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Discovery Channel Unveils 2013-14 Upfront Slate TVWeek

Discovery Channel took the wraps off its 2013-14 upfront slate -- including the cable channel’s first-ever scripted miniseries, “Klondike.” The lineup features live events, new programs and high-rated returning favorites.

“Building on its record-breaking momentum, Discovery presents its 2013-2014 Upfront slate highlighted by major live events such as ‘Wallenda Live,’ significant history and natural history programs ‘Hidden Kingdom’ and ‘Survival,’ bold new series such as ‘Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius’ and favorite returning series that include ‘Deadliest Catch,’ ‘Gold Rush,’ ‘Amish Mafia’ and ‘Moonshiners,’” the network announced. “Awe-inspiring adventures to daring destinations coupled with unprecedented access and a range of compelling characters continues into 2014 as Discovery readies its first-ever scripted miniseries, ‘Klondike,’ featuring Academy Award nominee Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Abbie Cornish, Richard Madden, Augustus Prew, Ian Hart and Johnnie Simons.”

Other new programs include “Backyard Oil,” “Cutter Oil” (working title), “The Huntsmen,” “Naked and Afraid,” “Naked Castaway” and “Rock Raiders.”

Click here to see details about these programs and the rest of the slate.