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.
An octopus has needs, and Tracy Morgan is here to meet them.
NCIS star Pauley Perrette took some time out of the forensics lab to brighten the day of Los Angeles-area children. The actress teamed up with Wayde King and Brett Raymer from Animal Planet's Tanked to donate a custom aquarium to Hope Gardens, a shelter for homeless mothers and children, on September 12.