November Specials For the Entire Family
Science Channel Announces November Specials For the Entire Family
(LOS ANGELES) – As the holidays approach, Science Channel has a line-up of compelling weekly specials for the entire family, airing Sunday nights at 8 PM ET/PT throughout the month of November. These specials are the ultimate dinner conversation starters, shining light on some of the world’s most incredible archeological monuments.
Are humans ultimately responsible for the Mayan civilization collapse? Could the myth of the Trojan horse be based on a real event? And what really happened during Julius Caesar’s reign?
Science Channel is tackling the biggest archeological discoveries and using the latest scientific technology and 3D animation to bring these stories to life.
The programming lineup will include –
- LOST TOMBS OF THE MAYA, a 2-hour special premiering Sunday, November 7 at 8 PM ET/PT on Science Channel, will follow a team using the latest technology to search for clues to what caused the Maya to abandon their cities in the 9th century AD. Was it a climate disaster? Or human activity that ultimately caused their collapse? The special will also look at the technology used to scan a temple where they believe the tomb of Copan’s 15th king is hidden inside. It will also look at the Maya’s unique burial practices and uncovers what researchers think was a group sacrifice, buried as an offering to the gods.
- The following week, Science Channel will air LOST CITIES OF THE TROJANS, premiering Sunday, November 14 at 8 PM ET/PT. For centuries, the Trojan War was dismissed as myth. Now, new evidence reveals more about this notorious tale. In Turkey, investigators have unlocked new secrets about the past – excavating ruins of a city that some believe could be Troy itself. Did the war really take place at this spot? And could the Trojan Horse myth be based on a real event? The special will travel to Amsterdam, where archaeologists reexamine the pioneering work of early explorers. It will also take viewers to Greece where a team of archaeologists have discovered the remains of a wealthy town that could be linked to the famous story. Will clues hidden in the treasures unravel the secrets of the area?
- CAESAR’S DOOMSDAY WAR, premiering Sunday, November 21 at 8 PM ET/PT on Science Channel, will delve into one of history’s most recognizable figures, Julius Caesar. For centuries, the truth about what exactly happened during Caesar’s reign has been shrouded in mystery. Now archaeologists are hoping to uncover what really happened. The all-new special explores the events of the war and the Gaul people, tracing their origins and follows the events that gave them such a terrifying reputation in Rome. Archeologists will take viewers along their hunt to find clues behind the lost cities of the Gauls and investigate where their wealth came from. Using 3D animation, the special brings to life the technology believed to be used at the time and charts key moments in Caesar’s conquest.
LOST TOMBS OF THE MAYA is produced for Science Channel by Windfall Films (part of the Argonon Group). For Windfall Films, the Series Producer and Director is Bella Falk and Executive Producers are Dan Kendall and Carlo Massarella. LOST CITIES OF THE TROJANS and CAESAR’S DOOMSDAY WAR is produced for Science Channel by Pernel Media. For Pernel Media, executive producers are Samuel Kissous and Fabrice Frank. For Science Channel, Executive Producer is Neil Laird.
About Science Channel
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also includes timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.
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