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May 6, 2014

Which "Secrets of the Earth" Do You Want Revealed?

As Season Two is greenlit, viewers vote to tell The Weather Channel which natural mystery they want featured in second season finale of popular series

ATLANTA, GA – May 6, 2014 –Viewers are drawn like magnets to the bizarre natural mysteries featured in The Weather Channel series “Secrets of the Earth.” Now, they not only get more of what they love with the network greenlighting a second season, but they can also vote this week on what secret they would most like to see revealed in the show’s second season finale.

"Secrets of the Earth" explores our planet with the same sense of awe and wonder normally reserved for alien worlds. Computer graphics, visual analogies and expert scientists combine to reveal amazing, little-known aspects of the world, from canyons of gravity that warp space and time, to rain triggered by cosmic rays. Season two will unveil the science and awe behind natural death traps, places reclaimed by nature, how the earth was born - and will die, and more. The series has been a hit with viewers, premiering more than 50% above the prime average, and continues to be a top program for the network (among the top-ranked shows for Q1 ‘14). In fact, “Secrets of the Earth” ranks among the top 10 series ​to air in the network's history.

Vote for the Season Finale – May 6-12

From Tuesday, May 6 – Monday morning, May 12, viewers can go to weather.com’s Secret of the Earth page to vote on which topic they’d most like to see featured in the second season finale of “Secrets of the Earth.” Choices include “animal invaders,” “swarms and stampedes,” and “only in Alaska.”

Marathon and Winning Topic Revealed – May 6-12

During this week, viewers can also catch up on the first season of “Secrets of the Earth” from Tuesday, May 6, through Friday, May 9, at 8:00 p.m. ET, with a marathon Thursday, May 8, from 8:00 p.m.-4:00 a.m. ET.

The winning topic with the most votes will be announced on “AMHQ with Sam Champion” and weather.com on Monday, May 12.

Season Two Premiere Date – October 20

The second season of “Secrets of the Earth” will premiere Monday, October 20, at 9:00 p.m. ET, and will feature 8x 60-minute episodes. The season finale episode, featuring the winning topic, will air Monday, December 8*.

“Secrets of the Earth” is produced by Flight 33 Productions (“Deadliest Space Weather,” “Rocket City Rednecks”). The first season debuted on The Weather Channel May 23, 2013.

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* Airdate subject to change and/or preemption due to severe weather.

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