Discovery & Scripps entertained the idea of a merger three years ago, and the pair is now reportedly going back to the drawing board. The two cable companies explore a deal that could put Animal Planet and HGTV under the same roof. If they pull it off, the duo could shake up the cable landscape as a $19 billion force to be reckoned with. However, David Lieberman of Deadline Hollywood debates whether adding more channels is an effective solution to combating the shift toward cord-cutting.