discovery+ Announces August Programming Slate





discovery+ Announces August Programming Slate
Magnolia premieres include “Recipe Lost and Found,” “The Art of Vintage,” “Capturing Home,” “In with the Old,” “Rental Redo” and “Diary of an Old Home.”
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]

discovery+ Announces August Programming Slate

Highlights Includes 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After, Good Sex, Menendez Brothers: Misjudged?, and The Diana Investigations

New York, NY – July 21, 2022 – discovery +, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery, today announced new and original programming that will be available in August. On 90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER?, couples that viewers have come to know and love are back for a brand-new season as they navigate the next chapter of their relationships. GOOD SEX follows five couples who face challenges in the bedroom as they work with sex coach Caitlin V. to tranform their sex lives. Three decades later, as Gen Z discovers the Menendez Brothers case in MENENDEZ BROTHERS: MISJUDGED?, they see the story of two boys who suffered horrific abuse at the hands of their mother, father… and the media, alongside a collection of 90s crime programming including WHO KILLED BIGGIE AND TUPAC?, MARY KAY LETOURNEAU: NOTES ON A SCANDAL, and more. In addition, an array of Magnolia content makes its way to the platform, including RECIPE LOST AND FOUND, THE ART OF VINTAGE Jo, and CAPTURING HOME.

Titles premiering in August include:

Love & Relationships

· sMothered – Premieres Monday, August 8

Just when you thought you had seen it all, SMOTHERED returns on Monday, August 8th with more to love. This season welcomes back four fan-favorite mother-daughter duos and introduces three new pairings. From bathwater to bedrooms to boyfriends, these twosomes have shared everything and with beautiful babies being welcomed into the mix, a new legacy ensues – grand-smothering!

· My Big Fat Fabulous Life – Premieres Tuesday, August 9

Whitney is back and facing some larger than life struggles this season. The Thores are devastated after a stroke leaves Babs hospitalized and her road to recovery uncertain. With the help of her supportive friend group, Whitney musters strength to be the pillar her family needs during their darkest time. Meanwhile, things get tricky for Whitney when she mixes business and pleasure by hiring her ex-boyfriend to help with her online fitness videos. Will Whitney’s relationship with the French man prove to be as strong as she thought or must all good things come to an end?

· Good Sex – Premieres Friday, August 19 (discovery+ Original)

GOOD SEX follows five couples who face challenges in the bedroom as they work with sex coach Caitlin V. to transform their sex lives. With many years of experience and a proven track record for helping couples harness their sexuality, gain more confidence in bed, and feel closer and more connected to their partner, Caitlin begins with the radical approach of putting cameras in their bedrooms and then reviews the tapes in sessions with her clients to get to the bottom of what’s really going on between the sheets.

· 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? – Premieres Sunday, August 28

The couples that viewers have come to know and love are back for a brand-new season of 90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER?. As they navigate the next chapter of their relationships, they’ll be put to the test on everything from emotional affairs to disapproving family to immigration issues. With these couples kissing the honeymoon stage goodbye, are they headed toward happily ever after or happily never after?

Documentary

· Viagra: The Little Blue Pill That Changed the World – Premieres Friday, August 12 (discovery+ Original)

This is the untold story of a blue pill that changed the world. Developed against all odds, marketed like no drug in history, it unleashed a tidal wave of controversy. Using nostalgic 90s archives and an exciting mixture of exclusive interviews with the people who were there, including Dr. David Brown, known as the father of Viagra, Ian Osterloh, the Pfizer Inc. team leader who oversaw the top-secret clinical trials that proved the blue pill does indeed work, and Pfizer marketing team members Rooney Nelson, David Brinkley and Janice Lipsky. This is the drug that wrote the playbook of Big Pharma and changed sex forever.

Magnolia

· Recipe Lost and Found – Premieres Friday, August 5

Classically trained chef and food anthropologist Casey Corn is on a journey to help people rediscover their lost family recipes, diving into each family’s history and culture to reveal the magic behind the dish.

· The Art of Vintage – Premieres Saturday, August 6

Vintage dealer and designer Katie Saro creates one-of-a-kind spaces for her clients and shares her unique styling and design tips while transforming her own home room by room.

· Capturing Home – Premieres Saturday, August 6

Stylist Kate Martindale and photographer Amy Neunsinger work with clients who have tired spaces and help transform them into beautiful rooms that feel like home.

· In with the Old – Premieres Wednesday, August 24

In small towns or neighborhoods in large cities across the country, risk-takers are finding old constructions and bringing them back to life by their own hands. Each episode will feature an old house, an old building on main street, or an old structure that will be revitalized with beautiful design and delicate restoration.

· Rental Redo – Premieres Friday, August 26

Designer Keyanna Bowen has a passion for renovating rental properties, showing you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a big impact. She reveals cost-saving tips while updating rentals to help tenants feel more at home.

· Diary of an Old Home – Premieres Friday, August 26

Homeowners offer an intimate look at the original features and modern renovations that make their old homes unique. They also share their passion for understanding and preserving their properties’ hi distinct histories.

Competition

· Contraption Masters – Premieres Sunday, August 7 (discovery+ Original)

In this joyous, specialist factual series, amateurs compete to create spectacular chain reaction machines, with the ultimate winner going on display in a museum. The machines must complete a simple challenge – like boiling a kettle – in the most complicated way possible. Engineering enthusiasts go head-to-head in the ultimate test of ingenuity and technical ability. It’s a knockout competition that will leave us with just one winner. FYI this is hosted by Richard Hammond (of Top Gear fame, etc.)

True Crime

· Faking It: Michael Jackson – Premieres Monday, August 4

Before his death in 2009, Michael Jackson was the biggest pop star on the planet. But his private life was marred by dark rumours for over 20 years. Experts in body language, speech and forensic psychology examine his words, actions and behaviours.

· Menendez Brothers: Misjudged? – Premieres Sunday, August 7

Thirty years ago, the nation watched every moment of the Menendez Brothers’ dramatic trial in real-time. Now, thanks to TikTok and social media, an entirely new generation is learning their story for the very first time. Details of the murder were seared into our collective memory: the 911 call, the crime scene photos, the Rolexes. The media narrative – that two Beverly Hill boys killed their parents out of greed and allegedly concocted a fantastic account to get out of it – remains a national punchline. But now, three decades later, as Gen Z discovers the case, they see the story of two boys who suffered horrific abuse at the hands of their mother, father… and the media. Did we get it all wrong?

· Faking It: R Kelly – Premieres Thursday, August 11

For more than two decades, music superstar R. Kelly tried to hide his secret life as a serial sex offender. But were the clues in front of our eyes all the time? Faking It’s crack team of body language, linguistics and psychology experts put R. Kelly’s interviews under the microscope. Was his attraction to underage girls evident? Were his denials that he paid victims ‘hush money’ believable? As well as frame-by-frame analysis of his media appearances, this film charts R. Kelly’s journey from busking on the streets of his hometown Chicago to global fame, wealth and adoration. With an estimated 100 million record sales to his name, the music world celebrated the so-called ‘King of R&B’ as a genius. But were his dark secrets and lies on display all along?

· Who Killed Biggie and Tupac? – Premieres Sunday, August 14

Twenty-five years of contempt, controversy, and conspiracy all lead to the same single question: who killed Biggie and Tupac? Now, with exclusive interviews and unique insight into both shootings, this series offers up answers from the key players involved. Who do you believe is telling the truth?

· Homicide Hunter: Never Give Up – Premieres Wednesday, August 17

During HOMICIDE HUNTER’s nine seasons on ID, Lt. Joe Kenda captivated viewers with stories from the hundreds of murder cases he solved throughout his 23-year-long career. With an eidetic memory and a 92% closure rate, Kenda recounted all the success stories he had to tell on the hit TV series… . until now. Three cases that kept Lt. Joe Kenda up at night will finally be put to rest as he returns to the screen for a trilogy of premium HOMICIDE HUNTER specials, revealing chilling new details of career-defining cases. With his gruff voice and no-nonsense demeanor, Kenda leads viewers through labyrinthine cases that have plagued him for years with the first two-hour special focused on the investigation of a female soldier whose killer was a shadow in the night for decades until advances in science delivered a conviction.

· The Diana Investigations – Premieres Thursday, August 18 (discovery+ Original)

Twenty-five years ago, a fatal car accident took the life of the beloved Princess Diana of Wales, devastating the world. In the decades following her death, conspiracy theories and accusations have swirled – who was to blame? How did this happen? Over the course of four gripping parts, THE DIANA INVESTIGATIONS offers a new look into the tragedy that has shocked the world for decades. For the first time, hear exclusively from the key figures who investigated the beloved Princess’ death as they provide new insight and reveal never-before-heard details.

· The Killer Nanny – Premieres Sunday, August 21

The murder trial of British au pair Louise Woodward was televised live in the UK, transfixing viewers and splitting public opinion about whether she was guilty or innocent. Now, evidence is reexamined with unprecedented access to witnesses, the defense team, the prosecution, and members of the jury who decided her fate.

· Mary Kay Letourneau: Notes On A Scandal – Premieres Thursday, August 28

With all the ingredients of a Hollywood movie, this sex scandal shocked, enthralled, and enraged 1990s America. 34-year-old elementary school teacher, Mary Kay Letourneau, who was married with four kids, began an affair in 1997 with her 12-year-old student, Vili Fualauu. They not only didn’t deny the outrageous behavior, but they would also eventually embrace the love affair that included kissing on school grounds, trysts in her van, and even sexual rendezvous in her family home. The question on everyone’s mind was: Is this true love, or is Mary Kay Letourneau a pedophile, guilty of child rape?

Last month, discovery+ introduced parental control settings in the US that allow subscribers to create age-appropriate viewing experiences for their families. The update gives users the ability to set the content maturity level for a family profile and create a PIN to restrict access to profiles. For more information, visit the discovery+ Help Desk.

For more information on discovery+, visit discoveryplus.com. You can follow discovery+ on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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About discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery. With the largest-ever content offering at launch, discovery+ features a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular passion verticals including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com, or find the discovery+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.



discovery+ Announces October Programming Slate





discovery+ Announces October Programming Slate
All month long, new Ghostober Halloween-themed series and specials will premiere across categories including Paranormal and Unexplained, Home, and True Crime, making discovery+ the streaming home for Halloween.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
DISCOVERY+ ANNOUNCES OCTOBER PROGRAMMING SLATE

discovery+ Will Premiere the Critically-Acclaimed Documentary Introducing, Selma Blair Following the Actress’ Journey with Multiple Sclerosis

Additional Highlights Include Ghostober Halloween-Themed Programming Across Categories

New York, NY – September 21, 2021 – discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Discovery, Inc., today announced new and original programming that will be available in October. All month long, new Ghostober Halloween-themed series and specials will premiere across categories including Paranormal and Unexplained, Home, and True Crime, making discovery+ the streaming home for Halloween. Zak Bagans and his crew investigate haunted locations, towns and artifacts in two new series, Ghost Adventures: Goldfield Hotel and The Haunted Museum. In House Haunters, actor Anthony Anderson teams up with his mom and the producers of Impractical Jokers in a hidden camera real estate and home renovation prank series. Additionally in October, discovery+ will premiere the critically-acclaimed documentary Introducing, Selma Blair, which tells the moving story of the actress’ challenging battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

discovery+ features a partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ is also available on platforms and devices from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.

Titles premiering in October include:

Paranormal and Unexplained – Ghostober!

· Ghost Adventures: Goldfield Hotel – Friday, October 1

The Ghost Adventures crew heads back to Goldfield, Nevada, to settle – once and for all – a mysterious evil feud that’s been cast over the town. In a highly personal and emotionally charged investigation, Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley revisit the haunted town and hotel where their journey began.

· The Haunted Museum – Saturday, October 2

The creepy collection of haunted artifacts housed inside Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum are getting the spotlight in The Haunted Museum, a new horror film anthology series produced in collaboration with filmmaker Eli Roth. The series presents frightening and hellish tales inspired by the spooky relics on display in Zak Bagans’ Las Vegas museum.

· Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life – Friday, October 8

From master of horror Eli Roth, A Ghost Ruined My Life shares the shocking stories of hauntings that have left emotional (and sometimes physical) scars on those unlucky enough to have experienced them. Equal parts terrifying and evocative, every hour-long episode will expose viewers to the real-life stories of survivors who have been dragged through hell and back.

· Jack and Kelly Osbourne: Night of Terror – Sunday, October 24

Jack Osbourne introduced his sister, Kelly, to the paranormal last year and turned her skepticism into a curiosity of the unknown. Now, he’s bringing her to the queen of all haunted locations – the RMS Queen Mary. Since it shut down to the public in early 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic struck, the hallowed halls of this once-elegant ocean liner have grown silent – but hardly empty. Jack and Kelly come aboard to investigate the infamous ghost ship alone.

· The Curse of the Highgate Vampire – Friday, October 29

A gang of paranormal thrill seekers get locked inside Highgate cemetery, overnight, where they stumble across horrifying and bone-chilling paranormal evidence that triggers an insatiable obsession to find out about the infamous hauntings of Highgate.

· Ghost Hunters – Sunday, October 31

The revival of the series that started it all is here! Ghost Hunters comes exclusively to discovery+ with a brand-new season featuring original team leader Jason Hawes, joined by Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti. A special Halloween event kicks off the new run, as the TAPS team take back the paranormal reins in epic haunted locations.

Home

· House Haunters – Thursday, October 7

Emmy(R) nominated actor and producer Anthony Anderson, star of the ABC sitcom Black-ish, along with his mom and co-host of ABC’s To Tell the Truth, Doris Bowman, will combine their love of all things home – and mischief – to host the new discovery+ series House Haunters. During this hidden camera real estate and home renovation prank series from the producers of Impractical Jokers, Anthony and Doris will take over properties and devise hilarious gags for unsuspecting house hunters, real estate agents, handymen – and even a few HGTV stars, including Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent (The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project) and Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt (100 Day Dream Home). Throughout House Haunters, with dozens of hidden cameras in place and working from a nearby unmarked van, Anthony and Doris will scheme to scare, startle and surprise visitors to the homes – executing humorous high jinks with creepy dolls come to life, mysterious pests on the loose, home decor that has a mind of its own or seemingly haunted spaces.

Documentaries

· Crutch – Thursday, October 14

Crutch chronicles the gravity-defying life of Bill Shannon, an internationally renowned artist, break-dancer and skate punk – on crutches. The film follows Shannon’s extraordinary journey: the history of his medical odyssey and his struggles with chronic pain, the evolution of his crutch dancing and skating, his rise to become a globally-known performance artist, and his transformation from angry skate punk to an international hero.

· Introducing, Selma Blair – Thursday, October 21

Introducing, Selma Blair is a deeply intimate and powerful feature of one woman’s journey of personal acceptance and resilience, which follows the singular actress as she reckons with the next chapter of her life after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The film explores complex issues ranging from dissecting deep-rooted myths about beauty, and the collective fear around disability and mortality. Complete with her trademark wit and humor, the documentary follows Blair as she reconciles a journey of monumental transition.

· Fergie’s Killer Dresser: The Jane Andrews Story – Saturday, October 23

In 2000, former royal dresser Jane Andrews’ murder of Tom Cressman shocked and fascinated Britain. She was portrayed as a jealous obsessive who couldn’t take the rejection of her wealthy lovers, but with new doubts, would she be tried differently today?

· Hatton Gardens – Saturday, October 23

Through unseen police surveillance footage and secretly recorded conversations, viewers can discover the untold story of the police investigation into the Hatton Garden Heist, one of the biggest jewel heists in British history.

True Crime

· The Prison Breaker – Tuesday, October 5

The Prison Breaker tells the true story of one of the most brilliant escape artists of all time, Richard Lee McNair. Thought to be the only person ever to have broken out of jail, state penitentiary and federal penitentiary, McNair is a three-time escape artist who is famous for mailing himself to freedom. Now, with the help of the journalist who spent 13 years building a relationship with McNair, this four-hour documentary uses hundreds of letters, personal photos and videos, and exclusive interviews for a deep dive into the mind of a criminal genius. corded phone calls, and exclusive interviews for a deep dive into the mind of a criminal genius.

· The Cleveland Kidnappings – Tuesday, October 12

When Amanda Berry doesn’t make it home on the eve of her 17th birthday on April 21st, 2003, her mother knows something has to be wrong. Nearly one year later, 14-year-old Gina DeJesus goes missing only blocks away from where Amanda disappeared. As their families and the community search all over Cleveland, Ohio for a trace of both girls, they have no way of knowing that Amanda and Gina – plus a third victim named Michelle Knight – are suffering inside a house of horrors with no escape. Hear Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus recount their story, in their own words.

· Finding Andrea – Friday, October 15

When single mother Andrea Knabel goes missing, the search for concrete facts surrounding her disappearance brings up even more questions from her family and close friends. As a fresh set of eyes takes over the case, shocking information about her life in the months before she vanished is brought to light, leading her loved ones to rethink everything. She was a woman who helped those in need, devoting her free time to finding missing people with an eclectic and loyal group of friends, but perhaps she was the one who needed saving all along.

· The Men Who Sold the World Cup – Sunday, October 17

This two-part film tells the definitive, unbelievable story of how the Greatest Show on Earth was sold to the highest bidders. The awarding of the World Cup to countries around the world has been infested with bribery, corruption, global politics, backroom deals and greed. It all came to a head when the 2022 World Cup was awarded to Qatar – a desert nation with baking summer temperatures, zero world-class stadiums, a population mostly indifferent to soccer… and lots of money. With exclusive interviews, the documentary reveals the truth behind the selling of the world’s biggest sporting event to the highest bidders and how the crooked, crazy characters who stalked the corridors of FIFA were eventually evicted from their seats of power and lives of luxury.

Magnolia Network

· Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things – Friday, October 1

Offering an in-depth look at how iconic American-made products are created, this series celebrates the ingenuity, passion and creativity of the people who proudly stand behind these timeless classics.

· In With the Old – Friday, October 1

Designers, builders and old-home enthusiasts in small towns and big cities across America reimagine and transform abandoned structures by preserving their historical integrity while giving them new purpose.

· First Time Fixer – Friday, October 8

First-time house renovators take their home renovation dreams into their own hands and experience the risk and reward that comes with trying something new.

Immersions

· World of Wow: Space Out – Monday, October 18

Travel through the outer cosmos in Space Out, the latest episode discovery+ Immersions: World of Wow. With an original score by award-winning composer, Ben Wexler, audiences can experience the universe’s most breathtaking phenomena like never before.

· Tour of Terror – Monday, October 25

This Halloween, immerse yourself in some of the world’s spookiest sites in this Tour or Terror. Helmed by award-winning filmmaker and YouTuber, Dan Mace, audiences will embark on a firsthand excursion into the world of the paranormal.

For more information on discovery+, visit discoveryplus.com. You can follow discovery+ on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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About discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.

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 discovery+, 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 Network, 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.