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Mythbusters Will Tackle The Simpsons in Its Season Premiere

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman; insert: Homer Simpson

They've taken on the science of Breaking Bad and the zombies of The Walking Dead, and now they're taking on ... Bart Simpson? Mythbusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will tackle the myths of The Simpsons in Mythbusters' Season 13 premiere next month, reports Entertainment Weekly.

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Discovery Is Letting a Man Be Eaten by a Giant Snake for a New Special; Outcry Ensues

Paul Rosolie

Discovery Channel is in hot water over a controversial new special set to air next month.

The cable channel unveiled the first teaser for Eaten Alive, in which snake researcher, conservationist and author Paul Rosolie attempts to be Eaten Alive by a Giant Green Anaconda, last week.

Yes, you read that correctly: The dude is willingly serving himself up as reptile chow and filming the entire process. 

Airing on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 9/8c, Eaten Alive will document Rosolie's expedition to — and you really have to read Discovery's official description of the place to get the full effect — "an enchanted and... read more

Exclusive: Find Out When Gold Rush Returns to Discovery Channel

Parker Schnabel

Discovery Channel's No. 1 series Gold Rush will return on October 17, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Returning for Season 5 is Parker, who proved himself in his rookie season mining the Klondike when he brought in over 1,000 ounces of gold worth $1.4 million. This time around, he's set a lofty goal to double his take. Todd is also back after hitting rock bottom in the jungles of Guyana, South America, where he lost his land, most of his money, and ultimately his crew. Finally, Tony aka "The Viking," and his team return after buying a $1 million, 75-year-old floating gold dredge he hopes will be his ticket to wealth.

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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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