or


[08/31/17 - 11:07 AM]
Smithsonian Earth Explores the Hidden Ecosystems of Abandoned Castles in "Wild Castles"
New episodes will premiere on Smithsonian Earth each Friday, starting tomorrow, September 1.

[via press release from Smithsonian Channel]

SMITHSONIAN EARTH EXPLORES THE HIDDEN ECOSYSTEMS OF ABANDONED CASTLES IN "WILD CASTLES"

The five-episode series streams weekly beginning Friday, September 1

NEW YORK - August 31, 2017 - The abandoned castles of Europe are magnificent markers of the continent's tempestuous history, but where they once hosted royalty, these empty, hulking structures are now overtaken by the wildlife and rich natural environments flourishing around them. From the exquisite brown bears and aquatic salamanders of Predjama Castle, to the Neuschwanstein Castle that inspired the fictional fortresses of some of Disney's most iconic princesses, explore the curious history of these imposing European structures and the creatures that now call them home. New episodes of WILD CASTLES will premiere on Smithsonian Earth each Friday, starting tomorrow, September 1. Smithsonian Earth is available on Apple(R), Roku(R), Amazon, and at SmithsonianEarthTV.com.

The series goes beyond the exterior of these massive structures to explore the life that now inhabits them, along with the storied past that got them to this point. Balancing history and untamed nature, WILD CASTLES takes viewers on a journey spanning centuries to uncover the secrets of these European wonders.

The premiere episode takes viewers to Heidelberg Castle, standing deep in the German countryside for over 500 years and once home to the country's first university, before becoming part of today's surrounding ecosystem. From toads swimming in the grounds' fountains to peregrine falcons ruling the bell towers, tour a medieval mausoleum steeped in wondrous wildlife. The episode will stream for free online at https://smithsonianearthtv.com/programs/wild-castles/.

Subsequent episodes of WILD CASTLES include:

CARCASSONNE

Premieres Friday, September 8

North of the Pyrenees stands the ancient Carcassonne, a stone fortress that has faced sieges, endured the brutality of the Spanish Inquisition and thrived as a center of wealth during the salt trade a millennium ago. Today, it's a protected sanctuary and an avian paradise for robust avocets, exotic flamingos and more.

PREDJAMA

Premieres Friday, September 15

Predjama Castle is carved into the heart of a Slovenian mountain and nestled among stunning natural attractions, including the eerie Postojna Caves and Lake Cerknica - Europe's largest intermittent lake. Brown bears, aquatic salamanders and more thrive in the shadow of this imposing fortress.

ALHAMBRA

Premieres Friday, September 22

In the sun-drenched plains of southern Spain, between Europe's only desert and the mighty Sierra Nevada, lies the Alahambra, a magnificent Moorish palace of lush gardens and shimmering fountains. This episode is a sweeping tour of the wildlife within, including Iberian frogs and white-bellied hedgehogs.

NEUSCHWANSTEIN

Premieres Friday, September 29

The landscape surrounding Neuschwanstein Castle is famous for its rugged peaks, deep gorges and river valleys packed with wildlife. The castle also served as inspiration for both Disney's Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty castles and was prominently featured in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Great Escape. Alpine ibex are at home on the surrounding tricky slopes, while golden eagles patrol the skies above. Embark on a rich journey through the human and natural history of these medieval grounds.

Smithsonian Earth is a subscription streaming video service specializing in original nature and wildlife programming shot in stunning 4K Ultra HD resolution that's available through Apple(R), Roku(R), Amazon, and at SmithsonianEarthTV.com.

Smithsonian Networks(TM) is a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Networks operates Smithsonian Earth, through SN Digital LLC. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Channel, the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. To learn more, go to www.smithsonianchannel.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.





  [august 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[07/21/18 - 02:16 PM]
Video: First Look at the Upcoming New Season of "Family Guy" That Just Screened at San Diego Comic-Con
As previously announced, FOX's animated veteran returns Sunday, September 30.

[07/21/18 - 01:49 PM]
Video: Sneak Peek of IFC's Horror-Comedy "Stan Against Evil" Unveiled at Comic-Con International: San Diego
Catch a first look at the unusual new demons, moody teen vampires, zombie corpses and possessed puppets inhabiting the cursed New England town of Willard's Mill.

[07/21/18 - 01:45 PM]
Iconic Teen Hero "Kim Possible" Comes to Life
Set to debut in 2019, the movie is based on the global-hit animated series about an everyday high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from villains.

[07/21/18 - 12:46 PM]
Video: First Look at the All-New "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" Episode of "The Simpsons" That Just Screened at San Diego Comic-Con
The "Intrusion of the Pod-Y Switchers" segment will air during this season's installment.

[07/21/18 - 11:41 AM]
Jordan Calloway Upped to Series Regular as DC Villain Painkiller in "Black Lightning" Season Two
Guest starring as Khalil Payne in season one, Calloway's promotion to series regular was revealed by Salim Akil during the show's Comic-Con 2018 panel on Saturday.

[07/21/18 - 08:05 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[07/20/18 - 06:45 PM]
Freeform Greenlights Season Two of "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger"
The series will be back with 10 all-new episodes promising mayhem in spring 2019.

[07/20/18 - 05:35 PM]
Video: "The Passage" Cast at "The Passage" Project NOAH Viral Cell Lab
The scientists at Project NOAH are bringing San Diego Comic-Con fans an exclusive look at one of their "viral" patients from their highly secretive medical lab.

[07/20/18 - 05:01 PM]
Video: An Inside Look at "Good Omens" - Prime Video
Go inside the production of "Good Omens," a new series based on the beloved book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

[07/20/18 - 04:32 PM]
Video: "Homecoming" - Official Teaser - Prime Video
Get your first look at Prime Video's upcoming mind-bending psychological thriller starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail.

[07/20/18 - 04:31 PM]
CBS All Access Unveils Executive Producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg's Favorite Classic Episodes of "The Twilight Zone" in Anticipation of New Series
In a marathon screening of episodes from the original "The Twilight Zone" at Comic-Con International, CBS All Access will introduce fans to the favorite classic episodes of Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg.

[07/20/18 - 04:31 PM]
Video: "The Expanse" - Thank You to the Fans - Prime Video
The cast of "The Expanse" has a special message for fans who helped their story continue.

[07/20/18 - 04:11 PM]
Don Cheadle Guest Stars as Donald Duck in the Epic One-Hour Season Finale of Disney's "DuckTales," Saturday, Aug. 18, on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW
Cheadle said, "It's an awesome opportunity because there are only so many roles that you look forward to playing as an actor. You've got to do your homework and bring your a-game when you're trying to voice Donald Duck."

[07/20/18 - 04:01 PM]
Video: "Lore" - Season 2 Official Teaser - Prime Video
Season two will feature new tales based on the award-winning podcast as well as original stories not yet available in podcast form.

[07/20/18 - 03:59 PM]
Science Channel Announces Full Cast of "MythBusters Jr."
The series is currently in production and will premiere in the fourth quarter of 2018 on Science Channel.