Discovery Channel is 25 today! Happy Birthday and most of all for all the success it has had for this long. Discovery is a channel about innovation, our world, and opening our eyes to new things and new fun.
Starting tonight at 9/8c, the channel will host a week-long event celebrating 25 years from specials about Mythbusters to Man vs. Wild, and everything in between.
This evening, it all kicks off with Mike Rowe who narrates a special on the 25 years called 25 Years of Discovery, and the week continues on Monday with him on a special Dirty Jobs, Tuesday with a new Deadliest Catch and special, Wednesday features a great look back at memories of Mythbusters, which is very well put together, and more. For a full list at all the programming, go to Discovery.com.
Take a look at a sneak peek from that special and be sure to tune in all week for some classic moments from a classic network.
Two shows to spotlight tonight….
Life – 8/7c at 9/8c on Discovery and all Discovery Networks Two years ago, I was blown away by something I live in every day. Planet Earth. The BBC/Discovery series Planet Earth, presented a fantastic look at our planet, and I find myself watching the series at least twice a year. That series took 5 years, and many, many hours to produce and now the same people have done the same thing with the living that inhabit this planet.
Life is a 10-part series that will air on Discovery tonight, and on all of the partner channels such as Planet Green. I have had the pleasure to see the first two in advance that are airing tonight: Challenges of Life and Reptiles and Amphibians. The series is in one word: remarkable. There are really no other words to say how much this footage is unprecedented and you should really just check it out, instead of me writing about it. One for the books for sure.
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution – 10/9c on ABC With Brothers and Sisters not returning to its big 2-hour flashback episode on the 11th of April, ABC has planned a special two-part episode (review on Monday) of Castle that was to air tonight and tomorrow after Desperate Housewives. ABC changed their minds and has now schedule Castle to air on its regular night, and instead a sneak peek at the new series Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. The first episode of the series which follows the English chef as he tries to change the food ways of the heaviest town in America is a well-made, compelling hour. It is lighthearted in its tone but serious in the story and really shows what terrible, terrible eating styles are going on in Huntington, West Virginia. It is a worth a look after DH, and it sure made me think about what kind of food I was eating with my family.