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Old 01-11-21, 01:26 PM
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I'm concerned about the future of Battlebots on the Discovery channel. BB is the only show I watch on Discovery, but I understand they are moving a lot of the shows currently airing on their cable channels and making new episodes available only on their Discovery+ app. This is infuriating a lot of fans and leading me to wonder whether the folks at Discovery are a bunch of slimebags who could do anything. There's a lot of discussion about this on the Xfinity discussion forums, where some folks are (mistakenly, I believe) blaming Xfinity for losing the shows that they follow. If you're interested, here's the link.
Old 01-11-21, 01:38 PM
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and it's not just Battlebots. Food Network broadcast a two-hour of Restaurant Impossible as a Discovery+ preview, which suggests this long-running series will only be available there.
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I'm going to go the other direction ... The launch of Discovery+ and all the channels that come with it may have finally been the straw that broke my wife's back. I may actually be able to shed an extra $105 off our cable bill and go to just internet now that we can get these on streaming.
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Old 01-15-21, 08:02 PM
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From the most recent episode:

Old 01-16-21, 06:57 AM
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Yeah that awesome. The opening match on the last episode was really good too - neither bot would die.
Old 03-18-21, 12:24 AM
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Now that the regular season is over, it appears that Discovery will fill the slot with the "Battlebots: Bounty Hunters" series that originally ran on Discovery +.
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Originally Posted by DWilson View Post
Now that the regular season is over, it appears that Discovery will fill the slot with the "Battlebots: Bounty Hunters" series that originally ran on Discovery +.
Thanks for the heads up.
Old 01-06-22, 09:34 PM
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Battlebots started up again tonight (Thursday). I noticed that the first showing (which I can't record) is slotted for three hours on my DVR and the second show (which I will record) is two hours. The same next week. Anybody know the difference?
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Originally Posted by DWilson View Post
Battlebots started up again tonight (Thursday). I noticed that the first showing (which I can't record) is slotted for three hours on my DVR and the second show (which I will record) is two hours. The same next week. Anybody know the difference?
They tacked on half an episode (one of two hours) of a Bounty Hunters episode rerun. No idea why it was merged as a third hour of the new episode in the program guide.
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I sure hope they don’t continue piiiggy backing those episodes on the end all season.
I don’t have room for those 3 hour blocks for a show that can be watched in about 30 minutes normally
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Originally Posted by whotony View Post
I sure hope they donít continue piiiggy backing those episodes on the end all season.
I donít have room for those 3 hour blocks for a show that can be watched in about 30 minutes normally
Discovery routinely did that with the first weekly airings of Deadliest Catch last season, tacking on an hour-long 'Bloodlines' (a spin-off of sorts) episode. I'm sure they'll do the same here.

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