“Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space” Hits Ratings High





“Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space” Hits Ratings High as #1 Non-Prime Telecast in the History of Discovery
Discovery Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 30.
[via press release from Discovery Channel]
“SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE” HITS RATINGS HIGH AS #1 NON-PRIME TELECAST IN THE HISTORY OF DISCOVERY

Highest-Rated Telecast in the History of Science Channel

Television’s #1 Telecast For Entire Day #1 Most Social Episode

(LOS ANGELES) – Discovery and Science Channel ratings reached new heights on Saturday, May 30, as they documented the successful NASA launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., with ‘SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE.’ The live coverage of the launch averaged a 2.44 P25-54 rating, with more than 4.7 million total viewers, ranking as the #1 non-prime telecast in the history of Discovery Channel. Discovery’s launch coverage also was television’s #1 telecast for the entire day across such key demos as P/M/W25-54, P/M/W18-49, P/M/W18-34, P2-11 and P12-17. The launch also became the highest-rated telecast in the history of Science Channel with a 1.00 P25-54 rating, while pulling in 1.31 million total viewers. Collectively, Discovery and Science Channel reached a combined 7.21 M total viewers across the two hours.

The live multiplatform event was the highest-rated L+3 telecast on Discovery overall since the premiere of ‘Phelps vs. Shark’ and the highest-rated non-prime telecast in Discovery history with P/W25-54, P/W18-49 and P2-11. For Science Channel, the broadcast of the launch averaged a 1.00 L+3 P25-54 rating and 1.31 million total viewers, making it Science Channel’s highest-rated telecast on record among P25-54. It was also Science’s highest-rated telecast ever across M25-54 (1.16) and W25-54 (0.85).

“While many networks covered this historic moment, Discovery and Science Channel took viewers inside the launch by showing the incredible achievements of those who made it happen. We spent almost a year documenting SpaceX’s journey and offered both incredible access at the launch as well as insight from SpaceX Founder and Chief Engineer Elon Musk,” said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual. “Viewers got to experience this major moment in real-time and hear insight from former astronauts like Mike Massimino and Karen Nyberg; active astronauts Jessica Meir and K. Megan McArthur along with other familiar faces including Adam Savage and Mark Rober.”

The launch also had significant ratings among younger viewers with an impressive 1.73 among Kids 2-11; 1.29 with A18-34 and 2.08 among A18-49 across Discovery Channel. It also made a significant impact online with nearly 600k total interactions, making it Saturday’s #1 most social episode across television excluding sports-related programming. The show’s hashtag #SpaceLaunchLIVE trended on Twitter during Saturday’s broadcast, Discovery’s live stream on TikTok reached over 1M total viewers on the platform, and Discovery’s Space Launch filter – made available on Instagram and Facebook – is the network’s #1 most engaged with AR filter in network history.

‘SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE’ followed the launch of veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. The mission, known as Demo-2, used a Falcon 9 rocket, also built by SpaceX, to propel it. The event marked the first crewed space mission to be launched into orbit from U.S. soil since 2011. Discovery and Science Channel coverage featured commentary from astronauts, engineers and other special guests including global superstar Katy Perry. The event also featured notable figures and celebrities including Olivia Munn, Simone Biles, Bill Nye, Mark Cuban, Clint Black, Lance Black, John Smoltz, Aaron Paul and Tony Hawk, among others.

The live broadcast and accompanying two-hour documentary were made in partnership with The Washington Post and staff writer Christian Davenport, whose depth of experience allowed him to gain inside access to key players – including a rare in-depth interview with SpaceX Founder and Chief Engineer Elon Musk – and captured their incredible stories about this historic space achievement.

TV personality Chris Jacobs hosted the special live from Los Angeles and Emmy Award-winning journalist David Kerley was part of the reporting team on the ground at Kennedy Space Center. Leading up to the event, Discovery and Science Channel aired the 2-hour documentary ‘NASA & SPACEX: JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE,’ featuring exclusive access to the incredible journey leading up to this launch, narrated by actor and producer Walton Goggins. The film crew was granted unprecedented access to NASA and to SpaceX headquarters – giving viewers a rare glimpse inside Launch Control and first-hand accounts from SpaceX Founder and Chief Engineer Elon Musk, Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The documentary revealed the behind-the-scenes action with the teams of SpaceX engineers, NASA employees and scientists as they fulfill the SpaceX mission to “fly, test, and fix” their way to the ISS – with the goal of eventually flying to the moon and to Mars.

Source: The Nielsen Company, L+3 program-based data, excl. breakouts. DISC internal data prior to 4/30/2007 based on L+SD and prior to 12/26/2005 is based on Live. Historical Discovery claims based on coverage ratings since 9/27/1993. All Television Ranks based on 5/30/2020 6a-6a telecast level data, including sustainers. SCI ratings based on L3 back to 4/30/07 and LSD back to 6/27/05. ‘Non-Prime’ defined as Monday-Sunday Programs ending between 6a-8p and starting between 11p-6a. Reach uses 6-min. qualifier.



DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE CHANNEL CAPTURE NASA LAUNCH OF SPACEX’S CREW DRAGONCAPSULE





DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE CHANNEL CAPTURE NASA LAUNCH OF SPACEX’S CREW DRAGONCAPSULE, FIRST CREWED ORBITAL SPACE MISSION IN THE U.S. IN NEARLY 9 YEARS(LOS ANGELES) –Discovery and Science Channel documented history in the making today at the NASA launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The event marks the first crewed space mission to be launched into orbit from U.S. soil since 2011. SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE, a multiplatform event, took viewers inside the launch, airing live across Discovery and Science Channel.

The multiplatform event featured some of the biggest names in entertainment with appearances by global superstar Katy Perry, TV and Internet personality Adam Savage, former NASA engineer and YouTube sensation Mark Rober and other surprise celebrity guests. It also included expert insight by former astronauts Mike Massimino and Karen Nyberg; active astronauts Jessica Meir and K. Megan McArthur and; NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine as well as an interview with Astronaut Chris Cassidy from the International Space Station (ISS).

“Discovery and Science Channel have spent over a year documenting SpaceX’s race to become the first private company to launch American astronauts into space. Our live special offered both incredible access for the launch, and expert insight from SpaceX Founder and Chief Engineer Elon Musk and other leading aerospace professionals. In our two-hour documentary, we showed the unbelievable engineering and scientific feats achieved by SpaceX in making such an historic launch happen,” said Scott Lewers, Executive Vice President of Multiplatform Programming, Factual & Head of Content, Science.

The live multiplatform event took viewers along the mission to launch veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. The mission, known as Demo-2, used a Falcon 9 rocket, also built by SpaceX, to propel it. Discovery and Science Channel coverage also featured commentary from astronauts, engineers and other special guests, as well as unprecedented coverage during launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

The live broadcast and accompanying two-hour documentary were made in partnership with The Washington Post and staff writer Christian Davenport, whose depth of experience allowed him to gain inside access to key players–including a rare in-depth interview with SpaceX Founder and Chief Engineer Elon Musk–and captured their incredible stories about this historic space achievement. Washington Post reporter and Peabody award-winning journalist Christian Davenport is one of the country’s leading chroniclers of the space industry. His background and experience will add keen insight to the day’s event, as a co-host of the live broadcast.

Davenport joined The Post in 2000 and was on a team that won a Peabody Award in 2010 for its work on veterans with traumatic brain injuries and has been on reporting teams that were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize three times. He is the author of two books, “The Space Barons: Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos” (2018) and “As You Were: To War and Back with the Black Hawk Battalion of the Virginia National Guard” (2009). He has also served as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a fellow at the Alicia Patterson Foundation.

TV personality Chris Jacobs hosted the special live from Los Angeles. Jacobs has a long history with Discovery network live events, reporting live on-the-ground for EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: EGYPT LIVE as well as serving as the digital host during Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk over the Grand Canyon in SKYWIRE LIVE and in Chicago for SKYSCRAPER LIVE. Jacobs was host for DISCOVERY LIVE: INTO THE BLUE HOLE, CHOPPER LIVE, GOLD RUSH LIVE and the live broadcast of the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction for Velocity (now MotorTrend).In addition, he is the regular host for TLC’s LONG LOST FAMILY and serves as host of the popular automotive makeover show OVERHAULIN’ on MotorTrend.

Emmy Award-winning journalist David Kerley was part of the reporting team on the ground at Kennedy Space Center. Kerley has reported on aviation, railroads, the automobile industry and space for all ABC News broadcast and digital properties since 2004, including “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com. His work has been recognized with Peabody and Edward R. Murrow awards as well as the prestigious Joan Barone award from the Capitol Hill Radio and Television Correspondents Association.

The networks also aired a special2-hour documentary NASA & SPACEX: JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE featuring exclusive access to the incredible journey leading up to this launch. The film crew was granted unprecedented access to NASA and to SpaceX headquarters –giving viewers a rare glimpse inside Launch Control and first-hand accounts from SpaceX Founder and Chief Engineer Elon Musk, Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The documentary reveals the behind-the-scenes action with the teams of SpaceX engineers, NASA employees and scientists as they fulfill the SpaceX mission to “fly, test, and fix” their way to the ISS –with the goal of eventually flying to the moon and to Mars.

In addition to watching the launch on Discovery and Science Channels, viewers can stream it by downloading the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by usingthe hashtag#SpaceLaunchLIVE.Follow Discovery onFacebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates. You can also follow Science on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNSTO SPACE is produced for Discovery Channel by Storied Media Group. Executive producers for Storied Media Group are Aaron Fishman, Todd Hoffman and Michael Miller. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producers are Wyatt Channell, Gretchen Eisele, Scott Lewersand Caroline Perez. To learn more, go towww.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter@Discovery.

About Discovery Channel Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visitwww.discovery.com

About Science Channel Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc.is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also includes timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality atwww.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.

About Discovery Communications Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and Source Fed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visitwww.discoverycommunications.com.



ALL-NEW ‘AMERICAN CHOPPER’ SPECIAL BRINGS MOTORCYCLE MANIA BACK TO DISCOVERY CHANNEL






Paul Teutul Jr. and Paul Teutul Sr.

Photo Credit: Discovery Channel

Discovery Logo 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

May 28, 2020

ALL-NEW ‘AMERICAN CHOPPER’ SPECIAL BRINGS MOTORCYCLE MANIA BACK TO DISCOVERY CHANNEL, AIRING TUESDAY, JUNE 9

(Los Angeles) – Tune-up your engines, motor fans and tune-in to a brand-new 2-hour AMERICAN CHOPPER special, airing Tuesday, June 9 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel. Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr., two of the most legendary chopper craftsmen, are back to conquer unfinished business. The infamous father-son duo have been on a wild ride, and now after spending years trying to rebuild their fractured relationship, they return to the garage where it all started in hopes of building a custom bike together for the first time in over a decade.

In the special, world-class motorcycle builders Paul Teutul Sr., owner of Orange County Choppers, and Paul Teutul Jr., owner of Paul Jr. Designs, find out that the original Orange County Choppers building is going to be torn down. They revisit the shop to pick up a few items that were left behind and reminisce on the past. Overcome by the history of the building, Paul Jr. jumps on the opportunity to ask his dad to build a bike together. Paul Sr. agrees to the build and the two set out to work on a custom chopper for one of the largest distributors of exterior and interior building products.

But complications arise between the father-son duo as they get to work on creating a one-of-a-kind chopper. Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. have their own unique bike styles and when Paul Jr. pushes for more creative input, the entire build is thrown into jeopardy. Will the build prove to be too much for the already fragile father-son relationship? Or will the Teutuls finally be able to leave the past behind them and use the build as the starting point for a new chapter?

In addition to watching the special on Discovery, viewers can check out past episodes of AMERICAN CHOPPER on the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #AmericanChopper and follow AMERICAN CHOPPER on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

AMERICAN CHOPPER is produced for Discovery Channel by Pilgrim Media Group. For Pilgrim Media Group, executive producers are Craig Piligian and Sam Korkis. For Discovery Channel, executive producer is Todd Lefkowitz and producer is Ethan Galvin.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.



DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE CHANNEL TO GO LIVE AT NEXT NASA LAUNCH OF SPACEX CREW DRAGON CAPSULE





DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE CHANNEL TO GO LIVE AT NEXT NASA LAUNCH OF SPACEX CREW DRAGON CAPSULE

‘SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE,’ a Multiplatform Event, to Simulcast Live Coast to Coast on Saturday, May 30 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT on Discovery and Science Channel

Poor weather scrubbed the NASA launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday, May 27, from the Kennedy Space Center. The next launch attempt has been re-scheduled for Saturday, May 30, and Discovery and Science Channel will be there to document the historic moment. ‘SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE,’ a multiplatform event, will go live on Saturday, May 30 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT on Discovery and Science Channel. The live event will take viewers along the mission to launch veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. The mission, known as Demo-2, will use a Falcon 9 rocket, also built by SpaceX, to propel it. Discovery and Science Channel coverage will feature commentary from astronauts, engineers and other special guests, as well as unprecedented coverage during launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Leading up to the live broadcast, viewers will also get an inside look with a 2-hour documentary NASA & SPACEX: JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE featuring exclusive access to the incredible journey leading up to this launch, on Saturday, May 30 at 12 PM ET/ 9 AM PT on Discovery and Science Channel.

If poor weather delays Saturday’s launch, the next launch attempt will occur on Sunday, May 31. Discovery and Science Channel will once again go live at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT, and air the 2-hour documentary ahead of the live broadcast at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT.


NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, left, and Doug Hurley



Walton Goggins to Narrate Discovery and Science Channel’s Epic Documentary “NASA & SpaceX: Journey to the Future”





Walton Goggins to Narrate Discovery and Science Channel’s Epic Documentary “NASA & SpaceX: Journey to the Future” Giving Viewers a Rare Glimpse Inside NASA and SpaceX Headquarters
The special two-hour documentary will air Monday, May 25 on Science Channel, and will rebroadcast on Tuesday, May 26 on Discovery.
[via press release from Discovery Channel]
WALTON GOGGINS TO NARRATE DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE CHANNEL’S EPIC DOCUMENTARY “NASA & SPACEX: JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE” GIVING VIEWERS A RARE GLIMPSE INSIDE NASA AND SPACEX HEADQUARTERS

Two-Hour Doc ‘NASA & SPACEX: JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE,’ Airs Monday, May 25 at 9 PM ET/PT on Science Channel and Tuesday, May 26 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery

(NEW YORK) – Following the announcement that Discovery and Science Channel will document history in the making at the NASA launch of Space X’s Crew Dragon Capsule on Wednesday, May 27 from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, the networks have also confirmed actor and producer, Walton Goggins, as narrator for the upcoming documentary, NASA & SPACEX: JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE. The special 2-hour documentary will air Monday, May 25 at 9 PM ET/PT on Science Channel, and will rebroadcast on Tuesday, May 26, at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery. The documentary traces SpaceX’s journey to be first and gives deep insight ahead of the launch that will be captured in the networks’ multiplatform event, ‘SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE,’ to simulcast live coast to coast on Wednesday, May 27, at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT on Discovery and Science Channel.

Goggins is currently the star and a producer of the hit CBS comedy series, “The Unicorn,” which was recently renewed for a second season. He won a Critics Choice Award for his role in the HBO comedy series, “Vice Principals,” and he plays ‘Baby Billy’ on the HBO comedy series “The Righteous Gemstones.” He is Emmy nominated for his role as ‘Boyd Crowder’ in FX’s “Justified.” Goggins’ many feature credits include TOMB RAIDER, as well as Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT and DJANGO UNCHAINED. Goggins will lend his voice to the 2-hour documentary that takes viewers behind the scenes of this historic launch.

The live broadcast of the launch on May 27 and accompanying two-hour documentary will offer unprecedented access to the historic mission, known as Demo-2, which marks the first crewed space mission to be launched into orbit from U.S. soil since 2011. The documentary will also offer inside access to key players such as SpaceX Founder and Chief Engineer, Elon Musk, to discuss this momentous space achievement.

As narrator, Goggins will take viewers along the journey leading up to the launch, pointing to the incredible engineering and scientific feats that were achieved, and offering viewers unprecedented access to NASA and SpaceX headquarters. With first-hand accounts from Elon Musk, Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, as well as NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, the documentary reveals the behind-the-scenes action with the teams of SpaceX engineers, NASA employees and scientists as they fulfill the SpaceX mission to “fly, test, and fix” their way to the ISS – with the goal of eventually flying to the moon and to Mars.

Goggins is an Emmy(R) nominated actor and Academy Award(R) winning filmmaker of considerable versatility whose accolades have spanned comedy, drama, television and film. As narrator of NASA & SPACE X: JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE, Goggins will lend his voice to document this major moment in space history and tell the incredible story of SpaceX’s race to become the first private company to launch American astronauts into space.

NASA & SPACEX: JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE is produced for Discovery Channel by Storied Media Group. Executive producers for Storied Media Group are Aaron Fishman, Todd Hoffman and Michael Miller with Co-Executive Producers Kevin Harding, Tarin Laughlin and Director X. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producers are Wyatt Channell, Scott Lewers and Caroline Perez. To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com

About Science Channel

Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also includes timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.



KICK THINGS OFF THIS MEMORIAL DAY WITH A NEW SERIES ‘DIESEL BROTHERS: DIESEL NATION’





O’ SAY CAN YOU DIESEL: THE DIESEL BROTHERS KICK THINGS OFF THIS MEMORIAL DAY
WITH A NEW SERIES ‘DIESEL BROTHERS: DIESEL NATION’
FOLLOWED BY AN ALL-NEW SEASON OF
‘DIESEL BROTHERS’ JUNE 22

Diesel Brothers: Diesel Nation Premieres Monday, May 25 At 10pm ET/PT
Followed By The Season Premiere Of Diesel Brothers On Monday, June 22 At 10 Pm ET/PT On Discovery

America’s favorite bros are trucking their way back to television screens in full force as they gear up for brand new episodes of DIESEL BROTHERS and the premiere of DIESEL BROTHERS: DIESEL NATION. Kicking things off this Memorial Day, May 25 at 10pm ET/PT, the Diesel Brothers are ready to rock with the debut of DIESEL BROTHERS: DIESEL NATION. Heavy D and Diesel Dave bring their fun commentary, hijinks and total chaos as they interview stars from across the Discovery portfolio and beyond while tackling new builds and challenges.

Each week on DIESEL BROTHERS: DIESEL NATION, the Diesel Brothers will be joined by a few familiar faces for epic interviews, such as Discovery’s Chris Jacobs, NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal and DEADLIEST CATCH’S Jonathan Hillstrand, as they kick back in their garage and bring non-stop entertainment to all of Diesel Nation.

Setting the stage for the new series, the Memorial Day premiere episode of DIESEL BROTHERS: DIESEL NATION sees the guys looking back at the high-flying epic live stunt from last year’s MONSTER JUMP LIVE and reminiscing on their record-breaking, gravity-defying stunts. Featuring guest appearances by some of the MONSTER JUMP LIVE crew, including Tanner Godfrey, Todd LeDuc and pilot Anthony Oshinuga, the Diesel Brothers once again salute the men and women of the Armed Forces and military families. The weeks to follow will feature shows dedicated to what to do during a Zombie Apocalypse, an episode featuring all their celebrity clients, and a look forward to some exciting Diesel Brother’s news.

Following the premiere of DIESEL BROTHERS: DIESEL NATION, fans can catch the bros getting up to their usual hijinks with brand-new episodes of DIESEL BROTHERS premiering Monday, June 22 at 10pm ET/PT. Filled with more mega builds, epic stunts, and iconic pranks than ever before, Heavy D, Diesel Dave and The Muscle continue to blur the line between work and play.

When Todd LeDuc challenges the Diesel Brothers to a desert race and picks Muscle to be on his team, Heavy D and Diesel Dave need to work in overdrive to get their unfinished F100 in race-ready condition. Also this season, Heavy D and Diesel Dave travel to Monster Jam in Florida to unveil Diesel Dave’s ‘Monster Truck Bro Camino,’ and Mad Scientist Sam later builds a diesel-powered monowheel vehicle known as ‘The Kracken’ with two tentacle like wheels. With more stunts, builds, pranks and dad jokes than ever, Monday nights are guaranteed to be trucking huge.

In addition to watching DIESEL BROTHERS on Discovery, viewers can check out new episodes each week by downloading the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #DieselBrothers and follow Diesel Brothers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

DIESEL BROTHERS is produced for Discovery Channel by Magilla Entertainment. For Magilla Entertainment Matthew Ostrom, Laura Palumbo Johnson, Jason Fox, Eric Duncan, Josh Abrahamson and Kevin Allgood are executive producers. For Discovery, Kyle Wheeler is executive producer and Olivia Ghersen is associate producer.

About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.



DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE CHANNEL SECURE ACCESS TO CAPTURE NASA LAUNCH OF SPACEX’S CREW DRAGON CAPSULE





DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE CHANNEL SECURE ACCESS TO CAPTURE NASA LAUNCH OF SPACEX’S CREW DRAGON CAPSULE, FIRST CREWED ORBITAL SPACE MISSION IN THE U.S. IN NEARLY 9 YEARS

‘SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE,’ a Multiplatform Event, to Simulcast Live Coast to Coast on Wednesday, May 27, at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT on Discovery and Science Channel

All-Star Line-up of Celebrity Guests Include Global Superstar KATY PERRY, TV and Internet Personality Adam Savage, Former NASA Engineer and YouTube Phenom Mark Rober, Among Others

Two-hour Documentary ‘NASA & SPACEX: JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE,’ on SpaceX’s Journey to be First, Airs Monday, May 25 at 9 PM ET/PT on Science Channel and Tuesday, May 26 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery

(LOS ANGELES) – Today, Discovery and Science Channel announced their plans to document history in the making at the NASA launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday, May 27, from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The event marks the first crewed space mission to be launched into orbit from U.S. soil since 2011. SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE, a multiplatform event, will take viewers inside the launch, set to simulcast live beginning at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT on Discovery and Science Channel. The multiplatform event will also feature some of the biggest names in entertainment with live appearances by global superstar Katy Perry, TV and Internet personality Adam Savage, former NASA engineer and YouTube sensation Mark Rober and other surprise celebrity guests. It will also include expert insight by former astronauts Mike Massimino and Karen Nyberg; active astronauts Jessica Meir and K. Megan McArthur and; NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine as well as an interview with Astronaut Chris Cassidy from the International Space Station (ISS).

“Discovery and Science Channel have spent over a year documenting SpaceX’s race to become the first private company to launch American astronauts into space. Our live special offers both incredible access for the launch, and expert insight from SpaceX Founder and Chief Engineer Elon Musk and other leading aerospace professionals. In our two-hour documentary, we show the unbelievable engineering and scientific feats achieved by SpaceX in making such an historic launch happen,” said Scott Lewers, Executive Vice President of Multiplatform Programming, Factual & Head of Content, Science. “In these unprecedented times of isolation, we are excited to bring our viewers together to experience this event in a way they won’t see anywhere else, in the comfort of their own homes.”

The live multiplatform event will take viewers along the mission to launch veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. The mission, known as Demo-2, will use a Falcon 9 rocket, also built by SpaceX, to propel it. Discovery and Science Channel coverage will feature commentary from astronauts, engineers and other special guests, as well as unprecedented coverage during launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

The live broadcast and accompanying two-hour documentary are made in partnership with The Washington Post and staff writer Christian Davenport, whose depth of experience allowed him to gain inside access to key players – including a rare in-depth interview with SpaceX Founder and Chief Engineer Elon Musk – and captures their incredible stories about this historic space achievement.

Washington Post reporter and Peabody award-winning journalist Christian Davenport is one of the country’s leading chroniclers of the space industry. His background and experience will add keen insight to the day’s event, as a co-host of the live broadcast.

Davenport joined The Post in 2000 and was on a team that won a Peabody Award in 2010 for its work on veterans with traumatic brain injuries and has been on reporting teams that were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize three times. He is the author of two books, “The Space Barons: Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos” (2018) and “As You Were: To War and Back with the Black Hawk Battalion of the Virginia National Guard” (2009). He has also served as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a fellow at the Alicia Patterson Foundation.

TV personality Chris Jacobs will host the three-hour special live from Los Angeles. Jacobs has a long history with Discovery network live events, reporting live on-the-ground for EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: EGYPT LIVE as well as serving as the digital host during Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk over the Grand Canyon in SKYWIRE LIVE and in Chicago for SKYSCRAPER LIVE. Jacobs was host for DISCOVERY LIVE: INTO THE BLUE HOLE, CHOPPER LIVE, GOLD RUSH LIVE and the live broadcast of the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction for Velocity (now MotorTrend). In addition, he is the regular host for TLC’s LONG LOST FAMILY and serves as host of the popular automotive makeover show OVERHAULIN’ on MotorTrend.

Emmy Award-winning journalist David Kerley will also be part of the reporting team on the ground at Kennedy Space Center. Kerley has reported on aviation, railroads, the automobile industry and space for all ABC News broadcast and digital properties since 2004, including “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com. His work has been recognized with Peabody and Edward R. Murrow awards as well as the prestigious Joan Barone award from the Capitol Hill Radio and Television Correspondents Association.

The networks are also announcing a special 2-hour documentary NASA & SPACEX: JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE featuring exclusive access to the incredible journey leading up to this launch, airing Monday, May 25 at 9 PM ET/PT on Science Channel, that will rebroadcast on Tuesday, May 26, at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery. The film crew was granted unprecedented access to NASA and to SpaceX headquarters – giving viewers a rare glimpse inside Launch Control and first-hand accounts from SpaceX Founder and Chief Engineer Elon Musk, Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The documentary reveals the behind-the-scenes action with the teams of SpaceX engineers, NASA employees and scientists as they fulfill the SpaceX mission to “fly, test, and fix” their way to the ISS – with the goal of eventually flying to the moon and to Mars.

In addition to watching the launch on Discovery and Science Channels, viewers can stream it live by downloading the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #SpaceLaunchLIVE. Follow Discovery on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates. You can also follow Science on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE is produced for Discovery Channel by Storied Media Group. Executive producers for Storied Media Group are Aaron Fishman, Todd Hoffman and Michael Miller. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producers are Wyatt Channell, Gretchen Eisele, Scott Lewers and Caroline Perez. To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery.

About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com

About Science Channel
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also includes timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.



ISCOVERY’S NEW TWIST ON A CLASSIC THROWBACK AD PROVES ‘THE WORLD IS STILL AWESOME’ AS EVER





DISCOVERY’S NEW TWIST ON A CLASSIC THROWBACK AD PROVES ‘THE WORLD IS STILL AWESOME’ AS EVER

(LOS ANGELES) – Over a decade ago, Discovery Channel launched one of its most iconic ads of all time, The World is Just Awesome. The video featured crowds of people from around the world, catchy lyrics and some of the network’s most recognizable faces including DIRTY JOBS host Mike Rowe. Today, Discovery launched a new campaign – with a spin on this original classic, proving the world is still as awesome as ever as most of us continue to shelter in place.

“The essence of ‘The World Is Awesome’ is core to our brand and what Discovery was founded upon. It just seemed the right time to remind all of us that even during challenges, we will do our best to find beauty in the things around us and our mission remains focused,” said Josh Kovolenko, senior vice president of marketing, Discovery, Animal Planet and Science Channel.

The latest ad continues on the powerful message from 12 years ago while reflecting the current world and Discovery’s line-up of its most recognizable talent, including Rowe who once again makes a cameo.

The spot is available across Discovery’s social platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and an extended version on TikTok. Other Discovery talent featured in the ad include Charlotte, Eivin, Eve and Jane Kilcher (Alaska: The Last Frontier); The Brown Family (Alaskan Bush People); Faruq Tauheed (BattleBots); Emily Reidel (Bering Sea Gold); Robert Irwin (Crikey! It’s the Irwins); Sig and Mandy Hansen (Deadliest Catch); Keith Colburn, Casey McManus and Jake Anderson and family (Deadliest Catch); Jeff Silva (Deadliest Catch: Bloodline); The Muscle, Diesel Dave and daughter (Diesel Brothers); Josh Gates (Expedition Unknown, Josh Gates Tonight); Chris Jacobs (Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live, Gold Rush Live); Jessica Chobot (Expedition X, BattleBots); Russell Holmes (Garage Rehab); Forrest Galante (Extinct or Alive); Dave Turin (Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine); Dusty Crum (Guardians of the Glades); Tickle and Tim Smith (Moonshiners); The Wild Twins, Amber and Serena (Naked and Afraid); Adam Savage (Savage Builds, MythBusters); and Farmtruck and AZN (Street Outlaws). Mark Rober (Shark Week, #TeamTrees, Revenge of the Nerd), and Nick Uhas (#TeamPluto).

The message is one of optimism and a reminder that even when faced with incredible challenges – we can continue to make the world just as awesome as ever.

About Discovery Channel:

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the peoples, places, and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com

About Discovery
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.



COMEDIAN MO MANDEL VISITS UNAPPRECIATED SMALL TOWNS ACROSS AMERICA





COMEDIAN MO MANDEL VISITS UNAPPRECIATED SMALL TOWNS ACROSS AMERICA AND UNCOVERS WHAT MAKES THEM SO UNIQUE IN NEW DISCOVERY SPECIAL

‘Small Town Throwdown’ Premieres Wednesday, May 20, at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery

(LOS ANGELES) – All across the Internet, there are articles with click-bait headlines like “The Most Boring Town in America,” “Smelliest Town in America” and “Drunkest Town in America.” But how does one even determine that? And who comes up with this kind of stuff? Comedian Mo Mandel (CONAN, Chelsea Lately, Comedy Knockout) is on a mission to find out by trekking across America to visit the places with the worst reputations in an all-new special SMALL TOWN THROWDOWN premiering Wednesday, May 20, at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery.

“A lot of the time, the writers that are trashing these towns have never even bothered to pay them a visit. So I’m showing up, and giving the towns a chance to show how unique and awesome they really are. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves, and help every community get the credit it deserves,” Mo Mandel said.

Born and raised in the small town of Boonville, Calif., Mo knows what it’s like when people assume he’s from the middle of nowhere. In this all-new special, Mo will travel to some of America’s most notorious and misunderstood towns to give them a chance to stand up for themselves and defend their reputations. Mo is even going one step further to put an end to the online bashing by writing a new article about each town in USA Today.

Mo isn’t afraid to take on some of these town’s most unique activities – even if he has no idea what he’s doing in the process. In Lubbock, Texas, named “The Most Boring Town in America,” Mo learns about the competitive intercollegiate sport of “meat judging” and attempts to keep up with the students at Texas Tech, who’ve earned multiple national championships. In Appleton, Wis., named “The Drunkest Town,” Mo meets with the locals to see if there is more to the place than its plentiful pubs, saloons and breweries. Mo takes a plunge into some of the town’s special traditions and looks at whether it deserves such a seedy reputation.

Mo is setting out to prove what each town is truly all about – putting himself in the very shoes of those who live there, even if he makes a fool of himself in the process.

In addition to watching the special on Discovery, viewers can check out SMALL TOWN THROWDOWN by downloading the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using #SmallTownThrowdown and follow Discovery on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

SMALL TOWN THROWDOWN is produced for Discovery Channel by Storied Media Group & Free 90 Media. Executive Producers are Aaron Fishman, Todd Hoffman, Patrick Calligiuri, Mo Mandel, Brad Wollack and Tom Brunelle. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producer is Gretchen Morning and Associate Producer is Jessica Mollo. To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery.

About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.



BRAND-NEW SERIES ‘MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP’ PREMIERES MAY 27 ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL





JEREMY WADE EXPLORES WORLD’S MOST ASTOUNDING UNDERWATER MYSTERIES IN ALL-NEW DISCOVERY CHANNEL SERIES, ‘MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP’ PREMIERING MAY 27 ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL

(LOS ANGELES) – The world’s oceans are a deep source of unsolved mysteries – from ships that disappear without a trace to unexplained underwater anomalies to a super virus showing up along Florida’s coast. In the brand-new series, MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP, premiering Wednesday, May 27, at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel, host Jeremy Wade searches for answers behind the world’s most iconic and baffling underwater mysteries known to science.

The deep-sea remains a dangerous and unexplored frontier – a place that swallows evidence and where the unknown is normal. Jeremy takes on his biggest adventures yet and will stop at nothing to find answers. Each week, Jeremy will delve into several unsolved mysteries using science along with incredible archive footage, eyewitness accounts and expert analysis to find answers. No topic is off-limits, no matter how strange it may sound. Jeremy will search for lost treasure, missing ships and planes and clues behind strange ocean bed discoveries.

Throughout the season, Jeremy will explore a vast array of mysteries including a look at the ultimate tale of survival where a man managed to stay alive for 3 days trapped in a shipwreck at the bottom of the ocean. He’ll also delve into the gruesome discoveries washing up on the shores of British Columbia. Shockingly, it isn’t an isolated incident. Jeremy will follow the clues as well as a team using the latest techniques in marine forensics to shine some light on this mystery.

Finally, Jeremy looks at a revolutionary new technique to identify the Loch Ness Monster. Stories of this underwater creature have stood the test of time and Jeremy has investigated monsters all over the world, but the Loch Ness remains one of the biggest mysteries of all. Now new sightings and state-of-the-art science may unmask this famed monster once and for all. Jeremy will take viewers beyond the attention-grabbing headlines in search of real answers. Will he put together the clues to finally solve this mystery once and for all?

In addition to watching the series on Discovery Channel, viewers can check out new episodes each week by downloading the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #MysteriesOfTheDeep and follow Discovery Channel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP is produced for Discovery Channel by Icon Films. For Icon Films, executive producers are Stephen McQuillan and Nicholas White. For Science Channel, Executive Producer is Neil Laird and Producer is Andrew Lessner.