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Nik Wallenda Plans Daring New Tightrope Walk In This Major City image
Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda is ready for another daredevil challenge. He’s been planning a crazy tightrope stunt in Chicago since the spring, and on Tuesday, the Discovery Channel announced that Wallenda will be able to walk untethered above the Chicago River this winter. The walk will air live on The Discovery Channel this November.
Jessica Rawden 2014-09-16
Sons Of Guns Canceled After Lead Accused Of Child Rape image
This week, the Discovery Channel announced that it was officially ending its reality series, Sons of Guns. The news follows the arrest of series lead Will Hayden on Tuesday in Louisiana. He was arrested for the aggravated rape of his daughter from the time she turned eleven to the present, with the most recent abuse occurring as recently as last month. Because of the graphic and violent nature of the crime, it seems as if Discovery is hoping to distance itself as far as possible from the show.
Jessica Rawden 2014-08-28
Shark After Dark Adds Ashley Tisdale, Chelsea Handler And More image
This year Discovery has signed on a few celebs that you might expect and a few you might not to host the network’s late night talk show Shark After Dark. The 2014 list includes Ashley Tisdale, Tara Reid, Matt Walsh and many, many more
Jessica Rawden 2014-08-07
Shark Week 2014 Is Bigger, Better And Even Wetter image
I suppose it would be newsworthy if Discovery Channel had somehow decided to scale back and give the world the shortest Shark Week ever, but that’s not the case here. As you can imagine, this year’s tribute to the ocean’s most iconic beast is actually bigger than any that have come before, with an unprecedented 13 Shark Week exclusives.
Nick Venable 2014-06-23
Live Everest Jump Special Cancelled By Discovery Following Deadly Avalanche image
One of the most exciting aspects about live television is the “anything goes” mantra that comes along with it, as some of the best parts of a concert or awards ceremony are the things no one could have planned. Discovery’s Everest Jump Live was a special event meant to take advantage of that spontaneity by documenting one of the most dangerous stunts every conceived, but real life tragedy struck in the form of the deadliest avalanche in Everest’s recorded history.
Nick Venable 2014-04-21
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: Expanded Shark Week Arrives This August image
Sure, fireworks and BBQs will command American attention this week, but, next month, another American tradition will be unveiled when the annual Shark Week arrives on Discovery Channel. And, this time, it's bigger than ever.
Ryan Gowland 2013-07-02
Storm Chasers Tim & Paul Samaras And Carl Young Killed In Oklahoma Tornado image
Tornados in the midwest continue to take lives this summer. Among the recent casualties in Oklahoma was Storm Chasers star Tim Samaras. He and his son Paul Samaras, along with Carl Young, were among those killed on Friday while chasing a tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma.
Kelly West 2013-06-02
North America Premieres On Discovery Channel Tonight image
Tonight, Discovery - the network that brought us nature and wildlife programs Planet Earth, Life and Africa - debut North America - will debut a 7-part series, which treks across the continent to check in on mother nature in her various forms. North America is a continent with an especially diverse array of climates, from the icy cold Alaska to the deserts in Arizona to tropical rain forests in Panama...
Kelly West 2013-05-19
Ku Klux Klan Featured In Discovery Channel Special, KKK: Beneath The Hood image
Discovery Channel is going Beneath the Hood to look at the lives of modern-day Ku Klux Klan members with a new special that will debut next week. According to the network's information, no topic is off limits in this exploration of this far-right white supremacist organization, known for cross burning and instigating racial tension, among other things, since the 1800s.
Kelly West 2013-03-13
Discovery Attempts To Strike Scripted TV Gold With Klondike Mini-Series image
Discovery Channel is headed down the scripted path for the first time in its history with Klondike, a mini-series about the Gold Rush based on a book by Canadian author Charlotte Gray. The success of gold hunting reality series Gold Rush seems to be giving them confidence that a scripted look at the original Klondike Gold Rush in 1895 will bring in the viewers as well.
Leslie Kasperowicz 2012-12-11
Mike Rowe Says Dirty Jobs Has Been Cancelled image
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.
Leslie Kasperowicz 2012-11-21
Amish Mafia Reality Series Headed To Discovery Channel image
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.
Jessica Rawden 2012-11-13
Kal Penn To Host Discovery's Competition The Big Brain Theory image
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.
Kelly West 2012-11-01
Discovery Celebrates Shark Week's 25th Anniversary This August image
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.
Kelly West 2012-06-28
Discovery Will Air New Series Deadly Seas This Friday  image
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.
Jessica Grabert 2012-06-06
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