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[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[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).

[11/07/13 - 07:42 AM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet in a Two-Hour Television Event Chronicling the Sea Shepherds' Toughest Campaign Yet
The special - airing Friday, December 13 - will chronicle the Sea Shepherds' 2012 "Zero Tolerance" mission that is in peril even before it gets started.

[01/05/13 - 11:02 AM]
Discovery Communications at TCA: Odds & Ends
Animal Planet renews "Whale Wars," Science sets "Oddities" return date and more!

[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.

[05/01/12 - 11:29 AM]
Animal Planet Boasts a Monster-Sized April Performance
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/30/12 - 07:08 AM]
Watchitoo Powers Animal Planet's Interactive Live After-Show of "Whale Wars: Viking Shores"
The live whaling discussion will air on Animal Planet's website and Facebook page on Friday, May 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/24/12 - 12:09 PM]
Despite Last Year's Apparent Victory by the Sea Shepherds, the War Rages on as Animal Planet Returns With "Whale Wars"
The show's fifth season begins Friday, June 1 at 9:00/8:00c with eight new episodes and a one-hour recap special.

[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.

[03/22/12 - 07:03 AM]
Animal Planet Elevates Charlie Foley to Lead Newly Expanded Development Team at "Surprisingly Human" Entertainment Network
Plus: Kurt Tondorf and Andy Berg have joined the development team as Vice Presidents.

[03/19/12 - 07:46 AM]
Animal Planet's New Series "Whale Wars: Viking Shores" Follows Sea Shepherd's Battle to End the Hunting and Killing of Pilot Whales in the Faroe Islands
The new five-part series begins Friday, April 27 on the cable channel.

[03/14/12 - 06:34 AM]
Amazon Announces Increased Prime Instant Video Selection via Digital Video License Agreement with Discovery Communications
Among the programs included in the agreement are "Dirty Jobs," "Say Yes To The Dress" and "Whale Wars," in addition to other titles.

[12/22/11 - 02:04 PM]
Emmy-Nominated "Whale Wars" Returns to the Antarctic Battleground for Fifth Season
The series will return in June on Animal Planet with a yet-to-be-determined number of episodes.

[07/25/11 - 03:47 PM]
Animal Planet Chronicles the Next Chapter in the "Whale Wars" Saga, Following the Sea Shepherds' Fight in the Faroe Islands Against Annual Pilot Whale Hunt
The project began filming July 15 and will continue through the end of the Sea Shepherd's "Operation Ferocious Isles" campaign.

[07/11/11 - 06:01 AM]
Nominees Announced for Do Something Awards - Voting Open for Fans
Jane Lynch hosts the event, airing Thursday, August 18 at 9:00/8:00c on VH1.

[07/05/11 - 01:29 PM]
Cast of Animal Planet's Hit Series "Whale Wars" Reconvene in Reunion Special to Dive Deeper on the Issues and Action
Lisa Ling hosts the one-hour special, premiering Friday, August 12 after the season finale.

[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.

[04/27/11 - 06:51 AM]
Animal Planet's "Whale Wars" Returns for the Ultimate Battle That May End the Antarctic Whaling War Forever
The Emmy-nominated series returns for its fourth season beginning Friday, June 3 at 9:00/8:00c with 10 episodes.

[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!

[10/06/10 - 11:04 AM]
Animal Planet Returns to the Antarctic to Film Sea Shepherd's Whale Defense Campaign for Fourth Season of "Whale Wars"
The new season will begin airing in early June on Animal Planet.

[09/28/10 - 12:08 PM]
Discovery Communications Marks Ratings Highs and Milestones in 3q10
Discovery Networks spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2010.

[09/02/10 - 10:32 PM]
Discovery Tables "Pitchmen," Animal Planet Moves Up "Whale Wars" Special
The Anthony "Sully" Sullivan-led series has been pulled after just two episodes.

[08/31/10 - 01:23 PM]
Animal Planet Has Record-Setting Conquest Druing Season Finale of "Whale Wars" with Most-Watched Regularly Airing Telecast Ever
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 27.

[08/05/10 - 01:46 PM]
From Pirate to Prisoner: Animal Planet to Air "Whale Wars" Special Featuring Eco-Maverick Peter Bethune
The special is slated to air following the season finale of BLOOD DOLPHINS on Friday, September 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/22/10 - 12:09 PM]
Renowned Dolphin Activist Ric O'Barry and Son Go Undercover to Stop the Brutal Dolphin Trade in Animal Planet's New Miniseries Blood Dolphins
The three-part event premieres Friday, August 27 at 11:00/10:00c.

[07/20/10 - 02:04 PM]
Animal Planet's "Whale Wars" Nets Best Performance Ever with "Sliced in Two" Episode
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, July 16.

[07/08/10 - 12:33 PM]
Discovery Channel's Groundbreaking Series Life Leads Discovery's 16 Primetime Emmy Nominations
"Whale Wars," "Dirty Jobs," "Mythbusters" and "Man vs. Wild" were also honored.

[06/29/10 - 02:21 PM]
Animal Planet Scores "Surprisingly Human" Viewership During Second Quarter
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2010.

[05/04/10 - 10:55 AM]
Sea Shepherds Return with More Ships, More Crew and More Fervor as Whaling Battle Escalates in Animal Planet's New Season of "Whale Wars"
The new 12-episode season is due Friday, June 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/03/10 - 10:28 AM]
Exclusive: Animal Planet to Bow Michael Jackson Documentary, Four Originals in June
Due next month: new seasons of "Whale Wars" and "Monsters Inside Me" as well as the premieres of "Last American Cowboy" and "Last Chance Highway."

[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.

[01/06/10 - 12:41 PM]
Animal Planet Statement Regarding Sea Shepherd and Whaling Ship's Engagement at Sea
"We're very concerned that all of the players -- on both sides of the 'war' -- should come out of this conflict unharmed," said the network's Marjorie Kaplan.

[12/14/09 - 12:09 PM]
Animal Planet's "Whale Wars" Leaves Port to Film New Season of Sea Shepherd's Anti-Whaling Campaign
The third season is scheduled to premiere on the network in June.

[08/25/09 - 12:46 PM]
Animal Planet's "Whale Wars" Returns from High Seas with Record Viewership in Finale and in Second Season
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 14.

[07/13/09 - 03:13 PM]
Syfy Continues Ratings Roll as Season 3.5 Premiere of Eureka Scores 2.6 Million Total Viewers in New 9-10pm Friday Time Period
Syfy spins the numbers for Friday, July 10.

[06/09/09 - 12:26 PM]
Whale Wars Sophomore Voyage Outperforms Last Season by Double Digits, Commandeering 1.2m Viewers
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, June 5.

[05/04/09 - 01:51 PM]
Eight More Cable Originals Set for Summer
TLC, History, Animal Planet, Showtime, Fox Reality and the Travel Channel all shot up summer programming flares over the weekend.

[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.

[01/13/09 - 01:33 PM]
Animal Planet Boosts New Entertainment Slate with Trio of Innovative and Genre-Expanding Series
The newcomers include "Animal Armageddon," "River Monsters" and "Groomer Has It" spin-off "Beverly Hills Groomer."

[12/23/08 - 10:41 AM]
Animal Planet's Whale Wars Ends Maiden Voyage as the Network's Most Watched Series Ever
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[11/18/08 - 01:46 PM]
Whale Wars Catapults Animal Planet to Top Ten Ranking
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, November 14.

[09/19/08 - 07:34 AM]
Animal Planet Follows Crusaders of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 'Whale Wars'
The seven-part, hour-long weekly series premieres on Friday, November 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/10/08 - 01:12 PM]
Animal Planet Follows Crusaders of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 'Whale Wars'
The seven-part, hour-long weekly series premieres this November.

[04/08/08 - 01:32 PM]
Animal Planet Soars Into 2008-2009 Season with Bold New Entertainment Slate
"We're breaking new ground with dramatic animal programming that takes risks and takes a stand," said Animal Planet's Marjorie Kaplan.







WHALE WARS (ANIMAL PLANET)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/7/08 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
7 (3 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its seventh season on 1/2/15; has yet to be renewed for an eighth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Animal Planet's press release, December 2014) The Sea Shepherds are headed back to frigid Antarctica for a tenth mission to stop Japanese whaling - but for the first time they'll make the voyage without their leader. Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson, founder of the direct-action environmental organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The ruling has Watson's hands tied as it imposes strict limits on how he and his U.S. cohorts in Sea Shepherds can interact with Japanese whaling activities. Animal Planet's Emmy(R)-nominated series WHALE WARS goes deep inside the Sea Shepherd organization to document this latest perilous campaign, "Operation Relentless." Season 7 of Whale Wars documents "Operation Relentless" in a three-hour special event, which premieres on Friday, January 2, from 8 PM - 11 PM (ET/PT), preceded by an all-day marathon of the series on Animal Planet. From December 23 - January 19, every episode of the previous six seasons of WHALE WARS will be available on video on demand, so viewers can catch up with the Sea Shepherds before tuning in to the season premiere event.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jason Carey as EP (AP)
· Liz Bronstein as EP
· Patrick Keegan as PROD (AP)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Lizard Trading Company, The