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[12/03/14 - 01:03 PM]
A Record 1.6 Million Viewers Tune in to Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls and Parolees" Thanksgiving Special
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Saturday, November 29.

[12/01/14 - 08:28 AM]
Animal Planet Offers a December to Remember with Holiday-Stuffed Episodes During Its Annual "Holiday Best Fest"
Beginning Monday, December 15 and continuing through Wednesday, December 31, Animal Planet kicks off a 17-day celebration, thanking its viewers by stuffing their stockings with seasonal-themed episodes of fan-favorite series.

[09/03/14 - 09:26 AM]
New Date: Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Returns This October
Look for the sixth season beginning Saturday, October 4 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[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).

[03/04/14 - 09:57 AM]
Animal Planet Triggers Sixth Season of "Pit Bulls and Parolees"
The cable channel will bring viewers yet another emotional season of Torres and her family working together to save two of society's most judged members.

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

[11/19/13 - 08:46 AM]
'Tis the Season for Fan Favorites and Holiday-Themed Episodes!: Animal Planet's Holiday Best Fest Stuffs Your Stockings
Highlights include holiday-themed episodes of "Call of the Wildman," "Monsters Inside Me," "My Cat from Hell," "North Woods Law," "Pit Bulls and Parolees," "Tanked," "Too Cute!," and "Treehouse Masters."

[11/05/13 - 12:02 PM]
Season-Five Premiere of Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Is Series' Best-Ever Season Opener
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Saturday, November 2.

[10/07/13 - 11:58 AM]
New Life. New Orleans. New Season. Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls and Parolees" Returns This November
The fifth season will air Saturdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning November 2.

[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."

[04/02/13 - 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.

[02/27/13 - 11:53 AM]
Animal Planet Renews "Pit Bulls and Parolees" for Fifth Season
The network will roll out 16 brand new episodes in fall of 2013.

[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.

[11/30/12 - 08:20 AM]
Animal Planet Lands 1.3 Million for Special Thanksgiving Episode of "Pit Bulls and Parolees"
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Saturday, November 24.

[10/31/12 - 06:26 AM]
Animal Planet Scares Up Great Ratings in October
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month to date.

[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.

[09/04/12 - 08:52 AM]
Tia Torres Makes a Tough Move to "The Big Easy" in a New Season of Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls and Parolees"
The newest chapter unfolds in an all-new season premiering Saturday, October 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[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.

[03/29/12 - 09:13 AM]
Animal Planet Triggers New Seasons of "Pit Boss," "My Cat from Hell" and "Pit Bulls & Parolees"
The trio helped drive record viewers to the network's Saturday night in first quarter and delivered all-time highs for each of its recent season.

[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."

[12/01/11 - 08:36 AM]
1.4 Million Viewers Tune In to Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Special "You Watch. We Give." Thanksgiving Episode
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Saturday, November 26.

[11/08/11 - 08:20 AM]
Animal Planet Asks Viewers to Give Thanks This Holiday Season With "You Watch. We Give." R.O.A.R. Initiative
Based on the number of viewers who watch Animal Planet on Saturday, November 26, up to $50,000 will be donated to Villalobos Rescue Center.

[10/19/11 - 08:01 AM]
Tough-Talking Tia Torres Returns With New Canines and Ex Cons in Need of Rescue in Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees"
The show's 12-episode third season kicks off Saturday, November 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[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!

[02/02/11 - 08:48 AM]
Animal Planet Renews Two Record-Breaking Series "Confessions: Animal Hoarding" and "Pit Bulls and Parolees"
The returning series will roll out third quarter 2011 and fourth quarter 2011, respectively.

[09/30/10 - 12:38 PM]
Misunderstood Men and Unwanted Dogs Redeem Each Other in Return of Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees"
The show's 11-episode second season begins on Saturday, October 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/30/10 - 05:26 PM]
Exclusive: Animal Planet Books Five Originals for October
"The Haunted," "Fatal Attractions," "I Shouldn't Be Alive" and "Pit Bulls & Parolees" are all due back during said month.

[04/08/10 - 06:06 AM]
Animal Planet Reveals Surprisingly Human Side for 2010-11 Upfront Season
Newcomers include DOLPHIN WARRIORS, MUST LOVE CATS, SKUNK WHISPERER and WORLD'S DEADLIEST TOWNS.

[01/14/10 - 09:18 AM]
Animal Planet Rolls Out New Summer Series Last Chance Highway and Renewal of Popular Hit Series Pit Bulls and Parolees
Al Roker is behind "Last Chance Highway," which "focuses on two individuals' monumental mission to give unwanted dogs one last chance for survival."

[10/26/09 - 12:28 PM]
One Woman Gives Man and Man's Best Friend a Chance at Redemption in Animal Planet's Pit Bulls and Parolees
The six-part series premieres Friday, October 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/02/09 - 12:35 PM]
Animal Planet Unleashes Bold Entertainment Slate in 2009-2010 Upfront Season
Among the 10 newcomers: BIO RECON, COWBOYS, FETCH ME A BEER, IPREDATOR, THE HERD and WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS TOWNS.







PIT BULLS & PAROLEES (ANIMAL PLANET)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/30/09 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (21 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from Animal Planet's press release, September 2014) Tia Torres is a firm believer in second chances. She's dedicated the past two decades to building Villalobos Rescue Center - the largest pit bull rescue center in the U.S. Torres gives a new lease on life to dogs that were discarded, demonized and abused - often due solely to the reputation of their breed. Villalobos also has offered a fresh start to the more than 50 parolees that Tia has employed - each trying to get their life on the right track despite their also being stigmatized by society. Man and man's best friend continue along the hard road to redemption in the sixth season of PIT BULLS & PAROLEES, now premiering Saturday, October 4, at 10 PM (ET/PT) on Animal Planet. Despite her lack of desire for the spotlight, Tia has reluctantly become a high-profile figure in pit bull advocacy. Her unremitting efforts now reach a worldwide audience with PIT BULLS & PAROLEES, as she works tirelessly to change the perception of a much-maligned breed. Caring for these dogs is a family affair, as Tia works with her two adult daughters, Tania and Mariah, adopted twin sons Kanani aka "Nani" and Keli'i aka "Moe," and a crew of New Orleans parolees. She's taken thousands of unwanted pit bulls off the streets since the rescue began and each year she places 75 to 100 dogs into carefully selected loving homes.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Tia Torres
CREW INFORMATION:
· Lisa Lucas as EP (AP)
· Patrick Keegan as PROD (AP)
· Rasha Drachkovitch as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 44 Blue Productions
· Rive Gauche Television