Discovery Launches Family Feud, ‘Chopper’ Style

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – From the Gosselins to the Hogans to the Armstrongs, cable reality shows have amassed huge audiences as their subjects’ family lives have simultaneously unraveled. But Discovery Channel might be taking it to a whole new level with “American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior,” by creating a series specifically around […]

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Killer Jaws on Display in New Shark Week Promo

Wisely waiting until after the holiday weekend, Discovery has unleashed a brand new Shark Week promo.  Cleverly set to the tune of Lady Gaga’s “Teeth,” the video is a tribute to those giant jaws we’ve come to know and fear. Shark Week kicks off on July 31. Let the countdown begin. [iframe http://www.youtube.com/embed/-gYoSZkclzA” 580 476] […]

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OWN Shakeup: Head of Oprah’s Network Abruptly Exits

NEW YORK – In the wake of initial disappointing ratings for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, its head, Christina Norman, has abruptly left the 4-month-old channel. The network announced Friday that Peter Liguori, the chief operating officer for Discovery Communications, will take over on an interim basis. His appointment is effective immediately. Watch OWN Series […]

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Coming Soon to Discovery: Gypsies, Bridesmaids and Butterbean

From the world’s most frozen places to the ’gator-filled swamps of Florida and beyond, Discovery has got the world pretty much covered. That’s the impression we came away with after hearing about dozens of new shows coming up on the Discovery-owned networks at a star-studded presentation thrown for advertisers Thursday afternoon in a Lincoln Center […]

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Discovery Launching Network for Rich Men

By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — Discovery Communications Inc. is launching a television network for rich guys and their toys. Called Velocity, the new network will replace the current network HD Theater in some 40 million homes on Sept. 25, Discovery officials said Thursday. The target audience is men with incomes of $150,000 a year […]

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