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Discovery’s Ford: Network to Double Production
Even if testosterone TV—shows like “Deadliest Catch” that feature manly men doing dangerous jobs—goes limp, Discovery Channel president John Ford says his network will stay strong. With “Catch” wannabees proliferating—“Ice Road Truckers,” “Ax Men,” “Black Gold”—Mr. Ford figures the market for the genre could be saturated next year. That would hurt, sure, but he’s making sure his network is developing shows in other important genres. ...


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Discovery Channel Lays Programming Bets
Although the “Men With Dangerous Jobs” niche has been successful, Discovery Channel President John Ford is developing new series in other genres for the remainder of the year...