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[06/12/13 - 11:27 AM]
Discovery Channel Takes BBQ to the Next Level with "King of the Grill"
The one-hour special premieres Wednesday, June 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Discovery]

DISCOVERY CHANNEL TAKES BBQ TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH "KING OF THE GRILL"

-- "KING OF THE GRILL" Premieres Wednesday, June 26th at 10 PM ET/PT --

(NEW YORK) - Discovery Channel travels to Houston, Texas, America's barbeque heartland, for its new special "KING OF THE GRILL." Meet Ritch Robin, owner of Gator Pit of Texas, as he creates the most out-of-this-world, high-tech grills and smokers. From a Houston Texans football team cooker to fully customized West Coast Customs "Bigg Dane" cooker, watch as he faces the pressure to build the next, one-of-a-kind grill for his clients - all while working alongside his eccentric family and friends. The hour-long special, "KING OF THE GRILL," premieres Wednesday, June 26th at 10 PM ET/PT.

"KING OF THE GRILL" follows Ritch Robin as he builds a custom grill for his new client Galactic Coast Brewing. The owners plan to launch their new line of craft beer at space-themed launch party, but the event is only 5 days away and this leaves Ritch under a crushing deadline. Never ones to back down from a challenge, Ritch and his team design and build an 18-foot BBQ grill replicating a space shuttle complete with three working thrusters that shoot 10-foot flames into the air. It's a race against the clock, complicated by a surprise visit from Ritch's 73-year-old mother. Can Ritch make the deadline or will this extreme custom grill go up in "smoke"?

"KING OF THE GRILL" is produced for Discovery Channel by Wholly Cow Productions with Rick Silver, Lisa Silver, Marcus Fox and Ryan Senter serving as executive producers. For Discovery Channel, John Moffet is executive producer and Zander Kanefield is associate producer.

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 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, 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 #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.7 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 147 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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