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Get Ready To Get Naked … Again

Naked And Afraid Season 4

Discovery Channel’s extreme survival series, Naked and Afraid, returns Sunday with a new season. Each episode chronicles the often grueling and always dramatic adventure of two strangers — a man and a woman — who must work together and use the single survival item that they’ve each brought to survive 21 days without food, water, shelter or clothes. In Naked and Afraid Season 4, survivalists will brave remote locations including: Guyana, Thailand, Nicaragua, Belize, the Florida Everglades and Namibia. In addition, two of this season’s participants, Paolo Di Girolamo and Kristin Young, are the winners of last fall’s #ShowUsWhatYouGot contest. … Continue reading

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2015 TV coverage on Discovery and Velocity

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2015

As they did for the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in January, Discovery Channel and Velocity are teaming up to present live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2015 collector car auction April 17-19 from South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Coverage begins with eight hours on Friday, April 17, at 12pm ET on Velocity. On Saturday, Discovery takes over at 2pm ET and shifts to Velocity at 5pm ET. Velocity rounds out coverage on Sunday beginning at 12pm ET. Want to bid on NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick’s 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider (pictured above?). That would be Lot #412. Here’s the press … Continue reading

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This Alaskan Bush People parody trailer is just damn awesome

Alaskan Bush People Art Hack parody

Some wonderful bastards at Art Hack Studio in Denver gave Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People the Robot Chicken treatment and it’s just magnificent. Behold: They’ve captured the absurdity of the show without doing anything particularly outrageous. Love how they depict Bear (with kung fu grip?) punching the fish. My only criticism is that the Ami figure looks way too attractive. Gotta add the infected teeth. Sounds like Art Hack has a lot more ABP stuff in the works. Can’t wait to see it. And then will come a day when we’ll all be disappointed to learn their ABP figures have … Continue reading

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Intriguing “Dolphins: Spy in the Pod” embeds hidden cameras with dolphins

Intriguing "Dolphins: Spy in the Pod" embeds hidden cameras with dolphins

If you saw the impressive documentary Penguins: Waddle All the Way, in which hidden cameras delightfully captured the lives of the aquatic birds, you’ll be happy to know that same production team is back, and this time using their filmmaking techniques to follow dolphins. Dolphins: Spy in the Pod premieres March 7 on Discovery Channel, and takes an hour-long journey into the waters of Mozambique, Costa Rica, the Florida Keys, the Pacific Ocean and Shark Bay, Australia, to discover the relationships and habits of bottlenose and spinner dolphins. From Discovery: “Using a new generation of cutting-edge, animatronic spy cameras disguised as sea creatures, DOLPHINS: … Continue reading

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Todd Hoffman on Gold Rush season finale and why his guys get more gold

Todd Hoffman on Gold Rush season finale

As the Klondike winter closes in exhaustion and frustration fuels many of the mining teams in the Gold Rush season finale. Season 5 could be summarized as the season where “enough was never enough.” For Parker and the Hoffman team, despite meeting their goals, they still fall short in the eyes of their bosses.  Both men are asking their teams to make one last push for more ounces, as Parker is looking to get out from Tony Beets and Todd Hoffman wants to secure land for the 2016 season. We talked to Todd Hoffman earlier this week about the season … Continue reading

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Is Alaskan Bush People fake? Does it matter?

Alaskan Bush People Fake

Just In!: Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People midseason premiere date announced “You do not choose Dance Moms,” Lori Acken once said. “It chooses you.” Lori writes brilliantly about top-flight shows with interviews of stars high atop the A list, yet she could not unburden herself of the Abby Lee Miller albatross. Her weekly recaps of a terrible show about generally unpleasant people were wildly successful, but I did not envy her. In early 2014, our editorial staff was looking for the next Dance Moms. We had success covering brand-new, somewhat obscure reality shows on cable networks (regrettably, no one cared about … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel Alaskan Bush People recap: Now or Never

Alaskan Bush People

In the midseason finale of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People, “Now or Never” (Feb. 20), the Browns work on building the walls and roof of their house, but snow and setbacks threaten to derail the family’s hard work. I’ll live tweet the Bush People “Now or Never” episode tonight, since I had a great time last week and the Bush People Twitter Nation is a fun, vibrant community of hip cats. And this is apparently what I do with my Friday nights now. You don’t need to know anything about Twitter or even have an account to follow along. Just view … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People recap: Home Alone

Alaskan Bush People

On Season 2, Episode 7 of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People, “Home Alone” (Feb. 13), the Brown family increase their defenses after finding rogue bears near the home site. Billy must seek medical help. The Browns build a raft to move lumber. First, an announcement: I’m going to try live tweeting #alaskanbushpeople tonight at 10ET/9CT. Come and beat around the Bush People with us. http://t.co/CJaOjDnXZ3 — Ryan Berenz (@ChannelGuideRAB) February 13, 2015 I’ll take a shot at live tweeting the Bush People “Home Alone” episode tonight. You don’t need to know anything about Twitter or even have an account to follow … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel Alaskan Bush People recap: On the Prowl

Alaskan Bush People

On Alaskan Bush People Season 2, Episode 6 “On the Prowl,” Billy strikes a barter for windows, while the Brown kids head into the nearest town. Matt and Noah scour junkyards for additional materials. The boys invite some of the local girls over to their camp. Alaskan Bush People Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 Season 2 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 | Wild Times Billy’s dreaming of turning Chicago Bears Island into his own Browntown utopia. He envisions … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People recap: Pile it On

Alaskan Bush People recap

On the Alaskan Bush People Season 2, Episode 5 “Pile it On,” the Browns start building their home on their remote land in Alaska. They have to float the foundation pilings to their land and suffer a setback when a big storm hits. Oldest brother Matt builds a home for himself. Alaskan Bush People Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 Season 2 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 | Wild Times Good morning beautiful, serene Chicago Bears Island! Nothing like having … Continue reading

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