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17 Apr

#ThrowbackThursday: That Time Jeremy Wade Survived a Plane Crash

Remember that time?!  Yeah, that's right - Jeremy Superhuman Wade survived a PLANE CRASH. It was 2002 and Jeremy and team were off to Brazil, long before River Monsters ever aired.  He and his crew were on a small plane headed to the jungles in search of Arapaima ... and then THIS HAPPENED:

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Crazy things happen deep in the wilderness - but, Jeremy Wade and his team are clearly superhuman. Watch another incident when one crew member was struck by lightning; Jeremy reflects on those wild experiences:

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16 Apr

George Hill, Indiana Pacers: Good Luck from Jeremy Wade & Your Animal Planet Friends!

Hey, George Hill and the Indiana Pacers! Good luck on the Playoffs!

We were more than happy to help deliver a special message from Jeremy Wade to George Hill. Click on the image below to watch the well wishes and see George's rection:

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Go Indiana! And, FISH ON!

 

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10 Apr

Nocturnal Creatures Welcome Stephen Colbert to the 'Late Show'!

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Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Big news was revealed today after it was announced that Stephen Colbert would be taking over David Letterman's "Late Show" spot in 2015.

As the newest member of network late night shows, we thought that Colbert would like to get to know some of his fellow nocturnal animal friends.

Check out the playlist of other famous nocturnal animals!

Did you know hedgehogs are nocturnal? Check out their nighttime action on our newest APL!ve cam!

25 Mar

TONIGHT: Was Marina Chapman Truly Raised by Monkeys?

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Tonight on Animal Planet, watch the riveting story of Marina Chapman, who claims she was kidnapped and then abandoned in the jungle where monkeys helped raise and teach her to survive.

The show premieres at 9PM E/P and will follow Marina and her daughter as they return to Colombia to determine whether or not she was really raised by monkeys. Chapman claims she lived with capuchin monkeys from age 4 or 5 until she was 9 or 10 until she was rescued by hunters.

Delve into Marina's story and watch as she travels across Colombia, meets with a variety of scientists who study her psychology, bones and more to determine if she was, in fact, raised by monkeys.

Watch tonight at 9PM E/P!

Watch another story of a boy who lived among monkeys before being rescued:

24 Mar

That's Right - We're Doing a River Monsters LIVE Aftershow with Jeremy Wade

In case you haven't heard, we're bringing you Jeremy Wade LIVE, after the two-hour season premiere! The first half hour on your TV and the second half, online, right here at AnimalPlanet.com. Stay tuned for updates - in the meantime, check out the official press release:

ANIMAL PLANET TO REEL IN RIVER MONSTERS FANS WITH FIRST-EVER LIVE AFTERSHOW ON APRIL 6 FOLLOWING TWO-HOUR SEASON PREMIERE

– Freshwater Detective and Biologist Jeremy Wade Sits Down for In-depth Q&A With Executive Producer Lisa Lucas to Answer Diehard Fan Questions –

-- Special to Begin on Television and Then Move Online Following the Season Premiere –

(March 24, 2014, New York) – For the very first time, Animal Planet will offer die-hard fans one-on-one access to RIVER MONSTERS host, Jeremy Wade, in a live special event. Wade returns to civilization to answer every burning question and give viewers intimate insight into the sixth season of the best-performing series in network history. The special RIVER MONSTERS: LIVE WITH JEREMY WADE will air Sunday, April 6, at 11 PM (ET/PT), following the two-hour RIVER MONSTERS season premiere, “Amazon Apocalypse,” which will air from 9-11 PM (ET/PT). This will be Animal Planet’s first-ever live aftershow. The special will be moderated by Animal Planet’s long-time RIVER MONSTERS executive producer, Lisa Lucas, and broadcast from the Knight Studio at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
 
Following the season premiere of RIVER MONSTERS, viewers will have the opportunity to interact with Jeremy during a live broadcast, submitting their questions on Twitter and Facebook. The live special will feature exclusive content, never-before-heard, behind-the-scenes stories and a fresh perspective into Animal Planet’s most popular series. RIVER MONSTERS: LIVE WITH JEREMY WADE will broadcast live on Animal Planet from 11-11:30 PM (ET/PT) and then will continue exclusively online at AnimalPlanet.com from 11:30 PM-12 AM (ET/PT).

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Tune in Sunday, April 6, at 9 PM e/p for the two-hour season premiere! And, stay tuned for the live aftershow at 11 PM e/p.

 

Visit the River Monsters show site for best moments from the show >>

19 Mar

Calling All Pit Bulls & Parolees Fans! Vote Now! Do It For the Pit Bulls!

Guess what?! Your favorite show has been nominated in two categories for the 2014 RealityWanted Awards! Congrats to the entire Pit Bulls & Parolees team!

Here's your chance to show your support for the show.  Cast your vote in these categories:

Feel Good Show (Slide #16)

Docu-Series (Slide #19)

Click here to head over the the RealityWanted Facebook page and VOTE >>

Keep clicking through the ballot! Make it to slides #16 and #19 to cast your votes!

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Visit the Pit Bulls & Parolees Show Site >>

 

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26 Feb

Gator Boys: Paul Bit Over 30 Times, Says on Today Show

Paul and Jimmy visited Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on the Today Show this morning to introduce them to a couple of their scaly BFFs and give them some words of wisdom when it comes to facing gators in the wild ... in short? Paul suggests, "Just run."

Paul also confirmed that he's been bit over THIRTY times and has probably lost gallons of blood. *ick*

Watch the clip:

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Watch more Gator Boys videos and best moments from the show:

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Tune In for All-New Episodes Sundays @ 10PM E/P!

 

 

25 Feb

River Monsters: All-New Season, in South America and More Challenging Than Ever, Returns April 6

A river this dangerous won’t give up its secrets without a fight ...

Animal Planet’s best-performing series ever for five years is back, and freshwater detective, biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade is taking viewers along on the mysterious adventure of a lifetime. Six brand-new episodes of the sixth season of RIVER MONSTERS return on Sunday, April 6, at 9 PM (ET/PT) with a special two-hour premiere called “Amazon Apocalypse.” Re-told by witnesses and passengers who survived the sinking of the Sobra Santos, it’s a horrific and poignant story of one of the Amazon’s largest maritime disasters. That night, as many as 200 passengers lost their lives, and something in the water is being blamed for many of the deaths. Wade is hell bent on finding out what is was ... or is.

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River Monsters, Season 6
World Premiere on Sunday, April 6 at 9 PM ET/PT

This season is one of Wade’s most challenging. He travels to locations so remote to solve mysteries so bizarre that he must dedicate an entire year in South America to catch the freshwater culprits thought to be behind human attacks. From the politically charged intersection of Brazil, Colombia and Peru, to the remote and secluded home of a rainforest tribe, Wade is crisscrossing the continent to tackle each incident and reel in each dangerous catch. While freshwater fish are normally on his suspects list, on one hunt, he forgoes rod and reel going deep underwater into a creature’s lair to catch the culprit that is most definitely not a fish!

“I’ve been fishing the world for decades, but it’s the Amazon that keeps calling me back,” notes Wade. “Now, I’m returning to solve the mission of a lifetime to spend an entire year going farther, deeper and more remote than I’ve even been before.”

This season’s thrilling mysteries include the following:

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22 Feb

Pit Bulls & Parolees: The Wedding of All Weddings and a Happily Ever After

Tropical storms, bring it! This couple proved tonight they can weather any storm, together!

In a beautiful ceremony with lovely words from the mother of the bride included, Tania and Perry were married in New Orleans and got their happily ever after. The bride wore the most gorgeous, PERFECT dress, channeling all her beautiful Tania essence. And the groom was handsome as ever at her side.

Congratulations, Tania and Perry!

Check out their wedding photos and the vows they wrote for each other — click on the photo below:

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Photo Credit: RitaEarl.com and Facebook.com/RitaEarlPhotography

 

See more Wedding and Engagement Photos >>

 

It's Wedding Day! Watch the ceremony and exchange of vows:

Perry Finds His Perfect Wedding Look:

 

 

21 Feb

ENGAGED! Tania and Perry Are Getting Married!

It's here! Wedding day! Tania and Perry are getting married!!

A tropical storm's a-brewin' and threatens to disrupt the wedding festivities. Will all go as planned at Villalobos?!  Tune in to watch the beautiful couple on their wedding day and share in the awesome celebration.

And, Tania's dress! OMG her DRESS! Trust me, it's Tania-GORGEOUS.

 

Season Finale! Tomorrow Night at 10 PM E/P!

 

See their Engagement Photos >>

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Photo Credit: RitaEarl.com and Facebook.com/RitaEarlPhotography

 

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