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[07/26/11 - 04:00 PM]
Big Balls, Pigeons and (Of Course) Lots and Lots of Duct Tape, In New Fall Season of Emmy(R)-Nominated "MythBusters"
The three-time Emmy-nominated series will return with 11 new episodes this October.

[via press release from Discovery]

BIG BALLS, PIGEONS AND (OF COURSE) LOTS AND LOTS OF DUCT TAPE, IN NEW FALL SEASON OF EMMY(R)-NOMINATED MYTHBUSTERS

Series Returns October 2011

Fresh off its third consecutive Emmy(R) nomination, MYTHBUSTERS is back for more explosive science-y goodness, as hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, together with Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, return with 11 new episodes this October. The series, which first launched on Discovery Channel in 2003, is inspiring a generation to inquire, interact and get involved with science ... by using experimentation to prove or disprove popular myths, misconceptions or legends.

Fall 2011 myths will include:

Can you supersize a Newton's Cradle to epic proportions?

If a pigeon lands on the roof of a car, which is hanging precariously over a cliff's edge, could it provide enough force to send the car plunging over the side?

Is it impossible for humans (without a point of reference) to walk in a straight line?

Are motorcycles better for the environment than cars because of lower fuel efficiency?

Was the "flying guillotine" a lethal ancient weapon - or plain old kung-fu make believe?

Can you use duct tape to fix a plane that has been mauled by a bear? (As odd as this one sounds, it's a story that has inundated our fan site message boards for years!)

Could a methane blast inside a sewer, blow manhole covers tens of feet into the air?

Some call it indestructible, but can truck bed liners stop an animal attack? Prevent a car from being damaged? Make it bomb-proof?

If you were shipwrecked on a deserted island, could you use duct tape to: Build a tent? Make clothing? Craft a fishing net? Build a raft?

Is the V-shaped migration pattern favored by some birds the most energy efficient way to fly?

MYTHBUSTERS By the Numbers:

3 Number of consecutive Emmy nominations for Best Reality Program (2009, 2010, 2011)

9 Years of filming (series premiered on Discovery Channel in October 2003)

12 (Tons, that is) - Poundage of explosives used

128 Vehicles destroyed

189 Total episodes filmed to date (including specials)

744 Explosions

769 Myths tested to date (425 busted, 179 confirmed, 155 plausible)

2,391 Experiments tested (approx.)

6,255 Hours filmed (approx.)

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in over 180 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.





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[07/30/16 - 03:48 PM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Its First Virtual Reality Short Documentary Film from Academy Award Winner Kathryn Bigelow in Partnership with Here Be Dragons and Annapurna Pictures
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[07/30/16 - 03:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Orders Drama Script for Global Limited Series Based on Michael Crichton's Soon-to-Be-Published Manuscript, Dragon Teeth
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[07/30/16 - 02:31 PM]
National Geographic and Katie Couric Media Partner on New Global Documentary, Gender Revolution (W.T.)
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[07/30/16 - 02:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to Climate Change Feature Documentary
The film presents an informative and engaging account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe.

[07/30/16 - 09:15 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Quarry" Debuts Sept. 9
Logan Marshall-Green stars as Mac Conway, aka Quarry, who is trying to readapt to normal society after Vietnam.

[07/30/16 - 09:14 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2016
Kent Jones, Marc Levin, Daphne Pinkerson, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Jon Alpert are among the featured auspices.

[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
HBO to Make Entire Run of Landmark Series "The Larry Sanders Show" Available Starting in September
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[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" Through 2018
Currently averaging 4.4 million viewers, "Real Time" is enjoying its most-watched season since the show's 2003 debut season.

[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
Comedy Series "Insecure," Created by and Starring Issa Rae, Debuts Oct. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclich├ęd and authentic way.

[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in the New Comedy Series "Divorce," Debuting Oct. 9
Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert, Frances' (Parker) husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
Drama Series "Westworld" Debuts Oct. 2 on HBO
The series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton.

[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
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[07/29/16 - 01:46 PM]
Vice President Joe Biden to Appear on "Law & Order: SVU"
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[07/29/16 - 01:37 PM]
2.5 Million Watch "Hell on Wheels" Drive Its Last Spike
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[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Global Scripted Event Series Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller, "The Long Road Home"
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