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date (day) time network episode title
11/22/17 (We.)8:00 PMSMITH(#201) TBA
12/21/16 (We.)8:00 PMSMITH(#106) QUEST FOR CUBS
12/14/16 (We.)8:00 PMSMITH(#105) PAROLE DAY
12/7/16 (We.)8:00 PMSMITH(#104) HALLOWEEN HORROR STORY
11/30/16 (We.)8:00 PMSMITH(#103) RUMBLE ON THE TUNDRA
11/23/16 (We.)8:00 PMSMITH(#102) PAPARAZZI ALERT
11/16/16 (We.)8:00 PMSMITH(#101) WELCOME TO CHURCHILL






POLAR BEAR TOWN (SMITH)
Returns Wednesday, November 22
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/16/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, October 2016) Every fall, approximately 10,000 tourists from around the world descend on "The Polar Bear Capital of the World," Churchill, Manitoba. This community of about 800 people on Hudson Bay in Northern Canada is home to the annual migration of more than 1,000 hungry polar bears that pass through town as they wait for the Bay ice to return. The new Smithsonian Channel docu-series POLAR BEAR TOWN documents a season in Churchill, following this extraordinary migration of human and four-legged animals as they collide in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. This six-episode series premieres Wednesday, November 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series takes viewers close to the enormous creatures known as the "Lords of the Artic." These polar bears can grow to be 10 feet tall and more than 1,300 pounds. They are also skilled hunters that can detect the presence of seals beneath three feet of snow and ice and can pick out scents from nearly 20 miles away. Churchill is one of the few human settlements where polar bears can be observed in the wild and prime viewing happens in October and November. POLAR BEAR TOWN captures that moment when tourists from around the world fly into town in hopes of getting up close and personal with a polar bear. Professional guides Dennis Compayre and Kelsey Eliasson have a delicate mission: the get their clients close, but keep them safe.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Charles Poe as EP (Smithsonian)
· David Royle as EP (Smithsonian)
· Merit Jensen Carr as EP
· Phil Fairclough as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Earth-Touch
· Merit Motion Pictures