“Animal Planet’s 2015-16 programming and characters have a wild, untamed streak that’s a powerful invitation to viewers,” says Marjorie Kaplan, group president, Animal Planet, TLC and Velocity. “The more we live apart from the wild world, the more we crave authentic experiences that bring us closer to that sweet spot where humans and animals coexist.”
Among the series set to return are the network's best-performing series "River Monsters" (season seven), "Finding Bigfoot," "Treehouse Masters" and the Puppy Bowl.
Among the new series planned for 2015-16 are:
"Sheriff of Cross River," which will follow wildlife activist Peter Jenkins as he goes to any means necessary to ward off poachers, clear cutters and other human threats in Nigeria.
"America Builds a Shelter"–A quarterly special in which viewers identify animal shelters in need of renovations to receive a complete transformation.
"Restoration Wild," which follows wild man Jay Chaikin and his crew as they repurpose vintage structures and abandoned relics.
"Last North," which follows Polar adventurers Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters as they traverse the Arctic Ocean in attempt to break the current time record of 49 days.
"Fish or Die," follows four diehard anglers who travel all seven continents in a vegetable-oil-powered pickup truck in search of Earth’s last unexplored waters.
"Animal Black Ops," follows the Office of Law Enforcement, a special unit of the Fish and Wildlife Services.
"Lone Star Law," viewers get unprecedented access to the Texas Parks and Wildlife department as they apprehend those who commit crimes against nature.
"Predator and Bait"–Features the world's most feared hunters–lions, polar bears, sharks–as former Navy SEAL Joel Lambert travels to remote locations to study them.
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