[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.

[08/07/12 - 12:39 PM]
Nick Lachey, Joel McHale, Seth Meyers & Howie Mandel to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of August 20-24, 2012
Scheduled guests include Shia LaBeouf, Tim Gunn, Zach Galifianakis, Zac Efron, Kevin Costner, Josh Brolin and Anne Hathaway.

[07/31/12 - 11:55 AM]
Animal Planet's "Hillbilly Handfishin' World Series" Pits Champion Noodlers Against Each Other to Catch the Feistiest Catfish
The three-part event airs this October on the cable channel.

[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.

[06/20/12 - 10:31 AM]
Animal Planet's "Hillbilly Handfishin'" Returns for a Whole-New Season of Noodling Catfish Beginning Sunday, July 29
Look for seven new episodes on Sunday nights beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[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 - 08:22 AM]
Animal Planet Renews Best-Debuting Series Ever, "Hillbilly Handfishin'", for New and Even Stronger Second Season and Announces "Fish America" (WT)
Additionally, the network has ordered the summer companion mini-series "Hillbilly Handfishin': World Series."

[01/31/12 - 08:00 AM]
Animal Planet's Best Debuting Series Ever, "Hillbilly Handfishin'", Returns With All-New Episodes Beginning February 8
Additionally, three new episodes follow on Sundays at 8:00/7:00c, beginning February 12.

[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.

[08/16/11 - 12:25 PM]
Animal Planet's "Hillbilly Handfishin'" Continues to Snare Record Viewers
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, August 14.

[08/09/11 - 11:40 AM]
Animal Planet's "Hillibilly Handfishin'" Catches Best-ever Series Debut With its Bare Hands
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Sunday, August 7.

[06/30/11 - 11:34 AM]
"Hillbilly Handfishin'" Premiering August 7 is Animal Planet's Wildest Adventure of the Summer!
The 12-episode series will air Sundays at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[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!

[02/22/11 - 06:31 AM]
From Tricked-Out Vegas Aquariums to Southern-Style "Noodling," Animal Planet Greenlights Duo of Splashy Summer Series
"Tanked" bows in July followed by "Hillbilly Handfishin'" in August.

8/7/11 - 8/5/12
canceled/ended (2011-2012 season)
not on the schedule
2 (??? episodes)
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
(from Animal Planet's press release, July 2012) Animal Planet, the first network to introduce viewers to the world of HILLBILLY HANDFISHIN', announces a three-part miniseries that's also first of its kind. Premiering this October, HILLBILLY HANDFISHIN' WORLD SERIES features Texas noodler and jack-of-all-trades Brady Knowlton, 31, as master of ceremonies who leads Animal Planet's inaugural, cross-state handfishing tournament. With noodling duos and trios representing Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, this competition isn't just about winning the prestigious Catfish Cup Grand Prize...more importantly, it's about regional pride for these catfish cowboys. Filmed in the murky waters of the great state of Texas, each one-hour episode features teams competing in bracket-structured rounds complete with eliminations and increasingly difficult noodling challenges for a chance to bring home gold for the winner's state and, of course, receive bragging rights.
· Skipper Bivins
· Trent Jackson
· Abby Greensfelder as EP
· Keith Hoffman as EP (AP)
· Sean Gallagher as EP
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
· Half Yard Productions