Discovery’s 2013-14 Upfront Lands in NYC

Later today, Discovery Communications will host its annual Upfront Presentation in New York City, giving clients and media a first-look at the new and returning series across our nets. As usual, we’ll have a diverse, star-studded lineup — from Kal Penn of Discovery Channel’s The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius and TLC’s June Shannon and Alana Thompson from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to OWN’s Tyler Perry and Investigation Discovery’s Tamron…

‘Aliens: The Definitive Guide’ Premieres Tonight on Science

When you look up to the stars tonight, who is looking back at you? Tonight at 10pm ET/PT, Science Channel invites you to explore life beyond planet Earth with the premiere of Aliens: The Definitive Guide — a part of Are We Alone? Month?. Join a team of scientists as they travel to remote locations, both on Earth and throughout the universe, in an adventure to answer your most pressing…

Are We Alone? Month Kicks Off on Science

A question that has plagued curious thinkers for years – are we alone in this universe? – is at the center of Science Channel’s month of programming, kicking off on Tuesday, March 5th. Renewing its partnership with the SETI Institute, Science Channel will celebrate Are We Alone Month? with four world-premieres, featuring leading scientists on the hunt for alien life forms that lie beyond Earth. Every Tuesday in March, Science Channel…

Buckle Up for Strange Saturdays on Science Channel

Working on the premiere of a new show, Oddities, was one of my first assignments on the Science Channel social media team. Armed with a flip camera and my iPhone, I ventured to the then-location of Obscura Oddities & Antiques in New York’s East Village to get some face time with Evan, Mike, Ryan and the store, a character in itself. (Note: I sometimes still come across photos from this…

Karl Pilkington, Warwick Davis and Josh & Chuck = Science Channel Saturdays

Ever want to know more about alien hand syndrome? Teleportation? Weather modification? Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant have developed a cult following through their podcast, Stuff You Should Know, which covers topics just like these, and this Saturday their show by the same name comes to Science Channel. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Josh and Chuck through the last few months (both in real life and podcast…

Discovery Communications Brings New Programming to TCA

Today, Discovery Communications will unveil some of its upcoming programming at the Television Critics Association Winter 2013 Press Tour in Pasadena, CA. Television critics from across the country are preparing to hear the presentations from Discovery networks Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, Velocity, Science Channel and OWN. You can read all the news by clicking on the links below and follow @DiscoveryComm and #TCA13 on Twitter for live updates from the Tour.…

Science & Animal Planet Launch iPhone & iPad Apps

Want to take adorable animals with you wherever you go? Maybe black holes are more your thing? Today, Science and Animal Planet released apps for the iPhone and iPad, respectively, so you can do just that…and always be just a swipe away from videos, photos and more. Animal Planet fans can download the app Animal Planet fans can download the new network app from the App Store and check out select full episodes…

Science Prepares a Feast of Premieres Thanksgiving Week

Normally we don’t like to encourage gluttony; however, in the case of Science Channel, you can never have enough — especially with a week full of premieres and time off from work (hopefully) for the Thanksgiving holiday. For starters, tune in tonight, November 20, at 8pm ET/PT for the Science network debut of Fringe — J.J. Abrams’ science-fact thriller that blurs the line between the possible and impossible. Dr. Michio…

Celebrate Halloween with Science & ‘Oddities’

As those of us in the northeast part of the U.S. are huddled indoors waiting for Hurricane Sandy (aka Frankenstorm) to pass, we look toward Halloween (perhaps its just that bowl of candy that could turn into storm rations). And what better way to spend the holiday than with Mike, Evan, Audra and everyone from Oddities and Oddities: San Francisco? Science has an all-day marathon of both Oddities franchises planned…

Animal Planet’s Marjorie Kaplan Tells ‘Redbook’ Readers What Their Bosses Really Hate

When she’s not busy keeping science cool and killing us with animal cuteness, Marjorie Kaplan, President of Animal Planet and Science is giving Redbook readers the inside scoop on what their bosses are really thinking. As the head of two cable networks, Kaplan clearly has learned quite a bit about office behavior and what works (as well as what doesn’t) when trying to impress your boss. In a piece in…