Planet Green on the Verge in late March

Primetime block will feature 'Future Food,' 'Living with Ed'

Discovery Communications' Planet Green will launch three-hour primetime block Verge on March 29 while transitioning to a 24-hour daily schedule.

Verge will feature "Future Food," following Moto Restaurant's Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche as they try discover the dishes of tomorrow; off-network acquisition "30 Days;" signature series "Living with Ed," starring Ed Begeley Jr.; "Conviction Kitchen," featuring chef Marc Thuet guiding 24 ex-cons into launching a high-end restaurant; "Operation Wild," which follows the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission as they attempt to track down poachers; and "Blood, Sweat and Takeways," in which six young fast food junkies spend a month finding out the truth about how their favorite foods are produced.

"Verge is encompassing the broadening of Planet Green, which is changing from informational, DYI programming to great storytelling and great characters," Planet Green president and general manager Laura Michalchyshyn said.