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23 Apr

What Are Jeremy Wade's Favorite River Monsters Episodes?

Ever wonder if Jeremy has favorite moments from the series?

Well, find out this Sunday -- tune in for a marathon of his most favorite episodes ever, starting at 1 p.m. ET! And, at 9 p.m., stay tuned for an all-new premiere, Alaska's Cold Water Killer, when he treks far north in search of a beast that's been blamed for vanishing fishermen all along the vast coastline. 

Check the TV Schedule for the full line-up >>

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In the meantime, what are YOUR favorite River Monsters moments? Watch our countdown with Jeremy of the top fan favorite videos on AnimalPlanet.com:

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Betty Chu is a Digital Media Executive Producer for AnimalPlanet.com. Follow her on Twitter @beddychew or Facebook.

 

20 Mar

Saturday's Going to the Pits! Pit Bulls & Parolees Season Finale Airs Saturday at 10/9c

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Are you a Pit Bulls and Parolees fan? Then cancel your weekend plans because Saturday is going to the dogs!

It’s all pit bulls, all day long tomorrow on Animal Planet. The festivities begin early at 9am with our all-day Pit Bulls and Parolees Viewers Choice marathon, featuring the show’s best episodes, as picked by the fans.

The night begins with at 9/8c with Pit Bulls and Parolees: Unleashed, featuring behind the scenes and never before seen footage from this season. It also features our own Tia Torres looking back on memorable moments and giving the fans insight into what they didn’t see on TV. It all leads up to our Pit Bulls and Parolees season finale at 10/9c, in which Tia, after risking her own life to help rescue an abandoned dog, finds herself at odds with a local shelter over the dog’s fate.

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6 Mar

Pete Builds His Biggest Treehouse Yet on Treehouse Masters

As we’ve seen over the past three seasons of Treehouse Masters, there’s nothing Pete Nelson can’t build. Whether he’s crafting a Japanese teahouse in the sky, or a country music speakeasy nestled in the trees, Pete goes above and beyond to make someone’s treehouse dreams come true.

Tonight’s Treehouse Masters season finale will push Pete and the Nelson Treehouse team to build their BIGGEST TREEHOUSE yet for Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers founder and CEO Todd Graves. So what can we expect from this triple-decker record setter?

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If this is what the mock up looks like, then we can't wait to see the finished product. (Photo by Animal Planet)
  • Three floors
  • 65-foot bridge
  • Crow’s nest
  • Four platforms
  • More than 1,200 square feet
  • And two adorable pups
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    Cane II and Roux like it! (Photo from Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers)


Want to see the final product? Don’t miss the season finale of Treehouse Masters TONIGHT at 10/9c!

17 Feb

Pit Bulls & Parolees: Tia Picks Her Favorite Episodes JUST For You, This Saturday

Ever wonder what Tia's favorite Pit Bulls & Parolees episodes of all time are?  OF COURSE YOU DO! 

Prepare to relive her most memorable moments this Saturday, Feb. 21, in a special evening programmed with Tia's favorite episodes — followed by an all-new episode "From Darkness to Dawn" at 10/9c! AND, we know you won't be done after that watch a special third pick by Tia, available online only!

Chat with Tia during the show, before Saturday's 10/9c all-new premiere — join us for a Facebook Q&A with Tia Maria Torres of Pit Bulls & Parolees, starting at 8pm ET on the Pit Bulls and Parolees Facebook page.

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Here's a sneak peek of her picks followed by an all-new episode at 10/9c —

8PM: Tia's Pick — Season 3, Episode 1, Judgement Day
After several months of preparation, Tia and her crew are just days away from completing the rescue’s move to the paradise of Tehachapi. However, Tia’s dream quickly becomes a nightmare as a public hearing turns against her and she is handed a devastating decision. Then, a call from the former owner of one of Villalobos' most aggressive dogs leads to one of Pit Bulls and Parolees' most surprising and emotional moments yet.
Original Air Date: Nov. 12, 2011

9PM: Tia's Pick — Season 4, Episode 15, Storm Surge
As Hurricane Isaac tears through New Orleans, Villalobos faces a challenge unlike any they have previously encountered. Having evacuated dozens of dogs to an area an hour outside of the city, Tia and Mariah believe they are safe, only to have their plan backfire when the area floods and they are cut off from the rest of the world.
Original Air Date: Feb. 16, 2013

10PM: Season 6, All-New Premiere, From Darkness to Dawn
A late night rescue, deep in the Louisiana swamp, leads to a heart-wrenching discovery when Tia takes the dog to the vet. Then, with Earl’s arm continuing to cause him pain, the community rallies in a rather unusual way to help him raise funds for surgery. Finally, Mariah is forced to conquer one of her biggest fears when an adopter with a unique challenge comes looking for a new family member.
Premieres: Feb. 21, 2015

Online Only: Tia's Pick — Season 2, Episode 10, Trial By Fire
A special needs adoption for a deaf dog sends Tia and parolee Joe on a road trip to San Diego to meet a blind dog. Then Tia’s worst nightmares come true, when a wildfire burns dangerously close to Villlalobos, forcing her and the parolees to evacuate the nearly 200 dogs from the ranch.  And thinking the fire may be a sign, Tia investigates a property that she thinks could be her dream come true and the new home for the rescue, only to have it threatened by another wildfire. You can watch TRIAL BY FIRE now >>
Original Air Date: Jan. 15, 2011

 

In the meantime, watch some highlights from Tia's Favorite Episodes in our flashback playlist:

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Tune in Saturday, starting at 8PM for Tia's Favorite Episodes, followed by an all-new premiere at 10/9c!

 

 

13 Feb

7 Reasons Why You Should Watch Treehouse Masters: Lost in the Forest

Tonight, Animal Planet is bringing you a very special episode of Treehouse Masters that will surely delight everyone in the family.

There are so many funny/heartwarming/amazing moments from each build that it’s impossible to fit them all into a single, one-hour episode. With that, we’ve put all of those wonderful, never-before-seen moments into Treehouse Masters: Lost in the Forest, premiering tonight at 10/9c.

Here’s why you should tune in:

1. There could be a Bigfoot sighting

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Bobo isn’t the only one that can look like a squatch.

2. There will be doughnuts

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Because doughnuts.

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4 Feb

Animal Planet's 'Road to the Puppy Bowl' Adoption Events

Each February, the most anticipated sporting event featuring the cutest - and adoptable! - players arrives on Animal Planet! Leading up to Puppy Bowl XI, Animal Planet teamed up with NFL teams and animal shelters around the country to raise animal adoption awareness.

NFL stars Torrey Smith, Darren McFadden and Billy Turner were among players to meet fans and their newly adopted pets. 

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"I think we all kind of get caught up in wanting to have a pure-[bred] dog, but you can get whatever you want when you adopt," Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Torrey Smith said. "There are plenty of dogs in [shelters] just waiting for someone to love them."

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Animal Planet co-hosted six "Road to Puppy Bowl" events in six different cities, sponsoring adoption costs for all families adopting pets.

 Missed out on Puppy Bowl madness? Tune in to the full episode here!

27 Jan

Puppy Bowl Takes Over Good Morning America!

Are you ready for some football? Well, Puppy Bowl Sunday (what some others might refer to as "Super Bowl Sunday") is just around the corner. The puppies prepared with a mini-scrimmage on Good Morning America today, and the result was utter cuteness... Even if there wasn't too much football-retrieving going on.

Check out the action below!


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Want more? Tune in THIS SUNDAY, FEB 1 at 3/2c, and see adoptable puppies in action!

23 Jan

Puppy Bowl XI: You're Gonna Hear Her ... ROWR! Katty Furry to Headline Kitty Halftime Show

In case you missed it, PUPPY BOWL XI is right around the corner!  And, this year, the Bissell Kitty Halftime show is blowing it out with a very special guest — the one, the only, the fabulous, feline sensation ... KATTY FURRY!

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That's right — she'll be headlining everyone's most anticipated TV event of the year on PUPPY BOWL SUNDAY and performing her chart-topping hits!  Katty Furry brings the MEOW to the doggy dog party and trust us — you won't want to miss this!  All the COOLEST puppy lovers will be watching. SEE? —

 

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Tune in Sunday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. for PUPPY BOWL XI

 

In the meantime, watch the PUPPY BOWL Pregame Show to get all the details on the big day:

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And, who will win that other game taking place on PUPPY BOWL SUNDAY?  Watch our puppies predict the winner:

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21 Oct

Apes, They're Just Like Us - They Make Campfires, Roast Marshmallows

THE REAL APES OF THE PLANET premieres tonight at 8 p.m. E/P
Only on Animal Planet

In Iowa, a 33-year-old male bonobo named Kanzi picks his own food for a picnic. He lights his own fire, toasts marshmallows — and, even extinguishes his campfire after he's done. WOW. See for yourself:

The large human brain gives us the evolutionary edge over other species, but studies show that almost everything we have learned has been handed down from our primal ancestors. In the new two-hour documentary, THE REAL APES OF THE PLANET, Animal Planet travels around the globe for an unprecedented look at some of the various 400 specimens that make up the primate family and the surprising way our behavior mirrors theirs.

THE REAL APES OF THE PLANET explores the surprising and mind-blowing similarities that humans share with our fascinating primate cousins. Passing on family traditions and grooming practices as well as ingenious survival tactics and the primates' ability to solve complex problems and form communities with a hierarchy system, the special highlights devoted parenting to fun-loving kids. Viewers also witness how, akin to humans, apes may demonstrate deceitful behavior to get what they want, overindulge in life's pleasures and not always get along.

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Photo: Animal Planet/DCL video screengrab

In addition to Kanzi's story, chimpanzees, with their highly intelligent minds, in Uganda demonstrate their problem-solving skills and tool use when posed with a honey challenge. The long-tailed macaques in Thailand find a clever way to floss after a meal, and an orangutan in Borneo maintains her personal hygiene with a little soap and water. White-faced capuchins in the rain forest of Costa Rica uncover the secret that the sap of the Guyabano tree acts as a mosquito repellent if rubbed on their fur. THE REAL APES OF THE PLANET uncovers how these animals are individuals with their own personalities and why brainpower is essential to primate survival.

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SEE THE REAL APES OF THE PLANET IN PHOTOS >>

 

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1 Oct

Pit Bulls & Parolees: The Villalobos Team Returns! Get a Sneak Peek of an All-New Season

Get ready for a new season of Pit Bulls & Parolees, this Saturday at 10 p.m. e/p! Tia Torres and the Villalobos team return for Season 6 with all-new heartbreaking, daring rescues, along with some sweet, happy endings for a few of these wonderful dogs.

Saturday night's season premiere kicks off by catching up with one of our favorite pups, Cheech. He finally gets his chance at finding his forever home — but, when he meets his potential new family and doggy siblings, the encounter takes a sudden, unfortunate turn!

Will he finally get his chance?! Watch a sneek peek video of the meeting and tune in Saturday to see what happens:

And, remember to tune into the Aftershow, following the 10PM e/p premiere! That's right - at 11PM e/p, Tia will be answering your questions via Social Media in a special hour hosted by Animal Planet's Executive Producer, Lisa Lucas. Follow her on Twitter here >>

AND, use the hashtag #ShowUsYourPits to submit photos of your special pit bull by Facebook, Twitter or Instagram during the hour and YOUR handsome pup may make it on air! Read more about it here >>

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Tune In Saturday at 10PM e/p for the Season 6 premiere of Pit Bulls & Parolees! And, stay tuned for the Aftershow at 11PM e/p.

 

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