This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here at our HQ in Silver Spring, MD, we’ve been sh-sh-shivering to an unusual blast of cold this week that has pushed its way through – complete with a nice shower here and there. But even a cold rain has its positives! Yesterday evening, employees were treated to a pretty unique – and well-placed! – rainbow arcing across our building. Not the worst view in the world! Here’s what else…

‘River Monsters’ Returns to Animal Planet for Special Season This Thursday

Jeremy Wade has spent three decades exploring some of the most inhospitable freshwater waterways around the world – and now, for the first time ever, he’s diving headfirst into the mysteries of our planet’s oceans. Premiering Thursday, April 7 at 9/8c, the eighth season of Animal Planet’s #1 hit show, River Monsters, is dedicated entirely to what lurks underneath the saltwater surface. From Thailand to France, Peru, Australia, Mexico and the Bahamas, Jeremy will lead investigations around…

You’ve Been Warned: You Won’t Want to Watch Animal Planet’s ‘Monster Week’ Alone

Animal Planet’s Monster Week is back – and the bone-chilling lineup is packed with so much spook that the event is spanning a terrifying nine nights! The monstrous programming event kicked off yesterday, Sunday evening with a special River Monsters “Africa’s Deadliest,” with Jeremy Wade traveling to Botswana in pursuit of a pack-hunting carnivore blamed for mauling victims of a capsized boat. Sound horrifying and thrilling at the same time? Then you won’t…

Animal Planet’s ‘Monster Week’ Kicks Off Sunday

In its third year, Animal Planet’s Monster Week returns Sunday, sure to kick off the summer with frightfully fun and over-the-top tales of the monsters that lurk below water and stalk on land. Animal Planet’s Showtime Eric Young will host the week of premieres, kicking off, aptly, on Sunday at 9PM ET/PT with River Monsters.  Sunday, May 25 at 9PM ET/PT marks the much-anticipated premiere of Blood Lake: Attack of…

Animal Planet’s ‘River Monsters’ Returns with Live After Show

Looking to dive deeper into Animal Planet’s River Monsters? Have we got the hook for you… Directly following the two-hour premiere of the new season on April 6 at 9pm ET, River Monsters executive producer, Lisa Lucas, will host River Monsters: Live from the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Featuring audience questions and a sneak preview of Season 6, the first half-hour of the on -air show will be followed by an additional half hour…

Animal Planet India Celebrates 67th Anniversary of India’s Independence with ‘Yeh Mera India’

As India celebrates its 67th year of independence, Animal Planet India is joining the celebration with Yeh Mera India, a month-long programming special, highlighting the country’s exotic wildlife, varied landscapes and natural treasures. Traveling from the mountains of Himalayas to the wetlands of Odisha and from the Sahyadari ranges in Western Ghats to the Bandhavgarh Forests in the heart of India, the line-up will spotlight rare species such as the…

New Season of ‘River Monsters’ Promises Dangerous Adventures, Horrific Creatures

He’s back! Extreme angler Jeremy Wade returns to Animal Planet this Sunday for the season premiere of River Monsters, at 9pm ET/PT. In the new season, Jeremy takes his search for underwater killers to new heights with the most dangerous adventures we’ve seen yet, including a journey to Chernobyl’s nuclear wastelands in search of a mutant fish, a trip to Nicaragua to capture an elusive killer torpedo and a quest to find…

Tonight Marks the Start of ‘Monster Week’ on Animal Planet

River Monsters has made a splash with Animal Planet viewers (the best-performing series in network history), so it’s only natural that it would inspire something a bit bigger, a bit creepier. So, beginning tonight at 8pm ET/PT, Animal Planet will bring you Monster Week — a full week of River Monsters, new episodes of Call of the Wildman and Finding Bigfoot, and a the two-hour CGI special, Mermaids: The Body…

Jeremy Wade Goes in Search of ‘Catfish Big Enough to Swallow a Man’

While I am endlessly fascinated by the creatures Jeremy Wade finds in the water, I am equally completely terrified by their existence. But, like a good, scary movie, it’s hard for me to look away (even if I am squirming thinking about one of those monsters swishing past me in a lake). Sunday’s premiere of River Monsters at 9pm ET/PT on Animal Planet does not disappoint the side of me…