Animal Planet is venturing into scripted programming with its first ever film starring Martin Sheen, the network announced at Thursday's Discovery Communications upfront.
Based on the true events that inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, Revenge of the Whale features Old Thomas Nickerson (Sheen) as he tells his story about being a cabin boy on the ill-fated voyage of the whaling ship The Essex. The two-hour special, a co-production with the BBC, also stars Jonas Armstrong and Adam Rayner.
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.
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:
Stuffed from eating too much barbecue? Sunburned from laying out at the beach? Then head inside this Fourth of July weekend to log in some serious time watching your favorite TV shows. Trust us, you'll have plenty of choices. Check out your options:
(All times are ET/PT)
Thursday, July 4
American Ninja Warrior (9 a.m.-4 p.m., G4)
BBQ Pitmasters (6 a.m.-6 a.m. Friday, Destination America)
Cake Boss (6 a.m.-1:30 p.m., TLC)
Call of the Wildman (6 p.m.-6 a.m. Friday, Animal Planet)
Castle (10 a.m.-8 p.m., TNT)
Clean up your acts, bad kitties. For two seasons of My Cat From Hell, Jackson "Cat Daddy" Galaxy has been teaching feline-owning Californians how to embrace "cat mojo" and help their troubled pets. Season 3 premieres Saturday (8/7c, Animal Planet) and he starts off by taming New York — after he answers our questions...