s sometimes hard not to get overwhelmed. Check out the programs below, mark your calendars and take a little time to yourself this Thanksgiving! Destination America’s Railroad Alaska: Real Time Train Ride Airing Thursday, November 27 beginning at 9/8c, this self-proclaimed “snoozefest” is a real-time journey of a train traversing Alaska’s 500-mile long railroad. No, it’s not…

Space Disasters, Murder and the Alaskan Wild: Fall Premiere Season is Not Over

New and returning series premieres may have kicked off in September, but here at Discovery Communications, they continue to roll out across networks fast and strong through the end of this month. Curious what’s in store? Read on! Science Channel’s Secret Space Escapes Space exploration can be thrilling, eye-opening and needless to say, a life-changing experience. But it can also be incredibly scary – and when things go wrong, they can go from bad to catastrophic…

Barbara Walters Explores Some of America’s Biggest Scandals in New Investigation Discovery Series

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There are crimes we’ll always remember: a shocking verdict, the unknowns swirling around the question of “whodunnit,” and the compelling stories of the victims and those wrapped up in the tragic narratives. A lot can be said about these American scandals – and often times, what cannot be said for certain speaks volumes, too. Newswoman Barbara Walters is joining Investigation Discovery to explore these true-crime stories that dominated national headlines and the…

Sharks, Cakes and Cars – Oh My! New Seasons Now Available on Hulu

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I don’t usually like to get ahead of myself when it comes to the holiday season (this weekend I saw Christmas ornaments for sale and ran in the other direction), but today feels a bit like the holidays. There, I said it. But let me make my case. First, there are a BUNCH of new seasons of some of the most-well loved shows from Discovery, Science, Animal Planet, TLC and Investigation Discovery now…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Discovery Communications announced yesterday that Karen Leever has joined the company as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media, overseeing the company’s expansive digital brands and businesses in the United States – from fan-favorite Discovery Digital Networks (DDN) programming to the newly launched Discovery VR. It was also announced earlier this week that Darcy Tomlin has been named Vice President of Programming and Operations for Discovery Networks International, managing…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Another Friday, folks! Have you visited Discovery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram yet? If not, you should! The network was named the most socially-engaged TV broadcaster by BrandWatch – an exciting recognition for the team that (as I have personally witnessed) works extremely hard to pique fans’ curiosity with dynamic and thrilling content day in and day out. Here’s some other news you may have missed this week: TV Review: ‘Killer Instinct With…

My, My, My! “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda” Returns to Investigation Discovery Tonight

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Lieutenant Joe Kenda is back, re-opening his “murder books” and sharing details of some of the most disturbing cases that still haunt him today in all-new episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda, kicking off tonight at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery. Now in it’s fifth season, it’s no surprise the series has continued to grip ID addicts: with his slow drawl and no-nonsense demeanor, the 25-year veteran of Colorado’s homicide investigation doesn’t just provide a thrilling narrative –…