Discovery Health to Deliver Once Again through Fourth Quarter 2010
-- New Episodes of DR. G: MEDICAL EXAMINER and Stunt Weeks Carry Discovery Health Through the Transition to OWN: THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK --
April 8, 2010
(New York, N.Y.) Since 2000, Discovery Health has been television's trusted resource for authentic, inspirational and entertaining health programming. Up until the highly anticipated transition to OWN: THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK in January 2011, Discovery Health will present the best of what the network has to offer through 2010's fourth quarter. Audiences will continue to see the programming that matters that they have come to expect from Discovery Health, marked by amazing stories, relatable characters and distinguished experts.
Fourth quarter will build on the momentum of a solid Discovery Health third quarter, full of exciting premiere programming with the debut of the all-new series NICU DIARIES, as well as the return of popular franchise series I'M PREGNANT AND... and STRANGE SEX. Third quarter will also feature a premiere-packed BABY WEEK, marking the final edition of the network's signature programming event.
"Over the past 11 years, Discovery Health has introduced the world to beloved experts, remarkable families and the compelling personal stories of incredible individuals," said Laura Michalchyshyn, president and general manager, Discovery Health, Planet Green, FitTV and TreeHugger.com.
"From an enormously creative development slate to award-winning programs, we are humbled to know that our programming has touched millions of viewers-and we're enormously proud of the legacy we leave behind."
To finish out Discovery Health's run, the network will continue to be programmed with theme nights focusing on popular programming genres airing every night of the week. From puzzling medical mysteries, to families big and small, to encouraging tales of personal transformation, Discovery Health will continue to touch, inspire and surprise audiences up until the end. Fourth quarter will also feature buzz-worthy specials and stunts, including the second edition of the popular programming event NEW YEAR, NEW YOU.
Highlights of Discovery Health's fourth quarter 2010 Upfront offerings include:
DR. G: MEDICAL EXAMINER
New Episodes Premiere in Fourth Quarter 2010
Dr. Jan Garavaglia-known to her fans simply as "Dr. G"-is America's most well-known medical examiner, tackling the toughest cases with expertise, professionalism and her signature no-nonsense attitude. Each episode of DR. G: MEDICAL EXAMINER draws viewers into a world of mystery, forensics and relentless determination to find the answers to families' lingering questions about the death of loved ones.
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU
Weeklong Programming Event Premieres in December 2010
Looking to reform a habit or make a lifestyle change in 2011? Discovery Health presents NEW YEAR, NEW YOU, a weeklong programming event full of remarkable and shocking stories of personal transformation that will inspire audiences to jump-start their own resolutions for a positive, exciting future.
DR. G: MEDICAL EXAMINER is produced for Discovery Health by Atlas Media. For Discovery Health, Alon Orstein is executive producer, and for Atlas Media, Bruce David Allen is executive producer.
About Discovery Health Media
Discovery Health Media includes the Discovery Health and FitTV television networks and online assets, including www.discoveryhealth.com, as well as its Continuing Medical Education (CME) business and Discovery's first stand-alone VOD service, Discovery Health On-Call. Discovery Health Media is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number-one nonfiction media company, reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery's 100-plus worldwide networks are led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, The Science Channel, Discovery Health and HD Theater, with digital media properties including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.