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    Discovery to Revive ‘Monster Garage’

    Fourteen years after the final Monster Machine was built, Jesse James is returning to Discovery Channel in a brand-new season of “Monster Garage,” produced by Original Productions. The Austin, TX resident and founder of West Coast Choppers is back with an upgraded garage, cutting-edge technology and a renewed passion for creating some of most mind-blowing […]

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    Discovery Orders ‘Revenge of the Nerd’ from Jimmy Kimmel

    Discovery has greenlit a prank series from Kimmy Kimmel’s production company KImmelot tentatively titled “Revenge of the Nerds.” The series will follow YouTuber Mark Rober and his band of “Avengineers” as they traverse the globe in an attempt to seek revenge on troublemakers through absurd pranks captured on hidden cameras. “Revenge of the Nerds” is […]

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    Discovery Greenlights ‘Bob Riggle: Global Investigator’

    Also at Discovery, the cable network has ordered “Bob Riggle: Global Investigator” (working title), which follows actor, comedian and retired Marine, Rob Riggle, as he takes his passion for adventure across the globe in hopes of solving some of the world’s greatest mysteries. The logline: Inspired by his grandfather, Riggle developed an explorer’s spirit at an […]

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    Discovery Orders ‘Rivers of No Return’

    Discovery has greenlit “Rivers of No Return,” which follows this tight-knit community of homesteaders who rely on themselves, the help of their neighbors and a seasoned set of survival skills to endure challenging and isolating winters, in order to remobilize their extraordinary lives in the stunning, remote wilderness come spring.   The logline: In the Frank Church […]

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    Discovery Orders ‘Legends of the Wild’

    Discovery has ordered six episodes of “Legends of the Wild” (working title), which follows two wilderness experts and childhood buddies as they investigate, document and try to solve some of the most incredible mysteries of the natural world. The logline: Damian Duffy, a former Australian army paratrooper and certified wilderness guide, and Matt Hoffman, a professional wildlife […]

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    Discovery Announces New Series ‘Serengeti’

    Discovery Channel will launch six-part series “Serengeti” from “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller and wildlife film maker John Downer. The series follows the heartwarming stories of a cast of African wildlife over the course of a year that showcase the dramatic moments that make each day of survival on the Serengeti a feat. The logline: Set […]

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    Crime Pays in Syndication: ‘Forensic Factor’ from PPI Releasing is the Latest Entry

    Given the successful track record for crime-themed programming, when the formula of a self-contained episode (i.e.; a beginning, a middle and an end) is synonymous with initial sampling and return viewership, crime actually pays — both scripted and non-scripted –in any broadcasting medium. It has since the early days of television and it is, at […]

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    PromaxBDA: Highlights from the 2018 Conference

    Last week, from June 11 to June 14, was the PromaxBDA 2018 Conference at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. Learn, create and connect: it was a potpourri of attendees and represented companies including ABC, Amazon Studios, AMC Networks, A+E Networks, AT&T Entertainment Group, BBC, Bell Media, BET Networks, Bravo, CBS, CNN, Comedy Central, […]

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    Discovery Announces New Competition Series ‘Master of Arms’

    Discovery Channel will introduce a new reality/competition series called “Master of Arms” (working title), which, according to the press release, will bring today’s best weapons smiths together to battle it out head to head, building the armaments that changed the course of history. The logline: Centuries ago, the greatest empires leaned on the backs of weapon […]

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