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Discovery has assigned an airdate to Human Planet, its next epic series in the vein of recent hits Planet Earth and Life. The six-part Human Planet will air from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on three consecutive Sundays this spring: April 10, 17 and 24. Human Planet, a co-production between Discovery and the BBC, will look at how humans live in a wide variety of habitats — including the Arctic, rivers and oceans, mountains, grasslands, deserts and jungles.

Discovery considers Human Planet to be a response of sort to Life, which looked at animals in diverse climates. Human Planet was shot in more than 70 locations over the course of four years. "The series provides a look at mankind's relationship with nature and how people have braved the elements, overcome obstacles, and found ways to survive and thrive in the extremes of our planet," the channel says.

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