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[06/08/15 - 08:32 AM]
Animal Planet's Monstrous May Was Driven by "Monster Week" and "The Last Alaskans"
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/08/15 - 09:22 AM]
Bigfoot Olympics" Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Heads to Brazil for an Amazon Adventure
On, Sunday, May 31, the unstoppable quartet head to South America for the first time with the hope of finally tracking down one of the most unique creatures of the world.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[04/03/14 - 06:19 AM]
Animal Planet Roars About Its Dramatic Upfront Slate
This fall, Animal Planet also plunges into scripted territory, retelling the story that inspired the iconic novel, Moby Dick, in "Revenge of the Whale" (working title).

[12/31/13 - 11:44 AM]
Animal Planet Wins Its Best Year Ever!
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the year to date.

[09/26/13 - 11:50 AM]
"Finding Bigfoot" Looms Large with All-New Season Including International Expeditions Into the Unknown
The series returns to Animal Planet with the first of 16 episodes on Sunday, November 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[04/04/13 - 09:33 AM]
Animal Planet's Best Year Ever Propels Network Toward Its Wildest Entertainment Slate
The cable channel's 14 returning series include "Call of the Wildman," "Finding Bigfoot," "Gator Boys" and "Monsters Inside Me."

[04/03/13 - 10:24 AM]
Animal Planet's Hit Series "Finding Bigfoot" Renewed for Third Season
12 brand new episodes will roll out later this fall.

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[04/02/13 - 01:48 PM]
Animal Planet Scores Its Best-Ever First Quarter and March
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month of March and the quarter to date.

[02/26/13 - 11:05 AM]
"Puppy Bowl" Sweeps February, Helping Animal Planet Score Its Best-Ever February Prime and Total Day
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month to date.

[01/29/13 - 12:25 PM]
Standout Series "Finding Bigfoot," "Gator Boys" and "Northwoods Law" Drive Stellar Ratings for Animal Planet in January
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month to date.

[01/03/13 - 01:35 PM]
Animal Planet Has Its Best Year Ever - 2012 Scores Milestone with Most-watched Year Ever in Prime and Total Day
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the year to date.

[11/28/12 - 08:39 AM]
Animal Planet Sweeps November, Coming Closer to Scoring Its Most-Watched Year Ever
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month to date.

[11/12/12 - 02:02 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Stomps Back with 1.3 Million Viewers in Season Debut
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, November 11.

[09/18/12 - 10:09 AM]
"Finding Bigfoot" Gets Even Bigger! Animal Planet Takes Search for Squatch Worldwide
The first of 20 all-new episodes rolls out Sunday, November 11 at 10:00/9:00c with a "pre-show" at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/06/12 - 07:43 AM]
Animal Planet Announces Fall Line Up Featuring Small Paws, Bigfoot and a Cornucopia of Creatures in Between
Look for the return of "Finding Bigfoot" and "Pit Boss" this November.

[08/02/12 - 09:38 AM]
"Finding Bigfoot" Gets Even Bigger! Animal Planet Takes Search for Squatch Worldwide
The series returns in November with 11 all-new episodes and two specials.

[06/26/12 - 12:00 PM]
Animal Planet Has Best Quarter Ever! Network Ranks Among Top 20 in Cable and Boasts Double-digit Gains in Major Demos
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[04/10/12 - 11:11 PM]
Q1 in Review/Q2 in Preview: A&E, ABC Family, AMC, Animal Planet, BET, Bravo & Cartoon Network
A look at what's ahead on the cable channels, plus a recap of their ratings to date this year.

[04/05/12 - 09:47 AM]
Animal Planet Gets Ahead of the Pack With Its 2012-13 Upfront Entertainment Slate
The Planet's bringing back 13 returning "Surprisingly Human" hit series and introducing a pack of new titles.

[03/27/12 - 11:36 AM]
Animal Planet Seals Record First-Quarter Performance
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[03/13/12 - 10:26 AM]
Animal Planet Squatches Viewership with "Finding Bigfoot" Ratings
Plus: the network has ordered additional episodes, which are slated to air later this year, including two to be shot internationally.

[02/28/12 - 01:14 PM]
Animal Planet Leaves a Bigfoot-Sized Footprint With Its Best February Performance
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month of February.

[01/31/12 - 11:42 AM]
Animal Planet Finds Big Ratings in January
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month of January.

[01/13/12 - 01:13 PM]
"Hillbilly Handfishin'" Returns to Animal Planet on Sunday, February 12; "Must Love Cats" on Saturday, March 10
Plus: the cable channel recaps its various premieres for the first quarter of 2012.

[01/13/12 - 09:59 AM]
Animal Planet Announces "Monster Week" Programming Stunt - Hosted by "River Monsters'" Jeremy Wade
For eight nights, the mysterious menaces of the animal world take over the network's lineup.

[01/04/12 - 10:06 AM]
Animal Planet Finds Big Audience in Season Two Debut of "Finding Bigfoot," Snaring 1.6 Million Believers
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, January 1.

[12/14/11 - 02:11 PM]
Animal Planet Adds "Snake Man of Appalachia" to Busy Winter Lineup
The six-episode series follows the lives of the Shorts, "an extraordinary Appalachian family with deep roots in the serpent-handling religion."

[11/30/11 - 08:09 AM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Emerges from the Forest on January 1 With New Evidence and Adventure
The first of 10 all-new episodes rolls out Sunday, January 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/28/11 - 10:04 AM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns to the Woods to Investigate Sasquatch's Origin in Halloween Special
"Birth of a Legend," a two-hour special, premieres Sunday, October 30 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/29/11 - 02:38 PM]
Vikings, Puppies, Babies, Phobias & Bigfoot Bound for Animal Planet in October
Upcoming entries include "Viking Wilderness," "Puppies vs. Babies," "My Extreme Animal Phobia" and "Finding Bigfoot: The Squatchiest Place on Earth."

[07/20/11 - 09:44 AM]
Animal Planet Announces Second Season of "Finding Bigfoot"
Plus: "The Squatchiest Place on Earth," a two-hour Halloween special, is set for October.

[07/08/11 - 08:34 AM]
Animal Planet's Search for Bigfoot Is Not Over Yet! "Finding Bigfoot: Behind the Search" Airs July 17
The special features members of the BFRO team as they discuss their "squatch" excursions in depth.

[06/07/11 - 09:57 AM]
Animal Planet's "Whale Wars" Wins Ratings Battle in Fourth Season Opener
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the week of June 3-5.

[06/02/11 - 09:07 AM]
Animal Planet's Most-Watched Series "River Monsters" Hooks Biggest Audience Ever in Its Third Season
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Monday, May 30 and the season to date.

[05/04/11 - 06:32 AM]
Animal Planet Hunts for the Elusive Sasquatch in New Series, "Finding Bigfoot"
The six-part series launches Sunday, June 5 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/14/11 - 08:32 AM]
Animal Planet Unleashes Entertainment Slate for the 2011-12 Upfront Season
Set to return are "Must Love Cats," "Monsters Inside Me," "Fatal Attractions," "Infested!" and more!







FINDING BIGFOOT (ANIMAL PLANET)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/30/11 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
8 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its eighth season on 7/12/15; has yet to be renewed for a ninth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Animal Planet's press release, May 2015) For six seasons of FINDING BIGFOOT, four fearless explorers have covered thousands of miles of uncharted territory in 38 states and eight countries on a mission to locate elusive sasquatches. On, Sunday, May 31, at 9 PM, the unstoppable quartet head to South America for the first time with the hope of finally tracking down one of the most unique creatures of the world. In the two-hour premiere episode, Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and field biologist Ranae Holland are in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil to try and come face to face with a mapinguari, Brazil's bigfoot-like legend. To locate the mysterious creature, the team travels hundreds of miles up the Rio Negro and through the perilous jungle while simultaneously warding off deadly snakes and jaguars in the darkest hours of night. The team is confident its signature North American bigfoot calls can lead to a sighting of Brazil's beast. Also in the new season, the FINDING BIGFOOT splits up to settle a debate about which country is more 'squatchy.' Cliff and Matt argue that Canada has the best potential for sighting bigfoots, while ardent patriots Bobo and Ranae assert that America is the ultimate home for bigfoots.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Cliff Barackman
· James "Bobo" Fay
· Matt Moneymaker
· Ranae Holland
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brad Kuhlman as EP
· Casey Brumels as EP
· Keith Hoffman as EP (AP)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Ping Pong Productions