Alaska Gold Diggers
Not all women are gold diggers, at least, not the literal kind. Animal Planet's new series Alaska Gold Diggers (Thursday, 8/7c), however, follows five Orange County women who have left the blowouts and bleach bottles behind to seek their fortunes in Alaska.
Cat owners need to become more literate ... about reading cats.
Cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy wraps up his fourth season of Animal Planet's My Cat From Hell on Saturday (8/7c) and boils down why people misunderstand their feline friends. "We really try to read them through dog-colored glasses and are trying to look for these very specific types of responses that are very much human-based," Galaxy tells TVGuide.com. "And if we don't see them, we assume that they don't care.
My Cat From Hell
Ready for a double dose of feline trouble?
On Saturday's My Cat From Hell (8/7c, Animal Planet), Jackson Galaxy has his hands full with some hairy hellions. First, there's Sherin and her cat Gus, a very, very vocal Bengal cat. Gus' constant nighttime yowling keeps her awake. Check out the clip below to see how Sherin's dad feels about Gus:
Mermaids: The Body Found
If people didn't think mermaids were real before, Animal Planet's follow-up special may have convinced a few skeptics. Maybe. At least the ratings indicate plenty of people are curious about the fictional aquatic beings.
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Reality TV fans will be able to catch a new show this summer called Top Hooker. The title, however, may be somewhat misleading.
Call of the Wildman
Yi yi yi, Animal Planet's "Turtleman" has just snapped up a second season renewal. The network ordered 20 more half-hour episodes of its new hit series Call of the Wildman for air in 2013.
The show, set in the Kentucky backwoods, follows Ernie Brown, Jr. (aka the "Turtleman") as he searches murky ponds for feisty snapping turtles (which have been known to bite through bone). Brown has been in this line of work for three decades. "No job is too tough or dangerous for Turtleman," Animal Planet says.
Shorty Rossi with his Pit Bull Hercules
With myriad series like Little Chocolatiers, The Little Couple and Little People, Big World, reality shows about small-statured folks have taken off in a big way. But none has had as much bite as Pit Boss, Animal Planet's edgy, yet endearing, hit about a street-smart ex-con who runs both a Los Angeles pit-bull rescue operation and a little-person entertainment agency (airing Saturday at 10/9c).
"Little people are misunderstood just like pit bulls are," says straight-talking star Shorty Rossi, who believes the glut of LP series helps dispel stereotypes...
The documentary The Cove won an Academy Award and highlighted the plight of dolphins in the Japanese fishing village of Taiji, but the activist featured in the film says his work is far from done.
It continues in Animal Planet's new series Blood Dolphins (premiering Aug. 27, 11/10c), which follows Ric O'Barry, Flipper trainer and The Cove's lead activist, and his son, filmmaker Lincoln O'Barry, as they continue their mission to save dolphins from slaughter in Japan.
PETA is not pleased with Mike Tyson's new Animal Planet show about pigeon racing.
The animal welfare group wants New York City prosecutors to investigate Tyson's Brooklyn-based reality show, saying it is cruel to animals and its races could involve illegal gambling.
"Animal Planet needs more programs like Whale Wars and Animal Cops, in which people go to bat for animals, and fewer programs that showcase cruelty and profiteering at animals' expense," PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk said in a statement.
Mike Tyson arrested in airport scuffle
Taking on Tyson, which is scheduled to begin filming next month and air next year on Animal Planet, will follow the former heavyweight champion as he competes in what a news release describes as the "intensely competitive and bizarrely fascinating world of pigeon racing." The news release adds that Tyson is a novice pigeon racer, but ...