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Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 3:30AM EDT
Nat Geo Wild's SharkFest will be double the length of Shark Week this year
Nat Geo Wild is also moving SharkFest up a week, so it'll premiere one week before Discovery Channel's Shark Week.
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 5:41PM EDT
Mark Burnett is reviving Eco-Challenge with Bear Grylls
Before Survivor, Burnett helmed Discovery Channel's Eco-Challenge, an environmentally-conscious reality competition. The new version has yet to find a network home. "The most asked question in my entire career is 'Will you ever bring back Eco-Challenge?' and I’d always known we needed the correct authentic figure head to lead us forward effectively," said Burnett. "Bear Grylls is that leader. He’s tough, he’s smart and he’s extremely capable in both the wilderness and in the boardroom. He’s my friend and I couldn’t be happier and I’d gladly follow him."
Posted Tuesday 5/29/18 at 6:28PM EDT
Deadliest Catch star Blake Painter at 38
Painter was best known for being the captain on Seasons 2 and 3 of the Discovery Channel reality show. It's unclear how he died, but TMZ reports police are testing several substances found near his body.
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 4:10AM EDT
Deadliest Catch's Sig Hansen pleads guilty to assaulting an Uber driver
Hansen's plea was part of a plea deal, but he won't be sentenced for another six months.
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:17PM EDT
Shark Week details 13 specials for its 30th installment
Athletes Ronda Rousey, Aaron Rodgers, Rob Gronkowski and Lindsey Vonn will all appear on this year's edition of the Discovery Channel event, as will survivalist Bear Grylls. Shark Week airs July 22 to 29. ALSO: Shark Week merchandise is coming to a store near you.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Cash Cab renewed
The Discovery Channel series returns in July with a shark-themed episode in honor of Shark Week.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
How BattleBots revival aims to hook a new generation
The Discovery and Science Channel's reboot has a secret AI-driven weapon named "Chomp."
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 1:30PM EDT
American Chopper's Paul Teutul Sr. reveals he is millions of dollars in debt
Teutul, whose Discovery Channel series returns later this month, had to detail his finances as part of an amended bankruptcy petition.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 9:08PM EDT
See a preview of Discovery Channel's BattleBots revival
The classic robot-fighting competition series returns on Friday.
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 7:01PM EDT
BattleBots announces premiere dates on Discovery and Science channels
The revived robot series returns on May 11 on Discovery Channel and May 16 on Science Channel, with commentators Chris Rose and Kenny Florian, sideline reporter Jessica Chobot and ring announcer Faruq Tauheed.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
Paul Teutul Sr. reacts to the American Chopper meme: "Did I know what a meme was? Absolutely not"
It was Teutul's girlfriend's daughter who made him aware that he became a Twitter sensation over the past two weeks. "I'm not real savvy with much on a telephone," he tells Vice, "but it's kind of funny because somebody mentioned that twice, and it went over my head, and I never even came back to ask what it was, because I'm not so savvy with social media so I didn't even really kind of care what it was. So no. Did I know what a meme was? Absolutely not. Now I do." He adds that the argument that the meme is depicting was originally "horrifying. "And now it's flipped, and people keep coming up to me, and they keep sending me different ones," he says. "I didn't get it, and now, so many people are coming up to me, and so I'm more involved in looking at it now, and the more I look at it, the funnier it is." ALSO: American Chopper meme meets A-ha's "Take On Me."
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 7:15PM EDT
Discovery Channel announces Undercover Billionaire and a John Walsh Investigation Discovery series
Undercover Billionaire will find out if an anonymous self-made mogul can create a million-dollar company in just 90 days, while Pursuit with John Walsh is a real-time investigative series starring the former America's Most Wanted host.
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 7:15PM EDT
Discovery Channel drops a Shaquille O'Neal promo to announce Shark Week's premiere
This year's eight-day Shark Week kicks off on July 22.
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Adam Savage goes from MythBusters to MythBusters Jr.
The former MythBusters star has agreed to host a Science Channel spinoff of his famous series featuring six of the nation’s most scientifically savvy kids.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
Discovery Channel to put a spotlight on the world's most dangerous jobs
On Hard to Kill, former Green Beret Tim Kennedy will tackle the most dangerous jobs, including scaling 1500 feet to the top of a TV Mast Tower.