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From talk shows and game shows to reality TV and modern-day classics, explore interesting facts about TV shows.


Inside 'MythBusters'

 Inside 'MythBusters'

Wondering how MythBusters works and what's the secret to Discovery Channel MythBusters? See how MythBusters works now. See more »

Children's Television Pictures

 Children's Television Pictures

The children television picture gallery has pictures of all your favorite characters from the most popular children's programming. See more »

How 'Fight Quest' Works

 How 'Fight Quest' Works

Fight Quest is a new Discovery Channel show in which two fighters travel the globe to learn local fighting styles. Learn about Fight Quest. See more »

How 'Planet Earth' Works

 How 'Planet Earth' Works

'Planet Earth' is one of the most comprehensive and wide-reaching documentaries the Discovery Channel has ever produced. Take a look inside 'Planet Earth.' See more »

Television's 11 Longest-Running Game Shows

 Television's 11 Longest-Running Game Shows

The allure of the television game show has reigned on the airwaves since the 1950s. See our list of television's 11 longest-running game shows. See more »

17 Celebrities Who Started on Soap Operas

 17 Celebrities Who Started on Soap Operas

Daytime soaps have enthralled TV viewers for years. You may be surprised to see who is on our list of celebrities who started on soap operas. See more »

10 Longest-running TV Shows

 10 Longest-running TV Shows

Some of the longest running TV shows are still on the air today. See our list of the 10 longest-running TV shows in history and find out which ones. See more »

10 Puppets that Made it Big on Television

 10 Puppets that Made it Big on Television

Since the beginning of television, puppets have had a special place on the airwaves. Learn about 10 puppets that made it big on television. See more »

11 Longest-running Daytime Soap Operas

 11 Longest-running Daytime Soap Operas

The longest running soap operas have entertained daytime audiences with captivating story lines. See the 11 longest-running soap operas and their plots. See more »

9 Famous TV Flops

 9 Famous TV Flops

TV history is full of shows that may have seemed like a good idea on paper but failed on the small screen. Learn about 9 famous TV flops. See more »