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VIDEO: Duct Tape Canyon

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Duct Tape Canyon
Free | Discovery Channel
Length: 43:34
Aired: 6/19/2013

Lost in the wilderness, Adam and Jamie survive the desert, rappel down canyon cliff-faces and brave Class 5 rapids, all with duct tape and bubble wrap. Guest appearance by Nik Wallenda, who has his own way to traverse the canyon. watch

Nik Wallenda Breaks More Records with Blindfolded High-Wire Walk

Nik Wallenda has stunned again! The high-wire daredevil broke two records during Discovery Channel's live broadcast of his walk on Sunday night.

Wallenda, 35, walked more than 450 feet on a steel wire from Chicago's Marina City towers to the Leo Burnett Building-- at more than 50 stories above the Chicago River. The feat broke the world record for the steepest incline of a high-wire walk. But as if that wasn't daring enough, Wallenda then crossed — blindfolded! — 94 feet from Marina City's west tower to the east tower, breaking the record for the highest blindfolded hire-wire walk.

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Discovery Announces Scripted Robert Redford Series, Nik Wallenda Special and More

Discovery Channel is getting into the scripted business with a new series about the Old West from Robert Redford.

Announced as part of Thursday's Discovery Communications upfront presentation, the network is launching The West, a series spanning 40 years between the end of the Civil War and after the turn of the 20th century. The series, from Redford's Sundance Productions and Stephen David Entertainment, will feature famous characters from American History, including Jesse James, Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill.

Discovery Channel is getting into the scripted business with a new series about the Old West from Robert Redford.

Announced as part of Thursday's Discovery Communications upfront presentation, the network is launching The West, a series spanning 40 years between the end of the Civil War and after the turn of the 20th century. The series, from Redford's Sundance Productions and Stephen David Entertainment, will feature famous characters from American History, including Jesse James, Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill.

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Videos

Nik Wallenda Walks Blindfolded, Matt, Al Ditch Razors
Nik Wallenda
Walking a Wire with Your Mother
The Wallendas: Family on a Wire

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Duct Tape Canyon
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Nik Wallenda Beyond Niagara: Helicopter Hang
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Sneak Peek
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Danger by Design: Season 1

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Skyscraper TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Skywire TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Wallenda TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Skywire TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Skywire TV Show Series, Appearing

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News

Reality TV's Growing Pains: What Will It Take to Find The Next Big Hit?

It's time for a reality-TV reality check. Even top executives and producers admit that the genre has become tired — an overload of singing battles, food challenges, screaming housewives and dating competitions. "We've been in a huge reality drought," says Greg Goldman, the new president of Studio Lambert USA, which produces Undercover Boss.

The broadcast networks continue to coast on the enduring success of veteran franchises like Survivor, but they're not minting many new hits. In cable, the success of docuseries like the Real Housewives franchise and Love & Hip Hop has led to a glut of such shows.

But a shake-up may finally be on the way. CBS recently named a new head of reality TV, Chris Castallo, while Fox is looking to fill the top job in its alternative department (which infamous reality kingpin Mike Darnell vacated at the end of July). There's also a new head of unscripted TV at AMC, while TruTV and A&E, both big reality networks, have new bosses. read more

Top Moments: Mad Men's Bittersweet Confession and Paula Deen's Bizarre Apology

Our top moments of the week:

12. Coming and Going Award: Rizzoli & Isles is back, and so is Casey! Jane is stunned when she finds her no-longer-paralyzed ex waiting at her doorstep. His spinal surgery was a success, but a romantic reunion is not in the cards just yet. After spending the night together, he tells her that he's returning to Afghanistan to train in virtual therapy for combat soldiers. "When I get back, I think it's time you and I give it a shot," he says.

11. Best Reveal, Part I: On Mistresses, Miranda, April's late husband's mistress, demands... read more

Nik Wallenda Successfully Walks 1,400 Feet Tightrope Across Grand Canyon

Nik Wallenda walked a tightrope over the Grand Canyon on Sunday night in a live broadcast on Discovery Channel.

The 34-year-old, who walked 1,400 feet in just under 23 minutes with a 43-pound balancing pole but no tether or safety net, was the first person to ever cross the canyon.

"It took every bit of me to stay focused that entire time," Wallenda said after he reached the other side. "My arms are aching like you wouldn't believe."

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