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Andy Samberg Hired to Host Shark Week

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Andy Samberg Shark Week Host

Discovery Channel has picked SNL veteran Andy Samberg to host their Shark Week… and already the ocean’s death machines are looking a whole lot funnier.

Samberg will also receive the title Chief Shark Officer for the event. It will be Discovery’s 24th Shark Week and its first with Andy Samberg. Last year’s event was watched by 31 million viewers, a high for the cable channel.

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TV on DVD: December 28, 2010

Archer Season 1 dvdHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Archer (Season 1)
  • Baccano (Complete Series)
  • Battlestar Galatica: Razor **Blu-ray**
  • A Charlie Brown Valentine
  • Dragonaut: The Resonance (Complete Series)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Part 3)
  • Gintama (Collection 3)
  • Jersey Shore (Uncensored) (Season 2)
  • River Monsters (Season 2)
  • United States of Tara (Season 2)

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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Preview President Obama’s Appearance on Mythbusters

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Cable, Video,

 

President Barack Obama may be having difficulty raising his approval numbers, but can he get one of the world's biggest mysteries solved?

This week on Mythbusters, Obama will task hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman with re-testing the myth of Archimedes Solar Ray -- the supposed weapon that destroyed Roman ships around 200 B.C. by using only mirrors and the sun.

The episode will air Wednesday night at 9 P.M. on the Discovery Channel.

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President Obama to Make Mythbusters Appearance

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Cable, Video,

President Barack Obama will appear on the December 8 episode of Mythbusters, a show dedicated to disproving movie myths and other urban legends.

The Discovery Channel is offering few tidbits about the presidential appearance, but they did say the episode includes this question: "Did Greek scientist Archimedes set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun?"

The Obama appearance will help promote the White House’s current message of science education.

Read More | Yahoo! News

TV Talk: Captains Return to Deadliest Catch, Starz Recasts Spartacus

Capt. Sig Hansen-After threatening to leave the program, Capts. Sig Hansen and Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand have agreed to return to Deadliest Catch. Filming on Season 7 of the Discovery Channel series will begin this week.

-A number of comediennes will return to NBC for a two-hour special airing November 1. Familiar faces on The Women of SNL will include Laraine Newman, Nora Dunn, Cheri Oteri, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and, of course, Tina Fey.

-Starz has decided to renew Spartacus with a new actor in the lead role. Andy Whitfield had hoped to continue with the series, but was forced to drop out after his non-Hodgkin lymphoma returned.

-An HIV-positive muppet will be included in the Nigerian version of Sesame Street. The female character named Kami will help the show address important regional issues including AIDS, malaria and gender inequality.


Deadliest Catch Captains Claim They’re Done with Show

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Cable, Gossip, News,

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UPDATE: All three captains have agreed to return to the show.

There could be more than bad weather ahead for one of the most popular programs on the Discovery Channel.

Three of the cast members from the —Capts. Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand of the Time Bandit and Capt. Sig Hansen of the Northwestern—have released a joint statement announcing their departure from the series.

“We have been through a lot over the past year and unfortunately given the current situation with Discovery we are unable to continue participating in Deadliest Catch. It has been a fantastic ride, and we wish the best to all of the amazing and supportive Catch fans we have met over the years,” the trio stated.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (9/24)

Boardwalk Empire

Here’s an update on the shows you’ll be seeing more of in the months to come:

 

EXTENSIONS
  • Hellcats (CW) - Six more scripts ordered
  • One Tree Hill (CW) - Six more scripts ordered

 

RENEWALS
  • Army Wives (Lifetime) - Season 5
  • The Big C (Showtime) - Season 2
  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO) - Season 2
  • Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) - Season 3
  • Dual Survival (Discovery) - Season 2

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (9/12)

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

EXTENSIONS
  • Jersey Shore (MTV) - Reunion and behind-the-scenes specials added to Season 2.

 

RENEWALS
  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery) - Season 7
  • The Green Room with Paul Provenza (Showtime) - Season 2
  • Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (ABC) - Season 2
  • Masterchef (FOX) - Season 2

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TV on DVD: August 24, 2010

Lost Season 6 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 90210 (Season 2)
  • Ax Men (Season 3)
  • Ben 10 Alien Force (Volume 8)
  • Clash of the Dinosaurs (Mini-series)
  • Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan (Season 4, Vol. 2)
  • Flight of the Conchords (Complete Collection)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Part 2)
  • Gangland (Season 5)
  • Ghost Hunters International (Season 1, Part 2)
  • Gossip Girl (Season 3)
  • Lost (Final Season, Complete Collection)

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TV on DVD: July 13, 2010

Alaska State TroopersHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Alaska State Troopers (Season 1)
  • The Lucy Show (Season 2)
  • Magikano (Complete Series)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: XVIII
  • Psych (Season 4)
  • Romeo x Juliet (Complete Series)
  • Saturday Night Live - The Best of Tracy Morgan
  • Saturday Night Live - The Best of Will Ferrell
  • Saving Grace (Final Season)
  • Sesame Street: 20 Years…and Still Counting!
  • Shark Week: Jaws of Steel Collection
  • Street Hawk (Complete Series)
  • The Super Hero Squad Show (Volume 1)
  • White Collar (Season 1)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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