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"Mystic Britain"

By Rick Gables

Smithsonian Channel is set to reveal the secrets of Britain’s most mysterious sites via a road trip mixing mysticism with very British humor. The new 10-part series, Mystic Britain, premieres on Monday, Aug. 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Television and radio presenter Clive Anderson and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota explore the island’s ancient places and rituals. With Mary-Ann more than a match for Clive’s signature wit and irreverence, the pair travel the length of Britain to investigate the strange and sacred beliefs of its past, joining scientists, archaeologists and historians to look at the latest discoveries unearthing what ancient Britons did in the name of their beliefs and why.

Rags to riches billionaire goes undercover and attempts to make a million-dollar company in just 90 days, when Discovery Channel premieres its all-new series Undercover Billionaire on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Billionaire Glenn Stearns still believes in the American Dream. In order to prove that anybody in this country can be successful with the right knowledge, he’s attempting a monumental challenge that most would claim is impossible. With just $100 in his pocket, Glenn will ditch his private jet and yacht and head to Erie, Pa., where he will assume the alias Glenn Bryant, a regular guy who’s spent the last 30 years in corporate America but always dreamed to have a business of his own. Along the way, he’ll share practical tips and the knowledge on how to build a fortune from his three decades in business. But in order to succeed, Glenn will need to come up with a million-dollar idea and find a team to help him build it.

Some of history’s greatest secrets are hidden in the world’s most treacherous corners, unforgiving locations that are inaccessible to all but a few. In Travel Channel’s all-new series, Code of the Wild, premiering on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, brothers Chris and Casey Keefer – extreme adventurers turned wilderness private eyes – tackle rugged territory that most wouldn’t dare, determined to track down the truth behind baffling mysteries. In eight hour-long episodes, the brothers deploy their unique set of wilderness know-how, plus survival and tracking techniques, picking up where the trail for most would end. Diving into icy temperatures, deep caves, rugged forests and tricky terrain, they pursue answers to longstanding enigmas, such as gold and silver that went missing from the Confederate treasury, Montezuma’s fabled treasure, El Dorado or the Lost City of Gold and more.