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Discovery Life to debut with “Outrageous Births,” “NY ER”

U.S. net Discovery Fit & Health is to mark its rebranding as Discovery Life Channel on January 15 with the debuts of seven series, including original program Outrageous Births: Tales from the Crib (pictured) and NY ER.
December 16, 2014

U.S. net Discovery Fit & Health is to mark its rebranding as Discovery Life Channel next month with the debuts of seven series, including the original program Outrageous Births: Tales from the Crib (pictured) and NY ER.

As previously reported, Discovery Life Channel will launch on January 15 with a focus on “real relationships and extraordinary lives,” with series tackling issues such as women’s health, mental health, babies, fitness and wellness.

Kicking off the programming slate is the GRB Entertainment-made series Outrageous Births: Tales from the Crib, which showcases pregnancies that don’t go as planned. The series will premiere on January 15 at 9 p.m. EST/PST with regular episodes moving to Fridays at 9 p.m. EST/PST beginning on January 16.

Also premiering that day is the six-part series 50 Ways to Kill Your Mother, which airs at 10 p.m. EST/PST and follows a mother and son duo that sets out to do extreme challenges such as skydiving and alligator wrestling. The series is produced by British Sky Broadcasting.

Meanwhile, the Disney and ABC Domestic Television-produced NY ER – which examines the emergency rooms of New York Presbyterian Hospital, University Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital – airs on January 16 at 10 and 10:30 p.m. EST/PST, while the Zig Zag Productions and Barcroft Productions-made medical anomaly series Body Bizarre debuts on January 17 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

Elsewhere, the 15-episode show Hoarding: Behind Closed Doors will air on January 18 at 10 p.m. EST/PST and follow British hoarders and their attempts to recover, while the previously announced series The Mistress is to follow on January 21 at 10 and 10:30 p.m. EST/PST. The series – originally produced by Great Pacific Media for Canadian net Slice – follows former high-profile mistress Sarah J. Symonds as she helps other mistresses get out of toxic relationships.

Finally, January 22 will see the debut of the Cineflix-produced 13-part series World’s Worst Mom, which follows Lenore Skenazy as she helps over-protective parents loosen grips on their children. The show airs at 9 and 9:30 p.m. EST/PST.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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