A decade after Whale Wars, Animal Planet is shifting its strategy, starting with The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s family’s new reality show.
An interview with Puppy Bowl rufferee Dan Schachner, who talks about the show’s mission to save animals in shelters—and how it’s expanding this year with the Dog Bowl.
Animal Planet’s My Cat from Hell star Jackson Galaxy will star alongside Zoe Sandor in a new, similar series: Cat vs. Dog.
Animal Planet is bringing the family of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin—an early reality TV star—back to the network. Terri, Bindi, and Robert Irwin will develop shows for the network.
An interview with Nate Schoemer and Laura London of Animal Planet’s Rescue Dog to Super Dog, on which they train shelter dogs to become service dogs.
Animal Planet will debut River Monsters season 9 in April, but it will be the last season for Jeremy Wade’s show, which has been cancelled.
An interview with the producers of Ocean Warriors, a six-hour Animal Planet series that follows people who are trying to stop illegal fishing.
Hi, I’m 100 Miles from Nowhere, Animal Planet’s most-promising series in years, since Whale Wars, and I’ve been ruined by terrible narration and too many disorienting close-ups. Originally titles Matt on the Run, this new series follows three friends who take four-day, 100-mile… continue reading
An interview with Pit Bulls & Parolees star Tia Torres, whose Villalobos Rescue Center—and family—helps others, and was helped by the Animal Planet reality show.
After Mother Jones reported late last month that Animal Planet’s staged reality show Call of the Wildman resulted in “Drugs, Death, Neglect” for some of the animals. While the article included a statement from the network and an interview with… continue reading
Animal Planet’s series Call of the Wildman has been revealed to not only be staged, faking its animal rescues by planting animals and using them as props in a scripted series. It’s even caused death to one of the animals… continue reading
The Animal Planet competition series Top Hooker concludes its first season a week from Sunday, and it’s been a surprisingly engaging series, especially since it’s about a sport not exactly known for producing a thrill every minute. Like another Pilgrim… continue reading
Two nonfiction programs, a documentary and a three-part series, focus on saving endangered animals in Africa: Animal Planet’s Battleground: Rhino Wars and PBS’ broadcast of the National Geographic special Battle for the Elephants. Tonight’s one-hour special is based on an… continue reading
Animal Planet will air a competition reality series called Top Hooker, and although the network has focused more on humans than animals in recent seasons, the show is sadly not about prostitutes. Instead, it’s a competition between people who catch… continue reading
Over Memorial Day weekend, Animal Planet aired Mermaids: The Body Found, a clever if obviously fake documentary about mermaids. There was even an accompanying marketing campaign with shocking video and fake evidence of a government cover-up. The Discovery Channel re-aired… continue reading