or


[08/22/12 - 09:02 AM]
Animal Planet Explores One of the Seven Wonders of the World in the New Special "Great Barrier Reef"
Look for the two-hour event on Sunday, September 9 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[via press release from Animal Planet]

ANIMAL PLANET EXPLORES ONE OF THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD IN THE NEW SPECIAL "GREAT BARRIER REEF"

-- Two-Hour Special on September 9 Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean to Examine Exotic Wildlife and the Mysterious Coral Gardens --

(Silver Spring, Maryland, August 22, 2012) - Earth's largest living structure is also home to the most magical marine environment on the planet, and the Great Barrier Reef, a series of interconnected habitats harboring Earth's most exotic creatures, spans more than 1,200 miles and is so large it can be seen from space. On Sunday, September 9, at 9 PM (ET/PT), Animal Planet presents a two-hour special GREAT BARRIER REEF, which takes viewers beneath the Coral Sea and provides an inside look at this ever-changing natural miracle that's abundant with stunning, untouched islands, coral cays and spectacular marine life.

GREAT BARRIER REEF provides a fresh perspective of this unique and crowded underwater world that is as large as New Mexico and is made up of more than 3,000 distinctive reefs and home to 1,500 species of fish, marine mammals and amphibians. Among the most amazing of the reef's wonders are its eccentric creatures, including sharks that can walk on land; bio-electric sensory sharks, which can sense the tiny electrical signals emitted by the smallest twitching muscle; deadly snails; fluorescent coral; lethal jellyfish; saltwater crocodiles or "salties"; dwarf minke whales; humpback whales; and the parrot fishes, which immerse themselves at night in a cocoon of mucous, secreted from an organ on their heads for protection from white-tip sharks.

Below the surface of the lagoon, GREAT BARRIER REEF explores the SS Yongala, the 100-year-old shipwreck that's home to a wide array of life. Schools of fish live their whole lives around the coral-encrusted structure, along with sea snakes, sting rays, sharks and the giant Queensland grouper, a fish that is capable of swallowing sting rays and sharks whole.

Resurfacing from below water, GREAT BARRIER REEF also explores the wild outer reefs of the Coral Sea, habitats of mangroves and rugged rainforest on the shoreline. The compilation of environments links the GREAT BARRIER REEF to the rest of the planet, featuring creatures that travel for thousands of miles to visit thewarm water in large numbers, such as tiger sharks, great whales and green sea turtles.

About two million tourists visit the Great Barrier Reef each year, but there are still mysteries within its waters that have yet to be explored. Through the use of remote cameras, cutting-edge underwater macro- and digital time-lapse photography, GREAT BARRIER REEF captures sequences that have never been filmed before and provides viewers with unmatched access to this natural marvel.

GREAT BARRIER REEF is a BBC/Animal Planet co-production. Krishna San Nicolas is the coordinating producer for Animal Planet. Neil Nightingale is the executive producer and James Brickell is the series producer for BBC.

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 theAnimal 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.





  [august 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[08/26/16 - 03:00 PM]
New FOX Series "Pitch" and the Los Angeles Dodgers to Host "Take Your Daughter to a Game" Day at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, September 4
After the game, fans will have the exclusive chance to watch the series premiere on the Dodgers' DiamondVision screen.

[08/26/16 - 02:11 PM]
Video: Watch the All-New Promo from the Explosive Season Three Premiere of "Empire!"
The drama returns in Season Three, as the battle continues for the Soul of Empire.

[08/26/16 - 01:59 PM]
Post-Olympic "Voice" Jumps 2.5 Million Viewers in Live + 3, Biggest Lift of the Week Across All Networks
NBC further spins the numbers for the week of August 15-21.

[08/26/16 - 11:10 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "Chesapeake Shores" Increases Viewership with Episode Two
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 15-21.

[08/26/16 - 10:06 AM]
Passion Becomes a Practice for Future Veterinarians as Animal Planet Premieres "Life at Vet U"
The six-part series premieres Saturday, October 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/26/16 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "Fashion Police" Returns to Cover the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Monday, August 29th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Co-hosts Melissa Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, along with 2016 special co-hosts NeNe Leakes and Margaret Cho, will break down the hottest and most outrageous ensembles from the awards show and after parties.

[08/26/16 - 09:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with NFL Preseason
The Peacock continues its win streak among adults 18-49.

[08/26/16 - 09:00 AM]
Production Begins and New Casting Announced on Freeform's New Comedy Pilot "Alone Together" from the Team at The Lonely Island
Esther Povitsky, Benji Aflalo and Eben Russell serve as writers and executive producers on the pilot.

[08/26/16 - 08:19 AM]
Video: Hip Hop Rules Thursday Nights This October on WE tv
Get your first look at the new season of "Growing Up Hip Hop" plus the new series "Money Power Respect."

[08/26/16 - 06:01 AM]
Netflix Releases Key Art for "Chef's Table: France"
The four special episodes are dedicated to four of the world's most renowned French chefs and will all premiere globally on September 2.

[08/25/16 - 02:27 PM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Premieres New Season From Las Vegas on Monday, September 12
Las Vegas has become one of the premier entertainment capitals of the world, and beginning this fall, "Millionaire" will originate from its new production home at Bally's Las Vegas.

[08/25/16 - 02:25 PM]
FOX Brings Live MLS Matches Alongside NFL Coverage For First Match Ever
The network will feature two MLS matches airing live adjacent to regional National Football League broadcasts as part of a joint MLS and NFL lineup on Sunday, September 18.

[08/25/16 - 01:04 PM]
A&E Network Premieres Two-Hour Documentary Ahead of the 20th Anniversary of JonBenet Ramsey's Brutal Murder
A&E reveals never-before-seen case details, including Burke Ramsey's 1998 interview tape detailing his first-hand account of the events at that time.

[08/25/16 - 11:50 AM]
Ann Coulter, Jewel, Ralph Macchio, Nikki Glaser Added to #LoweRoast Roster
They'll join Jimmy Carr, Pete Davidson, Peyton Manning, Rob Riggle, Jeff Ross and Roast Master David Spade.

[08/25/16 - 11:48 AM]
Emmy-Nominated NFL Network Series "Undrafted" Returns September 13
This season, "Undrafted" expands to eight, one-hour episodes airing Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c on NFL Network.