Animal Planet Hooks a Spin-Off to ‘Whale Wars’

Taking care of whales can be a pretty life-consuming task, as Capt. Ahab would gladly tell you. Which is why, as EW.com is reporting, Animal Planet is diving back into the water following the success of its series “Whale Wars.” That show chronicled the work of the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd as it battled […]

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Lawsuit leaves ‘Whale Wars’ Ship High and Dry

One of the ships seen on Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” has hit rough seas – it’s being detained by British authorities pending the resolution of a lawsuit brought against the ship by a group of fishermen. And according to various accounts, unless the organization that owns the Irwin – the activist Sea Shepherd Conservation Society […]

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What To Watch: Weekend

TOP PICK: ‘2010 Emmy Awards‘ (Sunday at 7pm ET on NBC) Television’s biggest night, hosted by Jimmy Fallon (‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’), will be broadcast live coast-to-coast from the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. First-year sensations ‘Glee,’ ‘Modern Family,’ and ‘The Good Wife’ all have numerous nominations. Will ‘Mad Men’ win a third […]

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What To Watch: Weekend

TOP PICK: ‘2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee‘ (Friday at 8pm ET on ABC) All the drama, all the screams, all the tension – the best drama on TV is back – the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Does anyone even know most of these words or use them in everyday life? Umm no, but who cares? […]

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PETA Dubious of Mike Tyson Racing Pigeons on TV

PETA worries a new Animal Planet show featuring Mike Tyson racing pigeons will “showcase cruelty and profiteering at animals’ expense,” the animal rights organization’s president, Ingrid Newkirk, tells PopEater. The program, tentatively titled ‘Taking on Tyson,’ is set to begin filming in New York City this spring and is slated to air in early 2011. […]

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‘Whale Wars’ Flying Warrior

A former U.S. Marine helicopter mechanic, who spent 13 months at sea fixing military choppers and serving in the Gulf War, Chris Aultman is at an age when most warriors wind down the fighting. Now 38, he’s a helicopter pilot himself, flying commercially to support his family in Southern California. You’d think he’d be spending […]

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