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Animal Planet’s faux documentary on mermaids still fooling people

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 the documentary Sunday, and the presumably wider audience prompted everything from an increase in Google …

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Animal Planet gets into the cupcake reality show field with vegan cupcake baker series

Animal Planet and its growing collection of people-centered reality series will soon give television yet another series about cupcakes. The 12 half-hour episodes of Sweet Avenger, which debuts this summer, follows vegan cupcake baker Danielle Konya. How is this related to animals? Danielle says in the network’s press release, “I want to show people that …

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Taxidermy business that freeze-dries dead pets being filmed for a new Animal Planet show

Animal Planet’s focus on people-centered reality TV continues with a show that’s currently being filmed in Arkansas and focuses on a taxidermy business that freeze-dries dead pets so their owners can keep them around forever. So, yes, it’s about dead animals. Xtreme Taxidermy and its owner Daniel Ross are currently being followed by camera crews …

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Pit Bulls and Parolees ratings double during special episode, so Animal Planet giving $50K

Last Saturday, Animal Planet launched its You Watch, We Give campaign, which raised money for the nonprofit organization featured on its reality series Pit Bulls and Parolees based on the number of viewers who tuned in. Ratings doubled for that episode, and the network is giving $50,000 to Tia Torres’ Villalobos Rescue Center. Animal Planet …

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Must-watch The Cove airs on Animal Planet, spin-off series follows former Flipper trainer

The Cove is definitely the best documentary I’ve seen in years, although it’s perhaps better classified as a real-life thriller; it’s both entertaining and important. Tonight, after winning an Oscar last spring, it gets its biggest audience yet when it gets its basic cable debut at 9 p.m. ET in Animal Planet’s 98 million homes. …

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The Cove will become Dolphin Warriors, an Animal Planet series starring Ric O’Barry

Best documentary Oscar winner The Cove will be adapted into an unscripted series for Animal Planet called Dolphin Warriors that continues where the film left off. The network will also be airing the film this summer. The Los Angeles Times reported that “[t]wo episodes of the series — which is being executive produced by O’Barry’s …

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