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Check Out The Special 'Star Wars' Themed 'Mythbusters' Episode, Tonight!

January 4th, 2014 10:30am EST
Star Wars
Tonight on the Discovery Channel, "Mythbusters" kicks off all-new episodes by contriving to separate physics from fiction with a "Star Wars" themed episode featuring Sophia Bush, the star of NBC's "Chicago PD."

Could Luke really have swung across a huge chasm on the end of a rope while holding Princess Leia and trying to escape Stormtroopers? 

Could Hans' ingenuity of stuffing Luke inside a Tauntaun have saved him from the bitterly cold and deadly elements of Hoth?

And could the primitive weapons of the Ewoks realistically take down some of Darth Vader’s most sophisticated weapons?

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'Mythbusters' Prove Jack Could Have Survived 'Titanic' (Video)

October 9th, 2012 12:37pm EDT
Titanic
On a Titanic-based episode of Mythbusters, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have proven that the movie's heart-breaking ending didn't have to be: Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack could have survived.

While it is proven that the rest of the scene is accurate - Rose would have survived long enough to blow the whistle that alerted a nearby boat, and Jack would have succumbed to hypothermia if he hung off the side of the piece of wood - the guys found that if Rose's life jacket was tired to the scrap of wood to increase its buoyancy, the two of them could have survived.

James Cameron responded i...
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Check Out Mythbuster's Annual 'Punkin Chunkin' Competition On Discovery Thanksgiving Night

November 24th, 2011 10:30am EST
Punkin Chunkin
Discovery Channel and on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 24 at 8PM (ET/PT).

CHUNKIN has become a pop culture phenomenon, inspiring countless wacky rituals that make up this autumnal event.

NOTE: MODERN FAMILY's Thanksgiving episode feature's a CHUNKIN for the real thing!
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'Night Of The Little Dead' Stars Guy From 'Mythbusters' & Penn Jillette (Watch Trailer!)

May 6th, 2011 10:37am EDT
Adam Savage
It's the little things that getcha.

Ghost Works Productions has just released the official trailer for their upcoming film "Night of the Little Dead" - a little people zombie film.

The film stars Adam Savage ("Mythbusters"), Penn Jillette ("Penn&Teller"), Bill Moseley ("House of 1000 Corpses"), and Martin Klebba ("Pirates of the Caribbean 3") as the little dead.

The official website is here: http://nightofthelildead.com/

Check out the trailer below!
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Sniper Makes Quick Work Of Discovery Channel Eco-Terrorist

September 1st, 2010 10:42pm EDT
Kate Plus 8
A passionate eco-warrior who sparked a hostage crisis at the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, Maryland, was shot dead by a sniper after a four hour standoff.

James Jae Lee, 43, walked into the building with a shotgun, handgun and possible explosives as part of a protest about the network's programming. It wasn't the first time, either. In 2008 Lee was arrested outside the building after a protest turned violent.

The Hawaii native targetted the network and its affiliates for not airing enough programs about global warming and endangered species and airing too many sh...
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'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

July 8th, 2010 10:26am EDT
Glee
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...
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Top 5 To Watch: 'Dancing' Finale, Thanksgiving Parade & More

November 24th, 2009 9:22am EST
Dancing with the Stars
It's finally here dancing fans! The "Dancing with the Stars" season nine has finally arrived, and tonight viewers will get to see just who will take home the Mirror Ball trophy this time around. At this point it appears it is anyone's game, but no matter who wins, the long list of celebrities and musical guests planning on attending the finale is sure to make it a must watch for the week.

"Dancing with the Stars" - Tuesday, Nov. 24

It's unbelievable we've finally reached the point of picking a winner, but it is time. "Dancing with the Stars" will come to a close this week, and while ...
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Now Playing: Shark Week On Discovery Channel

July 28th, 2008 3:21pm EDT
Shark Week
From Adam and Jamie to hammerhead and whale sharks, the biggest stars of both land and sea get VIP treatment on Discovery Channel this summer, as "Shark Week" returns for its 21st year beginning July 27.

The Mythbusters, Survivorman’s Les Stroud and Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe join noted shark researchers to lend their unique brand of expertise to this highly anticipated annual event, taking viewers from the Bahamas to South Africa, and from Australia to the Arctic to spotlight the diversity of sharks.

America’s favorite summer television event, "Shark Week" airs July 27 to August 2: S...
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Catch 'Mythbusters' & More on iTunes

May 16th, 2006 11:28am EDT
Mythbusters
Content from the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel and Discovery Kids is now available for purchase at the iTunes Music Store. Popular offerings include episodes from Mythbusters and Shark Week.

Focused on providing informative and compelling content that people can use to enrich and improve their lives, the Discovery programming available on iTunes includes: “World's Best” travel series, “National Parks Short Films” and “Passport To Europe” from Travel Channel; “Amazing Babies” and “Pregnancy For Dummies” from Discovery Health; and “Kenny ...
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