3D in Your Living Room: 3net Makes Its Debut Sunday

The future of television just got a big step closer. 3net, the joint venture 24/7 3D television network from Sony, Discovery Communications and IMAX, will launch this Sunday, February 13, on DIRECTV in the U.S. It will go live at 8pm ET and will be available to millions of DIRECTV customers across the country. 3net will feature world premieres of new, one-hour 3D original programs – China Revealed and Forgotten…

TLC’s ‘The Unpoppables’ Offers a Creative Twist on Balloon Art

Tonight at 8pm ET/PT, on its new six-part series The Unpoppables,  TLC introduces us to the creative genius of Addi, Brian and Katie — the three balloon artists behind New Balloon Art. Forget the dachshunds and silly hats you may remember from kids’ birthday parties — these three artists take balloon designs to an entirely new level. (One of them even legally changed her name to Katie Balloons!) They make usable furniture, wearable…

Get Ruff with Animal Planet’s ‘Puppy Bowl’ This Sunday

In what has become as beloved a tradition as the (football) game itself, Puppy Bowl returns to Animal Planet for its seventh consecutive year this Super Bowl Sunday, starting at 3pm ET/PT. The all-star, all-adorable starting lineup for this year’s matchup at Animal Planet Stadium features a strong bench of puppies who are ready for action. This year, fans can also check out the water bowl cam and the Ice…

‘Kidnap & Rescue’ Looks at Abduction Through Eyes of Rescuers

Unfortunately, kidnappings and abductions have become more frequent here in the U.S. and abroad, with only a few of the many tragic stories becoming headline news. In Kidnap & Rescue, Discovery Channel gives us a look at the world of kidnapping through the eyes of the rescuers who go where no one else can and risk violent reprisals to reclaim innocent victims. Criminal gangs are estimated to make up to…

Discovery Channel Takes to the Bayou, Desert in Two New Series Tonight

Discovery Channel is known for turning the spotlight on unique family businesses — from crab fisherman and motorcycle builders to Alaskan pilots. Tonight, Discovery Channel takes a look at two new ones: custom weaponry and vintage car restorers. Sons of Guns, which premieres tonight at 9pm ET/PT, features Red Jacket, the nation’s most unique weapons business. Owner Will Hayden and his eclectic crew of Louisiana gunsmiths and historians rise to…

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…

Investigation Discovery Looks at the Dark Side of Hollywood with ‘James Ellroy’s LA: City of Demons’

We saw one side of Hollywood when we watched the Golden Globes last weekend: glamorous movie stars, lush red carpets, and a gorgeous setting. But there’s another side of Hollywood that’s much darker — one which Investigation Discovery explores starting tonight at 10pm ET/PT in its new series James Ellroy’s LA: City of Demons. In the show, bestselling author James Ellroy, who wrote The Black Dahlia and LA Confidential, takes a fresh…

Discovery Channel Takes to the Alaskan Skies in ‘Flying Wild Alaska’

It’s all in the family on the new Discovery Channel series Flying Wild Alaska, premiering tonight at 9pm ET/PT.  The series follows the Twetos, the first family of the Alaskan skies, as they operate Era Alaska, an airline that transports everyday necessities to one of the most remote and extreme parts of America. With no freeway system for hundreds of miles, Era Alaska is the lifeline for the isolated rural inhabitants…

Investigation Discovery Debuts ‘Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets’

TV shows about solving murders are nothing new, but how about murder mysteries that are narrated by the person who was murdered? Tonight at 10pm ET/PT, Investigation Discovery debuts a new series, Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets, which reveals murders from the point of view of the person who was killed. While the all-seeing narrator knows who was responsible, the series allows viewers to piece together who is the culprit based…

‘Gold Rush’ Returns to Discovery Channel with New Eps, GetGlue Stickers

Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush: Alaska has become a Friday night hit, and the series returns tonight with the first of seven all-new episodes following the Porcupine Creek miners as they brave the Alaskan wilderness in search of gold and a way to support their families. To coincide with the series’ return, we are also unveiling seven custom Gold Rush stickers on entertainment-focused social network GetGlue. Simply tune in and check…