Discovery Channel, Penn & Teller Are Ready to Lie to You

As kids we’re taught that lying is wrong. Then, as we grow up, we learn that there are nuances and those “white lies.” But there is also another class of deception — lying in the name of entertainment and enlightenment. That’s exactly what Discovery Channel is bringing us on Wednesday nights with Penn & Teller Tell A Lie (premiering at 10pm ET/PT, after MythBusters). In the new series, hosted by…

MythBusters, Lies, Dinos & Trekkies: Discovery & Science Storm Comic-Con 2011

Today’s post is from guest blogger David Tra, Social Media Specialist for Discovery Channel, who is back from San Diego just in time for Shark Week 2011! Last week, I made the cross-country trip to sunny California for Comic-Con International 2011. The pop culture spectacle was held in San Diego from July 21-24, and featured exhibitors, celebrities, movie premieres and panel discussions. Though not my first time at the geek…

Discovery Channel & Science Travel to San Diego for Comic-Con 2011

Discovery Channel and Science have invaded Comic-Con 2011 with a full slate of panels and activities at the annual fan gathering in San Diego: Today, Penn & Teller kick things off with a panel at 7pm PT and a sneak peek of their new Discovery Channel series, Tell a Lie. On Friday, from 6-7pm, Rod Roddenberry will be joined by fellow panelists to talk about taking the Roddenberry Star Trek…

Stars Come Out for Discovery’s NY Upfront

It’s that time of year…the tulips are springing up, coats are left at home and talent from across Discovery Communications‘ networks gather in New York City for our annual Upfront Presentation. Yesterday, Discovery welcomed clients, media and other special guests to the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center and introduced upcoming programming from our networks. This year’s show featured musical numbers (including a showstopper from OWN’s Rosie…

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.…