|[07/10/08 - 01:12 PM]
Futuristic Innovations Are Born on Discovery Channel's All-New Series Prototype This!
The series, shot entirely in high definition,
premieres in October and features "one-of-a kind prototypes of tomorrow for
people to experience today."
|[via press release from Discovery]
Futuristic Innovations are Born on Discovery Channel's All-New Series PROTOTYPE THIS!
- 13-Part Series Beginning in October -
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 10 -- Are you still waiting for
the Jetson's lifestyle to arrive? Do you spend time looking for your
missing jet pack in the Sharper Image catalog? Have you ever encountered
heavy traffic on the freeway and wished you could kick your car into
"jumping mode" to get past it? Take heart -- the future is now! Discovery
Channel's all-new series, PROTOTYPE THIS! brings viewers straight to the
drawing board and through the design process to experience firsthand as
inventions come to life. The series, shot entirely in high definition,
premieres in October and features one-of-a kind prototypes of tomorrow for
people to experience today.
Out to prove that the only limits to innovation are our own
imaginations, PROTOTYPE THIS! features a dream team of electronics
specialists, engineers, professors, and special effects experts, who
combine the best of emerging technology with new ideas to create
forward-thinking products. From a road rage-proof car to a high-tech alarm
clock that provides not only a wake up chime but an automated shower, valet
service, and mechanized butler to send you out the door, the PROTOTYPE
THIS! team constructs products that tackle modern inconveniences and
problems we all confront.
"PROTOTYPE THIS! exemplifies ingenuity under pressure, combining
creative ideas with modern science and state-of-the-art technology," said
John Ford, president and general manager of Discovery Channel. Other
prototypes featured throughout the series include an inflatable car, a
six-legged robot that can safely carry a human through any type of terrain,
and a waterslide simulator that will provide an amusement park-like thrill
ride from the comfort of a backyard.
Carrying on the tradition of other curiosity-seeking shows like
Discovery Channel's MYTHBUSTERS and SMASH LAB, PROTOTYPE THIS! provides a
clever and entertaining look at science - and all the fun there is to be
had when the world is your test lab.
PROTOTYPE THIS! is produced for Discovery Channel by Beyond
Productions. The series is executive produced by John Luscombe from Beyond
Productions and by Chris Rantamaki from Discovery Channel.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications is the world's number-one nonfiction media
company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170
countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy
their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery
Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation
Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational
products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media
services including HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications is owned by
Discovery Holding Company (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse
Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For
more information, please visit http://www.discoverycommunications.com.
|[11/17/17 - 03:31 PM]
CBS Orders More Episodes of "S.W.A.T." & "9JKL"
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|[11/17/17 - 02:26 PM]
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|[11/17/17 - 11:22 AM]
Jenji Kohan Inks Multi-Year Deal with Netflix
Said Kohan, "Current climate aside, it's great to be in bed with Netflix."
|[11/17/17 - 09:02 AM]
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|[11/17/17 - 08:38 AM]
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Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, Aya Cash, Judy Greer, Kate Berlant, Joe Lo Truglio, Zazie Beetz, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Micucci, Michael Chernus, Jane Adams, Jacqueline Toboni, Evan Jonigkeit, Marz Timms, and Kiersey Clemons star in the upcoming season.
|[11/17/17 - 08:15 AM]
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The new season will tape on December 8 and 9 at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans and include performances by Emmy Blotnick, Tim Dillon, Devin Field, Megan Gailey, Chris Garcia, Langston Kerman, Mike Lawrence, Ryan O'Flanagan, and Sarah Tiana.
|[11/17/17 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Rises in NBC Victory
The Peacock takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.
|[11/17/17 - 08:00 AM]
Our Fourth Season Has a Third Wheel... "Grace and Frankie" Are Back January 19th!
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are joined by Lisa Kudrow in the new season.
|[11/17/17 - 06:58 AM]
Netflix and Red Chillies Entertainment Announce A New Original Series Based on "Bard of Blood"
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|[11/16/17 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 16
Updates include: TV Land cancels "Lopez," "Throwing Shade"; Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian to lead "Take Two" at ABC; and Vicki Lawrence among quartet cast in FOX's "Cool Kids."
|[11/16/17 - 02:42 PM]
VH1 Celebrates the Season with "Remy & Papoose: A Merry Mackie Holiday"
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|[11/16/17 - 02:35 PM]
NBC Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for New Dramas "Good Girls" and "Rise"
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|[11/16/17 - 01:27 PM]
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|[11/16/17 - 12:19 PM]
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|[11/16/17 - 12:01 PM]
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