Discovery has announced the Discovery Plus February 2023 premieres. discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction subscription streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery.
discovery+ features a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular passion verticals, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries.
In the U.S., discover+ offers more than 55,000 episodes all in one place, with over 2,500 current and classic shows from Discovery’s iconic portfolio of networks, including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.
DISCOVERY PLUS FEBRUARY 2023 PREMIERES
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 1
THE SECRET LIVES OF CHEERLEADERS, Film (2019)
Ava, an incoming transfer student, reluctantly tries out for the cheerleading team at the insistence of her overly-ambitious mother, Candice. Katrina, the head cheerleader and the most popular girl in school, unexpectedly cozies up to Ava who makes the squad and instantly becomes high school royalty.
As she transitions into her new life, Ava discovers becoming part of the squad comes at a price.
LEAVE IT TO GEEGE, Series
From the Emmy-winning producers of “World of Wonder” comes the new family docuseries “Leave It to Geege,” following Geege Taylor, an Atlanta area single mother of two whose life could be a Lifetime movie.
The twice-divorced breast cancer survivor is also an advocate for autism acceptance, hoping to educate and help others navigate their way through the ups and downs of raising an autistic child following her first-hand experience with her non-verbal 19-year-old son Pootie.
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT, Season 14
“Married at First Sight” is an extreme social experiment following six brave souls who are yearning for life-long partnerships as they agree to a provocative proposal: getting legally married the moment they first meet.
THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL, Film (2019)
The “College Admissions Scandal” follows two wealthy mothers — Caroline Miller, a sought after interior designer, and Bethany Kirshner, an owner of a successful financial services firm — who share an obsession with getting their teenagers into the best colleges possible.
When charismatic college admissions consultant Rick Singer offers a side door into the prestigious institutions of their dreams, Caroline and Bethany willingly partake with visions of coveted acceptance letters in their heads.
However, when Singer cooperates with the FBI and pleads guilty, the mothers, who risked everything for their kids, must face the consequences of their crimes and the loss of trust and respect from their families.
PAWN STARS, Season 20
“Pawn Stars” follows three generations of the Harrison family as they assess the value of items coming in and out of their Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas – from the commonplace to the truly historic.
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 14
HEARTBREAK ISLAND, Series (2/14)
The third installment of “Heartbreak Island” sets hearts racing and temperatures rising as a group of 20-something singles put it all on the line in a bid to find their perfect partners.
Girls and guys pair up, face challenges, stay or stray in Passion Plays, and will ultimately decide if they’ve found love all while playing the game to avoid elimination and walking the wharf off Heartbreak Island.
TRAVEL CHANNEL SHOCK DOCS
Travel Channel is also doubling down with two new installments of its popular Shock Docs franchise, debuting in the new programming event “Shock Docs Sundays,” on the network and streaming on discovery+.
In “Michigan Hell House,” premiering on Sunday, February 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, paranormal investigator Steve Shippy and psychic medium Cindy Kaza attempt to identify the evil that rocked a family and their home.
“The Devil’s Academy,” premiering on Sunday, February 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, reveals the shocking haunting that took over Miami Aerospace Academy and its students.
Beginning on January 1, “Shock Docs Sundays” will be the destination for real and chilling stories of the paranormal and unexplained.
MICHIGAN HELL HOUSE
(Premieres Sunday, February 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and Streaming on discovery+)
Paranormal investigator Steve Shippy broke the case seven years ago after more than 40 years of silence. What he found was a living nightmare that rivals horror films like “Amityville Horror” and “Poltergeist,” but this house of hell is 100% real and just as terrifying.
The story takes place in a farmhouse in the tiny village of Merrill, Michigan. From the summer of 1974 to the spring of 1975, the Pomeraning family endured relentless, bizarre and violent paranormal phenomena. There were knocking, explosions, disembodied voices, even spontaneous combustion that ripped apart the home and the family living inside of it.
With dozens of hours of real-time audio recordings, hundreds of police reports and dozens of eyewitnesses, this case is arguably the most well-documented paranormal case in history. Yet to this day, no one knows why this family was ravaged by an unseen, evil force.
Was it a poltergeist? Demonic possession? Witchcraft? Now Shippy, along with world-renowned psychic medium Cindy Kaza, armed with new evidence, will finally uncover the source of the evil that terrorized the Michigan Hell House.
THE DEVIL’S ACADEMY
(Premieres Sunday, February 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel and Streaming on discovery+)
On October 25, 1979, all hell broke loose at the Miami Aerospace Academy (MAA) when the school’s student body seemed to fall victim to a mass demonic possession. Terrifying reports of what occurred at the high school spread like wildfire: one girl claimed the devil was inside her and was seen levitating, a boy seemed to display superhuman strength and a full-on riot broke out as students ripped doors off of hinges and smashed windows.
Forty years later, former MAA students, as well as law enforcement, psychologists, paranormal investigators and demonologists, come together to explain what happened that fateful day the devil took over the school.