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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River Monsters
River Monsters
Too Cute
Too Cute
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Nature
Nature
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Presents
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Sons of Winter
Sons of Winter
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Aloha Vet
Aloha Vet
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Wild Life
Wild Life
Alone
Alone
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Dinosaur Revolution
Dinosaur Revolution
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Nature's Great Events
Nature's Great Events
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
K9 Mounties
K9 Mounties
Moose Attack!
Moose Attack!
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Austin Stevens Adventures
Austin Stevens Adventures
Dog Days
Dog Days
Raised Wild
Raised Wild
Big Game
Big Game
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Wild Recon
Wild Recon
Bear Whisperer
Bear Whisperer
Dark Days in Monkey City
Dark Days in Monkey City
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Breed All About It
Breed All About It
The Birds and The Bees
The Birds and The Bees
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive
My Extreme Animal Phobia
My Extreme Animal Phobia
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Animal Underworld
Animal Underworld
Polar Bear Family and Me
Polar Bear Family and Me
Rescue Vet
Rescue Vet
Wild America, Predator & Prey Olympics Collection
Wild America, Predator & Prey Olympics Collection
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Pig Bomb
Pig Bomb
Weird Nature
Weird Nature
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
The Supervet
The Supervet
Survive the Tribe
Survive the Tribe
Shark After Dark
Shark After Dark
Shark Gordon
Shark Gordon
Tigress Blood
Tigress Blood
Dogs with Jobs
Dogs with Jobs
Wild Animal ER
Wild Animal ER
Treetop Cat Rescue
Treetop Cat Rescue
Night
Night
In The Dog House
In The Dog House
Animal Armageddon
Animal Armageddon
DogTown
DogTown
Underdog to Wonderdog
Underdog to Wonderdog
Pet Psychic Encounters
Pet Psychic Encounters
Maneaters
Maneaters
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Planet Investigates
Jaws and Claws
Jaws and Claws
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Pets & Their Vets
Pets & Their Vets
Bad Dog!
Bad Dog!
Return to River Cottage
Return to River Cottage
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
The WotWots
The WotWots
Frisky Business
Frisky Business
My Bear Family
My Bear Family
An Animal Saved My Life
An Animal Saved My Life
Ultimate Predators
Ultimate Predators
Dangerous Migration
Dangerous Migration
Trijicon's World of Sports Afield
Trijicon's World of Sports Afield
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
Animal Magnetism
Animal Magnetism
The Invaders (2011)
The Invaders (2011)
Animals Say the Wildest Things
Animals Say the Wildest Things
Rat Busters NYC
Rat Busters NYC
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