Science Channel Series ‘Innovators’ Profiles Business World’s Change Agents

The Science Channel plans a documentary series from Ross Greenburg’s production company that will explore the minds and lives of the people who have changed the course of humanity.
Pairing historical and contemporary figures from similar business arenas, the three-part series with the working title Innovators will aim to show reveal surprising connections between modern business leaders and their predecessors. The Discovery-owned network plans to air the series in the…

The Science Channel plans a documentary series from Ross Greenburg’s production company that will explore the minds and lives of the people who have changed the course of humanity. Pairing historical and contemporary figures from similar business arenas, the three-part series with the working title Innovators will aim to show reveal surprising connections between modern business leaders and their predecessors. The Discovery-owned network plans to air the series in the…

‘Deadly Intelligence’: ‘Project Artichoke’ Had Some, Uh, Interesting Interrogations (Exclusive Video)

Throughout history, a number of scientists have had untimely deaths, and The Science Channel is out to see what were the shadowy circumstances behind them.

“Deadly Intelligence” explores those deaths and searches for answers to the open-ended questions still surrounding them.

Its premiere episode takes a closer look at the death of Frank Olson, a biological scientist who worked for the CIA in the early 1950s. He fell from a window of a New York City hotel in 1953, but the incident remains shrouded in mystery.

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Olson worked on an “above top-secret” project for the CIA known as “Project Artichoke,” which used questionable interrogation methods — including drugs. Olson’s job was to “refine” the methods for using the drugs.

The episode will explore whether he committed suicide after witnessing Project Artichoke, or murdered for knowing too much about it.

In the clip above, experts explain that Olson was “deeply traumatized” by what he saw.

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“There was one school of thought when he was in Germany, that he had seen things that disturbed him,” one expert says, adding that Olson found the experiments to be “unethical.” But when the hotel room from which he fell is visited, the question arises of how he could have fallen from the window.

Watch the full clip above.

“Deadly Intelligence” premieres on the Science Channel Sunday, April 8.

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RIP Stephen Hawking: Discovery, Science Channel Set Tributes (Exclusive)

Throughout history, a number of scientists have had untimely deaths, and The Science Channel is out to see what were the shadowy circumstances behind them.

“Deadly Intelligence” explores those deaths and searches for answers to the open-ended questions still surrounding them.

Its premiere episode takes a closer look at the death of Frank Olson, a biological scientist who worked for the CIA in the early 1950s. He fell from a window of a New York City hotel in 1953, but the incident remains shrouded in mystery.

Olson worked on an “above top-secret” project for the CIA known as “Project Artichoke,” which used questionable interrogation methods — including drugs. Olson’s job was to “refine” the methods for using the drugs.

The episode will explore whether he committed suicide after witnessing Project Artichoke, or murdered for knowing too much about it.

In the clip above, experts explain that Olson was “deeply traumatized” by what he saw.

“There was one school of thought when he was in Germany, that he had seen things that disturbed him,” one expert says, adding that Olson found the experiments to be “unethical.” But when the hotel room from which he fell is visited, the question arises of how he could have fallen from the window.

Watch the full clip above.

“Deadly Intelligence” premieres on the Science Channel Sunday, April 8.

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Discovery Sets Egyptian Archeological Docuseries ‘Valley Of The Kings’

Discovery has given the green light to Valley of the Kings, a docuseries which goes inside the first major excavation in Egypt in a generation.
Valley Of The Kings takes place at Egypt’s famed burial ground of the pharoahs in a search for the lost tomb of an ancient royal. Led by renowned archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, the crew of more than 100 Egyptian workers are digging in the largely untouched western portion of the valley, where leading archaeologists believe several…

Discovery has given the green light to Valley of the Kings, a docuseries which goes inside the first major excavation in Egypt in a generation. Valley Of The Kings takes place at Egypt’s famed burial ground of the pharoahs in a search for the lost tomb of an ancient royal. Led by renowned archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, the crew of more than 100 Egyptian workers are digging in the largely untouched western portion of the valley, where leading archaeologists believe several…

Discovery & Science Channels Set Stephen Hawking Encore Programs

The legacy and genius of Stephen Hawking will be celebrated with special encore presentations of his programs including Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking and Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design, on Discovery Channel and Science Channel.
The episodes will air over the next several days and evenings this week. See below for a complete schedule.
Hawking, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 1963, died at his home in Cambridge, England, early this morning…

The legacy and genius of Stephen Hawking will be celebrated with special encore presentations of his programs including Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking and Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design, on Discovery Channel and Science Channel. The episodes will air over the next several days and evenings this week. See below for a complete schedule. Hawking, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 1963, died at his home in Cambridge, England, early this morning…

RIP Stephen Hawking: Discovery, Science Channel Set Tributes (Exclusive)

Legendary physicist and pop culture icon Stephen Hawking died early this morning, and TV networks are already planning tributes in his honor.

TheWrap has learned exclusively that Discovery Channel and Science Channel will be airing their Hawking-centric programs over the next several days, including primetime presentations of the Emmy-nominated “Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking” and “Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design.”

The networks will also be offering Hawking-related programs on their respective multiplatform apps, Discovery Go and Science Go, which are free to viewers who subscribe to the channels.

“One of the most brilliant minds of our lifetime, Stephen Hawking epitomized the missions of Discovery and Science Channel,” said Nancy Daniels, Discovery and Factual’s chief brand officer. “He was also no stranger to the networks, having participated in numerous projects for us, including ‘Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking,’ which was nominated for two Emmys. Having accomplished so much, we are pleased to join in celebrating his remarkable life.”

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Competitor National Geographic Channel will also mark Hawking’s passing by making his appearance on “StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson,” one of his final interviews, available for free on NatGeo.com, YouTube, Facebook, as well as Hulu. The episode aired last week as part of the season finale. It will run online commercial free.

See the full list of Discovery and Science’s planned Hawking-related programming below.

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Discovery Channel
“Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking” (Thursday, March 15, 9-11am and Saturday, March 17, 8-11pm): The Emmy nominated mini-series presented the wonders of the universe, revealing the splendor and majesty of the cosmos as never seen before.

“Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design” (Thursday, March 15, 6-9am): Hawking addresses three more of the most contentious issues that surround scientific understanding. Did God create the universe? What is the meaning of life? And what he regards as the key to the cosmos: the Theory of Everything. Is science incompatible with religion?

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Science Channel
“Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking” (Thursday, March 15, 3-5am and Friday, March 16, 4-7pm): The Emmy nominated mini-series presented the wonders of the universe, revealing the splendor and majesty of the cosmos as never seen before.

“Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking” (Thursday, March 15, 5am): This 60-minute special delves into the subjects of stem cells, both embryonic and adult, to explore what these wondrous and baffling mechanisms are capable of. Hawking leads the exploration of what exactly stem cells are and if they are the key to our future or a ticking time bomb waiting to detonate?

“Did God Create the Universe?” (Thursday, March 15, 9am): Hawking unfolds his personal, compelling vision of the biggest question of all: Is there a god who created and controls the universe in which we live? To answer this controversial and age-old question, Hawking takes us on a journey through humanity’s history of appraising our place in the Universe – from Vikings facing down eclipses to the laws of modern cosmology.

“Stephen Hawking’s Brave New World” (Thursday, March 15, 6-9am): In this major series, Hawking presents his unique vision of the future by calling a summit of the world’s most forward thinking contemporary scientists in order to identify the innovations that will have the most impact in years to come.

“Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design” (Friday, March 16, 7-11pm): Hawking addresses three more of the most contentious issues that surround scientific understanding. Did God create the universe? What is the meaning of life? And what he regards as the key to the cosmos: the Theory of Everything. Is science incompatible with religion?

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Legendary physicist and pop culture icon Stephen Hawking died early this morning, and TV networks are already planning tributes in his honor.

TheWrap has learned exclusively that Discovery Channel and Science Channel will be airing their Hawking-centric programs over the next several days, including primetime presentations of the Emmy-nominated “Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking” and “Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design.”

The networks will also be offering Hawking-related programs on their respective multiplatform apps, Discovery Go and Science Go, which are free to viewers who subscribe to the channels.

“One of the most brilliant minds of our lifetime, Stephen Hawking epitomized the missions of Discovery and Science Channel,” said Nancy Daniels, Discovery and Factual’s chief brand officer. “He was also no stranger to the networks, having participated in numerous projects for us, including ‘Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking,’ which was nominated for two Emmys. Having accomplished so much, we are pleased to join in celebrating his remarkable life.”

Competitor National Geographic Channel will also mark Hawking’s passing by making his appearance on “StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson,” one of his final interviews, available for free on NatGeo.com, YouTube, Facebook, as well as Hulu. The episode aired last week as part of the season finale. It will run online commercial free.

See the full list of Discovery and Science’s planned Hawking-related programming below.

Discovery Channel
“Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking” (Thursday, March 15, 9-11am and Saturday, March 17, 8-11pm): The Emmy nominated mini-series presented the wonders of the universe, revealing the splendor and majesty of the cosmos as never seen before.

“Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design” (Thursday, March 15, 6-9am): Hawking addresses three more of the most contentious issues that surround scientific understanding. Did God create the universe? What is the meaning of life? And what he regards as the key to the cosmos: the Theory of Everything. Is science incompatible with religion?

Science Channel
“Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking” (Thursday, March 15, 3-5am and Friday, March 16, 4-7pm): The Emmy nominated mini-series presented the wonders of the universe, revealing the splendor and majesty of the cosmos as never seen before.

“Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking” (Thursday, March 15, 5am): This 60-minute special delves into the subjects of stem cells, both embryonic and adult, to explore what these wondrous and baffling mechanisms are capable of. Hawking leads the exploration of what exactly stem cells are and if they are the key to our future or a ticking time bomb waiting to detonate?

“Did God Create the Universe?” (Thursday, March 15, 9am): Hawking unfolds his personal, compelling vision of the biggest question of all: Is there a god who created and controls the universe in which we live? To answer this controversial and age-old question, Hawking takes us on a journey through humanity’s history of appraising our place in the Universe – from Vikings facing down eclipses to the laws of modern cosmology.

“Stephen Hawking’s Brave New World” (Thursday, March 15, 6-9am): In this major series, Hawking presents his unique vision of the future by calling a summit of the world’s most forward thinking contemporary scientists in order to identify the innovations that will have the most impact in years to come.

“Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design” (Friday, March 16, 7-11pm): Hawking addresses three more of the most contentious issues that surround scientific understanding. Did God create the universe? What is the meaning of life? And what he regards as the key to the cosmos: the Theory of Everything. Is science incompatible with religion?

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Science Channel to Investigate Strange Deaths of Nikola Tesla, Other Geniuses (Exclusive)

Since pretty much everyone wants to drive a Tesla, you might as well know about the life and death of the guy Elon Musk’s car company is named after. Science Channel has ordered new series “Deadly Intelligence,” TheWrap has learned exclusively, which will tell you all abut Nikola Tesla and other geniuses who have suffered bizarre, shady deaths.

We’ve also got your first-look video from the upcoming series’ debut, which is posted above.

The premiere episode of “Deadly Intelligence” looks to uncover the death of Frank Olson (pictured above), a CIA employed biological warfare scientist, who died after falling out of the window of a New York City hotel in 1953. The official story is that he jumped, but his family believes he was murdered. One of the theories explored is that Olson, who witnessed brutal interrogations using biological agents he helped develop, may have developed misgivings about his work, leading the CIA to eliminate one of their own.

Each of the eight, hour-long episodes will follow experts as they attempt to unravel the cold-case mysterious deaths of cutting-edge scientists, each caught in a web of intrigue before their lives were cut short. Basically, did each of the subjects simply know too much?

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“It’s said that knowledge is power, but in these compelling stories, knowledge is also tightly intertwined with mystery, conspiracy and perhaps even murder,” said Caroline Perez, vice president of Development and Production, Science Channel. “Innovative scientists have always run the risk of creating or discovering something so dangerous — or valuable — that others would kill for it.”

Other mysteries explored this season include Tesla, the father of the “Death Ray” who was found dead in a New York hotel room at the height of WWII; engineer Gerald Bull, who was gunned down outside of his Brussels apartment after his research in cutting-edge artillery made him a target among powerful associates; Jack Parsons, the Jet Propulsion Lab co-founder who had powerful enemies and has been suspected of espionage, and was killed in a suspicious lab explosion which may have been than a chemical mishap; American researcher Shane Todd whose 2012 death in Singapore was ruled a suicide, but the work he was doing on a futuristic semi-conductor may have been what really cost him his life.

“Deadly Intelligence” is produced for Science Channel by Beyond Productions. For Beyond Productions, Martyn Ives is executive producer and Nick Long is series producer. For Science Channel, Lindsey Foster Blumberg is supervising producer.

Science Channel’s “Deadly Intelligence” premieres on Sunday, April 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Since pretty much everyone wants to drive a Tesla, you might as well know about the life and death of the guy Elon Musk’s car company is named after. Science Channel has ordered new series “Deadly Intelligence,” TheWrap has learned exclusively, which will tell you all abut Nikola Tesla and other geniuses who have suffered bizarre, shady deaths.

We’ve also got your first-look video from the upcoming series’ debut, which is posted above.

The premiere episode of “Deadly Intelligence” looks to uncover the death of Frank Olson (pictured above), a CIA employed biological warfare scientist, who died after falling out of the window of a New York City hotel in 1953. The official story is that he jumped, but his family believes he was murdered. One of the theories explored is that Olson, who witnessed brutal interrogations using biological agents he helped develop, may have developed misgivings about his work, leading the CIA to eliminate one of their own.

Each of the eight, hour-long episodes will follow experts as they attempt to unravel the cold-case mysterious deaths of cutting-edge scientists, each caught in a web of intrigue before their lives were cut short. Basically, did each of the subjects simply know too much?

“It’s said that knowledge is power, but in these compelling stories, knowledge is also tightly intertwined with mystery, conspiracy and perhaps even murder,” said Caroline Perez, vice president of Development and Production, Science Channel. “Innovative scientists have always run the risk of creating or discovering something so dangerous — or valuable — that others would kill for it.”

Other mysteries explored this season include Tesla, the father of the “Death Ray” who was found dead in a New York hotel room at the height of WWII; engineer Gerald Bull, who was gunned down outside of his Brussels apartment after his research in cutting-edge artillery made him a target among powerful associates; Jack Parsons, the Jet Propulsion Lab co-founder who had powerful enemies and has been suspected of espionage, and was killed in a suspicious lab explosion which may have been than a chemical mishap; American researcher Shane Todd whose 2012 death in Singapore was ruled a suicide, but the work he was doing on a futuristic semi-conductor may have been what really cost him his life.

“Deadly Intelligence” is produced for Science Channel by Beyond Productions. For Beyond Productions, Martyn Ives is executive producer and Nick Long is series producer. For Science Channel, Lindsey Foster Blumberg is supervising producer.

Science Channel’s “Deadly Intelligence” premieres on Sunday, April 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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‘Battlebots’ Revived On Discovery Channel; New Episodes To Premiere This Spring

Robot-fighting series Battlebots is making a comeback on Discovery and Science channels.
“BattleBots is the perfect union between cutting-edge science and entertainment,” said Marc Etkind, General Manager Science Channel. “Having heard the call from robot fans clamoring for more action, we are thrilled to bring back this iconic series.”
Battlebots originally aired on Comedy Central in 2000-2002, then was revived on ABC for two seasons in 2015-2016. Science Channel aired…

Robot-fighting series Battlebots is making a comeback on Discovery and Science channels. "BattleBots is the perfect union between cutting-edge science and entertainment," said Marc Etkind, General Manager Science Channel. "Having heard the call from robot fans clamoring for more action, we are thrilled to bring back this iconic series." Battlebots originally aired on Comedy Central in 2000-2002, then was revived on ABC for two seasons in 2015-2016. Science Channel aired…