Animal Planet Catches Up With Past Puppy Bowl Players in ‘Puppy Bowl: Where Are They Now?’ Airing on Friday, January 20 at 9:00PM

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(Los Angeles – January 11, 2017) – As the PUPPY BOWL XIII puppies get ready to play in this year’s game, Animal Planet catches up with nine past players to look at their road to the big game, how they’re spending their retirement and their adventures with their forever family. PUPPY BOWL: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? premieres Friday, January 20 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

In this one-hour special, sheepdog Ginger, the Most Valuable Pup from PUPPY BOWL X, shows she still has a fascination with socks and Cara, PUPPY BOWL XI’s MVP from Florida Little Dog Rescue, gives viewers a glimpse into her quiet, charmed life with her human family. Fellow PUPPY BOWL XI player Bubba — now Maddux — was found in an abandoned house with his litter mates and is now a certified therapy dog in Lake George, NY with his mom, who fell in love with him when she was a volunteer at the Puppy Bowl taping. Jake the Chug, who played in PUPPY BOWL VI, has found fame on social media and has appeared in a calendar, on a bookmark and made a guest appearance in PUPPY BOWL XII. Plus, five other dogs tell their happy “tails” from rescue dogs to television star to adoption.

PUPPY BOWL: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? is produced for Animal Planet by Time Inc. Studios. Mike Beck, Ian Orefice, Josh Oshinsky and Michael Sullivan serve as executive producers for Time Inc. Studios. For Animal Planet, Dawn Sinsel is the executive producer and Pat Dempsey serves as producer.

About Animal Planet

Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the network of hit franchise series RIVER MONSTERS, PIT BULLS & PAROLEES and TREEHOUSE MASTERS and the home of provocative and award-winning specials and documentary films presented under the banner ANIMAL PLANET PRESENTS. Animal Planet’s programming also includes quarterly tent pole TV events PUPPY BOWL, the largest non-sports TV on Super Bowl Sunday, and MONSTER WEEK. Animal Planet is the premiere TV, digital and social community for animal lovers and pet owners, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Animal Planet assets including: Animal Planet television network, available in more than 94 million homes in the US, that is complimented with a deep Video On Demand offering; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access to the animal kingdom; Animal Planet social including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.