discovery+ Announces March Programming Slate





discovery+ Announces March Programming Slate
Two new True Crime series, “Holy Heist” and “Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed,” take viewers behind-the-scenes of infamous crime scandals with unseen footage and thrilling storytelling of shocking discoveries.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
DISCOVERY+ ANNOUNCES MARCH PROGRAMMING SLATE

Highlights Include New True Crime Series Holy Heist and Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed, Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs. Taffer and a New Season of Ghost Adventures

New York, NY – February 18, 2022 – discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Discovery, Inc., today announced new and original programming that will be available in March. Two new True Crime series, Holy Heist and Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed, take viewers behind-the-scenes of infamous crime scandals with unseen footage and thrilling storytelling of shocking discoveries. In Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs. Taffer, Robert Irvine and Jon Taffer face off to makeover two failing restaurants to determine who is the ultimate master of restaurant recovery. Zak Bagans and the gang are back for an all-new season of Ghost Adventures to explore more of the mysteries of the paranormal world. Viewers will be updated on one woman’s quest to build the largest single family home in America on the premiere of Queen of Versailles Reigns Again. Legacy: In the Shadow of Greatness follows the lives of the children of sports legends Dwyane Wade, Evander Holyfield and Randall Cunningham as they make their own mark on the world. Additional premieres will be available across categories including Love & Relationships, Lifestyle, Adventure and Animals.

Titles premiering in March include:

True Crime

· Holy Heist – Tuesday, March 15

A cop, a boxer, an IRA soldier, and a priest get entangled in one of America’s biggest robberies. But the punchline to this story is darker than anyone ever expected. Now, in an exclusive tell-all, never-before-seen interviews reveal missing millions, terrorism, and murder in the Brinks heist that pinched $7.4 million from an armored car depot.

· Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed – Thursday, March 24

Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed is a three-part docuseries that will profile numerous ex-members of the church as well as Ranin Karim, the woman whose five-month affair with celebrity senior pastor Carl Lentz led to his downfall. The series will explore the high-profile, star-studded church’s ongoing pattern of immoral and unethical behavior with interviews from those who have come forward to share harrowing allegations of trauma, abuse, and labor exploitation that created a culture of chaos within the church. The series will also examine how Hillsong was able to grow into a global brand, while uncovering the truth behind headlines of recent scandals and shining a light on the fine line between culture, corporation and cult.

Paranormal & Unexplained

· Ghost Adventures (season 25) – Thursday, March 10

The Ghost Adventures crew is back. Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley continue their travels to haunted destinations where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the haunted history of each site. They then begin their “lockdown” investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery.

· The Ghost Town Terror – Friday, March 11

When a Seattle family moves to a ghost town in Montana, they quickly realize they are not alone. Fearful that paranormal activity will derail plans to operate a guest ranch, they call in investigators Tim Wood and Sapphire Sandalo to uncover the source of the haunting.

· Help! My House is Haunted: Celebrity Edition – Sunday, March 13

Paranormal investigators Chris Fleming, Jayne Harris and Barri Ghai travel the UK hunting down ghosts and paranormal activity terrorizing celebrity families in their homes. UK celebrity favorites featured include TOWIE’s Frankie Essex, Geordie Shore’s Charlotte Crosby, and comedian and YouTuber Arron Crascall.

Food

· Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs. Taffer – Thursday, March 3

Robert Irvine and Jon Taffer are arguably the best at turning failing businesses in the food and hospitality industry around. When it comes to results both men use a combination of tough love and sharp business skills to pull failing establishments out of a hole and into the black. Now, these two giants face off against each other for the first time in a no-holds-barred competition to help a pair of struggling restaurant owners back to profitability and see once and for all who reigns supreme.

Home

· Queen of Versailles Reigns Again – Wednesday, March 30

In 2012, the world was introduced to Jackie Siegel and her quest to build the largest single-family home in America in the hit documentary The Queen of Versailles. After a stock market plummet nearly killed her dream home, Jackie and her family are ready to return to their famous 90,000 square-foot home. Offering the first glimpse inside the home since the documentary premiered a decade ago, the series will chronicle a vast renovation project, including the completion of five kitchens, a 35-car garage, 150-person dining room, ballroom and the family’s very own British-style pub.

Documentaries

· Legacy: In the Shadow of Greatness – Tuesday, March 8

A docuseries from 11-time Emmy Award winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock follows the athletic pursuits of the children of sports icons Dwyane Wade, Evander Holyfield and Randall Cunningham as they attempt to make their own mark on the world.

· Last Exit: Space – Thursday, March 10

Rudolph and Werner Herzog take us on an unforgettable journey into space and living beyond Earth as they look to answer the big question, how close are we to fulfilling our dream of becoming space colonists?

Adventure

· Discovering David Dobrik: Colombia – Tuesday, March 22

Having checked Europe, Dubai and South Africa off their bucket list, David and his friends head across the Atlantic to Bogota and Medellin, Colombia where they experience the future of this cosmopolitan city. They put on a fashion show with a local designer, party with drag performers, and attend a heavy metal church service.

Lifestyle

· Pig Royalty (season 2) – Wednesday, March 16

The kings and queens of pig shows are back! The fan-favorite series, Pig Royalty, returns as lines are drawn and loyal allies become enemies. The Rhin and the Balero family rivalry continues to boil while Nugget and Tyler question their allegiances, but as always the drama behind the scenes is as Texas-sized as the competition in the ring.

· Ibiza Weekender – Friday, March 25

Ibiza Weekender follows the every move of reps from a high-end hotel as they navigate their way around party hotspots during a summer full of hopes, dreams, loves and fears, all while dealing with their guests.

· White Water Summer (wt) – Wednesday, March 30

Each Summer, Maupin (population 391) becomes the “Vegas of Oregon” as thousands flock to the Deschutes River for the best white-water rafting in the Pacific Northwest. Taking on the river by day and partying hard at night, the river’s sexy, adventurous raft guides must navigate the rapids of demanding raft bosses, volatile relationships, and clients with the wildest requests.

Love & Relationships

· The Cabins (season 2) – Saturday, March 26

On a new season of The Cabins, couples meet for an extended first date in luxurious and cozy log cabins in a stunning winter setting. Each episode follows three couples in separate cabins as they get to know each other. After 24 hours, they will decide whether to stay another day with each other or to leave the cabin, still single. After a number of days, they will have to check out of the cabin regardless and will choose whether or not to leave as an ‘official cabins couple.’

Science & Technology

· Inventions That Changed History – Thursday, March 31

Inventions That Changed History reveals the wild and often unbelievable stories behind many of pop culture’s most impactful inventions. Historians, scientists, pop culture experts and Hollywood celebrities take viewers on this wild ride full of information and incredible tales.

Magnolia Network

· Art in Bloom with Helen Dealtry (season 2) – Friday, March 4

Artist Helen Dealtry gives a glimpse into her creative process in this studio-based painting series, sharing the how-to of her original creations from start to finish.

· The Craftsman – Friday, March 11

Master craftsman and woodworker Eric Hollenbeck is in the restoration business, taking historic homes and forgotten treasures around his hometown of Eureka, California, and giving them new life.

· Ranch to Table (season 2) – Friday, March 18

Seventh-generation cattle rancher and entrepreneur Elizabeth Poett tackles the work of running her family’s 14,000-acre ranch while crafting regional dishes using her own fresh ingredients.

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 6 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.



Find Love This Valentine’s Day with Two New Reality Dating Shows Coming to discovery+





Find Love This Valentine’s Day with Two New Reality Dating Shows Coming to discovery+
Whether you prefer to watch anonymous dating or jump right into a cozy getaway with a potential new love, both “Secret Crush” and “The Cabins” will take viewers on a high-stakes search for love.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
FIND LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY WITH TWO NEW REALITY DATING SHOWS COMING TO DISCOVERY+

‘SECRET CRUSH’ Premieres Wednesday, February 9 and ‘THE CABINS’ Premieres Saturday, February 12 on discovery+

(LOS ANGELES) – Celebrate Valentine’s Day this February with two new reality dating shows, SECRET CRUSH and THE CABINS premiering exclusively on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Discovery, Inc. Whether you prefer to watch anonymous dating or jump right into a cozy getaway with a potential new love, both SECRET CRUSH and THE CABINS will take viewers on a high-stakes search for love.

SECRET CRUSH, launching Wednesday, February 9 on discovery+, gives in-love singletons the chance to confess their true feelings to the object of their affection, potentially risking it all in the hope of winning love. Each episode follows a number of high-stakes dates between infatuated admirers and their unsuspecting crushes, but will love bloom, or crash and burn when the pairs finally meet?

THE CABINS, streaming Saturday, February 12 on discovery+, is a new reality dating show where couples meet for an extended first date in luxurious and cozy log cabins in a stunning winter setting. Each episode follows three couples in separate cabins as they get to know each other. After 24 hours, they will decide whether to stay another day with each other or to leave the cabin, still single. After a number of days, they will have to check out of the cabin regardless and will choose whether or not to leave as an ‘official cabins couple.’

Commissioned by UK commercial broadcaster ITV, SECRET CRUSH is produced by Fremantle-owned Naked Television. Tom O’Brien is the Executive Producer.

THE CABINS is produced by 12 Yard Productions, part of ITV Studios, for ITV2. Global distribution is handled by ITV Studios.

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 6 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 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+ Announces February Programming Slate





discovery+ Announces February Programming Slate
In the new series “Million Dollar Wheels,” a group of luxury car dealers bring viewers under the hood of an industry where millions of dollars are on the line for high-end clients with big demands.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
DISCOVERY+ ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY PROGRAMMING SLATE

Highlights Include New Series Million Dollar Wheels, Profiled: The Black Man, Uprooted and Exclusive Puppy Bowl Content

New York, NY – January 20, 2022 – discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Discovery, Inc., today announced new and original programming that will be available in February. In the new series Million Dollar Wheels, a group of luxury car dealers bring viewers under the hood of an industry where millions of dollars are on the line for high-end clients with big demands. Also premiering in February is Profiled: A Black Man, a moving new series in which challenges and stereotypes Black men face are explored through powerful storytelling and impactful investigation. Uprooted tells the story of a sister up against a corrupt justice system to find out what really happened to her brother. Sports fans can catch the season’s cutest competitions on Puppy Bowl Presents: The Winter Games and Puppy Bowl Presents: Puppy Mania. For lovers of the paranormal, two new Shock Docs will premiere in February about unexplained alien abductions. Additional premieres will be available across categories including Love & Relationships, Adventure and Food.

Titles premiering in February include:

Automotive

· Million Dollar Wheels – Premiering February

This series follows a group of highly competitive luxury car dealers who specialize in making their clients’ wildest dreams come true. But, in a world where supercars are posted on Instagram and sold the next day, luxury is not always pretty – especially when millions are on the line. In this business, everyone knows everyone, no one trusts anyone, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. These are not your average car dealers. It takes a unique hustle to make the impossible, possible.

Lifestyle

· Profiled: The Black Man – Saturday, February 12

Through a powerful mixture of historical footage, real-life testimony, and commentary from an array of renowned thought leaders, Profiled: The Black Man aims to show the difficulties Black men have faced, both in the past and present-day, while also highlighting and celebrating the triumphs and resilience of countless extraordinary men. In addition, each episode will feature commentary from notable community members such as executive producer Tina Knowles-Lawson, civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson, activist Tamika Mallory, hip-hop culture icon Sway Calloway, the Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning Billy Porter and more.

True Crime

· Secrets of the Salisbury Poisonings – Thursday, February 17

In 2018, double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned in Salisbury, England. Now, the people involved and explosive new evidence tell the story of the tragic events that turned the small town into the center of a global murder plot.

· Uprooted – Friday, February 18

Uprooted tells the story of Keith Warren, who was 19 years old when his body was found hanging from a tree in 1986. The police ruled it a suicide at the scene. The tree was cut down, his family was not informed for over six hours, no autopsy was performed and no criminal investigation was ever opened. Keith’s sister, Sherri, has spent the last 34 years investigating her brother’s death, and looking for closure. Closer than she’s been in decades, Sherri is fighting a corrupt system in hopes of getting justice for her brother.

Animals

· Puppy Bowl Presents: The Winter Games – Thursday, February 3

In this all-new special, five extraordinary teams of trainer and dog face off against each other to see who will be named the top canine athlete when it comes to showmanship and talent and take home the gold. Hosted by Kym Whitley, this all-new special is filled with high-stakes drama as each team competes in three rounds of increasing competition and challenges which includes a series of show-stopping trick combinations and an epic round of speed and agility. Each pair is judged for their unique skill set by a panel of judges that includes professional dog trainer Travis Brorsen, international trick dog trainer Sara Carson, and one special guest judge. The three best teams who move on to the final round will compete for the ultimate top dog prize of $5,000.00 to donate to their favorite animal charity.

· Puppy Bowl Presents: Puppy Mania – Saturday, February 12

Puppy athletes and their amateur trainers adorably battle it out in three rounds of competition. Football running back Rashad Jennings joins comedian Kym Whitley and a panel of judges as they decide which pup has earned the Puppy Mania trophy!

· My Pack Life – Sunday, February 13

Lee Asher is determined to build a modern-day Noah’s Ark – The Asher House Sanctuary. He wants to provide a safe space for every single animal, no matter their shape, size, or species. His only rule? That they’re an underdog, just like him. Lee recently packed up his 15 dogs and moved to 25 acres of lush Oregon land. He’s building a sanctuary to care for dogs, horses, donkeys, cows, goats, pigs, llamas, sheep and even reptiles! Lee’s mission is to rescue animals that have been discarded or unwanted and to provide them with a life of comfort, love and adventure.

Paranormal & Unexplained

· Shock Docs: Alien Abduction: Travis Walton – Friday, February 18

In November 1975, six loggers in northeast Arizona witnessed their crewmate Travis Walton’s abduction by UFO. The Walton story became an international sensation and ripped apart a small town. Four decades later, shocking new evidence reveals the true story behind Fire in the Sky.

· Shock Docs: Alien Abduction: Betty & Barney Hill – Friday, February 18

In September 1961, newlyweds Betty and Barney Hill encountered a UFO on a deserted New Hampshire highway. When the story leaked, they gained fame as the first widely reported alien abductees. Compelling new evidence may prove the Hills’ terrifying close encounter was real.

· Destination Fear: Trail to Terror – Thursday, February 24

In his first-ever documentary and genesis for the hit TV series Destination Fear, Dakota Laden takes his sister Chelsea Laden and best friends Tanner Wiseman and Coalin Smith on a journey to test their limits of fear. Dakota does not tell anyone where they are going, just that they will be sleeping alone for five consecutive nights in five of the most haunted locations in America. What starts out as an experiment in fear turns into a real-life horror movie.

Love & Relationships

· 90 Day Journey – Friday, February 4

90 Day Journey is a one-stop place to watch 90 Day couples’ love stories from the beginning to present day. Each curated miniseries is made up of every scene a couple has appeared in across all the shows in the 90 Day universe, giving fans the opportunity to watch each pair’s story from the start. New updated episodes include fan favorite storylines for 90 Day singles, Ed, Natalie, Stephanie, Syngin and Jeniffer.

· Farmer Wants a Wife – Wednesday, February 9

Six single farmers embark on a quest to find romance and, hopefully, everlasting love. The heat is turned up at each stage until one lucky lady is chosen for each farmer.

· Secret Crush – Wednesday, February 9

Secret Crush gives love-sick singletons the chance to confess their true feelings to the object of their affection, potentially risking it all in the hope of winning love. Each episode sees a number of high-stakes dates between infatuated admirers and their unsuspecting crushes, but will love bloom, or crash and burn when the pairs finally meet?

· The Cabins – Saturday, February 12

The Cabins is a new reality dating show where couples meet for an extended first date in luxurious and cozy log cabins in a stunning winter setting. Each episode follows three couples in separate cabins as they get to know each other. After 24 hours, they will decide whether to stay another day with each other or to leave the cabin, still single. After a number of days, they will have to check out of the cabin regardless and will choose whether or not to leave as an ‘official cabins couple.’

Food

· Luda Can’t Cook – Tuesday, February 15

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is a legendary rapper, actor and restaurateur, and while he has always been passionate about food, there’s one thing this multi-hyphenate can’t do and that’s cook. Now he’s on a mission to change that with the help of some of the world’s greatest chefs. Can he learn to master cuisines from around the world, or will his hopes go up in flames?

Adventure

· Discovering David Dobrik – Tuesday, February 15

In a vast departure from David’s last adventure in the lavish city of Dubai, David and his friends head to South Africa to disconnect from the madness of big city life, and get in touch with their wild side. From the thrills of abseiling into a waterfall, to the stress of camping in the wild, the group runs the gamut of self-discovery in their next great adventure.

Magnolia Network

· Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines (Season 5) – Friday, February 4

Infused with her warmth and passion for all things family, Joanna Gaines spends time in the kitchen sharing her favorite recipes, where they come from and why she finds herself returning to them time and time again.

· (re)Motel (Season 2) – Friday, February 4

Passionate motel owners across America restore and redesign their historic properties to give them new life and create destination stops for a new generation of travelers.

· First Time Fixer (Season 3) – Friday, February 11

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.

· Extraordinary Stories Behind Everyday Things (Season 3) – Friday, February 18

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.

· Van Go (Season 2) – Friday, February 25

Chewy Design Co. owner Brett Lewis renovates vans into tiny homes on the road, innovating creative solutions and tackling the many challenges that come with custom outfitting each vehicle for his clients’ lifestyles.

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 6 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.