This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! While we aren’t traipsing through puddles or bundling up for the cooler-than-normal temps here in Washington, D.C., here’s what has us buzzing this week: Discovery’s David Zaslav Talks Skinny Bundles, Layoffs and International Growth (Variety) New Science Channel Series ‘Space’s Deepest Secrets’ Suggests Einstein Was Wrong (Inverse) Lea Michele Reveals the ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Surprise That Brought Her Family to Tears (US Weekly) An Alaskan…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! This week we announced a couple new additions to the Discovery Communications family: Nathan Brown has been named Senior Vice President, Development & Operations and Patrice Andrews has been named General Manager of Animal Planet. Welcome, Nathan and Patrice! Here is some other news you may have missed: Why Many TV Networks Are Scrapping Pricey Upfront Spectacles (Adweek) Discovery Reaches Olympic TV deal with YLE in Finland (USA Today) Oprah Winfrey’s…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here’s what we’ve been buzzing about this past week: For Staff on ‘Naked and Afraid,’ Work is Just a Blur (New York Times) EXCLUSIVE: Scott Foley Has an Emotional Moment Upon Learning His Ancestor’s Ties to George Washington — Watch (Entertainment Tonight) I (Sort Of) Hosted a Show with President Obama! (Popular Science) President Obama Set as Weeklong Guest Host for Science Channel Nightly News Segment (Mashable) Matt and Amy Roloff…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here at our HQ in Silver Spring, MD, we’ve been sh-sh-shivering to an unusual blast of cold this week that has pushed its way through – complete with a nice shower here and there. But even a cold rain has its positives! Yesterday evening, employees were treated to a pretty unique – and well-placed! – rainbow arcing across our building. Not the worst view in the world! Here’s what else…

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Returns to TLC with New Stars & Family Histories

While I don’t have as much time to contribute to the blog as I’d like to (although you’re in very good hands with my fellow team members), I am always the first to volunteer to post when a new season of Who Do You Think You Are? is coming up…and that’s the case this time around, with the show returning to TLC tonight, April 3, at 9pm ET/PT. As someone…

Sharks, Cakes and Cars – Oh My! New Seasons Now Available on Hulu

I don’t usually like to get ahead of myself when it comes to the holiday season (this weekend I saw Christmas ornaments for sale and ran in the other direction), but today feels a bit like the holidays. There, I said it. But let me make my case. First, there are a BUNCH of new seasons of some of the most-well loved shows from Discovery, Science, Animal Planet, TLC and Investigation Discovery now…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Some exciting news was shared this week, with two fan-favorite Discovery Communications talents making their return to television. Clinton Kelly of TLC’s What Not to Wear is returning to the network as co-host of Love at First Swipe, premiering October 2nd. Along with co-host Devyn Simone, Clinton will give people whose dating profiles need a little TLC (pun FULLY intended) a makeover, helping them best represent who they really are. And Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Last week, we wrote about an employee of ours, Sarah, who shared with Self an inside look at what it’s like to work at Discovery. This week, we’re excited to share more good news about another one of our employees: Animal Planet’s own Jared Albert has been recognized in AdWeek’s “30 Under 30.” As the man behind some of the network’s biggest hits – Puppy Bowl, River Monsters and recent breakout The Last Alaskans – it’s a well-deserved honor. Congrats! There was…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy weekend! We had some – shall we say – smashing news this week, announcing that Billy Corgan has joined TNA wrestling as a senior producer. Here is some other news you may have missed: And the Dallas Zoo Baby Giraffe’s Name Is…(Plus: See an Adorable New Pic!) (People) Dale Jr. Builds a Treehouse in his Yard (WCNC) ‘Return to Amish,’ ‘Gypsy Sisters’ Renewed by TLC (The Wrap) Melissa Etheridge Uncovers Scandalous Family History (ABC News) Bruce…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Discovery Education had a busy week, hosting on Thursday, April 23 both a live My Brother’s Keeper panel discussion, and a virtual field trip with Nutrients for Life celebrating the role STEM plays in agriculture. My Brother’s Keeper is a national initiative aimed at improving the life outcomes of boys and young men of color; the live panel featured local and national leaders discussing the important efforts being taken…