ANIMAL PLANET'S "TREEHOUSE MASTERS" RETURNS WITH MORE ARBOREAL MASTERPIECES ON MAY 30
-- New Series Redwood Kings Shows Off Majestic Wood Creations --
(Los Angeles,March 20, 2014) - Animal Planet announced today that sophomore hit series, TREEHOUSE MASTERS, returns to its Friday night lineup beginning Friday, May 30, at 10 PM (ET/PT) with new episodes. Similar in nature to TREEHOUSE MASTERS, the network green-lit new series, REDWOOD KINGS, to premiere in July.
In TREEHOUSE MASTERS, tree whisperer Pete Nelson grants people's dreams of turning peaceful nooks in nature into the ultimate escapes. In the upcoming episodes, Pete creates a Texan man cave in the sky, a two-tiered, flower petal paradise treehouse for a consummate gardener in Tulsa and a multi-level house for country singer Brian Kelley of the award-winning group, Florida Georgia Line, who craves a place to escape with his wife the pressures of day-to-day life.
Last season, "Treehouse Masters" raked in 1.3M P2+ viewers across its premieres and was the network's second-most-watched series in 2013.
REDWOOD KINGS uncovers the artistry that goes into turning ancient reclaimed redwood trees into creative works of art. Twin brothers, Ron and John Daniels, work side-by-side at their theming company creating carvings of animated characters, movie and theme park facades and even treehouses! It isn't all a forest fairy tale though -- things can get splintery when it comes time for "little" brother Ron to turn off the chainsaw and reign in John "the carving cowboy" to keep every project on schedule and on budget. In the premiere season, the guys and their 40-person crew create a life-sized replica of a gold stamp mill and spinning waterwheel, head back to the glory days of the gold rush for a rustic roadside mall in California; build a Noah's Ark-themed treehouse for the youngest members of a small family church and design a massive 22-room, interactive theme park experience in a historic building in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.
TREEHOUSE MASTERS is produced for Animal Planet by STILETTO Television. Mark Grove, Garry Kief and Troy Queen are the executive producers for STILETTO Television. For Animal Planet, Jason Carey is the executive producer and Sarah Russell is the production coordinator. Charlie Foley developed the series for Animal Planet. TREEHOUSE MASTERS is created by Charlie Foley, executive vice president of the Original Content Group and head of Animal Planet development.
REDWOOD KINGS is produced for Animal Planet by NHNZ. Judith Curran is the executive producer for NHNZ. For Animal Planet, Erin Wanner is the executive producer and Hilary Tholen is the associate producer. Kurt Tondorf, vice president of development for Animal Planet, developed the series 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 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; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service; mobile content; and merchandising extensions.