National Geographic Channel reveals Killing Jesus cast

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Steven Moyer (True Blood), Kelsey Grammer (Cheers, Boss), Rufus Sewell (Hercules) and Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) are among the cast of National Geographic Channel’s upcoming television event Killing Jesus, the network announced today. Slated to premiere in 2015, the film is based on the bestselling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard and will recount the political, social and historical conflicts during the Roman Empire that led to the death of Jesus of Nazarene, whom O’Reilly calls “the most famous human being who ever lived.” Killing Jesus marks the third O’Reilly/Dugard adaptation. Killing Kennedy, a 2014 Best Television Movie Emmy nominee … Continue reading

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Preview: NGC’s “Live Free or Die” introduces viewers to human rewilding

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Consider yourself forewarned. As you’ll second-guess using vanilla and raspberry flavoring after learning just exactly where it came from thanks to National Geographic Channel’s new docuseries Live Free or Die, debuting Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 10pm ET/PT. That said, NGC has found itself a winner by following five unusual Americans who are participating in a lifestyle trend known as human rewilding (the undoing of domestication, people who are living almost completely off the land). Living a minimalistic existence never looked so unappealing — at least to this suburbanite — as is the case for this handful of beaver- and rat-eating … Continue reading

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NGC’s ‘Going Deep with David Rees’: Everything old hat is new again

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Leave it to the guy who (literally) wrote the book on sharpening pencils — and gets plenty of folks to pay him $15 to artfully sharpen a single Ticonderoga No. 2 — to spend his time at the Television Critics Association press tour teaching reporters to fold the perfect paper plane. And then cheerfully asking us to throw the finished products at him en masse. As the star of National Geographic Channel’s family-friendly new series Going Deep with David Rees, which premieres Monday, author/cartoonist/comedian David Rees sets out to shed fascinating new light on such mundane tasks as tying your … Continue reading

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‘The 90s: The Last Great Decade?’ three-parter premieres July 6 on NGC

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National Geographic Channel Takes An In-Depth Look At The Era That Brought Us Televised Warfare, The World Wide Web, Vanilla Ice And Springer. If the 1980s were America’s technicolor candy land, filled with shoulder pads and parachute pants, MTV and the Brat Pack, the 90s was the decade that grew us up a little and connected us a lot, in ways that both thrilled and horrified us. With television cameras in places they’d never gone before — courtrooms, war zones, emerging crime scenes — the line between news and entertainment blurred and then nearly disappeared, while, in the White House, … Continue reading

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NGC debuting first live talk show after “Wicked Tuna” season finale

NGC debuting first live talk show after "Wicked Tuna" season finale

Following in the successful steps of networks such as AMC, with its shows like Talking Dead, and Discovery Channel, with Shark After Dark and Naked After Dark, National Geographic Channel (NGC) today announced that it will debut its own live talk show — the network’s first — following the Season 3 finale of Wicked Tuna on June 8. Called Reel Talk Live, the show will air June 8 live at 10pm ET (tape-delayed Pacific Time). Fan-favorite captains and crewman join host Mike Salk before a live audience to answer fan questions, reveal behind-the-scenes scoop and look ahead to the future … Continue reading

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Life Below Zero Returns to NatGeo April 17

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For most families, preparing for winter includes putting away the patio furniture and buying a new shovel. For the Alaskans on NatGeo’s second season of Life Below Zero (returning Thursday, April 17 at 9pmET/PT), winter preparations are much more extreme. The season 2 trailer is almost as intense as the real show; when you live in Alaska, there is no margin for error, and every decision seems like it is life or death. I have so much respect for anyone who calls Alaska’s isolated and unforgiving back country, home. Each of the real people/families highlighted in this series are waging … Continue reading

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NGC special looks at the hunt for Boston bombers

NGC special looks at the hunt for Boston bombers

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the horrific Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, National Geographic Channel (NGC) will air a two-hour “factual drama” that relives the hunt for those behind it. Called Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers, the special, debuting April 13, includes unprecedented access to authorities, including Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino; William B. Evans, former superintendent and current commissioner of the Boston Police Department; Edward F. Davis, former commissioner of the BPD; and Richard C. DesLauriers, former special agent in charge of the FBI, Boston Division. NGC says that Inside … Continue reading

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Live From Space: Nat Geo takes you aboard the ISS

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National Geographic Channel’s Live From Space two-hour event takes viewers 250 miles above Earth for a live broadcast from the International Space Station on Friday, March 14, at 8pm ET. National Geographic Channel’s groundbreaking Live From Space two-hour event takes viewers 250 miles above Earth for a live broadcast from the International Space Station on Friday, March 14, at 8pm ET. Traveling 4.9 miles per second, the ISS orbits Earth every 90 minutes, so viewers will see sunrise and sunset, and spectacular views of Earth in both day and night. Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata give viewers a guided … Continue reading

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Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey premieres Sunday on FOX

Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey premieres Sunday on FOX

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey airs Sundays on FOX beginning March 9 and Mondays beginning March 10 on NGC. In 1980, legendary astrophysicist Carl Sagan delivered the universe to living rooms across America via his groundbreaking PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Cowritten with his wife Ann Druyan and his fellow astrophysicist Steven Soter, the Emmy-winning, 13-episode event spellbound viewers of all ages with its innovative explorations of space, astrology and astronomy, evolution and the future of planet Earth. • RELATED: Nat Geo to air Carl Sagan’s original Cosmos series Now Druyan and Soter have teamed up with executive producer Seth … Continue reading

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NGC re-airing Vladimir Putin documentary

NGC re-airing Vladimir Putin documentary

In light of current events in Russia, National Geographic Channel (NGC) has decided to re-air a two-hour documentary special called Russia and The West: Putin Takes Control on March 12. The program originally aired in 2012, just prior to Vladimir Putin reclaiming control of the Russian presidency for his second tenure. NGC says that Russia and the West is, “a look back at the story of Vladimir Putin. Putin’s top colleagues – and the Western statesmen who eventually clashed with him – tell the inside story. Putin began his career as a KGB spy, but when he became President of … Continue reading

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