Eat or be eaten on Discovery World HD this October

It’s a man-eat-food, bug-eat-bug, and weird animal-eat-strange plant world on Discovery World HD this October.

Anthony Bourdain is back for a sixth season of ANTHONY BOURDAIN: NO RESERVATIONS (Oct. 4). Follow the best-selling author and professional chef as he scours the globe for the ultimate dining experience.

Next, bugs battle to the death in MONSTER BUG WARS (Oct. 8) where the losers are lunch.

In MADAGASCAR (Oct. 22), a strange selection of animals and plants have evolved together in this relatively untouched land.

Elsewhere in Africa, Justin Bonello takes an epic road trip with 30 friends and explores the country’s incredible food in COOKED IN AFRICA (Oct. 25).

And if extreme eating isn’t your thing, Discovery World HD offers an extraordinary look at ancient engineering with ENGINEERING THE IMPOSSIBLE: ROME (Oct. 6), and a revealing look at our planet in X-RAY EARTH (Oct. 1).

 

October programming highlights for Discovery World HD include:

 

NEW SERIES:

 

MONSTER BUG WARS

Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Oct. 8

Get a ringside seat for some of nature’s deadliest encounters – in MONSTER BUG WARS losers aren’t just KO’d, they’re eaten alive. This six-part series reveals the no-holds-barred, real-life world of Spiders, Scorpions, Centipedes and Killer Ants who fight to the death. It’s a bug-eat-bug gladiatorial contest where stings, spikes and deadly venom are wielded with cold-blooded precision.

 

MADAGASCAR                                                      

Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, beginning Oct. 22

Madagascar was lost to the world for 65 million years, in splendid isolation, undiscovered and untouched by man. Left to its own devices it became a hot bed of evolution, resulting in the greatest concentration of unique creatures anywhere on the planet. Recognized as one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots, it is an island full of weird animals, strange plants and extraordinary landscapes. In this three-part series, discover what made MADAGASCAR so different from the rest of the world, and how evolution created an island rivaling the Galapagos for mystique, beauty and scientific wonder.

 

COOKED IN AFRICA

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT, beginning Oct. 25

Intrepid cook and seasoned traveller, Justin Bonello embarks on a 13-episode road trip of a lifetime – 30 days, 30 friends, and more than 4,500km around South Africa. Along the way they will cook over open fires, eat under the stars, and explore the incredible natural beauty of the country.

 

NEW SPECIALS:

 

X-RAY EARTH

Sat., Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Modern technology has enabled scientists to monitor the Earth in a deeper, more complex way than ever before. An army of sensors located underground, in the sky, in the ocean and throughout cities reach the furthest ends of the globe and everything in between. X-RAY EARTH takes a two-hour look at the Earth using this information, offering a never before seen view.

 

ENGINEERING THE IMPOSSIBLE: ROME

Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, beginning Oct. 6

Rome has produced some of the greatest architectural wonders of the world, and did so without the assistance of modern engineering. ENGINEERING THE IMPOSSIBLE: ROME reveals the ingenuity and precision that enabled Rome’s extensive water system and architecture to stand the test of time. The 120-minute special uses modern techniques and expertise to discover how the evolved designs were constructed and uncovers the complex technology used to build them.

 

RETURNING SERIES:

 

ANTHONY BOURDAIN: NO RESERVATIONS

Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT, beginning Oct. 4

Best-selling author and professional chef Anthony Bourdain returns for a sixth season of travelling the world in search of the ultimate dining experience. From the well known to off the beaten path, New Jersey to Iceland, and points in between – ANTHONY BOURDAIN: NO RESERVATIONS experiences it all. The 10-part series is a no holds barred experience of food and customs that flavour the different cultures of the world.

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