[08/23/12 - 07:57 AM]
Get Hooked on Discovery Fit & Health with New Series "I Was Impaled"
The newcomer rolls out Saturday, September 8 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[via press release from Discovery Fit & Health]


-- I WAS IMPALED Premieres Saturday, September 8 at 10 PM ET/PT--

(NEW YORK, NY) - Discovery Fit & Health introduces a new jaw-dropping series, I WAS IMPALED Saturday, September 8 at 10 PM ET/PT. Featuring unbelievable stories of foreign objects that people have found ingested or pierced into their bodies, I WAS IMPALED examines the extraordinary journey of how these foreign items are discovered and the ground breaking techniques used by medics turned detectives as they grapple with the mysterious objects lying deep within their patient for days, months and even years.

From fence posts and French fries to surf boards and garden shears, I WAS IMPALED reveals the stories of people from around the world who have accidentally ended up with foreign objects in their body. Each story is vividly brought to life by cutting edge animation - from the horrifying moment of when the injury occurs, to the euphoria of removing the object. I WAS IMPALED will dive into the science behind some of the most innovative operations ever performed with first hand testimony from the frontline paramedics and top surgeons involved. Episodes include the following stories:

"Don't Pull It Out!" Premiering Saturday, September 8 at 10 PM ET/PT

A woman is impaled on a five-inch iron spike railing, a french fry rips a man's esophagus, a gardener falls face first onto his pruning shears and a young man is accidentally shot with a five-foot long fishing spear.

"Danger Outside" Premiering Saturday, September 15 at 10 PM ET/PT

A man is impaled by a six foot fence post, a woman falls directly onto a hooked planter while gardening, a foreign object is mysteriously lodged into a young man's brain and a mountain biker ends up with his brake lever embedded into his arm.

"Unwanted Guests" - Premieres Saturday, September 22 at 10 PM ET/PT

A woman is impaled through her neck by a Christmas tree, a boy accidentally swallows a barbed hook while fishing and a man nearly dies after being pumped full of enough air to blow up a thousand party balloons.

"Who said exercise was good for you?" - Premieres Saturday, September 29 at 10 PM ET/PT

A surfer ends up with his fiber glass surf board embedded in his skull, a motor cross rider crashes and ends up with a stick in his face, a cyclist almost loses his leg during a crucial race, a rugby player has a close encounter with his opponent's mouth and ends up with a tooth in his head and a skier nearly dies on a mountainside when he crashes in to a fence.

"The Enemy Within" - Premieres Saturday, October 6 at 10 PM ET/PT

A man discovers a wound after mowing his lawn - a piece of wire has entered his heart, a three-year-old has swallowed three refrigerator magnets leaving her with eight holes in her stomach, a 64-year-old woman discover she has a bug in her ear and a pencil in her brain and a carpenter gets a splinter in his eye.

"Great and Small" - Premieres Saturday, October 13 at 10 PM ET/PT

A car accident leaves an ex-Marine with a pole penetrating his mouth and neck, a man accidentally eats a sewing needle with his dinner, a 75-year-old man goes to the hospital with a hearing problem to find out he has a nail in his face, probably, since he was a child and a truck driver ends up trapped in his vehicle with a pole through his chest.

I WAS IMPALED is packed with fascinating facts and meticulous detail about the life saving medical procedures that remove the unwanted object. Prepare to be afraid to leave the house... or even be in the house, as objects attack!

I WAS IMPALED is produced for Discovery Fit & Health by Two Four Productions.

About Discovery Fit & Health

Discovery Fit & Health, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), entertains viewers with gripping, real-life dramas, featuring storytelling that chronicles the human experience from cradle to grave. Network programming includes forensic mysteries, amazing medical stories, emergency room trauma, baby and pregnancy programming, parenting challenges, and stories of extreme life conditions. Discovery Fit & Health also features popular online and social media destinations found at DiscoveryFitandHealth.com, facebook.com /DiscoveryHealth and twitter.com/disc_health.


(Silver Spring, MD) - Discovery Networks International (DNI) today announced a new 6x60 series on medical mysteries entitled BODY INVADERS, produced by Twofour. The series explores some of the most incredible stories involving a wide array of foreign objects that people have found ingested or pierced into people's bodies and examines the extraordinary journeys of detection of how the foreign objects were discovered in their bodies, and the ground breaking techniques used by medical teams to remove them. BODY INVADERS will premiere on Discovery Channel across Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America as well as on Discovery Fit & Health (as I WAS IMPALED) in the United States beginning in the Fall 2012.

"What's great about BODY INVADERS is that it will truly amaze our viewers," said Elizabeth McIntyre, Vice President of Production & Development for Factual programming for DNI, who commissioned the series. "We worked with various medical experts and doctors to help understand the science behind these stories. Through their research, we were able to ensure that our viewers were seeing both factual and accurate testimonials of some of the most amazing stories of survival out there."

For many stories, the revelation of what exactly is inside the patient - and how it got there - is a mystery until the last possible moment. Using testimony, actuality and CGI reconstruction, BODY INVADERS will delve deep into the medical detective work that led to its discovery, looking at just how these dangerous and bizarre objects entered the body, how they affected the organs around them, influenced behavior and why they were often inches away from being fatal.

BODY INVADERS is produced for Discovery Networks International by Twofour. For Discovery Networks International, Helen Hawken is executive producer. For Twofour, the executive producer is Bridget Sneyd.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. Discovery Networks International distributes 27 international brands, reaching over 1.3 billion cumulative subscribers with programming available in 45 languages. For more information please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

  [august 2012]  


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