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
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Nature
Nature
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Alone
Alone
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Animal Fight Night
Animal Fight Night
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
The Vet Life
The Vet Life
Wild Life
Wild Life
Fish Tank Kings
Fish Tank Kings
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Bear Attack!
Bear Attack!
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Deer and Deer Hunting TV
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive
Outback Wrangler
Outback Wrangler
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
The Supervet
The Supervet
Big Deer TV
Big Deer TV
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Drury's Thirteen
Drury's Thirteen
Killer IQ: Lion vs. Hyena
Killer IQ: Lion vs. Hyena
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Bad Dog!
Bad Dog!
Dog Days
Dog Days
Animal Magnetism
Animal Magnetism
The Invaders
The Invaders
Africa's Deadliest
Africa's Deadliest
My Extreme Animal Phobia
My Extreme Animal Phobia
Breeder Of The Pack
Breeder Of The Pack
American Stuffers
American Stuffers
Polar Bear Family and Me
Polar Bear Family and Me
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Animal Atlas: Animal Mysteries
Animal Atlas: Animal Mysteries
Nature's Great Events
Nature's Great Events
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
No Limits
No Limits
Headhunters TV
Headhunters TV
Shark After Dark
Shark After Dark
SharkFest
SharkFest
Fish Mavericks
Fish Mavericks
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Wildest Arctic
Wildest Arctic
Planet Earth Diaries
Planet Earth Diaries
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Zoo Clues
Zoo Clues
Wild Recon
Wild Recon
The Most Extreme
The Most Extreme
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Rescue Vet
Rescue Vet
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Ultimate Animal Countdown
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Night
Night
In The Dog House
In The Dog House
Animal Armageddon
Animal Armageddon
DogTown
DogTown
Underdog to Wonderdog
Underdog to Wonderdog
Bear Whisperer
Bear Whisperer
Pet Psychic Encounters
Pet Psychic Encounters
Maneaters
Maneaters
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
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
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
Destination Wild
Destination Wild
Return to River Cottage
Return to River Cottage
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
The WotWots
The WotWots
Frisky Business
Frisky Business