Mark Burnett, who teamed with Sarah Palin for the highly-rated Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC, is back with another reality series set in Alaska, this time producing solo and for TLC’s sister channel Discovery. The series, Mark Burnett’s Alaska, will depict “the colorful people, amazing history and unforgettable places” of Alaska, the network said. This was one of four new series Discovery Channel will unveil at this afternoon’s Discovery Communications upfront presentation. With so much business in Alaska, Discovery Channel should probably open an office there – Mark Burnett’s Alaska joins returning series Deadliest Catch, Gold Rush, Bering Sea Gold, Flying Wild Alaska and Alaska: The Final Frontier, all set in the Northern state. Discovery’s other new series include One Car Too Far, featuring a former British Special Forces operative and an American car junkie dropped into the wilderness with a regular small car they have to turn into all-purpose and fund their way out, Fast And Laud, about mechanics restoring classic cars, and previously announced Top Engineer, a search for America’s brightest, boldest, out-of-the-box thinkers. The channel’s new specials include Robert Redford’s recently announced All The President’s Men Revisited, History of The World and programs about Amelia Earhart and Osama bin Laden.
Here’s a look at some of the offerings on other channels that Discovery owns: