Once upon a time, when Discovery was still a relatively new channel, the network came up with an idea to engage their audience with Shark-related programming for a week during the summertime. And so began the annual tradition of Shark Week. Many look forward to this event all year, wondering what shark-related programming Discovery will have in store for them each summer. 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Discovery's "Shark Week" and the network has big plans for the event, which is scheduled for August.
Deadly Seas is headed to the popular reality network and it is headed fast. The upcoming series is expected to launch on Friday, June 8 and its three parts will follow boats foraying into some of the deadliest waters in the world. David Pritikin is set to executive produce the series, alongside the people behind one of the networkís largest ratings goldmines, Gold Rush.
Kurt Sutter's Outlaw Empires Preview: Sons Of Anarchy Creator's New Series Premieres On Discovery In May
The characters on the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy know a thing or two about crime rings. The men of SAMCRO dabble in various activities, some not entirely legal, as a means of income. Sons creator Kurt Sutter is apparently looking to branch out on the subject of crime rings, this time for an unscripted series for Discovery called Outlaw Empires. The six-part series will tell the stories of the most notorious crime rings in the United States.
You have to figure that with a show like Discovery Channelís Mythbusters, somethingís bound to go wrong every once in a while as they attempt to prove or disprove myths. This week, something definitely went wrong and the result was a giant hole and some other damage done to a neighborhood near where an experiment for the series was taking place.
Next month, Discovery is set to premiere their new series Weed Wars, which takes a look at the world of medicinal cannabis (aka medical marijuana). Who better to do the opening theme song for such a series than Snoop Dogg? Check it out ahead!
If you havenít been able to fill your brains with as much knowledge as you can on the life and work of the late Steve Jobs, Discovery has something you might be interested in. The network announced today that theyíll be airing a special documentary called iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World.
Ever imagine faking your own death? Discovery is set to delve into the subject with a three-part series featuring the real-life accounts of people who have faked their own death. Itís probably safe to assume their attempts were unsuccessful, given the fact that theyíre being featured on this show.
I doubt Iím alone in being unable to believe that itís been ten years since 9/11. Regardless of how time flies, the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is quickly approaching and naturally, TV networks are set to begin airing specials.
Shark Week 2011 kicks off tomorrow. For those of you prepared to camp out in front of your TVs in the evenings all week, devouring as much shark-related shenanigans as you can, we have a couple of video previews for you, as well as a look at the stickers GetGlue.com is offering for check-ins throughout the week.
Discovery might be the only network with reality TV that I can stand. Their programs are what reality television should be because, like all the best documentaries, they offer a window into worlds we may not otherwise get a chance to see. For example, the crazy survival situations that someone like Bear Grylls gets into on his show Man vs. Wild. Once again, it looks like Bear will have company on at least one of this season's adventures
Starz isnít the only network to offer some exciting details on their Comic-Con plans today. The Discovery Channel will also be playing host to a few panels at the San Diego convention this July. In addition to a Mythbusters panel, there will also be a panel for Penn and Tellerís new series and one for Discoveryís upcoming new show Reign of the Dinosaurs.
One of the biggest annual events on television is just around the corner. Yes, Shark Week is coming to Discovery at the end of July, and EW has our first look at this year's host, Andy Samberg...or, sorry, their Chief Shark Officer.
Letís hope for its success. We donít need a Lifetime 2.
After an advertisement depicted a body with a sheet over it extending Michaelís signature glove, the executors of the Jackson estate, as well as over nine thousand fans, signed protests asking Discovery not to air the special
Discovery Channelís bone-picking appears to have gone over to the almost literal sense as the network plans to air a reenactment of Jacksonís autopsy in Europe next month.