Mike Rowe’s days of making us all grateful for our clean and cushy desk jobs are at an end. Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs has reached its official end after 8 seasons of introducing viewers to some of the toughest, grossest, and most under-appreciated jobs in the nation.
In the silliest vie for eyeballs I may have ever encountered, Discovery Channel has put together Amish Mafia, a new reality TV series set to premiere next month on the network. The show is exactly what it sounds like—a poorly dressed version of the average neighborhood watch.
Amidst his acting jobs, Harold and Kumar's Kal Penn got involved in politics, and then returned to television, taking a recurring role on CBS' How I Met Your Mother, playing Robin's love interest Kevin. Now it seems he'll be putting his public speaking and performing abilities to good use as the host of a new show on the Discovery Channel.
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 network’s 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 Channel’s Mythbusters, something’s 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 haven’t 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 they’ll 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. It’s probably safe to assume their attempts were unsuccessful, given the fact that they’re being featured on this show.
I doubt I’m alone in being unable to believe that it’s 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 isn’t 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 Teller’s new series and one for Discovery’s 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.