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[12/17/09 - 05:19 AM]
Fan Favorites and Special Premieres Heat Up the Holidays with Action and Adventure Only on Discovery
Plus: newcomer "Motor City Motors" now set for a Monday, December 28 launch.

[via press release from Discovery]

LET IT SHOW, LET IT SHOW, LET IT SHOW

FAN FAVORITES AND SPECIAL PREMIERES HEAT UP THE HOLIDAYS WITH ACTION AND ADVENTURE ONLY ON DISCOVERY

All new MAN VS FISH on Wednesday, December 23 at 8 PM ET/PT; Return of EVEREST begins Sunday, December 27 at 8 PM ET/PT; Premiere of MOTOR CITY MOTORS on Monday, December 28 at 10 PM ET/PT; Marathons of DEADLIEST CATCH, DIRTY JOBS, MYTHBUSTERS and GHOST LAB

(Silver Spring, Md.) �- From the high seas to the highest heights, Discovery Channel lights up the holiday season with exciting premieres, returning favorites and action-packed marathons for the ultimate viewer stocking stuffer.

Wednesday, DECEMBER 23

Extreme fisherman Matt Watson is back with an all new MAN VS FISH, Wednesday, December 23 at 8 PM ET/PT. The crazy Kiwi is out to top himself with the most spectacular catches ever filmed. Watson literally dives into his line of work, jumping on top of a blue marlin from an overhead helicopter. At 9 PM ET/PT Skipper Johnathan Hillstrand (Deadliest Catch) and his renowned F/V Time Bandit enter the wild world of herring fishing in the world premiere original special, BRISTOL BAY BRAWL. Like a demolition derby at sea, the danger comes not from freezing temperatures, but from being in close proximity to the competition.

CHRISTMAS EVE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24

On Christmas Eve check out the bad boys of the Bering Sea with a day long marathon of DEADLIEST CATCH beginning at 9 AM through 3 AM ET/PT. Captains Sig, Phil, Keith, Andy and Johnathan might be more naughty than nice as they battle the elements, exhaustion and the drama of their own crews to haul in the valuable and coveted Alaskan crab.

CHRISTMAS DAY, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25

In the spirit of the season, enjoy a Christmas Day marathon of MYTHBUSTERS beginning at 9 AM ET/PT through 3 AM ET/PT. Like kids tearing open their new toys, Jamie and Adam are at it again busting your favorite myths with an explosions, experiments and excitement.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26

Entertaining your in-laws, eating fruit cake, finding a parking spot at the mall � let�s face it, the holidays are a dirty business, so what better way to celebrate than a DIRTY JOBS marathon? The messy fun begins at 4 PM ET/PT through 3 AM ET/PT on Saturday, December 26.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27

From sea level to the roof of the world, EVEREST: BEYOND THE LIMIT returns for its third season of risk and challenge in a special three-hour back-to-back-to-back premiere beginning at 8 PM ET/PT on Sunday, December 27. Mount Everest is the world's highest and most deadly mountain. One in three of those who attempt the ascent make it to the top and one in twenty die trying. Follow the climbers in their quest for the ultimate mountaineering prize.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28

A city that has seen it fortunes rise and fall, now has its close-up. Detroit is ready to show the world that it�s still got muscle in MOTOR CITY MOTORS premiering Monday, December 28 at 10 PM ET/PT. As founders of Detroit Bros. Custom Cycles, Dave and Jamie Kaye are renowned fabricators and imaginative builders. With dad John, the brothers tap into other Detroit-based talent to assemble builders and specialists to push the boundaries of automotive engineering and create one-of-a-kind vehicles.

NEW YEARS EVE DAY, DECEMBER 31

Think reflecting on this past year is scary? Spend New Year�s Eve in thoroughly spooky fashion with the Klinge Brothers for a marathon of Discovery newest hit series GHOST LAB beginning at 10 AM ET/PT through 3 AM ET/PT. From the shadowy, empty cells of Alcatraz to the abandoned bar rooms of the Old West, the GHOST LAB crew is out to find the truth with its cutting- edge mobile unit measuring sound, heat and other indicators that just might point to signs of paranormal activity.

NEWS YEARS DAY, JANUARY 1

Finally, start off the new year and new decade with a bang. The MYTHBUSTERS News Years Day marathon runs from 9 AM ET/PT � 3 AM ET/PT.

About Discovery Channel

DISCOVERY CHANNEL (DSC) is dedicated to creating the highest quality nonfiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which reaches 98.1 million viewers in the U.S., can be seen in over 170 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres, including science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) 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.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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· DEADLIEST CATCH (DISCOVERY)
· DIRTY JOBS (DISCOVERY)
· GHOST LAB (DISCOVERY)
· MOTOR CITY MOTORS (DISCOVERY)
· MYTHBUSTERS (DISCOVERY)









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