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Science Channel Scraps ‘Punkin Chunkin’ Special After Woman Badly Injured in Accident

20 November 2016 6:59 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Science Channel has scrapped its plan for a three-hour “Punkin Chunkin” special on Nov. 26 after an accident during the event earlier this month in Delaware left a woman in critical condition.

Punkin Chunkin” is a competitive event organized by the World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association in which teams compete to hurl pumpkins long distances with the use of elaborate homemade mechanical launchers. This year was to mark the event’s return to TV with a new competition after a two-year hiatus. Science Channel planned an elaborate special that would have been simulcast on its sibling Discovery Channel.

“In light of the unfortunate incident at the Punkin Chunkin event on Nov. 6, Science Channel will not air ‘Punkin Chunkin’ as originally planned,” Science Channel spokesman Paul Schur said. “We are sending our hopes and prayers for a full recovery to the injured woman, her family and loved ones.”

The woman’s name has not been released. A »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Punkin Chunkin Competition Airing on the Science Channel & Discovery Channel this November

21 October 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Gourds will be launched long distances through the air before splattering back to earth when the Punkin Chunkin competition is featured on the Science Channel and the Discovery Channel this November.

Press Release: Projectile pumpkins take over the sky as Punkin Chunkin returns to Science Channel with a three hour simulcast with Discovery Channel – that’s more primetime gourd-chunkin hours than ever before! Punkin Chunkin is the epic gathering of unconventional engineering teams and builders who compete using a variety of technologies - air cannons, catapults, trebuchets and other homemade contraptions - to see who can propel a pumpkin the farthest. This signature Science Channel television event celebrates the science and engineering skills of all those who compete, as well as their creativity, ingenuity, teamwork, and passion. Punkin Chunkin returns in all its glory after a two-year absence as a simulcast on Science Channel and Discovery Channel Saturday, Nov. 26 at 8Pm. »

- Derek Anderson

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Lifetime Releases First Trailer for ‘Who Killed JonBenét?’ Movie, Casts Young Burke Ramsey

27 September 2016 2:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lifetime has released the first trailer for their upcoming JonBenét Ramsey TV movie, “Who Killed JonBenét?”

The cabler has also filled out the cast for the telepic, casting the young actor to play JonBenét’s brother, Burke Ramsey, who will be played by nine-year-old Kiefer O’Reilly. The Lifetime movie will follow the real-life story of JonBenét’s murder, featuring Burke being accused and interrogated.

Burke Ramsey recently gained a re-surge of attention, following CBS’s true crime docuseries “The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey,” which highlighted a theory that Burke is guilty of his younger sister’s murder in 1996.

O’Reilly’s credits include the CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow” on which he plays Jonas, Rip Hunter’s murdered son. He also voices a main character in the animated film “Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom.” In the Lifetime movie, O’Reilly will star alongside previously announced cast members Eion BaileyMichel Gill »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Sing It On: Second Season of Docu-Series Coming to Pop Channel

30 June 2016 6:36 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Paging Andy Bernard. The Sing It On TV show's second season premieres Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt, on Pop TV. Watch the trailer on Facebook. The eight-episode docu-series features real-life stories of four collegiate a cappella teams: Faux Paz (University of Maryland), Off The Beat (University of Pennsylvania), Hexachords (University of Massachusetts Amherst), and S#arp Attitude (University of Massachusetts Amherst).The series is produced by Sharp Entertainment and Core Media Group, with Matt Sharp, Teri Wagner Flynn and Kallissa Miller serving as Executive Producers. Icca owner Amanda Newman serves as Co-Executive Producer. John Legend, Ty Stiklorius and Mike Jackson of Get Lifted Film Co. also serve as Executive Producers.Read More… »


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Deadliest Job Interview: New Discovery Series Debuts January 29

14 January 2016 4:01 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Discovery Channel's new Deadliest Job Interview TV series premieres Friday, January 29, 2016, at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Discovery says the six episode first season of Deadliest Job Interview features, "eight of the world’s most dangerous jobs as rookies attempt to prove they have what it takes to earn a permanent spot on the crew."

Deadliest Job Interview is produced for Discovery Channel by Sharp Entertainment. Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Johnny Petillo serve as Executive Producers, and Jason Cavanagh is Co-Executive Producer for Sharp. Joseph Schneier and Mitchell Rosenbaum serve as Executive Producers, and Brian Peterson is Coordinating Producer, for Discovery Channel.



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John Legend’s A Cappella Competition ‘Sing It On’ Renewed for Season 2 at Pop

11 January 2016 12:53 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Pop has renewed a cappella competition series “Sing It On” for a second season with an eight-episode order. Pop announced the pickup on Monday.

Hailing from exec producer John Legend, “Sing It On” follows teams as they compete to win the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. Season 2 will feature five new teams.

“Competing in collegiate a cappella provided building blocks for my career as a performer and started the foundation of life-long friendships. ‘Sing It On’ captures all of the emotion and excitement of the Icca competition, in addition to covering the personal stories and friendships that make a cappella a true community,” said Legend, who is former member of UPenn’s a cappella group Counterparts, which made it to the Icca finals in 1997.

Paul Adler, senior vice president and head of original programming and development at Pop, commented: “We are thrilled to bring back our fan-favorite series, ‘Sing It On, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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