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’s 2011-12 Upfront Hits NYC

Later this afternoon, Discovery Communications will host its 2011-12 Upfront Presentation in New York City, unveiling new and returning faces across our networks…with a few surprises along the way (check back with Discovery Blog tomorrow for more on today’s events). For now, here’s a sampling of what’s coming later this year and next — from a turbocharged TV network and gypsy weddings to Penn & Teller and more Karl Pilkington.…

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…

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…