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Travel Channel Orders ‘Finding Beasts’

Production to Begin on 8 Episodes This Month

Travel Channel has greenlit production on the new series “Finding Beasts,” starring wildlife expert and filmmaker, Casey Anderson (“Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti”). The logline: Anderson’s mission is to track down and document evidence of animals so large, or unusual, that they are thought to exist only in folklore or to be extinct. Employing the latest technologies and his lifetime of wildlife experience, Anderson will travel to remote corners of the earth to find the elusive creatures. During his journeys, he will hear firsthand accounts, and gather information from sightings, that could lead to face-to-face encounters with these animals.

“’Finding Beasts’ is the kind of series that will either awaken or renew the spirit of adventure and discovery in all us,” said Courtney White, Senior Vice President, Programming, Travel Channel, Food Network and Cooking Channel. “Casey’s pursuit of extraordinary animals in untamed and untouched locations is exactly what many of us have dreamed of doing our entire lives.”

Production on the eight hour-long episodes of “Finding Beasts” begins this month, with the series slated to premiere in August. 

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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