It’s ‘Nothing Personal’ on Investigation Discovery This Wednesday

The motive in murder-for-hire plots may vary from case to case, but for the hired hit man it’s always business as usual. Investigation Discovery takes a look at the sinister world of contract killings in Nothing Personal, a new series on Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT about mafia disloyalties, romantic infidelities, stale friendships and the trio of characters at their center: the conniving “client,” the professional murderer and the victim who…

‘Firefly’ Lands on Science Channel on Sunday Nights

Science Channel is excited to bring sci-fi fans Joss Whedon’s popular series Firefly, premiering this Sunday at 8pm ET/PT.  Firefly, from the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, is a sci-fi/western adventure series set 500 years in the future, in the wake of a universal civil war. It centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Captain Malcolm “Mal”…

‘DC Cupcakes’ Returns to TLC Tonight

Are you in the mood for a sweet treat? Tonight at 10pm ET/PT on TLC, DC Cupcakes returns for a second delicious season. The series follows sisters Sophie and Katherine, the founders of Georgetown Cupcake, as they operate several busy cupcakeries and meet daunting deadlines for clients of all types. This season, they will bake 10,000 cupcakes to be shipped to Afghanistan for our troops, create a giant pink bra out of…

Discovery Channel Unearths ‘American Treasures’ Tonight at 10pm ET/PT

Do you have any historical artifacts sitting in your basement or attic? Have you ever wondered if they are worth anything? Tonight at 10pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel premieres American Treasures, a new series in which two professors hit the road to meet with people who’ve called them to find out whether they are sitting on a national treasure or a worthless dust-gatherer. Dr. Kirk French, a professor of anthropology at Penn…

Animal Planet Takes Viewers to the ‘World’s Deadliest Towns’

“Premiere Week” continues here on the Discovery Blog today with World’s Deadliest Towns, a three-part series premiering Monday, February 21,  at 8pm ET/PT on Animal Planet. Hosted by animal trainer and behavior expert Dave Salmoni, World’s Deadliest Towns takes viewers to places where people and animals remain locked in mortal conflict. From man-eating tigers and homicidal elephants to hippos from hell, Salmoni investigates wildlife war zones where wild animals are…

Discovery Channel Delivers Armchair Adventure with ‘Man vs. Wild’ & ‘Out of the Wild’ Tonight!

I generally consider myself adventurous — a world traveler, scuba diver and roller coaster fanatic. However, there are some things that make me happy to be an armchair adventurer, like Discovery Channel’s Man vs. Wild and Out of the Wild: Venezuela. Tonight, Discovery Channel is serving up a health dose of real-world survival, as Bear Grylls takes to Arizona’s Sky Islands to demonstrate how to survive in scorching deserts and…

Science Channel Explores ‘Ingenious Minds’

It’s a week full of premieres here at Discovery Communications! Ingenious Minds, which premieres on Science Channel on Thursday, February 17 at 8pm ET/PT, goes inside the fascinating minds and painful lives of people with extraordinary intelligence. Enter the worlds of savants, or individuals who possess extremely rare abilities while also suffering from intellectual and developmental disabilities. Along with moving real-life stories (Jon Sarkin and Temple Grandin, among others), the…

OWN & Lisa Ling Introduce Viewers to ‘Our America’

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is debuting an all-new series tonight featuring journalist Lisa Ling, as she takes an in-depth look at some difficult and thought-provoking issues in the U.S. Our America with Lisa Ling (Tuesdays at 10pm ET) will tackle topics from drug addiction and religious movements to sex offenders and online brides. In the first installment (preview below), Lisa explores “faith healers,” challenging viewers to understand different perspectives and…

Investigation Discovery Opens ‘The Injustice Files’ on Friday

In February 2007, the FBI officially launched a new investigative effort called the Civil Rights-Era Cold Case Initiative, tasked with taking a fresh look at racially-motivated homicide investigations that occurred prior to 1970. Since then, over 100 cold cases have been identified for this initiative. To bring attention to these important investigations, critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker Keith Beauchamp combs through records, interviews family members, witnesses and investigators, and pieces together the…

Animal Planet’s Calling All Cat-Lovers for New Series

You often hear people identifying themselves as a “cat person” or “dog person” and now Animal Planet is introducing you to the real cat people in Must Love Cats. The new series, premiering Saturday at 8pm ET/PT, is a celebration of felines and the people who love them, with the help of host (and musician) John Fulton. From cats that saved their owners’ lives to swanky cat-only hotels, the series…