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[09/10/20 - 02:12 PM]
Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Breaks Ratings Records This Season with Annual "You Watch, We Give" Episode on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 9 PM ET/PT
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Saturday, September 5.

[06/15/20 - 10:03 AM]
Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Returns for a Summer of Second Chances on Saturday, July 25
After nearly 30 years in rescue, Tia Torres thinks she has seen it all - but this season, New Orleans rescue life keeps her guessing.

[09/19/19 - 07:14 AM]
Animal Planet's Longest Running, Fan Favorite Series "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Returns on Saturday, October 5th
Fans and viewers have watched, donated and even adopted from the New Orleans-based, Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest Pit Bull rescue in the United States.

[07/25/19 - 01:50 PM]
"Amanda to the Rescue" Returns for a Second Season in Fall 2019
In the new season premiering this fall, Animal Planet audiences will see a first ever crossover episode featuring Amanda with Tia Torres of "Pit Bulls & Parolees."

[04/13/18 - 11:24 AM]
Animal Planet Has Highest Rated Quarter In Two Years in 1Q18
Animal Planet further spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[03/07/18 - 05:55 AM]
Animal Planet Delivers Double-Digit Prime Time Gains Across the 25-54 Demo in February
Animal Planet further spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/14/17 - 08:23 AM]
Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Returns for a Summer of Second Chances on August 5 at 9PM ET/PT
For more than 20 years, Tia Torres has dedicated her life to New Orleans-based Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest pit bull rescue center in the U.S.

[03/28/17 - 08:08 AM]
Animal Planet Announces 2017-2018 Upfront Programming Slate
In 2016, Animal Planet ranked among the top 30 cable networks (#30) among Adults 25-54.

[12/01/16 - 12:09 PM]
Animal Planet Announces "Super Cute Holiday Week" Featuring Fan-Favorite Programming
This two-week celebration kicks off Monday, December 12 and "wraps" Sunday, December 25.

[11/22/16 - 06:23 AM]
Animal Planet Asks Viewers to Give Thanks with "You Watch. We Give." Initiative for "Pit Bulls & Parolees"
Funds will be donated to Villalobos Rescue Center for the care and feeding of pit bulls living at VRC (up to $50,000).

[10/17/16 - 12:03 PM]
Tia Torres Returns to Animal Planet for a New Season of "Pit Bulls & Parolees"
The series returns for an all new season on Saturday, November 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[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.

[12/10/15 - 01:53 PM]
Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Celebrates 100th Episode Milestone on Saturday, January 2
The network also renews fan-favorite series for eighth season with 10 new episodes in fall 2016.

[12/04/15 - 11:47 AM]
This Thanksgiving, Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Holiday Special Gobbles Up 1.4 Million Viewers
As a result, the sixth annual "You Watch. We Give" matching initiative carved out $50,000 in donations towards Villalobos Rescue Center.

[11/18/15 - 08:05 AM]
Animal Planet Wraps Up 2015 by Gifting Viewers with Holiday-Themed Programming During "Wild Winter Nights"
Beginning Monday, December 14 and continuing through Friday, January 1, the network kicks off a 19-day celebration with holiday-themed episodes of fan-favorite series and exclusive sneak peeks of what's to come in 2016.

[08/20/15 - 01:00 PM]
Animal Planet's Fan-Favorite "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Returns for a Seventh Season This September
On Saturday, September 19, the series returns for a seventh season with a whopping 25 new one-hour episodes.

[06/12/15 - 09:38 AM]
Animal Planet Hosts "Woofstock: Road to Puppy Bowl" Free Festival at Chicago's Stadium Green at Soldier Field with Eyes on Setting a Guinness World Record
The event is headlined by an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for "largest gathering of adopted pets," at 2:30 PM.

[03/19/15 - 08:14 AM]
Animal Planet Renews "Pit Bulls & Parolees" for Seventh Season
Additionally, the series will celebrate its 100th episode milestone during the seventh season run.

[12/03/14 - 01:03 PM]
A Record 1.6 Million Viewers Tune in to Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls and Parolees" Thanksgiving Special
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Saturday, November 29.

[12/01/14 - 08:28 AM]
Animal Planet Offers a December to Remember with Holiday-Stuffed Episodes During Its Annual "Holiday Best Fest"
Beginning Monday, December 15 and continuing through Wednesday, December 31, Animal Planet kicks off a 17-day celebration, thanking its viewers by stuffing their stockings with seasonal-themed episodes of fan-favorite series.

[09/03/14 - 09:26 AM]
New Date: Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Returns This October
Look for the sixth season beginning Saturday, October 4 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[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).

[03/04/14 - 09:57 AM]
Animal Planet Triggers Sixth Season of "Pit Bulls and Parolees"
The cable channel will bring viewers yet another emotional season of Torres and her family working together to save two of society's most judged members.

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

[11/19/13 - 08:46 AM]
'Tis the Season for Fan Favorites and Holiday-Themed Episodes!: Animal Planet's Holiday Best Fest Stuffs Your Stockings
Highlights include holiday-themed episodes of "Call of the Wildman," "Monsters Inside Me," "My Cat from Hell," "North Woods Law," "Pit Bulls and Parolees," "Tanked," "Too Cute!," and "Treehouse Masters."

[11/05/13 - 12:02 PM]
Season-Five Premiere of Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Is Series' Best-Ever Season Opener
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Saturday, November 2.

[10/07/13 - 11:58 AM]
New Life. New Orleans. New Season. Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls and Parolees" Returns This November
The fifth season will air Saturdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning November 2.

[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.

[02/27/13 - 11:53 AM]
Animal Planet Renews "Pit Bulls and Parolees" for Fifth Season
The network will roll out 16 brand new episodes in fall of 2013.

[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.

[11/30/12 - 08:20 AM]
Animal Planet Lands 1.3 Million for Special Thanksgiving Episode of "Pit Bulls and Parolees"
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Saturday, November 24.

[10/31/12 - 06:26 AM]
Animal Planet Scares Up Great Ratings in October
Animal Planet spins the numbers for the month to date.

[09/06/12 - 07:43 AM]
Animal Planet Announces Fall Line Up Featuring Small Paws, Bigfoot and a Cornucopia of Creatures in Between
Look for the return of "Finding Bigfoot" and "Pit Boss" this November.

[09/04/12 - 08:52 AM]
Tia Torres Makes a Tough Move to "The Big Easy" in a New Season of Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls and Parolees"
The newest chapter unfolds in an all-new season premiering Saturday, October 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[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.

[03/29/12 - 09:13 AM]
Animal Planet Triggers New Seasons of "Pit Boss," "My Cat from Hell" and "Pit Bulls & Parolees"
The trio helped drive record viewers to the network's Saturday night in first quarter and delivered all-time highs for each of its recent season.

[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."

[12/01/11 - 08:36 AM]
1.4 Million Viewers Tune In to Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees" Special "You Watch. We Give." Thanksgiving Episode
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Saturday, November 26.

[11/08/11 - 08:20 AM]
Animal Planet Asks Viewers to Give Thanks This Holiday Season With "You Watch. We Give." R.O.A.R. Initiative
Based on the number of viewers who watch Animal Planet on Saturday, November 26, up to $50,000 will be donated to Villalobos Rescue Center.

[10/19/11 - 08:01 AM]
Tough-Talking Tia Torres Returns With New Canines and Ex Cons in Need of Rescue in Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees"
The show's 12-episode third season kicks off Saturday, November 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[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!

[02/02/11 - 08:48 AM]
Animal Planet Renews Two Record-Breaking Series "Confessions: Animal Hoarding" and "Pit Bulls and Parolees"
The returning series will roll out third quarter 2011 and fourth quarter 2011, respectively.

[09/30/10 - 12:38 PM]
Misunderstood Men and Unwanted Dogs Redeem Each Other in Return of Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees"
The show's 11-episode second season begins on Saturday, October 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/30/10 - 05:26 PM]
Exclusive: Animal Planet Books Five Originals for October
"The Haunted," "Fatal Attractions," "I Shouldn't Be Alive" and "Pit Bulls & Parolees" are all due back during said month.

[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.

[01/14/10 - 09:18 AM]
Animal Planet Rolls Out New Summer Series Last Chance Highway and Renewal of Popular Hit Series Pit Bulls and Parolees
Al Roker is behind "Last Chance Highway," which "focuses on two individuals' monumental mission to give unwanted dogs one last chance for survival."

[10/26/09 - 12:28 PM]
One Woman Gives Man and Man's Best Friend a Chance at Redemption in Animal Planet's Pit Bulls and Parolees
The six-part series premieres Friday, October 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/02/09 - 12:35 PM]
Animal Planet Unleashes Bold Entertainment Slate in 2009-2010 Upfront Season
Among the 10 newcomers: BIO RECON, COWBOYS, FETCH ME A BEER, IPREDATOR, THE HERD and WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS TOWNS.







PIT BULLS & PAROLEES (ANIMAL PLANET)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/30/09 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2021)
TIME SLOT:
saturdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
17 (??? episodes)
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DESCRIPTION:
(from Animal Planet's press release, June 2020) In Animal Planet's PIT BULLS & PAROLEES, Tia Torres dedicates her life to running Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest pit bull rescue center in the country, where she works tirelessly to dismantle the unfair stereotypes placed on pit bulls. In fulfilling this mission, she also offers a fresh start to individuals recently released from prison who work for her as staffers and volunteers; together they strive to give a new lease on life to dogs that have been discarded, demonized and abused due to the reputation of their breed. In the never-ending battle to save man and man's best friend, Tia and her family now dedicate their lives to saving any breed of dog in desperate need of help. PIT BULLS & PAROLEES returns to Animal Planet on Saturday, July 25 at 9 PM ET/PT. After nearly 30 years in rescue, Tia thinks she has seen it all - but this season, New Orleans rescue life keeps her guessing. In the season premiere, Tia and the Villalobos team receive an unexpected call when a local adopter returns her new canine companion, Sweetcakes, soon after taking her home. Mariah, Tia's daughter, works to rescue Mr. Crowley, a well-behaved dog that was abandoned at a store after his homeless owner could no longer care for him. Viewers also meet Alicia, an extremely emaciated dog desperate for a second chance at life after she is brought to the Villalobos dog boutique in the French Quarter. This season's rescues are full of unforgettable ups and downs, including stories of resilience and solidarity. Tia steps in when a rural shelter meets capacity and takes in new dogs to save them from what would've been their unfortunate fate. She also takes a pit bull rescued from rough conditions in Kuwait. We'll also witness the Villalobos family come together when one of Tia's twin sons is involved in a motorcycle accident, and the entire Villalobos crew pitches in to help with his recovery. Later this season, Villalobos Rescue Center is shocked when their favorite parolee is arrested, leaving his future at the rescue uncertain. Throughout the season, Animal Planet audiences will witness endless heartfelt tales of companionship as dogs find their forever homes.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Tia Torres
CREW INFORMATION:
· Billy Cooper as EP
· Jen Bies Duffy as EP
· Lisa Lucas as EP (AP)
· Rasha Drachkovitch as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 44 Blue Productions
· Rive Gauche Television