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Discovery to Launch All-Green Channel

In these days of growing environmental awareness, it's not unusual for a network to have one or two TV series — or, in the case of NBC, a whole week — dedicated to all things green. But on June 4, Discovery will trump them all, giving green issues their own channel.

Planet Green will show up wherever Discovery Home currently is on your cable box, and it's billing itself as the first ever 24/7 green network. Already, it has a slew of star-studded programs helping it on its way. A few examples:

  • Greensburg — Pictured above, this documentary series from Leonardio DiCaprio's production company follows the green rebuilding of a town in Kansas following its destruction by a tornado.
  • The Green LifeEntourage's Adrian Grenier will take viewers on a tour of his own environmentally aware life, including the green renovation of his LA home.
  • Emeril Green — Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse will show families how to cook meals using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients.
  • Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee — The craziest of all, this series pits Ludacris and Tommy Lee against each other to "battle against the toxic forces destroying Mother Earth" as they travel around the country on the greenest tours possible.

There are several news programs lined up, too, as well as series like Stuff Happens (hosted by Bill Nye!) and Wrecklamation, described as "recycling on steroids."

I'm curious to see several of the series, especially Greensburg and a home-improvement show called Wa$ted hosted by Annabelle Gurwitch of Dinner and a Movie. But I'm wondering: Is this more green programming than you're ready for? Do you think you'll check any of the shows out? And, as a side note, since they've already got Tom Green hosting a program, which other Green-named celebrity will be next? Seth Green, Brian Austin Green, Eva Green, I'm looking at you.

Photo courtesy of Discovery

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rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
I think this is cool and I would definitely check out the programming, especially Leo's Greensburg. But isn't it just a little ridiculous to assume they would get people whose last name is "Green" to host programming? If they do, then that is just plain stupid. Environmental awareness is treading a very fine line between trend and true concern. Silly gimmicks like that will only cause the environmental issues to lose credibility.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
this is great! i'll check this out assuming i can get the channel here! these shows sound really interesting.
abqmama abqmama 8 years
I think it's great and can't wait until it starts. I keep seeing commercials for that show Wasted and it looks really interesting.
jasmint jasmint 8 years
I'm still waiting for a vegan/vegetarian cooking show, that would be amazing!
stephley stephley 8 years
I like the idea of having one place to go for green shows. Sundance does a lot of green stuff on Tuesdays, but that means I have to block that night from other family members. I'm anxious to see Emeril's show and I'd love a green home show. I watched Ed Begley's show a couple of times, but only when I accidentally found it at the right time.
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