Discovery unveils 2010-11 season

Includes pairings with Spielberg, NASA, Disney, Pixar

Discovery Channel on Thursday unveiled a lineup of new specials and series for its 2010-11 season.

The specials include:

"Human Planet": In the vein of "Life" and "Planet Earth," each episode of the mini will explore a different environment: arctic, rivers, mountains, ocean, jungles, grasslands, desert and urban that centers on the people living there.

"Earth from Space": Done in partnership with NASA, it will use satellite data to show Earth as a living organism.

"Reign of the Dinosaurs": From Disney and Pixar, the special will recreate the world of dinosaurs and explore their behaviors.

"Engineering the Impossible": A team of specialists will search for clues as to how some of the world's most iconic structures have been built.

The specials join previously announced "The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero," a documentary about the rebuilding process executive produced by Steven Spielberg, and "Curiosity: The Questions of Life," a five-year 60-episode special from Discovery founder John Hendricks that will run on several Discovery channels and answer questions about science, civilization, technology and the human experience.

Discovery's new series include "Worst Case Scenario," based on the series of books and starring "Man vs. Wild's" Bear Grylls, and "Construction Intervention," featuring New York City construction guru and tough guy Charlie Frattini and his crew as they tackle real-life property improvement nightmares.