or


[03/02/10 - 11:13 AM]
Look Nature in the Eye with the Launch of New TV Network Nat Geo Wild
The new network, debuting March 29, reveals its launch lineup.

[via press release from Nat Geo Wild]

Look Nature in the Eye With the Launch of New TV Network Nat Geo WILD

Traverse the Globe for the Most Intimate, Extraordinary and Unforgettable Stories of the Animal Kingdom

Premiere Lineup for New Network Includes Rebellious Monkeys, Angry Giraffes, and a Man and His Best Friend -- Brutus the Grizzly Bear

New TV Network Nat Geo WILD Launches Monday, March 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 2 -- For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. Now, against a global backdrop of increasingly urgent conservation challenges facing wildlife, Nat Geo WILD is giving the animal kingdom center stage as it features the work of some of the world's foremost explorers, filmmakers and scientists.

Scheduled to launch Monday, March 29, 2010, both Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD will traverse the globe to bring the most extraordinary stories of the natural world in more compelling and visually dynamic ways than ever before. New series and specials will feature the latest technology to immerse viewers in the mysterious and entertaining lives of nature's ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air.

Nat Geo WILD premiere specials, new series and blue chip programming will include Africa's Lost Eden, which takes viewers to war-torn Mozambique, where park rangers are desperately trying to execute one of the most ambitious animal relocation efforts in history and restore one of their country's greatest natural treasures. Then, travel to Jaipur, India, where an audacious troop of Rebel Monkeys is on a crime spree. In Expedition Wild with Casey Anderson, the naturalist treks to Yellowstone and Alaska's Kodiak Island to learn more about wild bear behavior � and teach these skills to his grizzly pal, raised in captivity. Two National Geographic Explorers lead viewers through very different paradises: Mireya Mayor delves deep into Congo's forests to enter the private world of the Mystery Gorillas, and Enric Sala plunges into shark-filled waters to learn the secrets of Shark Island.

Premiere programs include:

Rebel Monkeys - NEW SERIES

Premieres Wednesday, March 31, at 8 PM ET/PT

Airs Weekly � Wednesdays at 8 PM ET/PT

They're a diabolical nuisance, yet considered sacred. But for a gang of monkeys making their home at the Galta Temple in the Indian city of Jaipur, it's an easy life � lounge by the sacred pool, groom your friends and accept handouts from worshippers paying respect to the Hindu Monkey God Hanuman. But their happy days may be numbered. When a lingering drought threatens local food supplies, the monkeys face an end to their easy gravy train. Join this charismatic fuzzy-haired crew as they search for food and find trouble on the chaotic streets of Jaipur.

Expedition Wild with Casey Anderson � NEW SERIES

Premieres Monday, April 5, at 9 PM ET/PT

Airs Weekly � Mondays at 9 PM ET/PT

The premiere episode of Expedition Wild is a multipart look at North America's mightiest carnivores, featuring naturalist Casey Anderson and his best friend Brutus, a 900-pound grizzly bear. Trek to Alaska's Kodiak Island, where Casey gets knee-deep in grizzly life in order to teach Brutus the ways of his wild relatives. This population of more than 3,500 bears offers Casey a chance to witness how they catch wild salmon and feed their young. Casey then returns to Montana to see if he can teach a bear raised in captivity to fish for himself, in an aquarium designed for that purpose. Future episodes of Expedition Wild will focus on the wild wolves of Yellowstone; a journey with Casey trekking through Yellowstone during two key seasons � winter and spring � documenting every living thing he encounters; and a one-hour special with the complete history of his relationship with Brutus.

Mystery Gorillas with Mireya Mayor

Premieres Monday, April 5, at 10 PM ET/PT

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Mireya Mayor immerses herself in the secret lives of wild gorillas, learning about new behaviors and group dynamics, such as the role of female choice and limited tool use. Travel to the forests of northern Congo, where record numbers of western lowland gorillas live unseen in the dense foliage. Mireya's quest to see them up close gives her the chance to get to know the intimate details of one family � a big male named Kingo and his clan of females and young. She also travels to a gorilla gathering spot to witness their group dynamics and study their larger social structure.

Africa's Lost Eden

Premieres Monday, April 12, at 10 PM ET/PT

It was said to be "the place where Noah left his Ark." Lush floodplains in central Mozambique packed with wild animals and more than 500 species of birds. But in 1977, civil war engulfed the area, and close to one million people lost their lives. Many thousands of buffalo, zebra and hippos were slaughtered for meat, and elephants for ivory. Of the 14,000 buffalo that roamed the savannah before the war, fewer than 15 remained; of the 3,000 zebra, just five. The legendary Gorongosa Wildlife Park had become an empty Eden with a broken ecosystem. Africa's Lost Eden documents the extraordinary efforts of conservationists fighting to restore the park and replenish the animal populations. Travel to South Africa, where an unprecedented effort is under way to relocate elephants and hippos to Gorongosa, even as the wounded landscape is vulnerable to drought and fire. For a war-wounded country desperately seeking a symbol of hope, the stakes couldn't be higher.

Shark Island with Enric Sala

Premieres Monday, April 19, at 9 PM ET/PT

Secret coves where hammerheads school in enormous numbers. Coral reefs that ripple with color by day but at night turn into killing grounds for packs of whitetip sharks. Pristine waters brimming with missile-sized tuna and acrobatic dolphins in hot pursuit of gleaming clouds of fish. Cocos Island, a tiny dot in the middle of the Pacific Ocean more than 300 miles (550 km) off the coast of Costa Rica, is home to one of the greatest concentrations of predators on the planet. Dive into this carnivorous crowd in Shark Island with marine ecologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Enric Sala and an international team of explorers and scientists. The team traverses hundreds of square miles of ocean in search of clues to explain why so many predators congregate and why, just outside Cocos' protected waters, life largely disappears.

Hunt for the Giant Octopus

Premieres Tuesday, April 20, at 9 PM ET/PT

It's one of the ocean's most enigmatic creatures, with eight legs, high intelligence and the ability to discreetly melt into its surroundings. The giant octopus is said to reach 33 feet across, can weigh 400 pounds and is known as the "devilfish" for the horns above its eyes. With the ability to kill sharks, this is one animal even larger in life than in legend. Now, a team of intrepid explorers dive into the wild depths of the Pacific in hopes of unlocking the secrets to this mysterious and magnificent animal. Journey through ghostly shipwrecks and wildlife on a deep-sea adventure into the world of the giant octopus. And discover these creatures' phenomenal size, remarkable intelligence and extraordinary ability to morph in response to their surroundings.

My Life Is a Zoo

Premieres Monday, April 26, at 10 PM ET/PT

Living the wild life doesn't always mean fun and partying for Bud DeYoung and Carrie Cramer. They live together with over 400 animal residents, and work together, rescuing exotic animals, rehabilitating local wildlife and running a struggling small zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. With no days off and no vacation, their relationship has more than its fair share of pressure. They sometimes butt heads, but mostly they share a deep passion for animals. My Life Is a Zoo follows this couple at their DeYoung Family Zoo as they constantly work to keep up with the demands of their business, while tending to their huge and ever-growing wild family. The zoo is home to a diverse mix of exotic and regional animals, some of them rescued from distant parts of the world. Carrie moved in seven years ago and since then the zoo has grown dramatically. It now includes a rehab and rescue program with Bud and Carrie adopting between three and 10 orphaned animals every week.

For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com .

NAT GEO WILD

For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. Now the animal kingdom is taking center stage on a brand-new network, Nat Geo WILD. Offering intimate encounters with nature's ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD will draw upon the cutting-edge work of the many explorers, filmmakers and scientists who have long-standing relationships with the National Geographic Society. Nat Geo WILD is a joint venture between Fox Cable Networks (FCN) and National Geographic Ventures (NGV) -- the same partnership behind the National Geographic Channel (NGC), which launched January 2001 and has since been one the most successful new networks on the landscape. Nat Geo WILD launched globally more than three years ago and is the fastest growing channel among the international portfolio of National Geographic networks.





  [march 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· EXPEDITION WILD (NAT GEO WILD)
· REBEL MONKEYS (NAT GEO WILD)





[12/08/16 - 05:43 PM]
Discovery to Pay Tribute to Space Pioneer John Glenn - Special Broadcast Airing Sunday
Look for an encore presentation of "When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions" this Sunday, December 11 at 9 AM ET/PT.

[12/08/16 - 04:36 PM]
President Barack Obama to Appear on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" on Monday, December 12 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
President Obama's first appearance on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" will be simulcast across Comedy Central, MTV and BET.

[12/08/16 - 02:32 PM]
Merry Mythmas from Science Channel
Science Channel will marathon every episode ever of "MythBusters" beginning Friday, December 23.

[12/08/16 - 02:09 PM]
Make Your January Must-Watch List with Lifetime's Movies and Series
Newly announced season premieres include "Little Women: Atlanta" on Wednesday, January 4 and "Bring It!" on Wednesday, January 13.

[12/08/16 - 01:46 PM]
"Late Night with Seth Meyers New Years Eve Special" Goes Primetime on Saturday, Dec. 31 with A-List Lineup
Jennifer Lawrence, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leslie Jones and Kelly Clarkson will all appear in the 10:00/9:00c telecast.

[12/08/16 - 12:15 PM]
NBC's New Comedies Earn Key Timeslots with Strong Support While Powerful Sunday Lineup Launches March 5 as #1 Network Sets Midseason Slate
The Peacock locks in dates for newcomers "Powerless," "Trial & Error," "Great News" and "The Blacklist: Redemption," among others.

[12/08/16 - 12:03 PM]
"Caraoke Showdown" Hosted by Craig Robinson Premieres January 12 on Spike TV
"Caraoke Showdown" takes groups of passengers on a musical journey to win money by competing in a variety of karaoke-style challenges.

[12/08/16 - 12:03 PM]
"The Defiant Ones," Four-Part Documentary Event Telling the True Story of Music Legends Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, to Debut on HBO Next Year
Director Allen Hughes has made an unquestionably bold film about the unlikely but ultimately unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between two street-smart men from different worlds who have shaped many of the most exciting and extreme moments in recent pop culture.

[12/08/16 - 11:55 AM]
Tuesday's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Tops Late Night with Its Largest Tuesday Audience Since Oct. 2015
CBS spins the late-night numbers for Tuesday, December 6.

[12/08/16 - 11:12 AM]
MTV Announces 22 Singles Looking for Love on MTV's Hit Matchmaking Series "Are You The One?"
"Are You The One?" returns for a new season of perfect matches and passionate possibilities on Wednesday, January 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/08/16 - 10:32 AM]
Amazon Studios to Debut Original Kids Special "Bookaboo's Barkin' New Year's Eve" on December 30
Season one of "Bookaboo" is currently available to stream and enjoy.

[12/08/16 - 10:07 AM]
"Criminal Minds" Tops "Empire" in Viewers for the First Time
CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 7.

[12/08/16 - 10:04 AM]
Comedy Central's(R) Newest Animated Series "Jeff & Some Aliens" Premieres on Wednesday, January 11 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
The network's latest animated series will follow the premiere of the seventh and final season of "Workaholics."

[12/08/16 - 10:03 AM]
Bravo Media Presents the Original Hip Hop Empire in "First Family of Hip Hop" All New Series Premieres Sunday, January 15 at 9PM ET/PT
The Robinsons rose to fame in the 1970's when they first put rap on the map with the famed Sugarhill Records, becoming a cultural phenomenon and changing the face of music forever.

[12/08/16 - 10:01 AM]
Investigation Discovery Hosts Day-Long Love Letter to Fans with Exclusive Sneak Peeks of Five New True-Crime Series on New Year's Day
Settle in on January 1st for ID's inaugural "Premiere New Year" programming marathon, a day-long love letter to loyal viewers featuring sneak peek premieres of five of ID's most anticipated series of 2017.