[03/23/17 - 10:14 AM]
Final Four Episodes of "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" Beginning April 25 at 10PM on Science Channel
Freeman will challenge audiences once again to think about daring questions while taking a deeper look at the science behind topics such as hidden forces in the universe, aging, the future of Earth, and gun violence.

[via press release from Science Channel]


Landmark Series Ends Historic Run With Four New Episodes

(New York) - Morgan Freeman returns to host the final four episodes of the multiple Emmy(R) nominated series THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN beginning Tuesday, April 25 at 10PM ET/PT on Science Channel. Freeman will challenge audiences once again to think about daring questions while taking a deeper look at the science behind topics such as hidden forces in the universe, aging, the future of Earth, and gun violence.

THROUGH THE WORMHOLE features some of the world's top science experts asking and looking for answers to some of our planet's most gripping questions. The season premiere asks IS THE FORCE WITH US? As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, this episode explores new research that is beginning to reveal a hidden force in the universe - one that penetrates space with trillions of invisible connections, instantly linking every place in our world and joining our future with our past.

"This project has been an extraordinary journey for us all. We have enjoyed seven seasons of the most fascinating conversations, exploring the deepest topics with the top scientific and visionary minds of our times. Our team at Science Channel has been a great partner and collaborator in our journey Through the Wormhole," said Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger, executive producers of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE.

"Working with Morgan and Revelations Entertainment on this remarkable series has been an amazing journey for everyone at Science Channel," said Marc Etkind, General Manager of Science Channel. "Through The Wormhole has taken us deep into space and the mind, never afraid to tackle controversial topics, and these final episodes are certainly no different."

Since its premiere in 2010, THROUGH THE WORMHOLE, has been one of the most popular series on Science Channel. It has tackled a wide-range of tough and important questions from the existence of god, the science of racism, life on other planets, the future of robots and many others. Leading scientists featured in the series' run have included Nobel Prize winners Peter Higgs, Saul Perlmutter and Gerard 't Hooft, along with Katherine Freese, Lee Smolin, Max Tegmark, Paul Davies, Michio Kaku and Bob Lanza.

Other THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN episodes the final season:

· CAN WE CHEAT DEATH? Premieres Tuesday, May 2 at 10PM ET/PT - Death is life's greatest certainty. But that may be about to change. Scientists have discovered an immortal animal that may hold the secret of endless regeneration. They're on the brink of editing our DNA so that we can cure death like a disease. Or is dying necessary for the survival of our species?

· CAN WE HACK THE PLANET? Premieres Tuesday, May 9 at 10PM ET/PT - Humanity is under threat - from storms that seem to get ever fiercer, earthquakes that seem ever more deadly, and killer viruses that are engulfing the globe. Some scientists think it's time for us to fight back. Can we - should we -hack the planet?

· IS GUN CRIME A VIRUS? Premieres Tuesday, May 16 at 10PM ET/PT - Every 17 minutes in America, someone is killed with a gun. Politicians can't seem to stop the violence. But epidemiologists, psychologists and big data crunchers are discovering that gun crime spreads like a virus -and science may be able to stop its spread.

THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN is produced for Science Channel by Revelations Entertainment where Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary are executive producers and James Younger is EVP, Factual, Revelations Entertainment. For Science Channel, Neil Laird serves as executive producer.

About Science Channel

Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and HOW IT'S MADE. Science Channel's programming also includes daily news updates with SCIENCE PRESENTS DNEWS and timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 72 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel's popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

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