Top Five: Hail the Conquering, ‘Dancing’ Hero

This week’s No. 1 on the Top Five was a slam dunk: J.R. Martinez winning “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday night. 1) ‘Dancing’ with a war hero: Battle-scarred J.R. Martinez triumphed on “Dancing With the Stars” this week, edging out Rob Kardashian (and, previously, the other finalist, Ricki Lake) to win the “DWTS” Mirror Ball […]

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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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Ricky Gervais Sends Friend Around World For Series

PASADENA, Calif. – Comic Ricky Gervais is turning one of his friends into a real-life science experiment. For a Science Channel series that begins later this month, Gervais  and comic partner Stephen Merchant sent their friend Karl Pinkington on a trip to see the Seven Wonders of the World. They describe Pinkington, who is a plumber, […]

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Discovery, Spielberg To Debut ‘Future Earth’

NEW YORK — The Discovery Channel says it is working with Steven Spielberg on an animated series imagining life in the future. The network said Thursday that ‘Future Earth’ will be a miniseries showing what life might be like in 25, 50 and 100 years. Futurists and scholars will be consulted for their predictions to […]

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