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[05/03/13 - 10:10 AM]
National Geographic Channel's New Three-Part Series, "Going Ape," Compares Humans and Apes Side-By-Side in Sex, Fame, Power Struggles and More
The three-part series airs Mondays at 10:00/9:00c beginning May 13.







GOING APE (NGC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/13/13 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (3 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 6/3/13; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, May 2013) Do apes and humans have the same way of flirting and trying to hook up? Do men meeting for the first time look classically like chimpanzees establishing dominance? And do children sneaking candy parallel chimps deceiving their alpha male? Six million years ago, we branched off from the family tree we share with our ape cousins and monkey uncles. We may have evolved since then, but there's still an ape in all of us.... Going Ape, premiering on Monday, May 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel (NGC), following the new hit series Brain Games, looks to our primate predecessors to understand human interaction and social dynamics. Not only do humans share 98 percent of our genetic code with our closest ape relatives, we also share some of the same inherent basic instincts. This revealing, often comic three-part series explores humans' daily battles for power, territory, sex and allegiance with that of our monkey cousins through humorous experiments, hidden camera footage, wildlife footage and expert analysis.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ed Sayer as EP (NGC)
· Justine Kershaw as EP
· Matt J. Smith as PROD
· Matthew Gillbe as PROD/DIR
· Richard J. Wells as EP (NGC)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Blink Entertainment