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[04/19/11 - 10:33 AM]
Spike TV Hires Chris Rantamaki as Vice President, Original Series
Rantamaki comes to Spike TV from Discovery Channel, where he was vice president of production.

[01/25/11 - 02:07 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: Discovery
A look at what's ahead on the cable channel, plus a recap of its 2010 ratings highlights.

[08/31/10 - 01:24 PM]
Discovery Channel Takes a Bite Out of August Ratings
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of August.

[06/30/10 - 12:20 PM]
Discovery Channel's Genre-Busting Survival Experiment the Colony Returns Tuesday, July 27 at 10pm ET/PT
The cable channel confirms the return date of the Thom Beers-produced original series.

[06/15/10 - 06:31 PM]
Exclusive: Discovery Slates "Man, Woman, Wild," "Powering the Future" for July
Plus: "The Colony" returns for its sophomore season on Tuesday, July 27 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/25/10 - 04:31 PM]
Discovery Channel Renews the Colony for Second Season
The 10-episode sophomore season will launch this summer.

[04/08/10 - 06:08 AM]
Discovery Channel's 2010-11 Upfront Slate Is Filled with Epic Specials, Favorite Long-Run Series and Exciting New Talent
THE COLONY, STORM CHASERS, MAN VS. WILD and DIRTY JOBS are all due back.

[09/24/09 - 01:26 PM]
Discovery's New Series 'The Colony' Finishes First Season Strong
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 22.

[09/02/09 - 04:10 PM]
Discovery Channel's Tuesday Night Line-Up Is Red Hot
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 1.

[08/19/09 - 03:45 PM]
Discovery Channel's Tuesday Night Continues Its Rating Success
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/12/09 - 02:55 PM]
Tuesdays Come Up Big for Discovery: Series Premiere of Swords: Life on the Line and Hit Series Colony Both Post Strong Numbers
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 11.

[07/29/09 - 05:47 PM]
A Fantastic Finish: Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch Season Five Finale Caps Best Season in Key Demos Reaching Over 3.5 Million
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/22/09 - 04:33 PM]
Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch Nears the End of Its Fifth Season with Red Hot Ratings
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 21.

[07/21/09 - 12:23 AM]
Interview: "The Colony" Executive Producer Thom Beers

[07/01/09 - 06:32 AM]
What Would You Do in the Wake of a Global Catastrophe? Discovery Channel's New Series the Colony Challenges Ten Strangers to a Groundbreaking Experiment
The 10-part series, as previously reported, premieres Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/29/09 - 03:03 PM]
Discovery, Animal Planet, Others Lock in More Premieres
Plus: updates from Fox Reality, History and TNT.

[04/08/08 - 01:33 PM]
Discovery Channel Celebrates Curiosity and Wonder in a Robust Programming Slate for Upfront 2008-09
"No one can match Discovery's ability to invite our viewers into the action as it unfolds," boasted Discovery's John Ford.







COLONY, THE (DISCOVERY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/21/09 - 9/28/10
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2009-2010 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
2 (20 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery's press release, June 2010) What would you do in the wake of a global catastrophe? Even if you survived it, could you survive the aftermath? Discovery Channel puts these questions to the test in THE COLONY, returning Tuesdays at 10PM ET/PT beginning July 27 for an all-new season filled with high stakes, incredible emotion and extraordinary challenges. THE COLONY is not a competition, but a controlled experiment that places ordinary people from all walks of life in a simulated post-catastrophic environment and pushes them to their limits, in an ultimate test of personal will and survival skills. Season two of THE COLONY introduces viewers to a new group of volunteers with differing backgrounds, skills and personalities, to bear witness to how these colonists will survive and rebuild in a world without electricity, running water, government or outside communication. Over the course of 10 episodes, the colonists - who include a construction foreman, teacher, carpenter and auto mechanic - must work to utilize and strengthen their exploration, technology and survival skills in ways they've never had to before. THE COLONY features on-going commentary and input from experts in homeland security, engineering, psychology and the medical community, with expertise and insight into what the future could look like after a biological disaster.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Rantamaki as EP (Discovery)
· Jarrod Harlow as CO-EP
· Jeff Conroy as CO-EP
· Philip Segal as EP
· Thom Beers as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Original Productions