Discovery and Science Channel announced today that it will pay tribute to Grant Imahara with a marathon line-up of ‘MythBusters’ and other engineering programs. Imahara, a long-time co-host of the hit series ‘MythBusters,’ BattleBots champion and famed engineer, passed away earlier this week from a brain aneurism at the age of 49.
Imahara was part of the ‘Mythbusters’ team for 10 years, where his dedication to his craft and his ability to bust myths with the best of them brought tech to life for his fans. The programming line-up on Discovery and Science Channel will feature some of Imahara’s favorite ‘MythBusters’ moments including a test to see whether an armor made of folded paper would hold up against an attack and whether a hotel room shower curtain could be turned into a life-saving parachute.
In “Killer Robots: Robo Games 2011,” Imahara serves as tour guide through the International Robogames Competition, following everyday engineers and backyard brainiacs as they produce mechanized mayhem that’s as ingenious as it is dangerous. And in “White Rabbit Project: May G Force Be with You,” Imahara serves as co-host, learning how adrenaline junkies get their biggest G-force rush.
The full programming line-up will air as follows —
Discovery Channel – Friday, July 17
8 a.m. – Killer Robots: Robo Games 2011
9 a.m. – MythBusters — “Mailbag Special”
10 a.m. – MythBusters — “Motorcycle Water Ski”
11 a.m. – MythBusters – “Paper Armor”
12 p.m. – MythBusters – “Blue Ice”
Science Channel – Saturday, July 18
3 p.m. – Killer Robots: Robogames 2011
4 p.m. – MythBusters: Shooting Fish in a Barrel
5 p.m. – MythBusters: Dog Myths
6 p.m. – MythBusters: Paper Armor
7 p.m. – MythBusters: Motorcycle Water Ski
8 p.m. – White Rabbit Project: May G Force Be with You
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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 MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, 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.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.