[01/11/11 - 12:46 PM]
Man's on the Menu in Three of the "World's Deadliest Towns"
The three-part series premieres Monday, February 21 on the cable channel.

[via press release from Animal Planet]


Animal Planet's Large Predator Expert Dave Salmoni Explores Fatal Hot Spots Where Elephants, Hippos, Tigers and Humans Live Much Too Close For Comfort

In Animal Planet's three-part miniseries WORLD'S DEADLIEST TOWNS, large predator expert Dave Salmoni takes viewers to three deadly spots in the world where animals and people are locked in extreme mortal combat.

Stacked back to back Monday, February 21, from 8-11 PM, the miniseries shares intense, real-life scenarios where people are in perpetual fear for their lives. Led by Salmoni, WORLD'S DEADLIEST TOWNS transports viewers to remote Indian and African villages, where rogue elephants, killer hippos and man-eating tigers have waged full-on wars - pillaging people's land, eating their food and, in some cases, putting man on the menu.

* Killer Elephants (8 PM) - Elephants can be gentle giants, but in West Bengal, India, human encroachment has driven them to be nothing like their reputation. Elephants are by nature herbivores, but something's going on in this Indian village that's causing them to trample, gore, tear people from limb to limb and even consume human flesh.

* Killer Hippos (9 PM) - On Zambia's Zambezi River, a hippo kills an entire family of nine, and the villagers are convinced voodoo caused it. The local witch doctor invites Salmoni to check his scientific baggage at the door. Digging deep into a world of black magic and spirit possession, Salmoni takes part in a ritualistic hippo exorcism.

* Killer Tigers (10 PM) - In India's Sunderbans, Royal Bengal tigers kill people on a daily basis, and now they're teaching their cubs how to hunt man. Stalking their victims from behind, these tigers deliver a lethal attack to the back of the neck and are becoming stronger hunters every day.

"WORLD'S DEADLIEST TOWNS shows the remote corners of the world where people must live under the constant threat of predatory and threatening animal presence," says Salmoni. "The people I visited in Bengal, the Sunderbans and Zambia all have that in common - the persistent, mortal fear that they may not be alive tomorrow - that an elephant, a tiger or a hippo will be the death of them or someone they love."

WORLD'S DEADLIEST TOWNS is produced by Icon Films for Animal Planet. Harry Marshall is executive producer for Icon Films, and Dawn Sinsel is the executive producer for Animal Planet. Marc Etkind is the vice president of development for Animal Planet.

Animal Planet Media (APM), a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world's only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. APM consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 97 million homes in the US; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; the 24/7 broadband channel, Animal Planet Beyond; Petfinder.com, the #1 pet-related Web property globally that facilitates pet adoption; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service; mobile content; and merchandising extensions.

  [january 2011]  


[10/24/16 - 10:26 AM]
The CW Orders New Seasons of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," and "Masters of Illusion" for Summer 2017
The new seasons of these series will return as part of The CW's 2017 Summer schedule, with dates and times to be announced later.

[10/24/16 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock once again leads the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/24/16 - 07:03 AM]
Syfy's Award-Winning Reality Competition Series "Face Off" Returns for an All-Star Season on Tuesday, January 24
Hosted by make-up effects royalty McKenzie Westmore, the series returns with elaborate never-before-seen challenges to test their skills as they battle it out for a coveted second chance at victory.

[10/24/16 - 07:00 AM]
Sting to Receive "The American Music Award of Merit" and Perform at the "2016 American Music Awards(R)"
The iconic musician will take to the stage to perform a medley of songs, including the raucous first single, "I Can't Stop Thinking About You" off his new rock/pop album, "57th & 9th," as well as some of his greatest hits.

[10/24/16 - 06:15 AM]
"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" Heads to Paris for the First Time, for Broadcast Monday, Dec. 5, on CBS
The world's most celebrated fashion show will be seen in more than 190 countries.

[10/23/16 - 10:03 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, College Football Top Viewers, Demos
The Alphabet wins said evening for the fourth consecutive week.

[10/23/16 - 09:43 AM]
"SNL" Hits Season Highs, Best October Overnights in 8 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 22.

[10/23/16 - 07:06 AM]
Live + 3 Ratings: ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Is the Season's First Broadcast Series to Post Triple-Digit Growth in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 18.

[10/22/16 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Night in Viewers, Demos
The Eye's trio of dramas lead the evening in both categories.

[10/22/16 - 09:05 AM]
"Dateline" Matches Its Season High in 18-49, New Season High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 21.

[10/22/16 - 08:42 AM]
ABC Earns Most Watched Friday This Season - "Shark Tank" Is the #1 Show in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 21.

[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."