or


[04/02/09 - 12:45 PM]
Hd Theater Upfront Programming Fact Sheet
The network's additions include TWIST THE THROTTLE, STUNT STARS, I COULD DO THAT!, SUN-RIDE EARTH, MIGHTY SHIPS and THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE RIDES.

[via press release from HD Theater]

HD THEATER UPFRONT PROGRAMMING FACT SHEET

Offering viewers a visually arresting glimpse into the world around them, HD Theater's schedule is jam-packed with compelling real-world and motorized content from a wide-range of categories including adventure, technology and nature. One of television's most widely distributed high definition networks, with over 22 million households, HD Theater broadcasts nearly all of its content in brilliant 1080i and 5.1 digital surround sound. The cornerstone of programming for HD Theater's upfront programming slate is an array of high-end automotive programs, designed to get viewers' engines rumbling and take them on a journey of discovery from the comfort of their own home.

HD Theater's programming highlights for the 2009-2010 upfront programming slate include:

NEW SERIES

TWIST THE THROTTLE

Millions of people ride motorcycles and millions more fantasize about what it would be like to ride these cultural icons of speed, freedom and personal rebellion. HD Theater's new series TWIST THE THROTTLE takes audiences on a remarkable 36,000 mile journey across the globe to explore eight of the most famous sport motorcycle brands. Each episode focuses on a single brand, showcasing its remarkable history and taking viewers behind the scenes of its factories, design facilities and R&D departments. Ultimately, each episode takes to the asphalt and shows what it is like to ride these magnificent machines on some of the most picturesque roads and spectacular racetracks in the world.

STUNT STARS

Traveling to the sets of popular television and movie productions, STUNT STARS examines how stunt professionals calculate and overcome the risks to bring the action to life on screen. From intentionally crashing cars, lighting themselves on fire or mastering a martial arts fight sequence, these unsung heroes and heroines of entertainment are highlighted in this action-packed series. Featuring Stunt Hall of Fame members like David Boushey, viewers gain a better appreciation for the craftsmanship, science and skill these professionals bring to work every day.

I COULD DO THAT!

This series profiles everyday people, who get their chance at the controls of machines they have always admired from afar and claimed they could master. Whether it is a giant crane operator, helicopter pilot or tug boat captain, each I COULD DO THAT! episode features three adventurous rookies and gives them the opportunity to take the reigns. However, first the participants go through a simulator-type experience and training from experts before getting their big break at the hands-on experience.

SUN-RIDE EARTH

The evolution of the runaway hit SUNRISE EARTH is SUN-RIDE EARTH, a first-person tour of scenic drives from majestic start to end. Just like SUNRISE EARTH, the series does not add music or narration. Instead, just the natural ambient sounds and hum of the engine complement the action as SUN-RIDE EARTH viewers experience the Acacia National Parkway in Maine at the height of fall foliage or cruise around the pristine Great Salt Lake surrounded by snowcapped mountains. Like every amazing journey, points of interest are highlighted along the way until the audience reaches the final destination, a spectacular vista showcased in exceptional high-definition.

MIGHTY SHIPS

Taking to the high seas, MIGHTY SHIPS explores the inner-workings of amazing vessels working the oceans, seas, lakes and rivers of the world. From the luxurious liner, the Queen Mary 2, to the current longest vessel in use, the Emma Maersk container ship, this series goes above and below deck to examine the mechanics and engineering that keep these boats ship-shape. Viewers are introduced to each ship's unique crew, including the Tyco Resolute's cable laying engineers, the veterinarians aboard the livestock ship M/V Becrux and the deckhands of the Canadian Coast Guard's icebreaker, Henry Larson.

THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE RIDES

This series scours the globe to profile the world's most expensive and extravagant cars, planes, boats and motorcycles � meaning anything that rolls, floats or flies and is spectacularly luxurious could be included. THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE RIDES gives viewers a glimpse into the no-limits world of billionaires' cherished toys. Each episode features three "rides" and showcases the precise craftsmanship, extraordinary details and lavish features that make each vehicle special.

RETURNING SERIES

MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS

Building upon the series' continued success, HD Theater returns with more live episodes of MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS: MUSCLE CARS AND MORE. This high-octane, high-definition series features Mecum Auction Company's premier events, which specialize in selling high-end muscle cars, timeless classics and rare exotics to the highest bidders. The bidding action is hot and the cars are hotter, as each live auction unfolds with a team of knowledgeable hosts highlighting the unique features and historical significance of each vehicle hitting the auction block. MECUM AUTO AUCTIONS: MUSCLE CARS AND MORE broadcasts live from outside Chicago on October 1-3 and Kansas City on December 4 and 5.

CHASING CLASSIC CARS, SEASON 2

This fast-paced series follows Wayne Carini, a premier Ferrari expert and master automobile restorer, as he embarks on a personal mission to uncover great cars and secret collections. Scouring the countryside looking for forgotten classic automobiles, Carini searches barns, warehouses and literally goes underground to uncover some of the rarest collectable cars. Once he brokers a good deal, Carini meticulously restores the vehicles before seeing what his hard work garners at auction.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISAD, DISBD, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





  [april 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[12/17/14 - 02:44 PM]
Join Us Saturday, February 28 8/7c for the Two-Hour World Premiere Event of "Good Witch" A Hallmark Channel Original Primetime Series
Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison and James Denton star in the project, based on the series of TV movies of the same name.

[12/17/14 - 01:59 PM]
Nickelodeon Premieres a New Live-Action Comedy Series That Follows One Girl's Dream from the Sideline to the Gridiron in "Bella and the Bulldogs," Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
In the special two-part series premiere, head cheerleader Bella earns a chance to try out to be quarterback of her middle school football team.

[12/17/14 - 12:51 PM]
Two Lucky Fans Will Win Trip to Super Bowl XLIX by Entering NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge
Fans can complete weekly challenges for a chance to win the grand prize - VIP access and two tickets to Super Bowl XLIX, as well as hotel and airfare accommodations.

[12/17/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Beautiful & Twisted" Starring Rob Lowe, Paz Vega and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Candice Bergen, To Premiere January 31
The film is the true story of a couple's obsession, jealousy and greed, which ends in one of the most notorious cold-blooded murders in recent history.

[12/17/14 - 11:48 AM]
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Organics on Mars and Discovery Channel Gets Unprecedented Access Every Step of the Way
"Red Planet Rover" premieres this Thursday, December 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/14 - 11:44 AM]
Channing Tatum Returns to Launch "Team Oscar(R)"
Winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Academy Awards(R) on Oscar Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

[12/17/14 - 11:22 AM]
Decorate the Tree and Ring in the New Year with Some of Your Favorite "Ink Master" Alumni on "Merry Ink" and "New Year's Ink" Specials
Every drop of ink counts, there are no flash challenges on these episodes and after every round, one artist is eliminated from their chance at "Ink Master" redemption.

[12/17/14 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Hits Milestone as Basic Cable's #1 Network With Young Adults for 10th Consecutive Year
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:59 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Comedy Series "Girls," Created By and Starring Lena Dunham, Returns for Fourth Season Jan. 11, Exclusively on HBO
New guest stars this season include Ana Gasteyer, Anthony Edwards, Natasha Lyonne, Gillian Jacobs, Marc Maron, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter, Maude Apatow and Spike Jonze.

[12/17/14 - 10:52 AM]
HGTV's Stars to Celebrate New Year's Day with Fans During Live All-Day Twitter Party
The viewing and Twitter party begins with Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott as they co-host HGTV's Rose Parade 2015 with Josh Temple, who will be on the ground offering unique street-side perspectives and spectator interviews.

[12/17/14 - 10:51 AM]
SEC Network Warms Up Christmas Morning with Yule Log and Fight Songs
On Christmas morning, SEC Network will warm up any living room with a fireplace featuring a burning blaze, accompanied by a playlist of Southeastern Conference college fight songs and holiday music.

[12/17/14 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Is Up the Most this Season in Viewers - #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:32 AM]
"The Biggest Loser: Glory Days" Kicks Off the New Year with 4 Must-See Episodes Leading Up to the Exciting Season 16 Live Finale January 29
In a special two-hour, live finale from 8-10 p.m. ET, all of the former athletes who made up the season 16 cast return to weigh-in one last time.

[12/17/14 - 10:17 AM]
The Battle of the Bulbs Will Continue as "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Returns for Season Three in 2015
"The Great Christmas Light Fight" first debuted on ABC in December 2013 and continued in 2014, increasing the field from 20 to 24 participating families.

[12/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
FXX Gets Animated - New One-Hour Late Night Animation Block Kicks Off on January 22 With Special Sneak Preview
The block will feature all-new episodes of "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and "Stone Quackers."