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[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).

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

[11/20/13 - 10:56 AM]
Animal Planet Takes a Bite Out of the New Year with 10 All-New Episodes of "Gator Boys"
Said run kicks off Sunday, January 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[08/27/13 - 12:51 PM]
Animal Planet Sets Sizzling Summer Ratings Records with Best Summer Ever
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[07/30/13 - 12:53 PM]
This July, Animal Planet Achieves Most-Watched Month in Network History
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month 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.

[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."

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[04/02/13 - 01:48 PM]
Animal Planet Scores Its Best-Ever First Quarter and March
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month of March and the quarter to date.

[03/13/13 - 08:21 AM]
Animal Planet Renews "Gator Boys" and Heads Back to Florida
Later this year, look for 10 all-new episodes of the hit series.

[02/26/13 - 11:05 AM]
"Puppy Bowl" Sweeps February, Helping Animal Planet Score Its Best-Ever February Prime and Total Day
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month to date.

[01/29/13 - 12:25 PM]
Standout Series "Finding Bigfoot," "Gator Boys" and "Northwoods Law" Drive Stellar Ratings for Animal Planet in January
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month to date.

[01/08/13 - 02:22 PM]
Animal Planet's "Gator Boys" Snaps Up 1.3 Million Viewers in Season Two Debut
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, January 6.

[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.

[11/13/12 - 09:50 AM]
Paul and Jimmy Take on Mississippi in New Season of Animal Planet's Hit Series "Gator Boys"
Look for the show's sophomore run on Sunday nights at 9:00/8:00c beginning January 6.

[08/01/12 - 10:48 AM]
Animal Planet's "Gator Boys" Renewed for a Second Season
In 2013, the one-hour reality series will embark on its second season.

[07/10/12 - 12:41 PM]
Animal Planet's "Call of the Wildman" and "Gator Boys" Set Record Highs Over the Weekend
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, July 8.

[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.

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

[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.

[01/13/12 - 01:13 PM]
"Hillbilly Handfishin'" Returns to Animal Planet on Sunday, February 12; "Must Love Cats" on Saturday, March 10
Plus: the cable channel recaps its various premieres for the first quarter of 2012.

[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.

[12/14/11 - 02:11 PM]
Animal Planet Adds "Snake Man of Appalachia" to Busy Winter Lineup
The six-episode series follows the lives of the Shorts, "an extraordinary Appalachian family with deep roots in the serpent-handling religion."

[12/12/11 - 07:31 AM]
All-New Series "Gator Boys" Shows the Hands-On Gator Wrangling of Paul and Jimmy, Beginning Sunday, January 8 on Animal Planet
The six-part, one-hour series follows their Florida business, "Gator Boys Alligator Rescue."







GATOR BOYS (ANIMAL PLANET)
Returns in TBA 2014 or 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/8/12 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's sixth) on 4/3/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from Animal Planet's press release, April 2014) GATOR BOYS follows the men and women of Gator Boys Alligator Rescue as they risk life and limb to capture wild alligators using their bare hands and swim with the toothy creatures unprotected in the Florida waters. Frontrunners Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle do it all for the love of gators and started the rescue with the goal of getting nuisance alligators out of harm's way before they are captured and killed by other trappers who profit from harvesting the animals. In this new season, the GATOR BOYS are making another astonishing addition to their tight knit team, and the tale of a giant gator known as "Moby Dick" may have everyone packing for a return trip to Mississippi.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jimmy Riffle
· Paul Bedard
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian Puterman as EP
· Dawn Sinsel as EP (AP)
· Eric Streit as EP
· Mike Mathis as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Mike Mathis Productions