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date (day) time network episode title
3/18/20 (We.)8:00 PMSMITH(#106) THE NEXT DYNASTY
3/11/20 (We.)8:00 PMSMITH(#105) HOLLYWOODS HELD HOSTAGE
3/4/20 (We.)8:00 PMSMITH(#104) THE PUNKS STRIKE BACK
2/26/20 (We.)8:00 PMSMITH(#103) PUNKS ON THE RUN
2/19/20 (We.)8:00 PMSMITH(#102) STRENGTH IN SISTERHOOD
2/12/20 (We.)8:00 PMSMITH(#101) THE INVASION BEGINS






BIG CAT COUNTRY (SMITH)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/12/20 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2020)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, January 2020) In Zambia's Luangwa Valley, two neighboring prides have held their land for generations - the Hollywood pride, consisting of six female lions and the once-powerful MK pride, made up of 17 lions. Both prides now face a gang of young males aggressively looking to takeover new territory. Smithsonian Channel's BIG CAT COUNTRY exposes every triumph and tragedy as the two prides struggle to withstand the young males' invasion and maintain control of their land. Can they survive the greatest challenge of their lives? Find out when the captivating six-part series premieres Wednesday, February 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. Working in one of the most remote and brutal wildernesses in Africa, wildlife filmmakers Nathan Pilcher and Sam Davies are in the middle of the action, offering insight and emotion as they bring viewers unprecedented footage of the ultimate lion soap opera. Each episode brings viewers spectacular imagery and follows the lions day and night as the drama unfolds. With the use of military-grade thermal imagery, their cameras capture remarkable night-time behavior, including predation and the dramatic plight of a lost cub. But some of the most surprising action plays out in broad daylight, as Nathan and Sam witness the astonishing feminine tricks employed by the MK lionesses to manipulate the young male invaders through distraction mating, showing false signs of being sexually receptive for several days to minimize the aggression of the invading males.
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Royle as EP (Smithsonian)
· Kate Beetham as EP
· Martha Holmes as EP
· Tria Thalman as EP (Smithsonian)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Love Nature
· Plimsoll Productions