Planet Green’s ‘Operation Wild,’ ‘King Corn’ and ‘Big River’: A Weekend of World-Changing Television

If you’re in the mood for thought-provoking programming about people trying to make a positive difference in the world, then look no further than Planet Green this weekend. First , from wild crocodile attacks and run-ins with drunken sailors to life-or-death swamp rescues, there is no such thing as a typical day at the office for the men and women of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC). Fully armed…

The Odd World of ‘Oddities’ on Discovery Channel

Ever gone shopping for monkey skulls? A jar of toenail clippings? Maybe a straitjacket? Well, we haven’t either, but luckily there’s a store in New York City that caters to people who are interested in that kind of thing. Obscura Antiques & Oddities on Manhattan’s Lower East Side specializes in “medical artifacts,” or rare, one-of-a-kind, spooky and even downright gross items that come from flea markets, auctions, antique shows, other collectors — anywhere and…

Of Meteorites, Men and ‘Meteorite Men’

Last month, we were lucky to have the Science Channel’s resident meteorite hunters, Geoff Notkin and Steve Arnold (aka the Meteorite Men), stop by One Discovery Place on their way to the USA Science & Engineering Festival, where they delighted scientists of all ages. And tonight at 9pm ET, Meteorite Men returns as polar opposites Geoff and Steve share their one common love – meteorite hunting. The series brings viewers…

‘What Not to Wear’ Returns to TLC in Style

Stacy and Clinton are back on TLC’s What Not To Wear for another season of helping women in serious need of a fashion overhaul! In the season premiere tonight at 9pm ET/PT, they help Mindy Cohn — also known as Natalie on the 80s sitcom The Facts of Life — who is struggling to balance her private and public persona while hiding in a frumpy wardrobe filled with oversized, shapeless…

‘Ghost Lab’ Takes a Scary Look at Lizzie Borden Tonight

With Halloween weekend almost upon here, are you looking for a good ghost story to get you in the mood? Tonight’s episode of Ghost Lab at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel takes paranormal investigators Barry and Brad Klinge to the scene of the brutal 1892 murder of Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother. The Everyday Paranormal team uses unconventional methods to try to find out if Lizzie was truly guilty. How much do you know…

Discovery Channel Debuts ‘Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story’ on Thursday

There’s nothing more compelling that real-life drama, which is exactly what Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story (premiering on Thursday, October 28 at 8pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel and at 9pm on Discovery en Español) delivers. The special will delve into how the dedication of man meshed with machine to save the lives of 33 men trapped below ground for 70 days. Rescued, also airing on Discovery en Español and on Discovery Channel…

Revisit Military History with ‘Missions That Changed the War’ on Military Channel

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT, Military Channel kicks off Missions That Changed the War, a three-part series that recounts the covert operations that dramatically altered the course of World War II. Tonight’s installment — “The Doolittle Raid” — showcases a seemingly insignificant mission that, in historical retrospect, had a pivotal effect on the war with Japan. Military advocate Gary Sinise narrates the series and explores how these heroic missions came to fruition.…

Rare Vampire-Killing Kits? Yep, ‘Auction Kings’ Has ‘Em

The team at Gallery 63 (one of the country’s most storied auction houses) is known for bizarre, high-end items — from jewel-encrusted gold pencils to softball-sized meteorites. Owner Paul Brown has made a name for himself as the go-to guy for bidders looking for the one-of-a-kind pieces that can only be found inside his doors. On Tuesday at 10pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel debuts an all-new series, Auction Kings, which gives…

‘Dean of Invention’ Explores New Technologies on Planet Green

From space-age robotics and artificial intelligence to biological breakthroughs, what was once science fiction legend is now reality on Planet Green’s Dean of Invention, which premieres tonight at 10pm ET/PT. Hosted by Dean Kamen, a globally renowned inventor with more than 400 patents to his name (including the Segway, the insulin pump and a robotic prosthetic “Luke Arm”), Dean of Invention follows Kamen’s trips around the world in search of the…

Time for ‘Dirty Jobs’ and ‘Bugging Out’

As we get closer and closer to Halloween, in all of its scary, slimy glory, it’s only fitting that two shows premiering tonight on Discovery Channel and Science Channel celebrate the dirty and the disgusting (to most). First, Dirty Jobs returns tonight at 9pm ET/PT for another season of celebrating the hard-working, skilled men and women who do the tough work that makes life possible for the rest of us. This season features…