via press release:


— World Premiere of 2010 PUNKIN CHUNKIN on Thanksgiving Day at 8PM —

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Discovery fans can get energized this holiday season by tuning in to Discovery Channel on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s for some of their favorite programming.

Starting at 9AM ET/PT on Thanksgiving, there’s an all-day marathon of MYTHBUSTERS, the Emmy®-nominated series that uses science to prove or disprove myths and urban legends.  Immediately following, at 8PM ET/PT, Discovery Channel will feature the smashing excitement of PUNKIN CHUNKIN, hosted this year by MYTHBUSTERS‘ Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.  Returning for its third year of high-flying, nail-biting and explosive competition, viewers will watch teams go head to head to launch their pumpkins the furthest.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of Delaware’s annual “Punkin Chunkin” competition.  To see a promo for the 2010 PUNKIN CHUNKIN, go to:

On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, Discovery Channel’s Bear Grylls and Mike Rowe bring viewers the “Best of Discovery” with episodes of MAN VS. WILD, DIRTY JOBS and DEADLIEST CATCH.  Newcomers Paul Brown and Sam Calagione will also be on screen with episodes of AUCTION KINGS and BREW MASTERS.

Then on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, yet more myths are busted with two additional marathons of MYTHBUSTERS.

Below is the holiday programming schedule.  All times are in ET/PT:

Thursday, November 25        MYTHBUSTERS marathon                9AM – 8PM
PUNKIN CHUNKIN premiere        8PM – 10PM

Friday, December 24                “Best of Discovery”                        9AM – 3AM
Saturday, December 25        MYTHBUSTERS marathon                9AM – 3AM

New Year’s:
Friday, December 31                “Best of Discovery”                        9AM – 3AM
Saturday, January 1                MYTHBUSTERS marathon                9AM – 3AM

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