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Fall TV Preview: Science Channel

Deborah Myers' goal is to ensure the programming on the Science Channel doesn't feel like spinach. 'Our job here is to make science fun, accessible and still be able to deliver beautiful blue-chip science programming,' says the svp of emerging networks programming.
August 1, 2008

Deborah Myers’ goal is to ensure the programming on the Science Channel doesn’t feel like spinach. ‘Our job here is to make science fun, accessible and still be able to deliver beautiful blue-chip science programming,’ says the SVP of emerging networks programming.

Though at press time the channel wasn’t ready to unveil its programming strategy for each night of the week, Myers says that Friday will be a how-to night, anchored by How It’s Made, with its new season launching in the fall, Tuesday will continue to be a space night and Sunday will be the night for blue-chip science docs. ‘We’re really looking to the documentary community, to people who know how to tell great science stories, that know how to bring the passion that great scientists and thinkers have and to tell it in an entertaining way,’ says Myers.

Where it airs: 38.4 million homes
Hours on air: 24/7
Send pitches to: Deborah Myers, SVP of emerging networks programming and Sean McKnight, director of development
Website: www.science.discovery.com
Shows to watch for this fall: How It’s Made, Deconstructed, Weird Connections, What on Earth is Wrong with Gravity?

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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