Tag Archives: Animal Planet

ANIMAL PLANET IN HOT PURSUIT, RENEWING “ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOUNTY HUNTERS” FOR SECOND SEASON

Animal Planet has greenlit a sophomore season of ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOUNTY HUNTERS, looking to capture more stories about two teams of elite fugitive bounty hunters. The first season of six episodes debuted on Animal Planet in April averaging 766,000 viewers per premiere episode. The second season, produced by ITV Studios America, will premiere in 2015 with 10 brand-new episodes, with filming to start in Montana and Idaho this fall.

The Rocky Mountains, scattered with more than 3,000 miles of dense forests and rocky peaks, create the perfect hideaway for fugitives on the run from the law, preferring the treacherous terrain to life behind bars. In Animal Planet’s ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOUNTY HUNTERS, the series follows professional bounty hunter pairs Clint and Dayson in Colorado, and Rob and “Animal” in Montana as they patrol the harsh conditions surrounding the scenic yet deadly landscape of the Rockies. Tracking, chasing and capturing might be easy on the concrete streets of a modern metropolis, but when fugitives disappear into the immense wilderness inhabited by predators like black bears and mountain lions, it takes a special type of hunter to bring these outlaws to justice.

Throughout the series, the region’s most-wanted offenders, with a history of charges ranging from gun running to drug trafficking, attempt to evade the expert trackers who are always on the hunt. Each case is unique, but if you run, these wilderness fugitive retrieval agents won’t stop until they catch you.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOUNTY HUNTERS is produced by ITV Studios America for Animal Planet. Jerry Decker and Rob Shaftel are the executive producers for ITV Studios America. For Animal Planet, Lisa Lucas is the executive producer and Patrick Keegan is the producer. Animal Kurt Tondorf is the development executive for Animal Planet.

Advertisements

ANIMAL PLANET GETS TOO CUTE! WITH SPECIAL EPISODE OF “ANIMAL BEST FRIENDS” JACKSON GALAXY VISITS “CAT-ACLYSMIC” 911 CAT THAT MADE NATIONAL NEWS IN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF MY CAT FROM HELL

Jackson Galaxy and Lux, the infamous “911 Cat.”

WHAT: Jackson Galaxy, host of Animal Planet’s MY CAT FROM HELL heads to Portland in an all-new episode to visit Lux, the infamous “911 Cat.”

WHEN: Saturday, June 14, 8 PM (ET/PT)

WHERE: Animal Planet (check local listings for correct channel in your area)

WHY: Earlier this year, Lux terrorized his guardians, forcing them to call 911. Their story captivated the nation landing them on the front page of countless websites and front and center on major news networks and programs, but there were plenty of questions left unanswered. Jackson Galaxy has dedicated his life to helping cats and their guardians when it seems like all hope is lost and the damage to their relationships can’t be fixed. In what turns out to be one of Galaxy’s most difficult and fascinating cases ever, he heads to Portland to get answers to what happened on that “cat-astrophic” night in hopes of achieving a positive outcome for Lux and his guardians.

ANIMAL PLANET GETS INTO THE SWIM OF THINGS THIS SUMMER WITH THREE-PART SERIES THE POOL MASTER

This June, Animal Planet dips into new territory while getting its feet wet – literally – by bringing fans of TREEHOUSE MASTERS a new summer treat, THE POOL MASTER. Hosted by the irresistibly charming British swimming-pool designer Anthony Archer-Wills, THE POOL MASTER brings alive the natural wonders of our backyards with jaw-dropping, unique pools that emulate the beauty of nature.

Beginning Friday, June 20, at 9 PM ET/PT, Anthony and his two right-hand men, lead contractor Dave Duensing and excavator Ed Kading, envision extraordinary swimming holes that look nature made. In each episode, they determine just how to design and execute a pool that reflects the personalities of the clients who will swim in it. And no matter where they build – on a rocky slope, in an arid desert or on the edge of a cliff – the trio creates a spectacular, lush oasis where nothing existed before.

Anthony is “The Peter O’Toole of Pools” – a renaissance man whose unfaltering enthusiasm and respect for nature is perhaps only rivaled by his love for a cooling gin and tonic, afternoon tea, scones and clotted cream. He pushes the boundaries with each build. His team teasingly calls this, “The Anthony Factor”: when he’s persistent about enlarging the design; using more rock; digging greater, deeper holes; and changing the locations of streams – all after the budget’s been set. He also is respectful of all plant and animal life and is doggedly determined to save every tree, flower and grasshopper that ends up in his construction crosshairs.

“I’ve always been passionate about designing pools that look as if they are formed by the hand of nature,” says Anthony. “These types of natural swimming pools support the environment, provide homes to beds of aquatic plants and foster elements of mystery, which, therefore, enhance the whole swimming experience.”

With every project, Anthony’s process begins by having a quiet moment to himself, drinking in the surroundings and sketching. Then, running around the property with boyish glee to bring his ideas to life, he illustrates his plans. Once the client signs off, the adventure begins.

This season, THE POOL MASTER trio heads to Kentucky to meet a couple who owns an adventure-themed resort. The couple commissions Anthony to build a pool that reflects their adventurous lifestyle; Anthony’s design boasts an area for rock climbing and a zip-line splash. Then, turning a wine lover’s dream pool into a reality with cascading waterfalls, iron grapevines, lava rocks and a swim-up bar overlooking wine country, the team delivers the ultimate swimming experience in Sonoma, California. Finally, the team travels to Ojai, California to create an edible garden backyard oasis for a family who owns an organic restaurant.

THE POOL MASTER is produced for Animal Planet by Punch Drunk and Original Media with Rob Hill and Daniel Laikind as executive producers. Executive producer for Animal Planet is Lisa Lucas, and Patrick Keegan is producer. Kurt Tondorf is vice President of development for Animal Planet.

ANIMAL PLANET’S ICE COLD GOLD GREENLIGHTS FOR THIRD SEASON ON HEELS OF HIGHLY VIEWED SOPHOMORE CAMPAIGN FOLLOWING FROZEN TREASURE HUNTING IN GREENLAND

Animal Planet announces the renewal of ICE COLD GOLD on the heels of another successful season. The new and third season returns in Winter 2015 with a slew of new episodes that explore the most remote, untouched pockets of Greenland for gold and precious gems.

NO LIMITS with Eric Young

IMPACT Wrestling superstar, self-avowed adrenaline junkie, and recently crowned TNA World Heavyweight Champion, “Showtime” Eric Young returns to Animal Planet in the new 10-part series NO LIMITS, a continuation of the adventure fishing series OFF THE HOOK: EXTREME CATCHES. Premiering Friday, May 30, at 8 PM (ET/PT), NO LIMITS follows Young as he showcases adrenaline-fueled adventures that take him to the edge of his comfort zone. From the intrepid to the insane to the just plain dumb and the all-out dangerous, Eric tests his limitations like never before! This season, Young travels to New York, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Maine and many other locations to experience hidden thrills and to discover the wild subcultures and lifestyles of those driven to live the extremes that the outdoors has to offer. Whether he’s searching for invasive pythons in South Florida, river boarding through Class IV rapids on the Ocoee River in Tennessee, or climbing an Alaskan iceberg from a paddleboard, Young (and his iconic manly beard) won’t stop until he puts his signature move on the competition.