Animal Planet has renewed Pit Bulls and Parolees for a fifth season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Tia Torres gives people and pups second chances on Animal Planet's Pit Bulls and Parolees
The reality series follows Tia Maria Torres, who, with the help of her daughters Mariah and Tania and twin sons "Moe" and Kanani, runs the Villalobos Rescue Center for "bully breed" dogs. She also started the Underdawgz program, which hires parolees to aid with her rescue efforts.
For many people, both pit bulls and parolees are to be feared. For Tia Maria Torres, they're what keep her going.
On the Animal Planet series Pit Bulls and Parolees, Torres runs the Villalobos Rescue Center for "bully breed" dogs. With more than 200 pups on her hands at most times, she and her daughters Maria and Tania and twin sons Mo and Kanani work tirelessly on getting them adopted into good homes. But Tia also admits her mission would never be so successful without the help of the parolees she hires to work for her — a program that was born out of an idea from her husband AJ.
Although Torres has been rescuing dogs for years, the case on Saturday's episode (10/9c) is the worst she's ever seen. "That dog should've been dead," she tells TVGuide.com.
An Idiot Abroad
9:30/8:30c Science Channel
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, The Office creators, send Karl Pilkington to sites across the world in this offbeat series. What sets this apart from other travelogues? Karl is truly a stranger in a strange land as his cohorts don't tell him where he's going or what to expect while cameras capture his off-the-cuff reactions. In the debut, we get a look at what to expect from the series, which is followed by Karl's trip to China at 10/9c. — Michael Chant
Read on for previews of College Basketball, America's Most Wanted, Backyard Wedding, Pit Bulls and Parolees, Primeval and Green Zone.
Miss America Pageant
As we settle into the new year, it's time to crown a new Miss America. What began as a quaint beauty contest on the beaches of Atlantic City is now a huge pageant that is being hosted by Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. Brooke Burke and Chris Harrison host, and the judges include Joy Behar, Dancing with the Stars pro Tony Dovolani, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and country crooner Marc Wills. The lucky young woman who walks off with the title will be the 90th winner. — Jennifer Sankowski
Read on for previews of the NFL Playoff, SNL, Behemoth, Pit Bulls and Parolees, An Education and Valentine's Day.
Pit Bulls and Parolees
10/9c Animal Planet
It's been five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and left many of its pets in peril. Traveling with her son, Kanani, Tia visits the city to finalize a dog adoption, but before she can complete her mission Tia spies an abandoned dog caught in a lightning storm and stops to rescue it. Back at the Villalobos ranch, her crew tackles a rattlesnake infestation. — Rhoda Charles
Read on for previews of Your Pet Wants This, Too!, Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle, Rush Zone: Guardians of the Core, Triassic Attack, College Football and College Basketball.