[09/13/10 - 12:53 PM]
Discovery Channel's Hit Series Are Back This October
The cable channel details the return dates for "Mythbusters," "Ghost Lab," "Swamp Loggers," "Storm Chasers" and "Dirty Jobs."

[via press release from Discovery]

Discovery Channel's Hit Series are Back This October

(Silver Spring, Md.) - The fall TV season is here and Discovery Channel's schedule is bursting with fan favorites. This October, viewers can go along with Mike on new dirty jobs, investigate intriguing paranormal action, use science to test myths and legends, chase dangerous storms and invade murky, dangerous swamps.

All Times ET/PT.

MYTHBUSTERS - Returning Wednesdays at 9 PM Beginning October 6th

Fresh off its second Emmy(R) nomination for Outstanding Reality Program, MYTHBUSTERS returns Wednesday, October 6th with explosive world premiere episodes airing throughout the remainder of 2010. Called "the best science show on television," hosts Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara aim to uncover the truth behind popular myths and legends by utilizing thri own signature style of experimentation that mixes scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity.

In the October 6th premiere episode, Hair of the Dog, find out if man can truly outsmart his best friend as the MYTHBUSTERS test two shaggy-dog tales with the help of crime-fighting canines. Throughout the new fall episodes, the team will tackle myths, both well-known and obscure, including: Can you really slap sense into someone? Is driving tired far more dangerous than driving slightly inebriated? Does being frightened really cause cold feet? Do humans use only 10 percent of their brain? Does changing your tire pressure really give you greater gas mileage?

SWAMP LOGGERS - Returning Fridays at 9 PM Beginning October 8th

Fourth generation logger Bobby Goodson is a rare breed of SWAMP LOGGERS working the murky, dangerous swamps of North Carolina in search of high value timber for everything from paper products to construction grade lumber. He and his family return this fall on Friday, October 8th at 9 PM.

In the second season the crew enters summer, enduring scorching heat while battling new challenges ranging from increasing pressure to cut and haul more timber, to dividing the team to log multiple tracts. As they face extreme weather, personnel issues, mechanical breakdowns and the constant push to grow the business during a time of economic uncertainty, the crew of Goodson's All-Terrain Logging works together to maintain their reputation of being the best swamp loggers around.

STORM CHASERS - Returning Wednesdays at 10 PM Beginning October 13th

Television's most electrifying hour returns with bigger storms and higher stakes. STORM CHASERS' teams are on the scene recording data and gathering research in order to improve early warning systems. This fall, viewers will get a front row seat to nature's fury in the heart of "Tornado Alley" as scientists, researchers and weather enthusiasts gear up and strap in for their pursuit of the ultimate tornado footage.

This season, viewers witness how the courageous STORM CHASERS used science to save lives last spring, which was one of the most violent storm seasons on record. Extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer reunites with chasing partner Joel Taylor in their armored chase vehicle "The Dominator" for the exciting fourth season, premiering Wednesday, October 13th at 10 PM. They race to be first on the storm scene ahead of IMAX filmmaker Sean Casey and his monster tank-like TIV (Tornado Intercept Vehicle) and veteran researcher and storm chaser Tim Samaras.

DIRTY JOBS - Returning Tuesdays at 9 PM Beginning October 19th

Mike Rowe, the world's most sought-after guinea pig for all things dirty and messy, returns Tuesdays at 9PM beginning October 19th, for brand-new episodes of the Emmy(R)-nominated series DIRTY JOBS. In the continuation of season five, Mike will try his hand at professions such as a meat processor, a landfill operator, coin cleaner, horse tester and bug detective, adding even more diversity to his extensive resume. By enduring these occupations, he serves as apprentice to the hard-working and skilled men and women who make civilized life possible for the rest of us each and every day.

GHOST LAB - Sneak Peek Tuesday, October 19 at 10 PM

Airs Regularly Mondays at 10 PM ET/PT Beginning October 25th

Brad and Barry Klinge are back for another chilling season of GHOST LAB. The fall premiere episodes kicks off with a special sneak peek on October 19th at 10 PM airs regularly on Mondays at 10 PM beginning October 25th. The series features "Everyday Paranormal," an investigative team founded by the San Antonio-based brothers. With the help of the latest technology and a decked-out travelling "ghost lab" - a mobile research and investigative hub used for research, real time analysis and two-way communication - they tackle some of America's most haunted locations.

This season the brothers head to Gettysburg, the site of Brad's first paranormal experience that sparked his and his brother's interest in investigating these phenomena. They also travel to New England where they call in a prosecutor to help uncover who may have really killed Lizzie Borden's parents. The team takes on the icy depths of Lake Superior, where shipwrecks may have spirits lurking in watery graves, and later in the season, Brad and Barry go guns blazing to Deadwood...where they may have to face down the ghost of Wild Bill Hickok.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.1 million U.S. homes, can be seen in over 180 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

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 180 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, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green 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.

  [september 2010]  


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