Animal Planet Premieres: ‘Pit Bulls & Parolees,’ ‘Cats 101,’ ‘Tanked,’ ‘Freak Encounters,’ ‘Texas Rodeo Tykes’
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Pit Bulls & Parolees: Season 2
Season Premieres Saturday, October 30 at 10 PM
Two hundred pit bulls; six convicted felons on parole; and 10 dusty acres in the middle of nowhere. What’s the common factor? It’s the crossroad for a chance at redemption, rehabilitation and rebirth for both man and man’s best friend. And, at the center of it all is one fiery, extraordinary woman — Tia Maria Torres — who devotes her days and nights to giving the underdogs of the canine and human worlds a second chance. PIT BULLS & PAROLEES televises fiery drama and both serious and light moments where felons and ill-reputed dogs come together to rescue one another from their dim pasts to bring new meaning to life. Each week, Tia, one of the country’s most renowned pit bull trainers and the founder of the Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest pit bull rescue facility in the world, works against all odds to save pit bulls from dangerous and abusive situations and help repaint their reputation. In doing this, Tia pairs pit pulls with parolees in the belief that these delinquent canine-and-man teams can redeem themselves and strip one another of their ominous pasts. Now in its second season, Tia and her cadre of parolees face a new set of challenges including pit bulls rescued from a dog fighting ring, the pending trial of Tia’s husband, A.J., and the return of one parolee who went back to jail during season one. One thing that hasn’t changed is Villabolos’ core mission — to rescue pit bulls from dangerous and abusive situations and find them new, loving and lasting homes.
Cats 101: Season 3
Season Premieres Saturday, September 18 at 8 PM
The most comprehensive – and most endearing – Car encyclopedia on television is back! In the companion series to Dogs 101, viewers discover everything about their feline friend in. This series highlights the frisky, feisty and contagiously cute behaviors that helped these cheeky creatures overtake dogs as the most popular pet in America. Learn about the various breeds, their genetic history, famous felines and quirky cat facts.
Premieres Saturday, October 9 at 8 PM
These are not your typical fish tanks. And these are not your typical fish tank builders. Welcome to the world ofTANKED!. Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), owned by Brett King and Wayde Raymer, is not only the most successful, but probably the most outrageous tank manufacturer in America. They are brother-in-laws, business partners, best friends, and constant rivals. Joined by Wayde’s wife Heather, and Brett’s father, “The General”, this is one big dysfunctional family. Housed in a “State of the Art” 13,000 sq. ft. facility located in the center of Las Vegas, every year, ATM takes on more than 200 projects. They build tanks inside restaurants, casinos, banks, hotels, museums and zoos from 50 to 50,000 gallons in size. They build tanks for celebrities and ordinary Joes. They’ve created tanks in the shape of pyramids, spheres hexagons, and even, the female anatomy. They are filled with the most exotic…and dangerous fish around. Their business is fish, and business is good.
Series Premieres Tuesday, October 19 at 10:30 PM
Each week, one unwitting co-star will believe that they are joining a television crew that investigates some of the world’s most unexplained creatures, places and most unexplained mysteries
Texas Rodeo Tykes
Premieres Thursday, October 7 at 8 PM
Some kids want to jump like Jordan; others want to bend it like Beckham, but for seven-year-old Titan, 10-year-old Kenna,, eight-year-old Chisum and 10-year-old JW – they dream to ride it like nine time Rodeo World Champion, Ty Murrary. Follow these young cowboys and cowgirl as they lead nomadic lives on the road, spare no financial and emotional expense and take part in the fiercely competitive and dangerous world of Jr. Rodeo. Will Kenna get her head out of the clouds and into the game? Can Titan overcome his small frame to become a bigger than life champion? Will JW get beyond his disfiguring accident and get back in the saddle again? Can Chisum lose the game but win his father’s love anyway? Behind every successful rodeo kid, is a rodeo parent – pushing them to live out the tradition and the Western way of life.