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.…

Discovery Supports Military Families Through White House Initiative

Yesterday, Discovery Communications announced that it will work with the White House to support military families through Discovery Education, TLC, Military Channel and Discovery’s social media division. The support, which will take place in schools, on-air and online, will generate awareness for returning troops and America’s military families as part of Joining Forces, a national initiative launched yesterday by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. In addition, MythBusters Jamie Hyneman…

TLC Features Three Generations of Antique Appraisers on ‘What the Sell?!’

Tuesday night at 10pm ET/PT, TLC premieres What the Sell?!, a series that follows a Chicago family of master appraisers – Kate, her mother Judy, and her grandmother Gloria. The series chronicles their hectic days managing The Perfect Thing, Inc., their extremely large antique store, and shows how they haggle for every penny they make on a sale. Working together, this three-generation team appraises the vintage furniture, decorative accessories and other pieces of historic…

TLC’s ‘DC Cupcakes’ Has Us Thinking Pink

Many of us have been touched by breast cancer — through family, friends or personal battles. On tonight’s DC Cupcakes (10pm ET/PT on TLC), Sophie and Katherine do their part as the team at Georgetown Cupcake only can — by making a giant pink bra out of cupcakes for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The sisters and head baker Andres also compete in a three-way bake-off to create the pink cupcakes…

TLC Celebrates the Royal Wedding

TLC is getting seriously excited for the upcoming Royal nuptials. First up, this Sunday, March 27 at 10pm ET/PT is William & Kate: Inside the Royal Wedding, a special that takes an in-depth look at the wedding and all of the planning going into it. Then, as William and Kate’s wedding day approaches, TLC will air a week-long event of programming starting Sunday, April 24. The special Royal lineup including Royal editions…

‘Sister Wives’ Returns for a Second Season on TLC

After captivating audiences last fall with an inside look into a real-life polygamist family, TLC‘s Sister Wives picks back up with Kody Brown and his four wives — Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn — along with their 16 children.  Season two goes deeper into this unconventional family as they experience the ups and downs of living a plural lifestyle, from the Browns’ bold decision to “come out” as polygamists on national…

Local Mom Blogger Gets a Makeover on TLC’s ‘What Not to Wear’

Have you ever watched TLC‘s What Not to Wear and wondered what it’s like to be in the shoes of the person being made over? On tomorrow night’s episode of What Not to Wear, Stacy and Clinton meet a local DC mom blogger, Amanda of Parenting by Dummies, and give her the chance to spend a week in NYC buying a new $5,000 wardrobe and getting a hair and makeup…

‘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…