Discovery’s NERVE CENTER makes a sizzling summer return with all-new episodes, boldy beginning with a two-hour premiere spectacular featuring one of the most highly anticipated hotel launches in Canadian history, the new Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, and TSN’s incredibly challenging live broadcast of the 100th  annual Grey Cup. Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, June 26 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT and 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT,NERVE CENTER’s third season begins at the high-pressure moment of peak operations. Meet the key personnel that drive the momentum from behind the scenes, then see over the course of a working day how everything interconnects seamlessly – and sometimes fails – to deliver the goods. Four more high-pressure episodes – this time, revealing the inner workings of “Legal Sea Foods,” “Cedar Park Amusement,” “Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction,” and “Monster Jam” – will debut later this summer (premiere dates TBD).

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 It will be one of the most daring and captivating LIVE events in history – Nik Wallenda, known as “The King of the High Wire,” will traverse the majestic Grand Canyon, without using a harness. Discovery presents SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA on Sunday, June 23 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, capturing every thrilling moment of the nail-biting, play-by-play live event. Breathlessly capturing every nerve-wracking step of the 380-metre crossing, Discovery will present the entire wire walk without interruption.

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Bell Media’s Discovery, Muse Entertainment, and Cordell/Jigsaw/Zapruder announced that filming begins today in Dallas, Texas, onJFK: THE SMOKING GUN. A special investigative documentary, JFK: THE SMOKING GUN is based on the work of veteran Police Detective Colin McLaren, who spent four years on the forensic cold case investigation of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. What he had – and other investigators did not – was modern technology and access to all the evidence, facts, and eye-witness testimony. He believes he has managed to solve a crime that is every bit as shocking and incredible today as it was when it happened 50 years ago. Has McLaren found the “smoking gun” that killed J.F.K.?

JFK: THE SMOKING GUN is a Canada-Australia co-production and is produced by Montreal’s Muse Entertainment (THE KENNEDYS) and Australia’s Cordell/ Jigsaw/Zapruder (GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM) for Discovery Canada, SBS Australia, and REELZCHANNEL in the U.S. The two-hour special will air in November 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s death.

Detective McLaren’s findings are a far cry from the fanciful conspiracy theories that surround the world’s most famous assassination. His case is methodically constructed from simple logic and available evidence using time-tested investigative techniques to solve the crime, including key archival photographic evidence, medical reports, and bullet science.

With dramatic recreations, the two-hour special takes audiences back to that tragic day in Dallas at Dealey Plaza where the shooting took place, to Parkland Hospital where the president was pronounced dead, to the Bethesda Naval Hospital where the autopsy was conducted, and to the witness testimonies and proceedings at the Warren Commission that have remained controversial to this day. Ballistic experiments, CGI, and 3D animation are also used to enhance the viewers’ experience.

Following the production unit in Dallas, filming continues in Montreal until the end of June.

JFK: THE SMOKING GUN is written by Steve Lucas (EXHIBIT A: SECRETS OF FORENSIC SCIENCE), directed by Malcolm McDonald (THE EXTRAORDINARY TALE OF WILLIAM BUCKLEY), and produced by Jesse Prupas (MARCH TO THE TOP) and Michael Cordell (ANATOMY OF A MASSACRE). Executive Producers are Michael Prupas (THE KENNEDYS) and Simon Egan (THE KING’S SPEECH).

Muse Distribution International and Cordell/Jigsaw/Zapruder are sharing world distribution rights to the documentary special.

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After nearly a decade behind the wheel of Discovery’s CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, Andrew Younghusband really thought he’d experienced the worst-case driving scenarios ever. Terrible drivers are one thing — and they’re everywhere – but what happens on the roads in the most challenging and congested urban centres on the planet? PremieringMonday, June 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery, DON’T DRIVE HERE finds Younghusband on a terrifying and thrilling global adventure, tasked with learning to navigate six of the world’s worst driving cities – just as the locals do. Way outside of his comfort zone, Younghusband steers around unbelievable free-for-alls involving cars, bikes, pedestrians – and even animals – on white-knuckle rides in these incredible cities. But he’s not alone. Bold and often incredibly skilled, Younghusband’s local guides teach him how to navigate and experience the city in a way no guidebook ever could.

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Discovery’s MIGHTY PLANES takes off for a spectacular second season on planes that soar to faraway places on astounding missions. Premiering Sunday, June 9 at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT with back-to-back, all-new episodes, the high-octane, high-energy, and high-altitude thrill ride spotlights the individuals that work to make each flight a success. From pre-flight planning to post landing wrap-up,MIGHTY PLANES catches all the action, just as it happens! Season 2 begins on megamogul’s Donald Trump’s corporate jet – where all that glitters really is gold. The newly refurbished Boeing 757 is a handsome, luxurious aircraft, and an integral part of how Trump oversees his global empire. Then, in the next episode, viewers ascend with the C-17 Globemaster – the newest, most-cargo aircraft to enter the U.S. airlift force – on missions over the mountains of Alaska and from the South Pacific to California. 

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