or


[01/07/15 - 09:01 AM]
Fox + Raccoon + Squirrel = Backyard Bandits! Nat Geo WILD Is Giving Our Pesky Friends Their Time to Shine
"The Secret Life of Mr. Fox," "Raccoon: Backyard Bandit" and "Super Squirrel" are all on tap for Sunday, March 8.

[via press release from Nat Geo WILD]

FOX + RACCOON + SQUIRREL = BACKYARD BANDITS! NAT GEO WILD IS GIVING OUR PESKY FRIENDS THEIR TIME TO SHINE

Part of Destination WILD Sunday Nights, Three World Premieres Celebrate Our Backyard Bandits Beginning Sunday, March 8, 2015, at 8 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD

(WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jan. 7, 2015) We've all seen them in parks, alleys and our own backyards. Usually overlooked, foxes, raccoons and squirrels aren't exactly considered safari animals or even rare. They are "backyard bandits" that coexist with all of us. Nat Geo WILD is giving the "little" guys their time in the light with a one-night Destination WILD event beginning Sunday, March 8, 2015, at 8 p.m. ET/PT with the premiere of The Secret Life of Mr. Fox, then Raccoon: Backyard Bandit at 9 p.m. ET/PT and Super Squirrel at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (For more information, visit natgeowild.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NGC_PR.)

As part of Nat Geo WILD's Sunday nights dedicated to natural history programming, we're starting the night off with everyone's favorite, the sneaky fox in The Secret Life of Mr. Fox. George Clooney may be the "Fantastic Mr. Fox," but we're taking a look at the real deal. And we finally see just how cunning he really is. With hidden cameras and tracking technology, we'll uncover his nightly antics. In England, we see the fox popping up in all sorts of unusual places from sports events to the front steps of the prime minister's house. This is one animal that has no problem surviving the city. Our cameras capture never-before-seen footage of a fox family living under a garden shed in London. We follow the twists and turns of their sometimes tragic and often heartwarming story, as the cubs grow up and get ready to leave home. This is the true story of Mr. Fox.

Then in Raccoon: Backyard Bandit, our raccoon friend tells us his life story in his own words. Narrated in the voice of a raccoon, we'll take a journey through his life from birth to searching for food in dumpsters to traveling through underground tunnels. In the words of a raccoon, "We just want the same things you do: life, love and the pursuit of happiness, which for us pretty much means food." This animal's knack for mischief has earned it a reputation, but there's way more to the raccoon than just trashcan thievery. They are smart, adaptable and equipped with an array of incredible senses that allow them to maximize every opportunity humans provide. That's exactly why their touch receptors on each paw help identify objects without having to see them, making finding food a piece of cake - no pun intended. Join us as we take a look into a year in the life of the furry masked bandits that not only live in our neighborhood, but know it better than we do.

Finally, in Super Squirrel, we take a look at our permanent backyard houseguest to uncover its feats of agility, intelligence and imagination. High-speed cameras help us break down ordinary squirrel behavior. Not only do squirrels survive and cohabitate with humans, but they appear to thrive in our shared spaces. Squirrels hoard food to prepare for hard times, but any time away from the safety of the canopy is spent negotiating natural and manmade dangers, often in competition with rival squirrels. Perhaps the everyday rodent squirrel is more complex than we thought, making it a Super Squirrel!

# # #

NAT GEO WILD

For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. The networks Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD, launched in 2010, offer intimate encounters with nature's ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air that draw upon the cutting-edge work of the many explorers, filmmakers and scientists of the National Geographic Society. Part of the National Geographic Channels US, based in Washington, D.C., the networks are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. In 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) debuted, and 10 years later, Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with Nat Geo WILD currently available in 57 million U.S. homes. Globally, Nat Geo WILD is available in more than 187 million homes in 140 countries and 28 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com.





  [january 2015]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


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





[09/20/19 - 01:12 PM]
New Season of E!'s Transformational Reality Series "Botched" Premieres Tuesday, November 5 at 10PM ET/PT
Plus: see the most outrageous show moments, mind-blowing transformations, and over-the-top patients of the entire series on the "Most Outrageous Patients Special" airing Tuesday, October 29.

[09/20/19 - 10:57 AM]
Netflix Adapts Tony Award-Winner Jason Robert Brown's Broadway Musical 13 Into a Family Film
Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.

[09/20/19 - 10:09 AM]
Animal Planet Acquires Worldwide Television Rights to Documentary Film "Watson"
The film chronicles Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul Watson, who has spent his life sailing the globe to keep our oceans and their inhabitants safe.

[09/20/19 - 09:59 AM]
Ryan Seacrest Returns as Host of Iconic Singing Competition Series "American Idol"
He reunites with previously announced music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as in-house mentor, Bobby Bones.

[09/20/19 - 09:22 AM]
Lifetime Commits to Two More Seasons of "Married at First Sight" for 2020
"Married at First Sight" season 10 will take place in Washington, D.C. and premieres New Year's Day, January 1, 2020.

[09/20/19 - 09:01 AM]
The Premiere Episode of New CBS Comedy "The Unicorn" to Get Early Multiplatform Preview Beginning Today
The premiere episode may be seen across CBS.com, the CBS mobile app, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app, and Roku ahead of its broadcast premiere on Thursday, September 26.

[09/20/19 - 08:43 AM]
Travel Channel Set to Premiere Landmark Live Ghost Hunt From One of America's Oldest and Most Haunted Cities - Salem, Massachusetts - on Friday, October 4
The all-star team includes Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman ("Portals to Hell"), Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and Chip Coffey ("Kindred Spirits"), Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey ("Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests"), Dave Schrader and Cindy Kaza ("The Holzer Files").

[09/20/19 - 08:31 AM]
Netflix Renews "GLOW" for a Fourth and Final Season
The streaming service broke the news on social media this morning.

[09/20/19 - 08:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with CBS, FOX
Preliminary results see the Alphabet holding onto the top spot last night.

[09/20/19 - 08:04 AM]
Video: "Fractured" - Official Trailer - Can You Solve the Mystery? - Netflix
Sam Worthington and Lily Rabe star in the streaming service's latest original movie, due on Friday, October 11.

[09/20/19 - 07:44 AM]
Video: "Rotten" Season 2 - Official Trailer - Netflix
The series returns Friday, October 4 with six new unsavory truths about the underbelly of the global food industry.

[09/20/19 - 06:56 AM]
HGTV Adds David Bromstad and Tyler Florence to Its Lineup of Special Guest Stars on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
The HGTV spin on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is scheduled to air in early 2020.

[09/20/19 - 06:05 AM]
Video: "The Crown" Season 3 - Teaser Trailer - Netflix
The new season, starring Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, arrives November 17.

[09/20/19 - 04:09 AM]
Video: "Baby" Season 2 - Official Trailer - Netflix
The series returns on Friday, October 18 with new characters, tough decisions and fresh secrets.

[09/19/19 - 03:59 PM]
HBO Max Confirms Production on Film Adaptation of Critically Acclaimed Novel "UNpregnant"
Haley Lu Richardson and Barbie Ferreira will star in the project, to be directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg.