‘Animal Cops: Houston’ Returns to Animal Planet on Mondays

Animal Planet’s popular series  Animal Cops: Houston returns this season on Mondays at 12pm ET/PT with 18 new episodes following one of Texas’ SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement teams as it investigates cases of animal cruelty, rescues sick and abused animals, and fights for justice on their behalf.  The disturbing cases this season include the most heavily matted dog the team has ever seen, an investigation of an illegal cockfighting ring, emaciated horses battling for…

Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R Campaign Matches Donations to Animal Causes

Animal Planet‘s R.O.A.R Campaign partners with leading animal organizations to inspire people to make the world a better place for animals, in local communities and in the wild. Simple things like volunteering at a local shelter, spreading the word about conservation, supporting a favorite animal cause or walking an elderly person’s dog can make a difference in the lives of animals. Today, Discovery Communications announced the kickoff of the R.O.A.R Matching…

Animal Planet Invites Viewers to Get ‘Tanked’

No. Not that type of “tanked.” Animal Planet‘s Tanked is all about the largest aquarium manufacturing company in the U.S. The Las Vegas-based team of Wayde King and Brett Raymer (brothers-in-law) re-located from NYC to build mesmerizing aquarium installations for everyone for private homes, businesses, hotels, casinos and even churches. Check out a sneak peek below (premieres tonight, Friday, at 9pm ET/PT) and get to know the Tanked team.

No Fishing Pole, No Problem: Animal Planet’s ‘Hillbilly Handfishin” Premieres Sunday

Yes, I am from Oklahoma. When people find that out, I often get a series of questions: Did I grow up on a farm? (No.) Do I say “soda” or “pop”? (Neither, I call a bubbly beverage Coke, regardless of brand.) One question that I haven’t heard (but I suspect I will in the coming days): Have I ever gone noodling? Why do I suspect I’ll hear this? On Sunday…

Discovery Networks Unveil Upcoming Programming at TCA

The Beverly Hilton once again is the setting for the Television Critics Association’s summer tour, and this morning Discovery’s networks are presenting a series of panels — from the inspiring (and tear-inducing) Saved from Animal Planet to the growing business of of medical marijuana in Discovery Channel‘s Weed Wars. Diversity of programming is never a problem at Discovery and you can read more about the shows featured in today’s panels…

Animal Planet Looks at Gulf Coast Devastation in ‘Black Tide: Voices from the Gulf’

Last April, the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig left a tragic loss of life in its wake and devastated the culture and spirit of countless Gulf Coast businesses and residents. Tonight at 9pm ET/PT, Animal Planet airs Black Tide: Voices from the Gulf, in which Emmy award-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger tracks the lives of Louisianans living in the aftermath of the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The two-hour special…

Discovery Nets Nominated for 11 News & Doc Emmys

On the heels of last week’s 10 Primetime Emmy nominations, Discovery Communications received 11 News & Documentary Emmy nods earlier this week — with Discovery Channel leading the way with seven. First Life with David Attenborough was nominated in three categories (Outstanding Nature Programming, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction) and Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking was recognized with two nominations for Outstanding Science and Technology…

The Boss Is Back! Another Season of ‘Pit Boss’ Kicks Off Tomorrow

If you’ve been missing Shorty, Animal Planet‘s pit bull rescuer and entertainment guru, never fear: he returns to TV tomorow night, Saturday July 16 at 10pm ET/PT, for another season of Pit Boss. This season delves deeper into the lives of Shorty, his crew and the pit bulls they save. In  upcoming episodes, Shorty pushes his staff hard to keep afloat both Shortywood Inc., a talent management group for little people, and Shorty’s Rescue,…

Celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend with Marathons of Your Favorite Shows

July 4th. Time for family, food, fireworks…and marathons! While most of us will spend time outside at the pool or in the backyard, you have to cool off sometime — and our networks have just what you need. Check out the schedule below and, most of all, have a happy and safe holiday weekend! Saturday, July 2 Discovery Channel’s Swamp Loggers: 9am – 12am ET/PT TLC’s My Big Fat Gypsy…