Nat Geo Wild Announces 'Fish Bowl' - First Annual Super Bowl Event

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January 10th, 2014

Fish Bowl

via press release:

Premieres Super Bowl Sunday — Feb. 2, from 6 PM to 10 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD


(WASHINGTON, D.C. / PASADENA, CA — January 10, 2014) From the award-winning team that launched the careers of The Dog Whisperer and The Incredible Dr. Pol, Nat Geo WILD is proud to announce the latest face of the network — “Goldie.” New to the Hollywood scene, this up-and-coming “actor,” who also happens to be a goldfish, snagged the leading role in Fish Bowl, the highly anticipated four-hour reality special premiering Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at


Venerable household goldfish Goldie is excited for her big break to star in the event of the year on Super Bowl Sunday, stating, “I’m comfortable in my own scales and have no doubt the Fish Bowl will be the talk of the town.” Sure, puppies are cute, kittens are ok and football … well, as Goldie likes to say, “It’s just another day in the Bowl.” Predatory cats, canines and field goals are just the beginning. This remarkable little goldfish handles whatever the tides throw at her — food, a scuba diver, crazy red crabs, erupting volcanoes, even a surprise visit from Dr. Pol and Cesar Millan.


The controversial decision to offer the lead to a newcomer was an easy one, explains Geoff Daniels, EVP and General Manager of Nat Geo WILD. “Goldie showed such promise in early casting auditions that we felt confident in the aquatic wonder’s ability to entertain and captivate an audience, for four long hours, on a relatively young network, while the most-watched television event of the year just happens to be taking place.”


In the vein of other reality series, where the daily drama of a character’s life plays out in a “fishbowl” setting, Goldie will swim about her daily business in an actual fishbowl. Without filters and with remarkable candor, Goldie navigates through an average day in the life of a goldfish. When asked how this stacks up to her competition, Goldie offered, “Can Bruno Mars pack all of that into his halftime show? Right, I didn’t think so, blub, blurb, bubble.”


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About Nat Geo WILD

For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. The networks Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD, launched in 2010, offer intimate encounters with nature’s ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air that draw upon the cutting-edge work of the many explorers, filmmakers and scientists of the National Geographic Society. Part of the National Geographic Channels US, based in Washington, D.C., the networks are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. In 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) debuted, and 10 years later, Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with Nat Geo WILD currently available in over 58 million U.S. homes. Globally, Nat Geo WILD is available in more than 144 million homes in 140 countries and 28 languages. For more information, visit

  • Shepherd

    This just goes to show how desperate some people are to find anything to watch other than the super bowl. I know it’s a huge event, but somebody needs to grow a pair and counter-program the SB.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this pulls similar numbers to the puppy bowl. If you don’t watch football, there is literally nothing else on.

  • PJM

    The Super Bowl isn’t the draw. It’s a reason for people to throw a party and drink. I’m pretty sure you can’t do that with the Puppy Bowl, Kitten Bowl or the Fish Bowl.

  • JSunkist

    I still want my Jabberwocky Bowl!

  • Wayne

    I love this! So much better than the other ideas that are on during the day, but not the game. I can actually switch back and forth during the game to check this out. Way to go Nat Geo Wild!

  • kb

    Anyone who doesn’t watch the SuperBowl will be sent to North Korea on Dennis Rodman’s next trip! Haha jk

  • Joseph

    Actually, NatGeoWild should have scheduled the initial broadcast of “Fish Bowl” on the night before the Super Bowl with a repeat during the game, so those who want to watch the Super Bowl could see “Fish Bowl” and not miss the game.

    Besides, I thought Puppy Bowl was broadcast two or three hours before the Super Bowl game begins.

    However, cats may watch it in droves. They may also attack TV sets, thinking they can get and eat the fish.

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