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Tony Robinson's World War ITony Robinson's World War I
Discovery, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Sir Tony Robinson, the history presenter and former Blackadder star, tells the story of the Great War. How it started, how it changed the world and how it finished with a 100 day flourish of military brilliance, which finally put an end to four years of incompetence and slaughter. With the aid of hundreds of amazing archived 3D images of the Great War which chronicle WWI from start to finish and breathe new life into the story, Tony Robinson's World War I allows modern audiences to see the war in a completely new way. Robinson will also show how the Great War changed British people for generations to come - liberating large portions of the working class, powering the rise of the Labour party and breaking the old ties of service to the aristocracy.


Ragin' CajunsRagin' Cajuns
Discovery, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Reality

Discovery will travel down the Mississippi into the Louisiana Bayou in Ragin' Cajuns, a new series that focuses on white shrimp season. The unscripted reality series follows a motley crew of blue-collar anglers who are desperate to keep their shrimp boats afloat in the wake of the 2010 oil spill and the fallout from Hurricane Katrina. They come from a little town called Venice in Louisiana.


The FightersThe Fighters
Discovery, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Reality, Sports

In this reality series UFC president Dana White, gym owner and former fighter Peter Welch enlists the city's top trainers in the fight to revive boxing in Boston.


The System: Escape From Death RowThe System: Escape From Death Row
Discovery, 2001 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 4/5

Six killers have escaped from death row in rural Virginia. The police are in a race against time to track and capture them before they kill again. The System: Escape From Death Row is a gripping two-part documentary series that follows the intense manhunt for these dangerous fugitives.


Sunrise EarthSunrise Earth

The series focuses on presenting the viewer with sunrises in various geographical locations throughout the world. It is also notable for its complete lack of human narration, concentrating instead on the natural sounds of each episodes' specific location. High-definition video images and Dolby 5.1 stereo surround sound are used to present each natural environment in a clear and detailed manner.


Rival SurvivalRival Survival
Discovery, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Politics, Reality

At a time when partisanship in U.S. politics litters the media landscape, Discovery Channel's "RIVAL SURVIVAL" brings together two real world political adversaries and maroons them on a remote island for a week. Disconnected from the world on an uninhabited island surrounded by shark infested waters that mirror the seemingly treacherous terrain of the U.S. Congress, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) must put their political differences aside and work together for six days and six nights to find common ground through compromise if they want to survive.


After HitlerAfter Hitler
Discovery, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

In the five years that separated the end of the Second World War from the start of the Cold War, the world had hoped for a lasting peace, but instead found itself on the brink of apocalypse. Five years of chaos and hope for the people of a shattered Europe, who became pawns in the games of the major powers.


Brake RoomBrake Room
Discovery, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Game Show, Talk Shows

In the Brake Room celebrity contestants try to predict what happens in the craziest viral videos from the motor world. Comedian and unapologetic Boston sports nut Nick Stevens hosts the series and pits gearheads against each other to test their motor knowledge in the hopes of winning the alluring 'mystery box'.


Fighting TunaFighting Tuna
Discovery, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Reality

Four captains vie for these high stakes fish using boats only a third the size of Bering Sea trawlers. Tossed by high waves and rough weather, they face down the world's most powerful fish, an adversary capable of highway speeds. The payoff? A single fish can sell for $10,000. It's the biggest prize in the sea - Giant Bluefin Tuna. Weighing in between 320 and 1,500 pounds, these behemoths are the most expensive fish in the world, their price driven up by Japanese demand for sushi. The largest tuna swim north to the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean where they're caught the old-fashioned way: with rod and reel.


Saint HoodsSaint Hoods
Discovery, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Reality, Documentary

For centuries, Boston has been run by tough neighborhood crews that are in a constant battle for ultimate control and power. On the streets these crews are the law, the keepers of an old world way of life, running Boston's underworld with an iron fist. Now, for the first time ever, Discovery Channel is taking viewers to the front lines of this never-ending turf war between Boston's oldest rival crews in the new series SAINT HOODS, premiering Friday, August 2 at 10 PM ET/PT. With unprecedented access, Discovery will showcase three of Boston's most powerful crews, Southie, Roslindale, and Dorchester, as they vie for customers in the lucrative business of sports gambling. However, these businesses extend far beyond just taking bets.


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