or


[06/12/14 - 10:46 AM]
Nat Geo WILD Showcases the Apes That Inspired Jane Goodall - Revealing Their Captivating Personalities and Behaviors
"Kingdom of the Apes" premieres Sunday, July 13 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[via press release from Nat Geo WILD]

NAT GEO WILD SHOWCASES THE APES THAT INSPIRED JANE GOODALL - REVEALING THEIR CAPTIVATING PERSONALITIES AND BEHAVIORS

Jane Goodall Introduces the Two-Hour Event, Kingdom of the Apes, Premiering Globally on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 9 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD

"Great apes have their own personalities, their own unique life histories. For more than 50 years, I've watched generations live through incredible dramas." - Jane Goodall

(WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 12, 2014) For centuries, we've known chimpanzees are fascinating and intelligent animals that share many qualities with humans, and now we explore deeper into the complex species to reveal their culture and personality. World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall introduces the special Kingdom of the Apes, featuring the life stories of some of the best known great apes that have ever lived, premiering globally on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD. (For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NGC_PR.)

The two-hour television event includes the chimpanzee characters from Tanzania's famed Gombe Stream National Park, where Goodall began her pioneering work more than 50 years ago. Her field study revealed the individual personalities of chimpanzees and the complexities of their communities. Kingdom of the Apes features the life chronicles of some the best known great apes that have ever lived. Their individual personalities have shaped the fates and fortunes of each of the animal characters. Some of the best natural history behavior pieces together the most dramatic events in the lives of the key great ape characters. We'll see behaviors including the struggle for power and politics, going to war to defend their kingdom, and even using sex as part of their social strategy - questioning the line between what is ape and what is human.

Our closest cousins in the animal kingdom are living out dramas that are totally epic, and yet startlingly familiar. Young warriors go to war, kings rise and fall and mothers lovingly raise their young while preparing them for the challenges ahead. We follow along as two brothers, Frodo and Freud, battle for supremacy in a story worthy of Shakespeare. The ultimate prize for one of them is control of their Gombe kingdom. Then we travel deep into the mountains of Rwanda, where a fearless leader, Titus, king of the mountain gorillas, risks everything to keep his throne safe from his own son.

We witness the trials and tribulations of the animal kingdom. Who will dominate? Who is the smartest? Who has the courage to fight? With similarities so close to humans, we feel their pain and joy. Kingdom of the Apes unveils not only the intricate personalities of the apes, but also the very distinct culture of a group. Their interactions with one another are shockingly epic, and yet startlingly familiar.

Premiere Episodes Include:

Kingdom of the Apes: Clash of Kings Premieres Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 9 p.m. ET/PT A giant silverback gorilla king named Titus caresses his infant. But he is no gentle giant. Weighing in at 400 pounds, this fearsome ruler has massive strength and a powerful chest. Wise and powerful, the silverback sovereign commands by his sheer presence. He is the absolute monarch of his tribe, and it's his job to maintain the social order in his clan, with threatening charges and chest-beating displays. Yet rivalry is erupting in his own kingdom. At 35 years old, he may be reaching the end of his reign. What would happen if he were deposed? His own son, Rano, will do anything to unseat his father. In a kingdom where not all male gorillas grow up to be king, but they might die trying, Rano is out to take his father's place as king. Will he succeed?

Kingdom of the Apes: Brother Against Brother Premieres Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 10 p.m. ET/PT

In a secret kingdom, endless conflict divides a family. Now, brother fights brother with politics and scheming in a quest for the throne. Freud, the leader, is in his prime - extremely smart and in control. His displays leave no doubt as to who is in charge. But already, there is dissent within the ranks. His own brother Frodo, the biggest chimp in the group, is a mighty warrior who has become his rival. We watch as Frodo and Freud battle it out for the ultimate prize: control of their chimp kingdom. As war breaks out among the chimps, we see the similarities with humans and how deeply it might be buried in our genes. We reveal their extraordinary ingenuity, their capacity for violence, but also their emotional intelligence, even empathy. We watch to see who will come out on top.

Kingdom of the Apes is produced by National Geographic Television for Nat Geo WILD. For National Geographic Television, executive producer is Karen Bass. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer is Ashley Hoppin; senior vice president of development and production is Janet Han Vissering; and executive vice president and general manager is Geoff Daniels.

# # #

About Nat Geo WILD

Experience the best, most intimate encounters with wildlife ever seen on television. Backed by its unparalleled reputation for quality and blue-chip programming, Nat Geo WILD is dedicated to providing a unique insight into the natural world, the environment and the amazing creatures that inhabit it. From the most remote environments, to the forbidding depths of our oceans, to the protected parks on our doorsteps, Nat Geo WILD will use spectacular cinematography and compelling storytelling to take viewers on unforgettable journeys into the wild world. Launched in 2006, Nat Geo WILD is part of National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) and is available in more than 90 countries and 100 million homes. Nat Geo WILD HD launched in the U.K. in March 2009, and is also available in Greece, Latin America, Poland, Spain and Russia. Further expansion is expected globally. For more information, please visit www.natgeotv.com.

For more information about Dr. Goodall and the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, please visit www.janegoodall.org.





  [june 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[01/18/20 - 06:18 PM]
Two-Part Doc Series "Laurel Canyon" to Premiere on EPIX on May 31st, 2020
Directed by Alison Ellwood, the series features an intimate portrait of the artists who created a music revolution through a wealth of rare and newly unearthed footage and audio recordings.

[01/18/20 - 06:17 PM]
EPIX Unveils Development Slate
Highlights include drama series adaptations of Bernard Cornwell's trilogy "The Warlord Chronicles" and Ken Follett's "A Column of Fire."

[01/18/20 - 06:16 PM]
EPIX to Premiere Carnival Films' "Belgravia" on Sunday, April 12
The six-part limited series is a story of secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th Century.

[01/18/20 - 03:04 PM]
Video: Facebook Watch and Blumhouse Television Drop Official Trailer for "Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones" at TCA
This season of Sacred Lies follows Elsie (Jordan Alexander) as she searches for the family she never knew after being abandoned as a child.

[01/18/20 - 02:08 PM]
Oxygen Presents a Two-Hour Documentary "Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project" Premiering Sunday, April 5 at 7PM ET/PT
With 2.2 million men and women behind bars in the United States, more than any other country, Kim Kardashian West is making it her personal mission to address the criminal reform crisis and make an impactful change.

[01/18/20 - 01:51 PM]
Spectrum Originals Anthology Series "Manhunt: Deadly Games" Produced by Lionsgate Television to Debut February 3
All 10 episodes of the one-hour anthology series from Lionsgate Television will drop ad-free exclusively on Spectrum's On Demand platform.

[01/18/20 - 10:06 AM]
Lifetime Orders Investigative Doc "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein" for 2020 Programming Slate
Other highlights include: five new movies based on V.C. Andrews' Ruby Landry series for the 2020 TV season.

[01/18/20 - 08:22 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Keeps FOX on Top in Demos
The network remains the adults 18-49 champ while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/18/20 - 08:02 AM]
History(R) Announces "Black Patriots" from Executive Producer and NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Honoring African American Heroes Who Fought on the Frontlines of the Revolutionary War for United States Independence
The one-hour documentary premieres Wednesday, February 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/18/20 - 08:01 AM]
History(R) to Premiere Groundbreaking Documentary "Auschwitz Untold" Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
The documentary depicts the chilling story of the Nazi persecution and extermination of European Jews by combining newly colorized footage from the Holocaust and rare, first person interviews with survivors.

[01/18/20 - 08:00 AM]
History(R) to Premiere Epic Three-Night Miniseries Event "Washington" Presidents' Day Weekend Beginning Sunday, February 16 at 8PM ET/PT
The project is narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Jeff Daniels and executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize(R)-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

[01/17/20 - 08:59 PM]
National Geographic Builds on Power of Its Diverse Slate with Season Pickups of Franchise Series "Brain Games," "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" and "Life Below Zero"
Also on tap: an all-new eight-part spin-off series, "Life Below Zero: Next Generation," which is slated to premiere on National Geographic in 2021.

[01/17/20 - 08:58 PM]
National Geographic Unveils the Field Ready Program
National Geographic today unveiled the Field Ready Program to promote diversity and inclusion, providing a clear path for a new generation of people interested in working behind the camera in global television production.

[01/17/20 - 08:57 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Rings in the New Decade and Its 10th Anniversary by Announcing Robust Slate of New Series and Specials
Celebrating its 10th year on the air, the fastest-growing network for animal lovers of all ages celebrates its wild achievements throughout the past decade by announcing its robust 2020 programming slate.

[01/17/20 - 08:51 PM]
National Geographic Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day With Two World Premiere Specials: "Born Wild: Earth Day Live" and "Jane Goodall: The Hope"
At National Geographic, the Earth Day celebration will harness the company's full portfolio to make an impactful difference for the planet.