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NAKED AND AFRAID RETURNS TO DISCOVERY WITH ALL NEW SUPERSIZED EPISODES ON MARCH 16
New Talk Show Discovery After Dark (w/t) To Premiere After NAKED AND AFRAID
(New York, NY) -- Last summer, Discovery’s NAKED AND AFRAID bared all with its brand new take on the survival genre. This spring, the hit series is back and ready to bare even more when supersized episodes of NAKED AND AFRAID premiere on Sunday, March 16th at 9:00pm ET/PT. Following the premiere of NAKED AND AFRAID is Discovery’s all-new talk show, DISCOVERY AFTER DARK (w/t) at 10:15pm ET/PT. DISCOVERY AFTER DARK follows in the footsteps of Discovery’s first ever live talk show, Shark After Dark, which premiered after Shark Week 2013. DISCOVERY AFTER DARK will be hosted by Joe Bereta, who will also be joined by Shark After Dark’s Bob (the shark) Oschack and social correspondent, Taryn Southern.
Each week on NAKED AND AFRAID, a new pair of complete and total strangers – one man and one woman – will find themselves stranded in and exposed to one of the world’s most extreme environments. The duo – both survivalists with their own expertise - will be dropped with no food, no water…and no clothes. The goal: survive for 21 days with nothing but one personal item each. The prize: the fact that they survived for 21 days with nothing but one personal item each.
The June 2013 premiere of NAKED AND AFRAID delivered 4.16 million total viewers P2+ and stands as Discovery Channel’s most watched series premiere ever in Total Viewers P2+ delivery.
Following each new episode of NAKED AND AFRAID, DISCOVERY AFTER DARK host Joe Bereta will talk to the castaways from that night’s NAKED AND AFRAID to get a more in-depth look at what those 21 days were actually like. DISCOVERY AFTER DARK will also include celebrity guests, other familiar Discovery faces, behind-the-scenes and never before seen NAKED AND AFRAID footage and in-studio stunts. The new talk show will also have a large social media aspect to it, allowing viewers to interact directly – and immediately – with Bereta and the DISCOVERY AFTER DARK guests. DISCOVERY AFTER DARK is produced by Embassy Row, the innovative production company behind AMC’s “The Talking Dead,” Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” and Shark After Dark, along with Green Mountain West.
Shark After Dark aired from Sunday, August 4- Thursday, August 8, 2013. Shark After Dark beat every late-night cable talk show competitor, including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, TBS’ Conan, Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live and E!’s Chelsea Lately among Persons 25-54 and 18-49 delivery, no exclusions, Sunday-Thursday. Shark After Dark also beat the above mentioned shows in the coveted Persons 18-34 demo from August 4-7, no exclusions.
Joe Bereta is currently the head writer and a host on Phil DeFranco's premium Youtube vertical "Sourcefed". "Sourcefed" has amassed over 1 million subscribers and over 500 million video views. Prior to "Sourcefed", Bereta was part of the largely successful sketch duo Barats and Bereta.
Bob Oschack is currently a writer on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and has been performing stand-up since 1994. Oschack most recently appeared as Bob the Shark on Discovery's Shark After Dark. He has served as an on-camera correspondent for “Best Damn Sports Show,” “iVillage Live” and Fox Sports, as well as numerous sketches for “The Late Late Show”. He has also written for “Best Damn Sports Show,” “Mind of Mencia,” Dennis Miller, “The Showbiz Show with David Spade,” “The MTV Movie Awards” and Comedy Central Roasts of Larry the Cable Guy and James Franco.
NAKED & AFRAID is produced for Discovery Channel by Renegade 83; David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe and Steve Rankin are executive producers. For Discovery, Denise Contis is executive producer and Joseph Boyle is co-executive producer. DISCOVERY AFTER DARK is produced for Discovery Channel by Embassy Row and Green Mountain West. Executive Producer for Embassy Row is Michael Davies. Executive Producers for Green Mountain West are Craig Ferguson and Rebecca Tucker. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producers are Denise Contis and Craig Coffman with Sydney Clover as Associate Producer.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 190 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and the Hub Network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com