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Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara Are Leaving MythBusters

Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara

Three familiar faces are leaving the long-running Discovery Channel seriesMythBusters.

Kari ByronGrant Imahara and Tory Bellici will be leaving the show after 10 years.

Details of their departures are scarce, but Byron tweeted: "The show is taking a new direction. It was an amazing run. I learned so much about myself and the world. I love you all @MythBusters."

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Discovery Channel Cancels Mount Everest Special After Avalanche

Joby Ogwyn

Discovery Channel has scrapped plans for a live daredevil special on Mount Everest in the wake of an avalanche on Friday that claimed the lives of 12 Sherpas.

"In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt Everest and respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel will not be going forward with Everest Jump Live," the network posted on the show's Facebook page. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherpa community."

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

Robert Redford

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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Naked and Afraid Contestants: Bugs Are Devouring Our Crotches

AK

[Warning: The following video contains graphic images.]

"Who the f--- could come out here and survive naked in the Amazon jungle?" an exasperated A.K. asks on the latest episode of Discovery's Naked and Afraid.

That's exactly what A.K. and her partner Tyler are trying to do on Naked and Afraid, which drops a pair of complete strangers in a remote location with no food, no water and no clothing and tasks them with surviving for 21 days. And the bugs in the jungle aren't making it easy for this pair.

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On the Set: Discovery Goes for Gold With Klondike

Richard Madden

Winter is coming...to the set of Klondike. The crew of Discovery's first-ever scripted show cranks up the snow machine as stars Richard Madden and Sam Shepard button up their wool coats and two buses unload dozens of extras dressed in heavy 19th-century garb. The only problem? It's actually a beautiful May day on the Calgary set, with temperatures hovering in the high 80s.... read more

VIDEO: Semi-Naked and Afraid? Check Out This Nude Haunted House!

Naked and Scared Challenge

Halloween is just a month away, which means it's that time of year again for haunted houses!

But how does one proceed to spice up such an age-old tradition? By asking all the participants to take their clothes off, natch.

This year, Pennsylvania's "premier haunted scream park" Shocktoberfest debuted "The Naked and Scared Challenge," inspired by Discovery Channel's hit show Naked and Afraid. In the challenge, guests are invited to... read more

Amish Mafia Sneak Peek: "This Is War"

Amish Mafia

Amish Mafia is back — and Lebanon Levi & Co. are still taking matters into their own hands in Lancaster County, Penn.

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Racing LeMans' Patrick Dempsey Needs Racing to Enjoy Grey's Anatomy

Patrick Dempsey

With Grey's Anatomy hitting its tenth season, it should come as no surprise that Patrick Dempsey may be getting restless. But the actor got a breath of fresh air last year after entering LeMans, France's 24-hour sports car race.

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Discovery to Honor Killed Storm Chasers Stars with Special Tribute Episode

Carl Young, Tim Samaras and Paul Samaras

Discovery will honor the late Storm Chasers stars Tim Samaras, Carl Young and Paul Samaras with a special enhanced episode of Mile Wide Tornado.

Premiering on Wednesday at 10/9c, Mile Wide Tornado: Stormchasers Tribute will include highlights and... read more

Exclusive Sneak Peek: John Goodman Takes Viewers on a Great Bear Stakeout on Discovery

Great Bear Stakeout

Ever wonder what grizzly bears are like in their natural habitat? The Discovery Channel will venture to answer that question with Great Bear Stakeout.

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Narrated by John Goodman, the special will follow a team of expert guides and wildlife filmmakers who set out to live alongside the sometimes ferocious grizzly bears during the five months they are out of hibernation. The special will culminate with the annual salmon run, as the bears must attempt to double their body weight before hibernation season sets in. Check out an exclusive sneak peek at the special, which premieres Sunday, May 12 at 9/8c on Discovery: read more

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