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Series synopsis: King O’ Fun, Bravo

World Television Premiere – September 13 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

Produced in association with Bravo!, this one–man comedy stars Gemini award–winner Andy Jones as the title character who strives to recreate the funniest moment in Western civilization. As Andy pursues this comedic feat, he accidentally finds an open door leading to the “Whisgiggan Dimension.” If he walks through the doorway, he will be transported to a world which could save him from an early death caused by poor eating habits. Andy Jones showcases his unique physical comedy and Newfoundland satire in this one–hour performance special. He is also known for his work in the Newfoundland comedy troupe CODCO and as a writer for Kids in the Hall.

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Upcoming episode: What’s that About? Discovery Channel, Aug. 11

What’s That About?: “The Airport”
Fri., Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Examine the inner working of three airports with a common mission – moving travellers to their destinations safely and without delays. It’s a delicate balance and a massive challenge filled with daily hurdles, from snow on the runway and too many flights vying for landing rights, to high security risks and fire on the runway. At Montreal’s Trudeau International, amidst the snow and ice, veteran air traffic controller Bill Smith is on a mission to get his flights on the ground safely and get those held up in the taxi queue to take-off with no further delays. Outside Pearson International, ground traffic maintenance manager, Paul Schenk, has declared that closing Pearson – even in the worst weather – is not an option, so Todd Browne and his 11-strong corps of snow removing machines face a dangerous storm head on. And outside Hartsfield International in Atlanta, engineers Franklin Rucker and Frank Hayes are striving to solve their traffic overflow problem – by building a new runway over top of a 10-lane highway! Also, see how an army of workers, toiling away in airport areas few ever see, are driven to keep millions of people and their luggage moving safely to their destinations.

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