Discovery Channel Makes Turbo Move

Discovery Communications will move its popular motorcycle series American Chopper from the Discovery Channel to its sister network TLC, and launch “Turbo,” a programming block, a broadband channel and a video-on-demand (VOD) package to complement the show. American Chopper has earned the Discovery Channel a healthy 2.1 million viewers with new episodes this year, but network executives have said they are looking to return Discovery’s programming to its roots in science and nature. The motorcycle reality show, currently on Mondays at 10 p.m. on Discovery, has been on the network exclusively since 2003 and will move to TLC January 18. Turbo on TLC’s complete lineup includes Overhaulin’ starting January 18 at 7 PM (ET/PT); American Hot Rod starting January 25 at 8 PM (ET/PT) Biker Build-Off starting February 8 at 10 PM (ET/PT); Visit Tubo’s 24-hour broadband channel.





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