Penn & Teller bring their unique vision of the world in a new interactive series with a twist. In each episode, Penn & Teller make up to seven outrageous claims. While most of the wildly unbelievable stories are absolutely, positively true – one of them is a BIG FAT LIE.
Explore one of humanity’s most primal and destructive emotions – hate. At the heart of this timely series is the notion that if people begin to understand their own minds, they can find ways to work against hate and keep it from spreading.
Monster Garage is a television show for the Discovery Channel hosted by Jesse James. Each episode is an hour in length and was conceived and produced by Thom Beers.
The show aired the series finale on June 12, 2006. Jesse James, the host of the show, did not participate.
Witness the crime busting techniques and forensic science used by the FBI to break the most baffling cases. From crime scene analysis to the most up-to-date laboratories, FBI agents relentlessly comb through mountains of evidence to narrow their search, ultimately prevailing over the perpetrators and bringing them to justice.
American Hot Rod is a reality television series that originally aired between 2004 and 2008 on The Learning Channel and Discovery Channel. The unique series documented the crew at Boyd Coddington’s car shop and their personal struggles to build hot rods and custom vehicles. It was made on location at Coddington’s hot rod and wheel shop in La Habra, California. Many employees went to work for Overhaulin’s Chip Foose, a former partner of Coddington, for a more relaxed environment.
Custom built cars built during the series included the “Alumatub”, 61 Impala Bubbletop, 63 Chevy Corvette Stingray and a 42 Woodie. In July 2007, the shop made an Elvis Tribute Car, a modified 1957 pink Cadillac, sponsored by Reese’s.
Boyd Coddington died in February 2008. His shop closed its doors for the final time on Friday June 20, 2008.
In the Frank Church Wilderness, the only means of transport and accessing supplies are by way of the largest un-dammed river in North America, the Salmon River, commonly referred to as “The River of No Return.” Under these circumstances, the residents of “The Frank” tackle everyday life in one of America’s last frontiers – from twenty-somethings seeking to test their limits, to the living legends of the River who have chosen to spend their lives there.
Sons of Guns is a reality television series that airs on the Discovery Channel. The series centers on Red Jacket Firearms LLC, a Louisiana-based business that manufactures and sells custom weapons. Will Hayden is the founder and owner of the shop, while his daughter and business partner Stephanie manages the office.
As on the Discovery Channel series MythBusters, this show practices a degree of self-censorship and safety-consciousness. Each episode begins with a staff member warning viewers not to try anything demonstrated on the show at home. In addition, during scenes of catastrophic failure, the crew will remind the audience not to try anything at home. The program also makes a noted point to avoid showing specific detail of how weapon modifications or fabrications are performed.
Auction Kings is a reality television series produced by Authentic Entertainment for the Discovery Channel. The series premiered on October 26, 2010 and features the auction house Gallery 63 in Sandy Springs, Georgia, located on Roswell Road immediately north of the Atlanta city limit. The series capitalizes on the success of the History Channel’s widely successful Pawn Stars. The auction house employees often rely on experts to appraise items of which historical background is provided to the viewer. Sellers offer comments regarding the merchandise at hand both before and after the auction. At the second commercial break, a multiple-choice question about the auction house or the items is presented.
Richard Hammond embarks on a global adventure to explore the world’s biggest structures and machines and discover how engineers build, maintain and use them.
Adam Savage combines his insatiable curiosity and nearly unparalleled inventiveness as he attempts to build working, innovative items. Each episode will focus on one project as Adam collaborates with notable experts in their fields, friends, colleagues and others.
There is a fortune buried deep in the ancient forests surrounding the small town of Falls City, Oregon…but only a few men know how to find it. For 10 weeks every year, they are on the hunt for one of the most expensive foods in the world, a delicacy that the Roman emperor Nero dubbed the “Food of the Gods:” black truffles. For the foragers of Oregon, truffles are more valuable than gold. For the first time ever, we’ve gained exclusive access to a secret underworld of foragers and backwoods entrepreneurs. This season, an historic drought ravages Oregon, choking off the usually abundant wild black truffle crop, and winter arrives early. With the truffle supply at an all time low, the price is predicted to hit an all time high. With increased competition between the foragers and even more diggers seeking riches, the truffle men of Oregon will be pushed to their limits to survive.
Dave Turin visits several disused gold mines around the Western United States and decides which mine to get up and running, turning it into a profitable, working mine.
Chasing Classic Cars follows master car restorer Wayne Carini as he embarks on a mission to uncover the world’s most rare and exotic cars. Get an insider’s look at the elite club of car collectors as Wayne buys, restores, and sells vintage rides.
Revealing the dark truth that aviation safety improves one crash at a time, Mayday investigates legendary aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why.
Based on cockpit voice recorders, accident reports and eyewitness accounts, every episode also features interviews, state-of-the-art CGI and gripping reenactments.
Amish Mafia is an American television series on the Discovery Channel. The series debuted on December 12, 2012. It was announced in March 2013 that the series had been renewed for a second season of eight episodes, which premiered August 13, 2013.
Rite of passage for two Brothers living in Northern Canada. They have been living a subsistence life since they were young boys. Leaving behind Father, Mother and younger Brother they venture out to a Cabin many miles to the North of the Family Cabin to set and manage fur traps. The Family uses the fur as currency throughout the year for necessary supplies. Success for them will prove that for better or worse, they have what it takes to provide for themselves and Family of their own in the future.
These are the most dangerous jobs on Earth. Many quit, some are fired, and others are injured…or worse. Featuring the world’s most dangerous jobs as rookies attempt to prove they have what it takes to earn a permanent spot on the crew.
Mighty Planes explores the art and science of aviation, on planes that soar to faraway places on astounding missions. From preparation, loading and take off, through the journey and to the landing and unloading, viewers will experience the high-stakes and high-stress jobs through the eyes and lives of the characters that make it all happen. Featuring the genius of flight technology with the aid of high-end CGI, shot in HD, and recorded in 5.1 surround sound, MIGHTY PLANES captures all the action as it happens.
Canada’s Worst Driver is a Canadian television series on Discovery Channel, based on Britain’s Worst Driver, and is part of the Worst Driver television franchise. It and sister series Canada’s Worst Handyman are the two highest-rated programs on Discovery Channel. The series is produced by Proper Television, whose president, Guy O’Sullivan, was the director for the original Britain’s Worst Driver series; as such, Canada’s Worst Driver is considered to be the production company’s flagship show.
Unlike other Worst series around the world, the Canadian version emphasizes the learning process of the contestants and the science of driving, and as such is often more serious than the other Worst shows around the world, which are mainly played for laughs. It is the longest running of any Worst series to date.
The series is also aired dubbed in French in Canada, as the Les zéros de conduite on Canal D.
Fairbanks, Alaska is home to some of the harshest weather conditions in North America, making roadways impassible in only a matter of minutes. When motorists become stranded, three towing companies are called on to pull them to safety: Borealis, Ron’s and Lucky 7. These three teams have worked through the worst that nature can throw at them, but with snowfall capable of topping 12 feet and temperatures that drop as low as 60 degrees below zero, every rescue attempt comes with a high-degree of risk. Only the strong can survive, Alaska’s brutal winter. Are these teams up to the challenge?
Three strangers push themselves to their absolute limits in complete darkness – enduring days buried underground while navigating prehistoric cave systems, ancient subterranean cities and centuries-old abandoned mines. Are you afraid of the dark?
In the rust belt state of Ohio, speed reigns supreme – the faster the car the fatter the profit and every second counts. With a waist size that rivals the Rust Belt itself, Tommy Christmas and his family are known for driving big and living even bigger. “Fat n’ Furious: Rolling Thunder” follows the hilarious car junkies of Christmas Automotive as they hunt down left-for-dead cars and bringing the back to life and to the racetrack.
Three hard-core crews of gold prospectors take the gamble of a lifetime and battle to strike it big, deep in the wild west of outback Australia. The soaring highs and the crushing lows of the gold season are revealed as the crews pursue their all-important targets – braving brutal heat, punishing conditions, mechanical breakdowns and constant pressure.
Have you ever wondered how the products you use every day are made? How It’s Made leads you through the process of how everyday products, such as apple juice, skateboards, engines, contact lenses, and many more objects are manufactured.
With over 2000 arrests to his name, Ralph Friedman is the most decorated detective in NYPD history. Detective Friedman takes viewers inside the high profile cases he investigated while working the mean streets of the Bronx.
Mighty Ships is a documentary television program produced by Exploration Production Inc. in Canada. It is aired on Discovery Channel Canada and also broadcast around the world. The series follows various types of vessels on a journey, showing viewers how the ship and its crew operates.
This series was started after the success of a one off special on the Discovery Channel entitled Mighty Ships: Queen Mary 2.
Yukon Men is an unscripted American cable television series aired on the Discovery Channel. It is produced by Paper Route Productions.
The series details the harsh life in the Alaskan village of Tanana where the population make their living by hunting and trapping game. It premiered on August 24, 2012. The show’s prominent themes are community and survival. The television show is named after the nearby Yukon river and not the Yukon territory in Canada.
Hidden somewhere off the southeastern coast of Brazil could lie hundreds of millions of dollars-worth of lost Incan gold. One team of treasure hunters has a new theory on where the treasure lies – a remote spot home to 1,000s of deadly vipers.
Deep in the Alaskan wilderness lives a newly discovered family who was born and raised wild. Billy Brown, his wife Ami and their seven grown children – 5 boys and 2 girls – are so far removed from civilization that they often go six to nine months of the year without seeing an outsider. They’ve developed their own accent and dialect, refer to themselves as a “wolf pack,” and at night, all nine sleep together in a one-room cabin. Simply put, they are unlike any other family in America. Recently, according to the Browns, the cabin where they lived for years was seized and burned to the ground for being in the wrong location on public land.
Follow the operations of Jamie Davis Motor Truck, a heavy vehicle rescue and recovery towing company based in Hope, British Columbia focusing on the hardships of operating along the highways of the BC Interior, especially the Coquihalla Highway, which is notorious for rapidly changing weather.