This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Did you catch Discovery’s Racing Extinction this week? If not, you can catch an encore presentation tomorrow, December 5, at 9/8c. Curious what the documentary is about? Read about it here. Here are some other things that have us buzzing this week: Discovery Launches TV Everywhere Service With One App Instead of 9 (Adweek) New Documentary Racing Extinction Explores How Humanity Is Killing the World (Wired) Oscars: Will Pop Music Take…

Dancing! Trivia! Cupcakes! There’s Something for Everyone at TLC’s Inaugural Summer Block Party

This past Saturday, more than 4,000 fans gathered in Philadelphia for TLC’s inaugural Summer Block Party – a free festival held to celebrate community and the start of the summer. Held at Penn’s Landing, the fans were joined by some of their favorite TLC talent – including Buddy Valestro (Cake Boss), Monte Durham and Lori Allen (Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta), Randi Fenoli (Say Yes to the Dress), Whitney…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! This week has been a week of “revivals,” so to speak – from the return of Kate Gosselin and her 8 children in Kate Plus 8, the television return of TNA Impact Wrestling, now on Destination America, and the evolution of Discovery Fit & Health to Discovery Life Channel. Speaking of Discovery Life Channel – are you curious what the new network has in store? Yahoo! spoke with Jane Latman,…

TLC Launches ‘Parentables’ Parenting Blog

TLC has launched Parentables — a collaborative parenting blog where busy parents can take a peek into the lives of other families, learn from their challenges and successes, and discuss hot-button issues. Parentables.com is written by twenty established writers covering such topics as health, family travel, finances, education, style, technology, and more — and the site is growing.  Contributors also include Michelle Duggar from 19 Kids and Counting and Kate Gosselin…

TLC Lends Its Support to Feeding America

Here’s some food for the soul. TLC announced this week that it will harness the popularity of its food- and family-focused programming to help leading domestic hunger-relief charity Feeding America fight hunger in the U.S. Along with other promotional efforts, TLC will create PSAs for Feeding America featuring TLC stars, including Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and Kate Gosselin and her adorable eight, in order to increase awareness about hunger issues…

Primetime Emmy Awards: An Honor Just to Be Mentioned

While no one from the Discovery Communications family was up for a statuette at the Emmy Awards last night (we had our night to shine last week), we were nevertheless pleased to see both Discovery Channel and TLC well-represented at the annual celebration of excellence in television. Kate Gosselin of TLC’s Kate Plus 8 was part of the brilliant opening number, which spoofed Glee and ended with a pitch-perfect imitation by…