Discovery Channel Expanding into Comic Books

BY: Matt Moore PHILADELPHIA – After chewing up television with its wildly popular Shark Week, Discovery Communications aims to snatch an even bigger bite for its popular franchise: comic books. The parent company of Discovery Channel and Animal Planet hopes to make a big splash when it releases its first comic book, ‘Top 10 Deadliest […]

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‘Fatal Attractions’ Asks: Can A Love Of Animals Go Too Far?

Earlier this week Ukrainian circus trainer Oleskie Pinko was brutally mauled by lions. We all remember the fates of Siegfried & Roy’s Roy Horn, Grizzly Man Timothy Treadwell, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, and chimp-mauling victim Charla Nash – whose devastating photos were revealed on ‘Oprah‘ last year. The implicit lesson? There is a reason we […]

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Discovery Gunman Shot Dead; 3 Hostages Safe

BY: Sarah Brumfield Police shot and killed a man upset with the Discovery Channel network’s programming who took two employees and a security officer hostage at the company’s headquarters Wednesday, officials said. All three hostages escaped safely. Police spent several hours negotiating with the gunman, who was upset about the network’s programming, after he burst […]

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Animal Planet Orders ‘Bear Whisperer’: Let The ‘Grizzly Man’ Comparisons Begin

Calling to mind Wener Herzog’s 2005 documentary ‘Grizzly Man,’ Animal Planet has announced a short-series order of ‘The Bear Whisperer,’ which will track wildlife specialist Steve Searles as he finds humane ways of controlling the bear population in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., reports The Hollywood Reporter. Searles, whom Time Magazine has described as an “intense, ponytailed […]

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PETA Dubious of Mike Tyson Racing Pigeons on TV

PETA worries a new Animal Planet show featuring Mike Tyson racing pigeons will “showcase cruelty and profiteering at animals’ expense,” the animal rights organization’s president, Ingrid Newkirk, tells PopEater. The program, tentatively titled ‘Taking on Tyson,’ is set to begin filming in New York City this spring and is slated to air in early 2011. […]

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Best Bets: Discovery’s ‘Whale Wars’

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/Whale-Wars/101673/1020419012/Whale-Wars/embed 420 355] . This show might have slipped your attention when it premiered on Animal Planet last November. Don’t let it happen a second time. Whale Wars focuses on Paul Watson, the founder of the Sea Shepard Conservation Society, and his efforts to stop Japanese whalers from hunting the ocean’s largest and grandest […]

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