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Discovery Greenlights ‘Tales From the Explorers Club,’ Unveils Expedition Grants and Diversity Initiatives (Exclusive)

The Explorers Club and Discovery have expanded their partnership with a new series, Tales From the Explorers Club, along with a commitment to diversity with The Explorers Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World That the World Needs to Know About. The news comes as the Explorers Club is set to host its annual dinner […]

Hasbro Mulls Whether to Offload Discovery Family Channel Stake

Toy maker Hasbro is “evaluating” whether to offload its 40 percent stake in Discovery Family Channel. The branded Discovery TV channel is 60 percent owned by Discovery, with Hasbro having held 40 percent since 2014. On Monday, as Hasbro released its fourth quarter earnings, the toy maker recorded a $41.3 million net non-cash, non-operating charge […]

‘BattleBots’ Returning at Discovery Channel (Exclusive)

BattleBots is back for more bot battles. Discovery Channel has renewed the robot fighting competition, with the new season set to premiere at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday, Jan. 6. This season, more than 60 teams travel to Las Vegas for a chance to take home the top prize in the sport: the Giant Nut. […]

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Carole Baskin to Investigate Treatment of Big Cats at Joe Exotic’s Former Zoo in Discovery+ Docuseries (Exclusive)

Tiger King’s Carole Baskin is investigating the treatment of big cats at the zoo formerly owned by Joe Exotic — and with the help of his niece — in a new docuseries for discovery+. Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight will document Baskin’s investigation into the treatment of these animals alongside her husband, Howard, and their team. […]

Mike Rowe Says His Fox Business Show ‘How America Works’ Will “Magnify That Which Is out of Sight and Therefore out of Mind”

TV and podcast host Mike Rowe first became a public figure on the national level by getting dirty. On his Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs, which first aired in 2003, Rowe would travel the country and profile workers who, well, got dirty. “[Dirty Jobs] wasn’t a lecture, it wasn’t a sermon, it was an honest […]

‘Gold Rush’ Season 12 Details Revealed (Exclusive)

Discovery’s top-rated show Gold Rush is set to return Sept. 24 for its 12th season. In addition, aftershow The Dirt will return Nov. 5 with a new look and format. Host Christo Doyle will leave the studio behind and head to the gold claims to reveal firsthand what life is really like for the miners […]

‘SmartLess’ Podcast Team Gets Docuseries With Discovery+

Discovery has ordered a two-part docuseries that will follow Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett as they go on tour for their hit podcast, SmartLess. The untitled series will release on Discovery+ in 2022 and include celebrity interviews from the tour, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. “Jason, Sean and Will are three absolute […]

‘BattleBots’ Gets Two-Season Pickup at Discovery Channel (Exclusive)

BattleBots is coming back to Discovery Channel in a big way. The cable network has picked up the robot combat competition for another two seasons. That will total what Discovery is calling an “unprecedented order of 80 hours of robot-crunching action.” Additionally, BattleBots will stage its 2021 World Championships beginning in September in Las Vegas. […]

‘Gold Rush’ Spinoff Greenlighted at Discovery Channel (Exclusive)

Discovery Channel’s top-rated series Gold Rush is getting another spinoff. Gold Rush: Winter’s Fortune will give viewers a look inside the “high-stakes gambles of the gold-mining offseason for the first time ever.” It will follow fan favorites including Tony Beets, Rick Ness, Dave Turin, Fred Lewis and Dustin Hurt as they go about their winter […]

Discovery Orders ‘Serengeti II,’ Lupita Nyong’o Returns as Narrator (Exclusive)

Discovery is returning to the Serengeti. A second season of the Emmy-nominated series, Serengeti II, is set to air across Discovery platforms this summer, with Lupita Nyong’o returning as narrator and the original creative team of creator-producer Simon Fuller and director-producer John Downer on board. Discovery says the second season will continue telling “heartwarming stories” […]

Discovery Orders ‘Hunting Atlantis’ Series From Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment (Exclusive)

Discovery Channel has greenlighted a series centered on the Lost City of Atlantis, from Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment. Hunting Atlantis will follow expert Stel Pavlou and volcanologist Jess Phoenix as they set out “on a quest to solve the greatest archaeological mystery of all time — the rediscovery of Atlantis.” Armed with […]