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[04/28/16 - 11:14 AM]
"Monster Week" Returns to Animal Planet on May 26 with All-New Programming You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into
"'Monster Week' is the most audacious of Animal Planet's quarterly tentpole events continually surprising our viewers with the most enigmatic of creatures," said Rich Ross.

[03/31/16 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Announces 2016-2017 Upfront Programming Slate
As Animal Planet approaches its 20th anniversary in October, the network ranked among the top-20 ad-supported cable networks in Primetime among Men 25-54 in 2015.

[03/02/16 - 11:10 AM]
Animal Planet's Best Performing Series "River Monsters" Explores the Mysteries of the Ocean in a Special Season Beginning Thursday, April 7 at 9 PM (ET/PT)
Season eight sends Jeremy Wade on epic adventures to investigate what creatures are responsible for deadly attacks involving underwater predators and unsolved disappearances.

[06/08/15 - 08:32 AM]
Animal Planet's Monstrous May Was Driven by "Monster Week" and "The Last Alaskans"
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month of May.

[06/01/15 - 02:09 PM]
Animal Planet's "Monster Week" Scared Up Monster Ratings, Bolstered by "The Cannibal in the Jungle" and "River Monsters"
Animal Planet further spins the numbers for May 17-25.

[04/24/15 - 08:19 AM]
You've Been Warned: "Monster Week" Returns to Animal Planet with a Monstrous Nine-Night Lineup Starting May 17
Highlights include the two-hour scripted feature "The Cannibal in the Jungle" on Sunday, May 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/12/15 - 07:32 AM]
"River Monsters" Renewed and Season Premiere Ranks as Most Watched Season Opener Ever
The series will return in 2016 with and eighth season devoted entirely to beasts that lurk in the depths of the sea.

[03/05/15 - 08:24 AM]
Animal Planet's #1 Series Returns Sunday, April 5 - Jeremy Wade Goes to New Depths in the Most Daring "River Monsters" Expeditions Yet
In the season finale, Wade travels back in time to uncover the greatest river monster that ever lived in the ground-breaking special "River Monsters: Prehistoric Terror," premiering in late May during Animal Planet's fourth annual "Monster Week."

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[05/21/14 - 01:46 PM]
Powered by "River Monsters," Debut Night of Animal Planet's Monster Week Is Number One for Men
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, May 18 and Monday, May 19.

[05/19/14 - 11:17 AM]
Animal Planet's "River Monsters" to Cast a Line for Seventh Season in 2015
The announcement was made at the conclusion of last night's episode of "Bone Crusher," which kicked off the network's third annual "Monster Week."

[04/07/14 - 01:38 PM]
"River Monsters'" Sixth-Season Premiere Is Most Watched Season Debut in Animal Planet History
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 6.

[04/07/14 - 11:14 AM]
TV's Most Beastly Week Is Back and Bigger Than Before! Animal Planet's "Monster Week" Returns
Highlights include the original movie "Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys," starring Shannen Doherty, Christopher Lloyd and Jason Brooks.

[04/03/14 - 06:19 AM]
Animal Planet Roars About Its Dramatic Upfront Slate
This fall, Animal Planet also plunges into scripted territory, retelling the story that inspired the iconic novel, Moby Dick, in "Revenge of the Whale" (working title).

[03/24/14 - 11:10 AM]
Animal Planet to Reel in "River Monsters" Fans with First-Ever Live Aftershow on April 6 Following Two-Hour Season Premiere
The special will be moderated by long-time executive producer Lisa Lucas and broadcast from the Knight Studio at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

[02/25/14 - 11:46 AM]
Extreme Angler Jeremy Wade Travels to the Amazon to Embark in His Longest and Most Dangerous Journey Yet in New Season of "River Monsters"
Six brand-new episodes of the sixth season return on Sunday, April 6 at 9:00/8:00c with a special two-hour premiere called "Amazon Apocalypse."

[12/31/13 - 11:44 AM]
Animal Planet Wins Its Best Year Ever!
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the year to date.

[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[07/02/13 - 12:49 PM]
Animal Planet Delivers Its Best Quarter Ever
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2013.

[05/30/13 - 08:27 AM]
Animal Planet's "River Monsters" Season Finale Grabs 2.2 Million Record-Breaking Viewers
Plus: Animal Planet has officially greenlit a sixth season to debut in 2014.

[05/29/13 - 12:27 PM]
Animal Planet Roars About Its Monstrous May and Monster Week
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month to date.

[05/01/13 - 09:07 AM]
Animal Planet's Monster Week Slithers Back to the Small Screen May 20-27 with 24 Premiere Hours of All-New Specials
Highlights include the follow-up special "Mermaids: The New Evidence" on Sunday, May 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/30/13 - 12:37 PM]
Animal Planet Earns Its Best-Ever April
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/30/13 - 07:57 AM]
The Search Is on for the Best Hooker in America: Animal Planet's New Competition Reality Series "Top Hooker" Premieres June 2
Reno Collier hosts the eight-part series, airing Sundays at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/09/13 - 10:27 AM]
Fifth Season Premiere of "River Monsters" Is Most Watched Season Debut in Animal Planet History
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 7.

[04/04/13 - 09:33 AM]
Animal Planet's Best Year Ever Propels Network Toward Its Wildest Entertainment Slate
The cable channel's 14 returning series include "Call of the Wildman," "Finding Bigfoot," "Gator Boys" and "Monsters Inside Me."

[02/28/13 - 09:04 AM]
Animal Planet's "River Monsters" and Angler Jeremy Wade Plunge Into the Most Dramatic Season Yet
Season five launches Sunday, April 7 at 9:00/8:00c with a monster-sized opener.

[01/03/13 - 01:35 PM]
Animal Planet Has Its Best Year Ever - 2012 Scores Milestone with Most-watched Year Ever in Prime and Total Day
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the year to date.

[06/26/12 - 12:00 PM]
Animal Planet Has Best Quarter Ever! Network Ranks Among Top 20 in Cable and Boasts Double-digit Gains in Major Demos
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[05/31/12 - 08:38 AM]
Hook, Line and Sinker! Animal Planet's "River Monsters" Nabs Its Biggest Catch Yet
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/30/12 - 12:09 PM]
Animal Planet Slays With Best-Ever May in Network History
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month of May.

[05/01/12 - 11:29 AM]
Animal Planet Boasts a Monster-Sized April Performance
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/10/12 - 11:11 PM]
Q1 in Review/Q2 in Preview: A&E, ABC Family, AMC, Animal Planet, BET, Bravo & Cartoon Network
A look at what's ahead on the cable channels, plus a recap of their ratings to date this year.

[04/05/12 - 09:47 AM]
Animal Planet Gets Ahead of the Pack With Its 2012-13 Upfront Entertainment Slate
The Planet's bringing back 13 returning "Surprisingly Human" hit series and introducing a pack of new titles.

[04/03/12 - 11:44 AM]
Fourth Season Premiere of "River Monsters" Is Most-Watched Season Debut in Animal Planet History
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 1.

[03/27/12 - 11:36 AM]
Animal Planet Seals Record First-Quarter Performance
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[03/22/12 - 07:03 AM]
Animal Planet Elevates Charlie Foley to Lead Newly Expanded Development Team at "Surprisingly Human" Entertainment Network
Plus: Kurt Tondorf and Andy Berg have joined the development team as Vice Presidents.

[03/20/12 - 06:45 AM]
3net - the 24/7 3D Network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX - Ushers in Spring with World 3D Premiere of Viewer Favorite "River Monsters"
3net will simulcast the episode, entitled "Pack of Teeth" along with Animal Planet, who will premiere the 2D telecast on Sunday, April 8.

[03/12/12 - 07:27 AM]
Animal Planet and 3Net to Simulcast Hit Series "River Monsters" on April 8
3net premieres a special 3D version of the episode with seven additional minutes of content.

[02/29/12 - 07:06 AM]
A Real American Horror Story!: New Season of Animal Planet's "River Monsters" Kicks Off With Two-Hour Episode of All-American Maneaters
New episodes will roll out on Sunday nights from April 1 through May 27 on the cable channel.

[01/13/12 - 09:59 AM]
Animal Planet Announces "Monster Week" Programming Stunt - Hosted by "River Monsters'" Jeremy Wade
For eight nights, the mysterious menaces of the animal world take over the network's lineup.

[06/02/11 - 09:07 AM]
Animal Planet's Most-Watched Series "River Monsters" Hooks Biggest Audience Ever in Its Third Season
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Monday, May 30 and the season to date.

[05/03/11 - 03:01 PM]
Animal Planet's Sunday Night Drew Stellar Ratings
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, May 1.

[04/26/11 - 01:50 PM]
Animal Planet's "River Monsters" Continues to Snare Record-Setting Audiences During Third Season
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 24.

[04/14/11 - 08:32 AM]
Animal Planet Unleashes Entertainment Slate for the 2011-12 Upfront Season
Set to return are "Must Love Cats," "Monsters Inside Me," "Fatal Attractions," "Infested!" and more!

[04/12/11 - 12:05 PM]
Animal Planet's "River Monsters" Catches 1.6 Million Viewers in Third Season Premiere
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 10.

[02/28/11 - 09:54 AM]
Fish On! Jeremy Wade Plunges Into the Murky Depths for More "River Monsters" Adventures
The series, which returns Sunday, April 10, will also serve up several special editions in the coming months.

[02/24/11 - 09:28 AM]
Animal Planet Renews "The Haunted," Books April Premieres
"Killer Outbreaks," "The Bear Whisperer" and "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" are among the new and returning series on tap.

[06/29/10 - 02:21 PM]
Animal Planet Scores "Surprisingly Human" Viewership During Second Quarter
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2010.

[06/03/10 - 10:42 AM]
Second Season of Animal Planet's Most-Watched Series in Network History -- "River Monsters" -- Catches Super-Sized Ratings
Plus: Animal Planet has given a green light to a third season, which is already in production with a projected launch date in Spring 2011.

[05/04/10 - 03:56 PM]
Reel Big Fish: Animal Planet's "River Monsters" Catches 1.6 Million Viewers in Second Outing
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, May 2.

[04/27/10 - 09:55 AM]
Animal Planet's River Monsters Snares Gigantic Ratings as Best Season Premiere in Network History
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 25.

[04/08/10 - 06:06 AM]
Animal Planet Reveals Surprisingly Human Side for 2010-11 Upfront Season
Newcomers include DOLPHIN WARRIORS, MUST LOVE CATS, SKUNK WHISPERER and WORLD'S DEADLIEST TOWNS.

[03/03/10 - 10:50 AM]
Animal Planet Orders "Snakes'Kin," Sets April Premieres
"River Monsters," "I Shouldn't Be Alive," "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom," "Weird, True & Freaky" and "Untamed & Uncut" are all due back in April.

[01/14/10 - 09:16 AM]
Fans Wait with Bait-Ed BreatH... Animal Planet's Best-Performing Series Ever Returns for More Freshwater Horror in "River Monsters"
Seven new episodes are set to roll out starting Sunday, April 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/09/09 - 12:26 PM]
Whale Wars Sophomore Voyage Outperforms Last Season by Double Digits, Commandeering 1.2m Viewers
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, June 5.

[05/19/09 - 02:21 PM]
Animal Planet's 'River Monsters' Hooks Record Viewership to Become Best-Performing Series in Network History
Plus: season two will go into production this summer, with a projected launch date in the spring of 2010.

[04/14/09 - 12:15 PM]
Second Installment of Animal Planet's River Monsters Catches Network's Best-Performing Telecast Ever
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 12.

[04/07/09 - 12:45 PM]
Animal Planet's River Monsters Reels in Best Series Debut in Network History
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, April 5.

[02/26/09 - 03:08 PM]
Animal Planet, Discovery & Spike TV to All Ramp Up in April
"The Ultimate Fighter," "Deadliest Catch," "Mythbusters" and "Groomer Has It" are among the nearly 30 series due in the month of April on cable.

[01/13/09 - 01:33 PM]
Animal Planet Boosts New Entertainment Slate with Trio of Innovative and Genre-Expanding Series
The newcomers include "Animal Armageddon," "River Monsters" and "Groomer Has It" spin-off "Beverly Hills Groomer."







RIVER MONSTERS (ANIMAL PLANET)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/5/09 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2016)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
8 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from Animal Planet's press release, March 2016) RIVER MONSTERS features freshwater detective, biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade who has spent three decades traveling the world's waterways in search of man-eaters that lurk beneath the surface of rivers and lakes in some of the most inhospitable locations in the world. This series is a weekly murder mystery following Wade's life-long quest to discover which finned suspects are actually man-eaters, and which are victims of mistaken identity or part of an epic myth. No river monster will elude him for long and he'll stop at nothing to solve every cold-case involving a murderous underwater creature.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jeremy Wade as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andie Clare as PROD
· Charlie Foley as CRTR
· Harry Marshall as EP
· Laura Marshall as EP
· Nicholas White as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Icon Films