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[05/18/17 - 09:56 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Swings Around the World with "Amazing Monkeys" - New Series Premieres on Wednesday, June 14 at 8 PM ET/PT
Hosted by biologist Patrick Aryee, the series tells the story of primate evolution and takes us on a journey along the bizarre and miraculous branches of the primate family tree.







AMAZING MONKEYS (SMITH)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/14/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (3 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 6/28/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, May 2017) Journey back in time to retrace the astonishing rise of monkeys and uncover the amazing stories of what has made the world's primates one of the most successful groups of creatures on Earth for almost 60 million years. Hosted by biologist Patrick Aryee, AMAZING MONKEYS tells the story of primate evolution and takes us on a journey along the bizarre and miraculous branches of the primate family tree. Join Patrick as he travels to wild locations in Asia, Africa and Central and South America to get eye-to-eye with some of the world's most charismatic and mischievous monkeys. AMAZING MONKEYS premieres on Wednesday, June 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. AMAZING MONKEYS tells the primate narrative through intimate monkey encounters, stunning wildlife photography, field demonstrations and a CGI family tree. Four mighty monkey dynasties are uncovered: prosimians, Old World monkeys, New World monkeys and apes. Each group has split from one another over centuries, and each has its own story of epic migrations, lost lands, mass extinctions, marooned beasts and incredible animal characters.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Williamson as EP
· David Royle as EP (Smithsonian)
· Isla Robertson as EP
· Joy Galane as EP (Smithsonian)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Offspring Films