[09/25/12 - 11:12 AM]
Zoologist Dave Salmoni Roars Back Into Animal Planet's Spotlight with "Frontier Earth Presented by Walmart"
The six-episode series launches Tuesday, November 13 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[via press release from Animal Planet]


-- Salmoni Leads Weekly Wildlife Series That Brings Viewers Intimately Closer To the Most Compelling Creatures in Nature --

For the past 15 years, Animal Planet has shown audiences epic, groundbreaking wildlife programming, bringing attention to the diverse, lively world around us. Now, Animal Planet's large predator expert/zoologist Dave Salmoni returns to the small screen to host a big weekly wildlife series FRONTIER EARTH PRESENTED BY WALMART, beginning Tuesday, November 13, at 8 PM e/p.

FRONTIER EARTH PRESENTED BY WALMART is a six-episode series that closely examines some of the planet's most elusive animals, their distinctive habitats and their unique methods of survival. Salmoni guides viewers on intimate journeys to the frontlines of major ecosystems and the animals that inhabit them.

On November 13, Orcas (wt) kicks off the series, and Salmoni introduces Dr. Ingrid Visser, the driven and passionate killer-whale expert who is one of the few to ever research these massive marine mammals underwater without the protection of shark cages. In the series premiere, Dr.Visser navigates the New Zealand waters, locating an extraordinary bank of shark and ray hunting orcas that are on the critically endangered list.

Throughout the series, Salmoni brings viewers closer to animals great and small, from the massive Komodo dragon to the miniscule killer ants of the Arizona Badlands, with the following episodes:

· Slow Lorises (wt) - Premieres Nov. 20, 8 PM e/p -- Primatologist Anna Nekaris devotes her life to studying the elusive and highly threatened primate -- the slow loris. On the surface, these creatures look like adorable characters from children's books, but discover what gives them a Jekyll-Hyde twist.

· Killer Ants (wt) - Premieres Nov. 27, 8 PM e/p - Arizona badland ants are Napoleonic; their small stature doesn't hinder them from warlike, aggressive behavior and unrivaled, nihilistic motives.

· Komodo Dragons (wt) - Premieres Dec. 4 , 8 PM e/p - Salmoni transports viewers to the Island of Komodo in the Republic of Indonesia, where a leading scientist tracks down the Komodo dragon, the reigning lizard king with a deadly secretive, venomous bite.

· Tigers vs. Leopards (wt) - Premieres Dec. 11, 8 PM e/p -Salmoni lends his expertise to this hour about large predators in India's Sariska Nature Reserve, once known for its crowning efforts in tiger conversation. Now, the conflict between people and these feline predators is putting tigers at extraordinary risk. In 2004, poaching wiped out the tigers, and leopards moved into the territory. With a movement to reintroduce the native tigers, are they able to breed a new population and reclaim the territory from the leopards?

· Lemurs (wt) - Premieres Dec. 18, 8 PM e/p - The harsh mountains of Madagascar are home to the Silky Sifaka lemur, but there are probably only 100 of them left. These beautiful, reclusive primates soon could be driven to extinction with the destruction of the rainforest caused by the illegal logging trade.

FRONTIER EARTH PRESENTED BY WALMART is produced by JWM Productions for Animal Planet. Jason Williams and William Morgan are executive producers for JWM Productions. Dawn Sinsel is executive producer for Animal Planet, and Patrick Keegan is associate producer 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.

  [september 2012]  


[11/30/15 - 12:54 PM]
"Kobe Bryant's Muse" to Re-Air on Showtime(R) Tomorrow Night as Part of the Network's Sports Line-Up
The film includes intimate and exclusive footage in the aftermath of Bryant's shoulder injury which ended his 2014-2015 season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

[11/30/15 - 12:32 PM]
CBS Announces Winter and Spring Scheduling Plans
Highlights include the launch of "Angel from Hell" on Thursday, January 7 at 9:30/8:30c.

[11/30/15 - 12:17 PM]
Premiere of Disney Junior's "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" Is the #1 Primetime Cable TV Telecast of 2015 in Kids 2-5
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, November 22.

[11/30/15 - 11:33 AM]
Hulu's "Seinfeld: The Apartment" Fan Experience to Return in Los Angeles
"Seinfeld: The Apartment" will be located at 8445 Melrose Ave. and will be open to the public from December 16th - 20.

[11/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
ABC Family Announces Fourth Season Pick-up of Hit Drama Series, "The Fosters"
The critically acclaimed family drama will premiere all-new episodes from the third season on Monday, January 25.

[11/30/15 - 11:06 AM]
Bravo Media Walks Down the Aisle with Four New Couples in the Super-Sized Season Three Premiere of "Newlyweds: The First Year" January 3 at 9PM ET/PT
The series will then regularly air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning January 6.

[11/30/15 - 11:00 AM]
Disney XD Orders a Third Season of Hit Animated Series "Star Wars Rebels"
To date, "Star Wars Rebels" ranks as Disney XD's #2 series in Total Viewers (1.3 million), Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11.

[11/30/15 - 10:05 AM]
E! Announces Season 4 of Hit Series "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" to Debut in 2016
Morgan Stewart and Brendan Fitzpatrick are ready to tie the knot and are taking E!'s cameras along for the luxurious ride.

[11/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop New York" Season Six Supertrailer
Season six kicks off Monday, December 14 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[11/30/15 - 09:04 AM]
CMT to Honor the Cast of "Nashville" with First-Ever "International Impact Award" Live During "2015 CMT Artists of the Year" Special on December 2 at 8PM ET/PT
Cast members Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella, Lennon Stella and Audrey Peeples are slated to accept the award on behalf of the entire cast.

[11/30/15 - 09:02 AM]
All the Legends Are True in the ABC Family Series Premiere of "Shadowhunters" on Tuesday, January 12th at 9:00 - 10:00 P.M., EST/PST
Plus: "Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters" will give fans of The Mortal Instruments book series a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the television show.

[11/30/15 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Announces Two Super Bowl Specials
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016" and "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials All-Star Countdown" are both on tap for February.

[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
ABC Is the Most Watched Network in Late-Night for the 3rd Week Running
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 16-20.

[11/30/15 - 08:21 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Correspondent Keith Morrison Joins Investigation Discovery as New Host of "Dateline on ID" and Exclusive "Front Page" Specials
"Keith will bring his distinctive newsmagazine flair and reputation as a trusted news source to tell these stories to ID's audience as only he can with his incredibly unique and arresting delivery," said Henry Schleiff.