The ongoing furor in response to Michael Phelps not actually getting into open water with a great white shark to race side by side is the dumbest and most hilarious in recent pop culture history. And it’s continuing! Hallelujah.
If you were fooled into thinking you’d be watching Michael Phelps race side-by-side with an actual great white shark, well, I’m sorry to say it but shame on you. For years now, the Discovery Channel’s annual week of shark-oriented programming has peddled some tall tales alongside docs that are ostensibly invested in…
On Sunday night, a man named Paul Rosolie accepted a challenge to be devoured by the world's largest anaconda for the Discovery Channel's Eaten Alive. Believe it or not, this made PETA unhappy.
Discovery Channel's Shark Week got an extra boost from female viewers this year, attracting more women ages 18-49 than ever before. Probably because "shark week" = periods, AMMIRITE, LADEEEEEEZ?
What happened to the Discovery Channel? Is the demand for majestic wildebeest documentaries really that low, or is the demand for reality shows featuring naked white people pooping outdoors in exotic locations really that high? It must be, otherwise we wouldn't be getting such a robust lineup of naked survivalist…
In online manifestos James J. Lee, the gunman killed after taking hostages at Discovery Communications yesterday, condemned Kate Plus 8 and 19 Kids and Counting for promoting overpopulation. He demanded Discovery networks air "programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility" instead.
After much hemming and hawing, the Sarah Palin reality show has found a home, Variety reports. It seems the Discovery Channel may host the sure-to-be-train-wreck, paying up to $1 million an episode for Palin's Alaskan expertise. [The Wrap]