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Get Ready to Experience 'Life' on the Discovery Channel

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 19th 2010 4:30PM
LifeTake the voice of one of the world's most iconic women, Oprah Winfrey, add extraordinary wildlife visuals from the makers of 'Planet Earth' and what do you get? Discovery Channel's newest surefire hit documentary, 'Life.'

The nature series premieres March 21 from 8-10PM ET across seven Discovery Communications properties: Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Discovery Health Channel and Planet Green. Subsequent episodes will air only on the Discovery Channel from 8-10PM ET until April 18.

'Life' comes from a partnership between the BBC and Discovery, much like the other hit nature documentary 'Planet Earth.'

More, including videos, after the jump
LifeTake the voice of one of the world's most iconic women, Oprah Winfrey, add extraordinary wildlife visuals from the makers of 'Planet Earth' and what do you get? Discovery Channel's newest surefire hit documentary, 'Life.'

The nature series premieres March 21 from 8-10PM ET across seven Discovery Communications properties: Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Discovery Health Channel and Planet Green. Subsequent episodes will air only on the Discovery Channel from 8-10PM ET until April 18.

'Life' comes from a partnership between the BBC and Discovery, much like the other hit nature documentary 'Planet Earth.'

Winfrey lends her voice to the 11-part nature series that explores just how diverse life on Earth is. 'Life' has been in the works for more than four years; the first year was dedicated just to research. The premiere episode, 'Challenges of Life,' sets the stage for the series and a special "making of" episode serves as the series finale, telling the stories of the people behind the special. Other episodes spotlight birds, deep sea marine invertebrates, fish, hunting mammals, insects, mammals, plants, primates and reptiles and amphibians.

The series features many TV firsts. Viewers will be able to see the marvelous spatuletail hummingbird fly, new hunting behaviors of bottlenose dolphins (they trap fish in mud!), cheetahs hunting as a team (video below) and komodo dragons using venom to kill their prey (video also below).





We know what you might be thinking: How is a whole episode about plants going to be interesting? Well, in the episode, the audience will meet the dragon blood tree as it survives solely on the moisture of mist in the rocky desert. The always popular Venus flytrap also gets some attention.

'Life' comes to viewers as a partnership between the BBC and Discovery. The two media giants also produced the Emmy-winning 'Planet Earth.'

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