or


[01/27/16 - 09:30 AM]
"Lion Whisperer" Kevin Richardson Returns to Smithsonian Channel(TM) for Two-Part Special "Predator Road Trip" Premiering Wednesday, February 24 at 8 PM ET/PT
A self-taught animal behaviorist, Kevin Richardson has broken every conventional safety rule known to man when working with wild animals.

[via press release from Smithsonian Channel]

"LION WHISPERER" KEVIN RICHARDSON RETURNS TO SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL(TM) FOR TWO-PART SPECIAL "PREDATOR ROAD TRIP" PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 AT 8 PM ET/PT

WORLD-RENOWNED PREDATOR EXPERT ATTEMPTS TO MOVE 27 LIONS, 4 LEOPARDS AND 14 HYENAS TO THEIR NEW HOME IN SOUTH AFRICA'S DINOKENG GAME RESERVE

NEW YORK - JANUARY 27, 2016 - He's called the "Lion Whisperer" because he shares an extraordinary bond with Africa's most fearsome predators. Now Kevin Richardson faces his biggest challenge yet - a battle to transport 27 lions, 4 black leopards and 14 hyenas to a new home, a sanctuary on the edge of the Dinokeng Game Reserve in South Africa. Smithsonian Channel follows Richardson and the move in a new special airing in two-parts, PREDATOR ROAD TRIP: BACKSEAT LIONS, premiering Wednesday, February 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and PREDATOR ROAD TRIP: HYENA BREAKOUT on Wednesday, March 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

A self-taught animal behaviorist, Kevin Richardson has broken every conventional safety rule known to man when working with wild animals. Instead of coercion or punishment, he uses love, understanding and trust to develop personal bonds with them. His unique method of getting to know their individual personalities - what makes them angry, happy, upset, or irritated - just like a mother understands a child, has caused them to accept him like one of their own.

Kevin's unique relationships with these large predators have captivated the imagination of many people throughout the world. He has presented and produced several documentaries that detail his relationships with the animals and highlight the plight of lions both in captivity and in the wild. Kevin has also written a book appropriately named "Part of the Pride," which has recently been updated to reflect his current stance on the issues lions face in captivity and the wild. He is now affectionately known by his fans worldwide as "The Lion Whisperer," and has been featured prominently on 60 Minutes, CNN, ABC News and NBC News.

PREDATOR ROAD TRIP: BACKSEAT LIONS

Premieres Wednesday, February 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

The animals' new home will be a sanctuary on the edge of Dinokeng. Kevin has a huge task ahead of him; planning and designing the new enclosures and securing permits to move the lions. After making a promise to look after his animals to the end of their days, Kevin wants to make sure they have the best life they possibly can. To prevent stereotypical behavior developing from frustration and boredom, the animals are regularly rotated into new enclosures encouraging them to explore and establish new territories as they would in the wild. For the move itself most of the animals will need to be loaded into specially adapted transport vans. Being able to understand the individual characteristics of his animals is key to helping Kevin move them safely.

PREDATOR ROAD TRIP: HYENA BREAKOUT

Premieres Wednesday, March 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

The hyenas' complicated social dynamics take center stage as two youngsters, Luke and Nyeba, are introduced to a dominant male. Tempers flare, but will they settle and form a new clan? As Kevin fights for permission to move the animals, his relationship with the lions comes under strain. He visits three of them, Livy, Ginny and Vayetzi, but they are in a feisty mood and are really pushing the boundaries with him. Finally, though, after a stressful eight months, the permits are approved and the animals are ready for their move to Dinokeng. But how will the move go and will the animals settle in?

PREDATOR ROAD TRIP is a production of Terra Mater Factual Studios and Kingdom Films (Pty) Ltd. Virginia Quinn is the director and writer. Charles Poe and David Royle serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.

Smithsonian Channel(TM), owned by Smithsonian Networks(TM), a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME(R) with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network's offerings are series including Aerial America, Million Dollar American Princesses, The Weapon Hunter, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Civil War 360, 9/11: The Heartland Tapes; MLK: The Assassination Tapes and The Day Kennedy Died. Find out more at www.smithsonianchannel.com. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth(TM), through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content.





  [january 2016]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


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





[09/15/19 - 10:31 AM]
ABC to Air "Beyonce Presents: Making the Gift," An Intimate Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of the 23-Time Grammy(R) Award-Winning Artist's "The Lion King: The Gift" Album, Monday, Sept. 16
This intimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album features candid footage and interviews detailing the hard work and passion that went into her love letter to Africa.

[09/15/19 - 08:44 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, College Football Hold Onto Top Spots
The Alphabet once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/14/19 - 08:27 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Adults 18-49 Crown
The Peacock wins the demo race for the third consecutive week.

[09/13/19 - 12:45 PM]
"71st Emmy(R) Awards" Red Carpet Preshows to Air Live, Sunday, September 22, on FOX
Jenny McCarthy, Shannon Sharpe and Kelly Osbourne are set as co-hosts.

[09/13/19 - 12:14 PM]
HBO Max Orders Limited Series "Americanah" Starring Oscar(R) Winner Lupita Nyong'o Adapted for Screen by Tony(R) Award Nominee Danai Gurira
Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's best-selling novel of the same name, "Americanah" is an epic story of a woman born in Nigeria who leaves for America and her extraordinary experiences with love, heartache, adversity and self-discovery.

[09/13/19 - 12:08 PM]
Matt Reeves' 6th & Idaho Lands Sci-Fi Classic "Way Station" for Netflix
The Hugo Award-Winning novel by Clifford D. Simak will be adapted into a feature film.

[09/13/19 - 12:02 PM]
A&E's Original Documentary Series "Live PD" and "Live Rescue" from MGM's Big Fish Entertainment Return with New Episodes
"Live Rescue" returns with a new host, Matt Iseman, and new episodes on Monday, September 23 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/13/19 - 10:33 AM]
Video: All-New Extended Trailer for "Prodigal Son" Debuting This Weekend After FOX's NFL Sunday Double Header
The newcomer premieres Monday, September 23 on FOX.

[09/13/19 - 10:25 AM]
"Tosh.0" Returns with New Episodes Starting on Tuesday, September 17 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Host Daniel Tosh is back featuring digital and social media gems gleaned from popular viral moments to very curious finds.

[09/13/19 - 10:14 AM]
Video: Jeff Dunham Netflix Comedy Special Trailer - Beside Himself
Performed in front of a sold out arena deep in the heart of Texas, Jeff and his merry band of characters have a lot to say.

[09/13/19 - 10:02 AM]
"L.A.'s Finest" Captures Viewers and Becomes Top Rated TV Drama
"L.A.'s Finest" goes back into production for Season Two on September 16 and will premiere in 2020.

[09/13/19 - 09:06 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases New Trailer for "Shameless"
Plus: the series will now return on Sunday, November 10 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/13/19 - 09:01 AM]
Video: Teaser - J.J. Abrams and Stephen King's "Castle Rock"
Season two stars Lizzy Caplan, Tim Robbins, Paul Sparks, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Elsie Fisher and Matthew Alan.

[09/13/19 - 09:01 AM]
Alexander Skarsgard Joins CBS All Access' "The Stand" as Randall Flagg
Today also marks the first day of principal photography on the project, which is shooting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

[09/13/19 - 09:00 AM]
Video: Freeform Announces Jan. 8 Premiere Date and Releases an Extended First Look for Highly Anticipated Family Drama "Party of Five"
The new "Party of Five" will follow the five Acosta children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.