Worn out by all the holiday hustle and bustle? When January rolls around and you’re too exhausted to get off the couch, turn to Animal Planet for the series premiere of SUPERFETCH – the latest addition to the winter line-up. Also this January, Animal Planet welcomes back new episodes of returning favourites ANIMAL COPS: HOUSTON, CATS 101 and ESCAPE TO CHIMP EDEN. Then, catch up on the groundbreaking Animal Planet series, WHALE WARS, with a special encore presentation.
January Program Highlights Include:
Tuesday, January 26 at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET/9 and 9:30 p.m. PT
Too lazy to get off the couch for the pizza delivery guy? Too busy to take out the trash? Need some help finding the TV remote? Don’t worry, your pet’s got you covered! With the help of pet trainer and YouTube sensation Zak George, your fluffy friend will truly live up to their title of “man’s best friend.” George believes he can teach anyone how to teach any pet how to perform any trick. In SUPERFETCH, George shows pet parents step-by-step how to teach their animal new and unbelievable stunts and help strengthen the bond between them. Pet and parent have one shot to make it happen and at the end of several weeks, after three visits from George and intensive at-home training, the duo is put to the test to see if they can pull off the big trick.
WHALE WARS Encore Presentation of Season 1 and 2 (18X60)
Monday, January 4 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT
Watch the WHALE WARS saga from the very beginning! Deemed the most successful series in U.S. Animal Planet history, WHALE WARS follows Captain Paul Watson and his Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as they wage a life-and-death battle to find and stop whaling ships in the South Pacific.
ANIMAL COPS: HOUSTON New Episodes (13X60)
Tuesday, January 5 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT
ANIMAL COPS: HOUSTON is an observational documentary series following the work of the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The HSPCA receives over 10,000 reports of cruelty or neglect every year, and its small team of investigators is dedicated to helping these victims of abuse.
CATS 101 Season 2 (3X60)
Friday, January 22 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Join us as we honour America’s most popular household pet – the cat. Find out interesting facts and get to know breeds like the American Shorthair, Savannah, Scottish Fold, and Turkish Angora. Which is known as the Rainbow Cat? Which is the fastest? Which is the smartest? Everything you need to know about our furry feline friends.
ESCAPE TO CHIMP EDEN Season 2 (20X30)
Sunday, January 17 at 7 and 7:30 p.m. ET/4 and 4:30 p.m. PT
ESCAPE TO CHIMP EDEN presents a powerful, on-going drama through the transparent eye of documentary realism. This is not just an animal story; it is the emotional and moving saga of one man’s unique bond with our closest primate cousins and his fierce dedication to their survival.