Animal Planet Renews 'Gator Boys' and Heads Back to Florida

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March 13th, 2013


via press release:


-- "GATOR BOYS" Scores Record Numbers Making it the Network's 2nd Most Watched Series This Year Among P25-54 and Males 18-49 --

(New York, NY) - The GATOR BOYS, Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle, are two men who defy death capturing nuisance alligators with their bare hands to save them from being destroyed for their skin and meat. Later this year, Animal Planet will take the GATOR BOYS back to the comforts of home in South Florida with 10 all-new episodes of the hit series.

This past season of GATOR BOYS delivered more than 1.1M P2+ viewers and ranked as Animal Planet's second most watched series this year, among P25-54 and males 18-49. The series showed gains from previous season across all demos including: P2+ (+9%, 1.1M vs. 1M), P25-54 (+15%, 554k vs. 481k), P18-49 (+12%, 508k vs. 455k), M25-54 (+10%, 292k vs. 266k) and W25-54 (+21%, 261k vs. 215k). "Gatorzilla," which aired this past season, ranks as the series' second most watched episode, with more than 1.4M P2+ viewers. All-new episodes of GATOR BOYS take the guys back to South Florida after spending last season in Mississippi -- and the gators have missed them! Paul and Jimmy jump right back into action wrangling nuisance gators and exploring new areas of Florida.

GATOR BOYS is produced by Mike Mathis Productions. Dawn Sinsel is Executive Producer for Animal Planet. Mike Mathis, Brian Puterman and Eric Streit are Executive Producers for Mike Mathis Productions.

Animal Planet Media (APM), a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world's only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. APM consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 97 million homes in the US; online assets, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; the 24/7 broadband channel, Animal Planet Beyond;, the #1 pet-related Web property globally that facilitates pet adoption; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service; mobile content; and merchandising extensions.

  • Hillbilly

    Tune in to see one of these guys get ate by a gator. :)

  • gator man

    Hey you never know I had a gator in my pool and I jumped him I got him myself

  • Brittney die is

    Go gather boys

  • ron

    ok what channel on they on now ????

  • ron

    i do hope someone will reply on the gator boy channel thanks ron ohio

  • Dennis

    This show is great glad its coming back.I took my 4 year old son to the rescue at holiday park, it was a great time gatorboy Scott did the show and was awsome. My son loves the show and he knew who Scott was right away. Scott took time out for a picture and gave my son his time. Great guys. Please take a trip out there the rescue depends on the tips. its great to see real guys doing real good for these animals on T.V. support them

  • Matto

    These so called gator boys are a joke these lizards they are catching are bait for our salt water crocs, these boys wouldn’t get there feet wet before one of our big boys would make mince meat out of of them, id invite them out here to auz and see them try and wrestle one of our crocs in our waters, typical yanks all full of ….

  • Barbara

    Jimmy – Put your mobile in a container of rice, completely covered and it will dry out the mobile. Take out the SIM card the back off the back. Put everything in the rice. This is save you some money. I love the show!

  • Shaina

    hey guys, love the show, i live in louisiana, but i hope i can move somewhere closer to you guys and work with you some day, i know how aggressive animals can get, ive had a snake i caught wild for seven years she’s only bitten two people in that time, one way me and it left seven rows of bite marks, in a few years i’m getting a cuvier’s dwarf caimen, i found a site that sells them and alligator pellets, i heard from someone that feeding them the pellets instead of dangling chicken or something makes them alot nicer, but i still know the risks, i know one day i’ll probably die from my love of potentially dangerous animals, but thats ok as long as i’m doing what i love. you guys inspire me so much, i realize i probably sound crazy but oh well, maybe i am.

  • gator

    Matto i laugh at you when is your show on. Love you gatorboys you are the best everyone else is a copycat

  • bonnie carr

    hey bring back the show I really enjoy it. I even watch the reruns. I lived in the zoo when I was little so I love all animals.

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