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[01/13/12 - 01:19 PM]
"Monster Bug Wars," "How It's Made A-Z," "Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters" on Tap This Quarter on Science
Plus: look out for "Are You Good or Evil" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in March.

[via press release from Science]

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1Q 2012 Programming Highlights:

AN IDIOT ABROAD 2: THE BUCKET LIST

World Premieres January 21 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

This January, everyone's favorite reluctant traveler returns to the departure gate when AN IDIOT ABROAD 2: THE BUCKET LIST touches down at SCIENCE. After his tour of the Seven Wonders of the World, Karl Pilkington could be considered an international jetsetter, however, his recent global exposure has made him even more resistant to the call of the open road. Nevertheless, world-class tormentors Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant prove that one man's anguish can be another man's amusement, as they send him around the world to fulfill his Bucket List. Now Karl can only hope that his quest to accomplish the definitive list of "things to do before you die" doesn't kill him first.

ODDITIES

New Episodes Premiere January 21 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT)

Where can you go when you're in dire need of a used straight jacket? What if you just have to have a two-headed cat or a book bound with human flesh to make your living room complete? There's only one emporium sublimely weird enough to carry these bizarre items and countless more - Obscura Antiques and Oddities in New York's East Village. Science Channel's breakout series, ODDITIES, follows Obscura's proprietors, Mike and Evan, as well as an assortment of hilariously-unique patrons who are even more outlandish than the merchandise. 3

MONSTER BUG WARS SEASON 2

World Premiere January 24 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

Season two of MONSTER BUG WARS returns with six new episodes featuring dramatic footage giving viewers an inside look at the fascinating world of the earth's smallest and deadliest predators. The new season features bug experts Dr. Linda Rayor and Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry offering commentary on the mating, hunting and survival mode of each fearsome fighter. The world of MONSTER BUG WARS gives spectators the chance to witness epic encounters between these vicious assassins where the fiercest creature survives. It's a jungle out there and one-law reigns - eat or be eaten.

HOW IT'S MADE A-Z

Airs 24-hours January 27 - January 31

The SCIENCE fan favorite returns this January with the 24 hour marathon special showcasing the best in HOW IT'S MADE history. This show answers the age old questions we have about how everyday objects are made, and some of it may just blow your mind

STEPHEN HAWKING'S SCI FI MASTERS (*WT)

Premieres February 5 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

From the very beginning, we have struggled to understand time, matter and the infinite universe; who we are, where we are headed, and if we are alone. Great minds - and some of the genre's most legendary writers and directors - have now imagined the most wonderful and terrifying answers to these questions. Join host Professor Stephen Hawking for these six expeditions into the outer realms of scientific imagination, starring such award-winning actors as Sam Waterston, Judy Davis, Anne Heche, Malcolm McDowell, Clifton Collins Jr., Terry O'Quinn, Elisabeth Rohm, John Hurt, Sean Astin, James Denton, Brian Dennehy, James Cromwell and more.

PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION

New Episodes Premiere Feb 15 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

Ridley Scott, the creative genius behind legendary Hollywood classics including "Alien," "Blade Runner" and "Gladiator," comes to SCIENCE with the world premiere eight-part series, PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION. An auteur of science fiction himself, Scott goes from behind the camera to on-air guide to explore the relationship between genre and the constantly-evolving worlds of science and technology. From Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov to George Lucas and Phillip K. Dick, the dreams of storytellers often become the inspiration for researchers seeking mankind's next transformative discovery. 4

ARE WE ALONE MONTH

Premieres this March

This March, SCIENCE, TED and SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) are partnering to ask the ultimate question: Are We Alone? Throughout this month-long multimedia event, ARE WE ALONE? will empower individuals via thought-provoking television and groundbreaking digital platforms to become "citizen scientists" and join the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Headlining the month's programming offering is a special episode of the breakout series, THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN. As part of ARE WE ALONE? the Academy-Award-Winning Actor will explore how mankind might handle first contact with alien life. Every Tuesday in March, SCIENCE will feature a world-premiere special examining the topic of human- alien interaction. Other titles include the two-part special, ALIEN ENCOUNTERS featuring SETI's Jill Tarter and Nick Sagan, as well as NASA FILES: THE UNEXPLAINED.

ARE YOU GOOD OR EVIL

Premieres March 5 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

What makes us good or evil? It's a simple but deeply unsettling question. One that scientists are now starting to answer. ARE YOU GOOD OR EVIL meets the researchers who have studied some of the most terrifying people behind bars - psychopathic killers. But there was a shock in store for one of these scientists, Professor Jim Fallon, when he discovered that he had the profile of a psychopath. And the reason he didn't turn out to be a killer holds important lessons for all of us. We meet the scientist who believes he has found the moral molecule and the man who is using this new understanding to rewrite our ideas of crime and punishment.

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

Premieres March 12 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT)

How does the Earth work? Richard Hammond goes to go to the centre of the planet to find out. Using a giant 3D virtual Earth, Richard peels back the layers and shows where volcanoes come from, why earthquakes happen and even where to find diamonds. Using stunning CGI, the latest satellite imagery and beautiful locations around the world, the story of how the Earth works has never been seen like this before. And in Richard Hammond's hands it is a story that has never told like this either!





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· HOW IT'S MADE (SCIENCE)
· IDIOT ABROAD, AN (SCIENCE)
· MONSTER BUG WARS (SCIENCE)
· ODDITIES (SCIENCE)
· PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION (SCIENCE)











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