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May 19, 2014
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Discovery Channel Asia, your favorite source of animal videos, weird job documentaries, and an innumerable list of survival shows is celebrating its 20th birthday this month.

To celebrate the monumental milestone, and to thank all of us who obsessed over every Mythbuster myth and everything that Man Vs. Wild star, Bear Grylls has ever eaten, and to say sorry to all of us who could never swim in murky waters again thanks to River Monsters, the channel has something special in store. They will be having a five-day special look back celebration at the first episodes of their most iconic and loved series.

Yes, from May 19 to 23, Discovery nuts will be having the week of their lives as the channel airs the first episodes of absolute fan-favorites, including Man Vs. Wild, Mythbusters, River Monsters, Dirty Jobs, Gold Rush, Dual Survival, Deadliest Catch, Future Weapons, and American Chopper.

The special program lineup, called Discovery Channel Firsts, will be airing daily from Monday, May 19 to Friday, May 23 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., with encores on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Here's an episode guide, so you won't miss any of the action:

And to warm you up, below are some memorable scenes the shows in the lineup!


Man Vs. Wild

Premiered on: October 27, 2006

The one-sentence synopsis: Crazy man eats whatever animal/animal part/animal excrement in front of him to survive, such as: 

 


Mythbusters

Premiered on: January 23, 2003

The one-sentence synopsis: A group of super curious individuals try to blow stuff up in the name of science!


River Monsters

Premiered on: April 5, 2009

The one-sentence synopsis: A white-haired man changes the way we see the world as he shows us species of catfish that grow as big as buses.

 


Dirty Jobs

Premiered on: July 26, 2005

The one-sentence synopsis: A middle-aged man decides to switch to a career where he gets to routinely dive in human fecal matter.

 


Deadliest Catch

Premiered on: March 15, 2005

The one-sentence synopsis: Fishermen risk life and limb just to sate the world's immense appetite for super tasty crabs.

 


NEXT: Dual Survival, American Chopper, Gold Rush, and more!


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