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[08/02/12 - 09:37 AM]
Animal Planet Announces New Series "Eel of Fortune" (wt)
The show, from Left/Right Productions, is targeted for 2013.

[via press release from Animal Planet]

THE SMALLEST CREATURES MAKE THE BIGGEST PROFITS... ANIMAL PLANET GOES EEL HUNTING IN NEW PROJECT

-- Maine Fisherman Sacrifice Sleep and Injury for Slippery Bonanza in EEL OF FORTUNE --

(New York, New York, August 2, 2012) -- Animal Planet has found its next big catch - this time, though, it's the not the size that matters. Animal Planet president and general manager Marjorie Kaplan announced today EEL OF FORTUNE (wt), a new project from Left/Right Productions, following teams of New England fisherman as they search for the elusive elver eel, a lucrative fish that is a delicacy across many Asian countries. The price of elver eels, once at $50 per pound, has skyrocketed this season to an unprecedented $2,400 per pound. The show is targeted for 2013.

Elver eels - which look almost like cellophane noodles - may be tiny but they are a hot commodity in Asian markets and can bring a potential windfall to those few lucky fishermen who can obtain a permit in Maine. EEL OF FORTUNE will capture the outrageous adrenaline rush and sleepless nights of eelers as they embark on their daily journey to capture as many elver eels as they can. Maine is one of two states where elver eel harvesting is legal (the other being South Carolina). The stakes are high - with potential hauls between $20,000 and $40,000 in one night. But the competition to catch these slippery fish is fierce. Only 400 men can obtain an annual license to fish elver eel in Maine, producing some of the most passionate and determined fishermen competing for the hottest fishing spots.

EEL OF FORTUNE will feature some of the most interesting characters on the hunt today amid high tide and a full moon. Invisible, deep holes, slippery rocks, northern terrain and frigid waters are a few of these fishermen's natural daily encounters. With a short two-month fishing season between March and May, these guys will do anything it takes to find as many of these active night crawlers as they can while fending off an increasing number of poachers.

EEL OF FORTUNE is being developed by Animal Planet's Kurt Tondorf and Todd Weiser and executive produced for Left/Right Productions by Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver.

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, highquality entertainment, information and enrichment. APM consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 96 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.





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[08/01/15 - 11:35 AM]
2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Season
The 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns October 9 at 9:00/8:00c, celebrating its fifth season, with eight new weekly programs.

[08/01/15 - 11:25 AM]
Disney's "Descendants" Waves Magic Ratings Wand for Disney Channel with 6.6 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 09:50 AM]
New Episodes of "Super Why!" Soar Onto PBS Kids Starting August 17
Developed for children ages 3-6, the series helps kids explore reading and the alphabet, word families, spelling, comprehension and vocabulary as they follow their favorite Storybrook Village characters on interactive adventures.

[08/01/15 - 09:49 AM]
PBS Kids Premieres All-New Movie, "Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle"
In this adventure-filled feature-length movie, Curious George takes a trip to space but crash-lands in the jungles of Africa, leading to an unforgettable journey with new animal friends.

[08/01/15 - 08:54 AM]
Friday's "Dateline" Hits Three-Week Highs in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Powers NBC to Demo Victory
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[07/31/15 - 04:01 PM]
Raven-Symone Returns to Disney Channel to Guest Star in a Special Episode of Hit Spy Comedy "K.C. Undercover," Monday, September 7
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[07/31/15 - 03:50 PM]
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Both series will now roll out one week earlier, on Monday, October 12.

[07/31/15 - 03:33 PM]
AMC's Martial Arts Drama Series "Into the Badlands" to Premiere Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The series premiere will coincide with AMC's newest movie event, "AMC FightFest," a two-week martial arts movie marathon beginning Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 13.

[07/31/15 - 03:32 PM]
AMC Confirms 15-Episode Order for Second Season of "Fear the Walking Dead"
As previously announced, the series will debut in the U.S. Sunday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with an extended 90-minute episode.

[07/31/15 - 03:31 PM]
AMC Places Straight-to-Series Order for "The West" (WT) from Executive Producers Robert Redford and Stephen David Entertainment
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[07/31/15 - 01:37 PM]
"Shadowhunters" Star Alberto Rosende to Participate in a Live Twitter Chat with Fans on Tuesday, August 4
Starting at 12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET, fans can tweet Alberto Rosende (@arosende) using #AskAlberto in their message.

[07/31/15 - 01:01 PM]
Starz Releases All New "Blunt Talk" Key Art and Trailer, First Look Photo of Lucy Lawless in "Ash vs Evil Dead," and "Survivor's Remorse" Trailer from TCA
"Blunt Talk" and "Survivor's Remorse" both kick off on Saturday, August 22 on the pay channel.

[07/31/15 - 11:58 AM]
BBC America Announces Two New Original Scripted Series and Original Scripted Development Slate
"Undercover", a gripping political thriller from acclaimed writer Peter Moffat starring Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester, and "Thirteen," a compelling contemporary mystery from rising star Marnie Dickens, are both on tap for 2016.

[07/31/15 - 11:20 AM]
Starz to Offer Subscribers Online and On-Demand Bingeing Opportunities for "Flesh and Bone" Limited Series and "Da Vinci's Demons" Final Season
All episodes will be available exclusively for subscribers, timed with their respective first episode premieres on October 24 and November 8.