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Planet Green Announces Fan Favorite Returning Series Premiering in Second Quarter
The new season openers headline the network's special Earth Day celebration "Turn Back the Temp: The Coolest Week on TV" beginning April 19-25.

[via press release from Planet Green]

Planet Green Announces Fan Favorite Returning Series Premiering In Second Quarter

April 6, 2009

(Silver Spring, Md.) Planet Green, the first 24-hour multiplatform lifestyle and entertainment brand devoted to the environment, announced that Emeril Green, Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff, Greensburg, Renovation Nation, and Wa$ted! will return for a second season with new episodes premiering in April. The new season openers headline Planet Green's special Earth Day celebration "Turn Back the Temp: The Coolest Week on TV" beginning April 19 - 25.

"Planet Green's original series bring timely, entertaining and relevant resources and information into the lives of our audiences," said Laura Michalchyshyn, President and General Manager of Planet Green. "From earth friendly recipes on a budget to the latest environmental news and developments around the globe, these dynamic series cover the issues, topics and solutions that matter to people today. Each series will include integrated features on PlanetGreen.com and companion content on TreeHugger.com for a full 360 approach to sustainable living."

Simulcast in HD, Planet Green offers the following programming:


Emeril Green, hosted by Chef Emeril Lagasse, helps real people solve cooking problems by utilizing fresh and organic sources of food to promote a healthier lifestyle. Many of the meals prepared on the show promote sustainable fare by choosing ingredients from local sources and free trade options. Shot mainly on location at Whole Foods Market�, Lagasse works with everyday cooks who have real culinary challenges.

This season Planet Green is adding even more environmental elements to Emeril Green including:

More field segments plus visits to farms and other locales to show where food originates and the impact our choices can have on the environment; additional commentary from experts who discuss sustainable food alternatives; stories of families and friends who are working together to live a more eco-friendly life; a virtual green cookbook online at PlanetGreen.com with all the recipes from the show and video demonstrations.


ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff returns as host of Planet Green's Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff featuring environmental news and events. Each week, Woodruff covers a variety of subjects ranging from climate impact, environmental policy, political debate and world events. The series includes studio-based roundtable discussions, feature stories, and lively debates as well as field segments, making it the one-stop destination for a deeper perspective on the environment. The program draws upon the global resources of ABC News and its reporting team around the world.

This season viewers can expect to see:

In program quizzes; also offered on-line at PlanetGreen.com; a 60 minute special, Focus Earth: Six People Saving our Planet, featuring in-depth reporting from Bob Woodruff that highlights heroes in the environmental movement; continued coverage of the issues and timely subjects related to the environment.


Planet Green continues the story of Greensburg as the city and residents rebuild their lives, homes, and community after an EF5 tornado, one of the strongest in American history, devastated the city. Greensburg season two resumes the story of a community coming together and facing the enormous task of greening a small city. From climate impact to architecture, building and design, to the personal stories of those affected by the disaster, Greensburg is an inspiring look into the human spirit. Greensburg is produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way with Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Films & Television.

This season on Greensburg:

Businesses move back to main street; the new business incubator opening April 24; the town welcomes a new family that moved to Greensburg to be a part of the green initiative in the city; and follow the stories on PlanetGreen.com


Emmy� Award-winning television host Steve Thomas is back on Renovation Nation to an eclectic group of people and families across the country achieve their green project dreams. Fans will see Steve visit a variety of locations this season including New Orleans for a green historic preservation restoration, Boston for an "out-sulation" project that could help people around the nation with their heating bills, and Hawaii where Steve helps the Army go green at Fort Shafter.

Come along with Steve as he explores:

More practical and economical solutions for families wanting to go green; unique projects including a bed & breakfast and Habitat for Humanity homes; solutions for tough challenges from homeowners and businesses; and posts, projects and money-saving ideas offered on-line at PlanetGreen.com.


Actress, author and activist, Annabelle Gurwitch, proves that American homeowners don't have to go to extremes to be green. Coming back for its second season, Planet Green's series Wa$ted! takes the average household full of eco-horrors and turns it into a clean, green haven, saving participants serious cash in the process. Every week, the Wa$ted! team, led by Annabelle along with co-host, Holter Graham, audits a household's waste and its energy, water, and transportation consumption. Each household has three weeks to reduce its consumption, going on a "green regime" to clean up their act. All improvements in energy efficiency and waste reduction are awarded to the households, dollar for dollar, for the recognized savings in the three weeks. Planet Green then multiplies those savings by the projected savings for the year per household as a nice cash bonus for all participants.

Watch as Annabelle and Holter:

Help businesses, individuals, sororities reduce their carbon footprints; visit a beauty salon, fire station, and a multi-generational family where everyone has a different definition of what "green" means; offer even more money saving tips that will help families save during this tough economic environment; and help the audience calculate their carbon footprint online at PlanetGreen.com.

Please visit PlanetGreen.com for channel finder information.

About Planet Green:

Planet Green is Discovery Communications' global, cross-company initiative that includes the first ever 24/7 television network dedicated to green living, and launched on June 4, 2008. Planet Green, is the multiplatform media destination with a mission where people of all shades of green can pursue living their legacy for a better planet -on their own terms. Planet Green's unique content, tools and information enlighten, empower and most certainly, entertain. Planet Green is available in high definition on Planet Green HD. Planet Green's platforms include leading eco-lifestyle website TreeHugger.com and the solutions-oriented PlanetGreen.com.

Renovation Nation: Learn How to Recycle, Reuse & Reclaim and Renovation Nation: Learn How to Save Water, Save Money will both be available on DVD retail stores on March 24 for $19.98.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, 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]  


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