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Animal Planet will broadcast The Cove, the documentary about dolphin slaughter

Animal Planet will broadcast the acclaimed documentary The Cove this summer. Louis Psihoyos’ film debuted last year and followed former Flipper trainer Ric O’Barry’s efforts to uncover dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan. The film is one of the 15 in contention for the best documentary Oscar, and may have impacted dolphin slaughter in Japan. It …

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Huber wins Groomer Has It 2 after super-ironic Samantha Harris appearance

Animal Planet’s second season of Groomer Has It ended Saturday night, and 42-year-old Hollywood groomer Huber won the $50,000 cash prize, and the product placement Subaru Forester and Wag’n Tails mobile grooming van, never mind the made-up title of “groomer of the year.” He beat Lisa, the 42-year-old groomer from the Chicago area. After grooming …

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Joe Talamo riding favorite I Want Revenge in the Kentucky Derby along with three other Jockeys

If you’ve watched Animal Planet’s informative and entertaining docudrama Jockeys, and watch the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, you’ll recognize one-fifth of the 20 riders: Joe Talamo, Mike Smith, Garrett Gomez, and Corey Nakatani. Only 19-year-old Talamo, who a Sports Illustrated columnist said “can be one of those stars” horse racing needs, and Smith were featured jockeys …

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Discovery, TLC, BET, Animal Planet, Travel Channel renew, add reality shows

Several networks have announced new and returning series earlier this month, and there are are a ton of reality shows coming our way. The Discovery Channel’s renewed shows include Deadliest Catch, Dirty Jobs, Man vs. Wild (including the Will Ferrell and product placement episode), Mythbusters, American Loggers, and Storm Chasers. TLC announced it has renewed …

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Animal Planet renews Jockeys, which was more docu than drama during its first season

Jockeys, the Animal Planet docudrama that debuted earlier this year, will return this summer for a second season. Seven hour-long episodes–the first season had 12 half-hour episodes that aired back-to-back; they’re viewable online–will debut this summer, although the network doesn’t say what it’ll focus on. The first season was filmed during the fall Oak Tree …

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