As Shark Week begins Sunday, Aug. 10, so does viewers’ amazement at the titles of Discovery’s new specials. “We have brainstorm meetings for titles on every show, and I’m telling you, when a brainstorm meeting on the next car show comes up, you go to a conference room and there’s like four people in it,” Michael Sorensen, VP of development and production for the channel, says. “Anytime we have a Shark Week brainstorm for… Continue reading Shark Week: How Discovery chooses titles like ‘Air Jaws: Fin of Fury’
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Discovery’s 27th Annual Shark Week officially kicks off Sunday, Aug. 10 with the premiere of Air Jaws: Fin of Fury (8 p.m. ET). Veteran filmmaker Jeff Kurr led his team on a two-year hunt for Colossus, the aggressive “mega-shark” with a deformed dorsal fin he famously captured breaching at Seal Island, South Africa, in 2011. Here’s a sneak peek of two of the hour’s most tense moments, with commentary from Kurr.
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Veteran actor James Avery, best known for his role as Uncle Phillip Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, died Tuesday night, according to CNN. He was 65.
Former Fresh Prince co-star Alfonso Ribeiro took to Twitter to share his condolences.
The veteran actor was undergoing a surgery for an undisclosed illness, TMZ reports.
A Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War, Avery starred in various voice-over and live-action roles, most recently in… Continue reading ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ actor James Avery dies
A group of Air India pilots Monday said they will go on strike from March 16 over pay hike and other issues. “We will go strike from March 16, as the Air India management has failed to come up with an interim solution to our issues till now,” an official of the agitating pilots group […] Continue reading Air India pilots announce strike from March 16