Animals TV Shows

About Animals

Everyone loves animals, and TV producers learned long ago how to take advantage of that love to create popular television programming featuring entertaining animals. The animals may be adorable, they may be scary, or they may be simply interesting, but animal-related programs are almost always appealing to a wide variety of viewers.

Nature documentaries are perhaps the oldest genre of animal programs on TV. They tend to present animals in a factual way, and they often focus on a particular species or group of species. Some nature documentaries examine the lives of a range of species that live in a particular habitat, and they are commonly filmed in a detached style that tries to observe the animals without disturbing or interacting with them.

Another style of nature documentary is more willing to step into the world of animals in order to add an element of entertainment to the otherwise academic scope of the documentary. In this type of program, a host typically interacts with the animals while presenting factual information about them to the viewer. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom is an early example of this sub genre of animal show, and more recent hosts of similar programs include Jack Hanna and Steve Irwin.

Animal-oriented programming has a presence within the category of reality TV, too. A sub genre of reality programming common on cable networks involves characters that engage with animals as a part of their careers. Alligator hunters, exterminators, veterinarians, animal control officers and law enforcement personnel have all been featured in series that depict the sometimes thrilling interaction between people and animals. These series, unlike documentaries, are much more concerned with entertaining than educating the audience

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Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
River Monsters
River Monsters
Too Cute
Too Cute
Alone
Alone
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Fight Night
Animal Fight Night
Nature
Nature
Dog Days
Dog Days
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Austin Stevens Adventures
Austin Stevens Adventures
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Nature's Great Events
Nature's Great Events
Snake City
Snake City
Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Croc Attack
Croc Attack
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
The Birds and The Bees
The Birds and The Bees
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Breeder Of The Pack
Breeder Of The Pack
World's Weirdest
World's Weirdest
Eating Giants
Eating Giants
Kalahari Meerkats
Kalahari Meerkats
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Penguins: Waddle All the Way
Penguins: Waddle All the Way
Massive Nature
Massive Nature
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
The Supervet
The Supervet
SharkFest
SharkFest
Fish Mavericks
Fish Mavericks
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
Megalodon: The Extended Cut
Wildest Islands
Wildest Islands
Wildest Latin America
Wildest Latin America
An Animal #$*% My Vacation!
An Animal #$*% My Vacation!
Last Tiger Standing
Last Tiger Standing
Animal House
Animal House
Bandit Patrol
Bandit Patrol
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Exposed
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Exposed
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Jim Henson's Animal Show With Stinky And Jake
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Destination Wild
Destination Wild
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Rat Busters NYC
Rat Busters NYC
Anna's Wild Life
Anna's Wild Life
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Spoiled Rotten Pets
Swimming With Monsters
Swimming With Monsters
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
Treetop Cat Rescue
Treetop Cat Rescue
Zoo Clues
Zoo Clues
Night
Night
In The Dog House
In The Dog House
Animal Armageddon
Animal Armageddon
DogTown
DogTown
Underdog to Wonderdog
Underdog to Wonderdog
Wild Recon
Wild Recon
Bear Whisperer
Bear Whisperer
Pet Psychic Encounters
Pet Psychic Encounters
Maneaters
Maneaters
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Planet Investigates
Dark Days in Monkey City
Dark Days in Monkey City
Jaws and Claws
Jaws and Claws
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
Pets & Their Vets
Pets & Their Vets
Breed All About It
Breed All About It
Bad Dog!
Bad Dog!
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Return to River Cottage
The WotWots
The WotWots