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[07/10/08 - 01:10 PM]
Animal Planet Turns Page in the Story of Grizzly Man Timothy Treadwell in New 'Prequel' That Documents His Tragic Love Affair with Alaskan Giants
The new eight-part series bows Friday, August 22 at 9:00/8:00c.







GRIZZLY MAN DIARIES (ANIMAL PLANET)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/29/08 - 9/26/08
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2007-2008 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION:
(from Animal Planet's press release, July 2008) Animal Planet announced today that it will air a new eight-part series this summer that documents the life of Timothy Treadwell in the decade before his death. It will draw upon the hundreds of hours of archived footage, private pages from his diaries and more than 10,000 still photographs, ultimately telling the story he truly wanted to before his untimely death from the very creatures he loved so deeply. The series, THE GRIZZLY MAN DIARIES, is slated to premiere Friday, August 22 2008 at 9 PM (ET/PT), Animal Planet president and general manager Marjorie Kaplan said from the Television Critics Association bi-annual press tour in Beverly Hills, California.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Timothy Treadwell as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Erik Nelson as EP
· Jason Carey as EP (AP)
· Jewel Palovak as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Creative Differences