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Discovery Channel and Film Garden Entertainment to Produce New 2011 Series, "Hogs Gone Wild"
The newcomer had been running under the working title of simply "Hogs Wild."

[via press release from Discovery]


(Silver Spring, Md.) - Discovery Channel and Film Garden Entertainment announce that they have teamed up to produce a new ten-part series, HOGS GONE WILD. One hour episodes are scheduled to begin in first quarter 2011. The series explores the escalating national problem of free-roaming wild hogs. Because their reproduction rate is unbelievably high (in just five years, two hogs can produce 44,000 of their kind), controlling the population of these aggressive and unruly beasts is crucial to mitigate costly damages and physical danger. The current estimate on wild hogs is six million with some of them growing as large as 700 pounds. In the United States millions of dollars of damage is caused per year for business, farm and homeowners. This series examines this detrimental issue by following three of the toughest animal removal companies in the country (located in Texas, Hawaii and Florida) in their attempt to combat these ferocious yet intelligent animals.

HOGS GONE WILD is produced by Film Garden Entertainment. Executive producers for Film Garden Entertainment are Michelle M. Van Kempen and Nancy Jacobs Miller. For Discovery Channel, Josh Berkley is executive producer.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.4 million U.S. homes, can be seen in over 180 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

  [january 2011]  


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