Over its 33 years, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week has had some highs and lows, celebrating and educating us about sharks, but also presenting fiction as fact, lying to scientists and misrepresenting what they say, and making sharks seem scarier than they are. Here’s a look at Shark Week’s history, and why it’s so disappointing.
Why is Discovery+ taking shows from Food Network, HGTV, TLC, ID, Travel Channel, Science Channel, OWN, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Discovery Channel, and then sometimes sending them back to cable? Discovery’s CEO and president has the answer.
Homicide Hunter Lt. Joe Kenda is now starring in a new Discovery+ series, American Detective, and he’s also written Killer Triggers, a new book in which he retells stories from his career, focusing on why a murder was committed. Read an excerpt.
It’s been seven years since HGTV aired Design Star, and the show’s return, as Design Star: Next Gen, is a vast improvement over its predecessor, though it will only be on Discovery+ after the premiere.
Six Degrees with Mike Rowe, which is now on Discovery Channel after premiering on Discovery+, has the host of Dirty Jobs explaining how his show “is sponsored by the oil and natural gas industry.”
DIscovery+, a new pay streaming service, will launch with a huge number of reality shows from HGTV, Food Network, ID, TLC, Discovery Channel, and its other networks, but will also have many original shows.
An interview with the producers of Ocean Warriors, a six-hour Animal Planet series that follows people who are trying to stop illegal fishing, which has been edited into Chasing the Thunder, a feature documentary that will be on Discovery+.