Here's a look at some of the extensive programming that is coming to the streaming platform.
Combining A&E, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, TLC and Travel Channel with all-new original programming, discovery+ is living up to its claim to have the “largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service.” In addition to being home to Chip and Joanna Gaines’ return to TV with the Magnolia Network, the streaming platform features originals hosted by the likes of Amy Schumer, Ludacris, Maureen McCormick, Michelle Buteau and Zak Bagans, as well as new installments of the ever-expanding 90 Day franchise.
New series and specials premiering in August include Celebrity IOU: Joyride, Naked and Afraid of Love as well as more content on the Magnolia Network.
What to Watch
Celebrity IOU: Joyride
Monday, August 23
On Celebrity IOU: Joyride, master mechanic Ant Anstead and car guru Cristy Lee team up with celebrities Renée Zellweger, Mary J. Blige, Tony Hawk, Octavia Spencer, James Marsden and Danny Trejo as they roll up their sleeves to create automotive masterpieces for someone special in their lives. In each episode, viewers will hear the inspiring story behind the star’s relationship with this person and the reasons why they are so deserving of a one-of-a-kind car transformation. In the end, audiences will be just as blown away as the recipient when they receive the ultimate joyride.
Naked and Afraid of Love
Sunday, August 22
Today’s dating world has become filtered -- through the clothes we wear, personas we share online and the preferences we can set before we even begin swiping. But what if the filters, pressures and often unrealistic standards of modern dating were completely stripped away, and we were left only with our most primal wants and needs? In an all-new discovery+ series, Naked and Afraid of Love, 16 naked strangers ready to find love will strip down and bare it all - on an unforgettable island in paradise -- to answer these questions and more in the ultimate challenge that blends survival, romance and everything in between.
90 Day Journeys: Couples Updates
Sunday, August 22
90 Day Journeys is a one-stop place to watch 90 Day couples' love stories from the beginning to present day. Each curated miniseries is made up of every scene a couple has appeared in across all the shows in the 90 Day universe, giving fans the opportunity to watch each pair’s story from the start. New this month is the original 90 Day: The Other Way couple, Jenny and Sumit, while updated episodes include the latest on Mike and Natalie; Jovi and Yara; Tiffany and Ronald; Kalani and Asuelu; Brandon and Julia; Anglea and Michael; and Elizabeth and Andrei.
The Full Lineup
Celebrity IOU: Joyride (Monday, August 23)
Love and Relationships
Heartbreak Island Season 2 (Saturday, August 7)
Naked and Afraid of Love (Sunday, August 22)
90 Day Journeys: Couples Updates (Sunday, August 22)
Prisoner of Love (Monday, August 30)
Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalo (Thursday, August 12)
Guy: Hawaiian Style (Saturday, August 28)
The Program: Prison Detox (Wednesday, August 25)
Unraveled: The Stalkers Web (Tuesday, August 10)
Children of the Cult (Saturday, August 21)
Cold Blooded Alaska (Tuesday, August 24)
Renovation, Inc: The Beginning (Sunday, August 29)
Paranormal and Unexplained
Alien Invasion: Hudson Valley (Sunday, August 15)
Smartest Kids in the World (Thursday, August 19)
For the Love of Kitchens (Friday, August 6)
Ranch to Table (Friday, August 6)
Point of View: A Designer Profile (Friday, August 13)
Self Employed (Friday, August 27)
The World of Wow (Monday, August 23)
How to Watch
Since Discovery+ first launched in January 2021, the platform has delivered on its promise to be the destination for all things adventure, food and home, lifestyle, nature, paranormal, science and true-crime programming. It’s the only place viewers can get their 90 Day fix alongside an endless vault of House Hunters episodes or fill up on plenty of new offerings from the Gaines’ Magnolia Network and watch Ludacris learn how to cook.
In the U.S., the platform is widely available across multiple devices, with subscriptions starting at $4.99 per month. (For more information about signing up and a look at ET’s exclusive previews of shows, read more about Discovery+ here.)