SHARK WEEK Headlines Discovery’s 2017 Summer Programming Slates, Featuring Hot New Titles and Returning Favourites

— June 2, 2017

– Summer’s most-anticipated pop-culture event, SHARK WEEK, makes waves July 23-30 –
– Discovery summer lineup features all-new, six-part docuseries COOPER’S TREASURE (June 4), and the return of perennial favourites including YUKON MEN (June 4) –
–Discovery’s suite of networks set to launch fresh programming all summer long, including: BARRETT-JACKSON LIVE FROM MOHEGAN SUN (June 22-24 on Discovery Velocity), new original Canadian series WILD BEAR RESCUE (June 23 on Animal Planet), MURDER AMONG FRIENDS (June 8 on Investigation Discovery), INCREDIBLE ENGINEERING BLUNDERS: FIXED (July 4 on Discovery Science) –
–Investigation Discovery offers nationwide free preview available July 26 – August 23 through TV service providers across Canada –

TORONTO (June 2, 2017) – Discovery heats up the airwaves all summer long as Canada’s most-watched entertainment specialty network in primetime unveils a fresh new summer lineup, headlined by Discovery’s annual must-see television event SHARK WEEK. With details to be announced soon, Discovery gives viewers a dose of “Vitamin Sea” eight days of shark-infused content taking over primetime beginning at 7 p.m. ET from Sunday, July 23 through Sunday, July 30. But first, Discovery kicks off its summer programming slate with new series COOPER’S TREASURE airing Sundays at 8 p.m. ET beginning June 4. The all-new, six-part documentary series follows treasure hunter Darrell Miklos in his search for a collection of shipwrecks that late NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper spotted from space. Following COOPER’S TREASURE on Sundays is an all-new season of YUKON MEN airing at 9 p.m. ET, also beginning June 4. This season, the villagers of Tanana, Alaska face extinction as the largest wildfire in the country ravages the Alaskan wilderness and threatens to wipe the town off the map. Later in June, Discovery travels to beautiful British Columbia to navigate the hostile wilderness in the breathtaking new series DEVIL’S CANYON airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET beginning June 13. Then, Discovery ventures to treacherous and remote parts of the planet with digital survivalist Andy Quitmeyer in HACKING THE WILD, airing Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT beginning June 21. For a complete list of Discovery’s new summer series, click here.   (L-R): Discovery’s summer programming schedule features new documentary series COOPER’S TREASURE (June 4), and the return of fan-favourite YUKON MEN (June 4). The new summer programming continues throughout the season on Discovery’s suite of networks: Discovery Velocity, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, and Discovery Science. Investigation Discovery From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to in-depth investigations, the entire Investigation Discovery summer schedule will be available for a nationwide free previewJuly 26 August 23 – through participating television service providers across Canada. Investigation Discovery’s killer summer lineup includes all-new series MURDER AMONG FRIENDS (Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning June 8) and MARRIED WITH SECRETS (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning June 27). Plus, airing during the nationwide free preview is returning hit and original Canadian true crime series FEAR THY NEIGHBOR (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning Aug. 2) and all-new series MURDER CHOSE ME (Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning August 15). For more on Investigation Discovery’s summer highlights, click here. Discovery Velocity Discovery Velocity, Canada’s only home for factual turbo programming, revs up for a hot summer slate led by 18-hours of the world’s greatest classic car auction BARRETT-JACKSON (June 22-24). Discovery Velocity also takes a spin with the all-new season of ALL GIRLS GARAGE (Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning June 15), followed by CAR FIX (Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT beginning June 15). For more on Discovery Velocity’s summer highlights, click here. Animal Planet This summer, Animal Planet invites viewers to discover some of the funniest, weirdest, and most touching moments the animal kingdom has to offer, headlined by the new, 12-part original Canadian series WILD BEAR RESCUE (Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning June 23). But first, Animal Planet presents STARS TO THE RESCUE (Saturday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT), a one-hour special celebrating the relationships between celebrities and their cuddly canines, as well as THE GUARDIANS (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning June 20) an all-new series dedicated to animal advocacy. For more on Animal Planet’s summer highlights, click here. Discovery Science Discovery Science encourages viewers to ignite their imagination with new episodes of  THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN (Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning June 9) and all-new series INCREDIBLE ENGINEERING BLUNDERS: FIXED (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning July 4). For more on Discovery Science’s summer highlights, click here. Subscribers can access live streaming of the summer schedule through the Discovery GO app, and catch up on full seasons of Discovery series and those from its suite of networks on demand on the Discovery GO app and at Discovery.ca. All programming is subject to change. Visit discovery.ca to confirm local broadcast times. Source: Numeris

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