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Hearst Media Production Group Announces ‘Jack Hanna’s Passport’ with Alfonso Ribeiro

Hearst Media Production Group (HMPG), a producer and distributor of wildlife programming, announced the launch of a new show, Jack Hanna’s Passport. Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro (Dancing With the Stars, America’s Funniest Home Videos), the program will take a fresh look at the stories from Hanna’s legendary career and his greatest past adventures across the globe.

The new weekly series debuts weekend mornings starting April 6 on ABC owned and affiliated stations across the country as part of the “Weekend Adventure” educational/informational program block (times vary, check local listings).

Jack Hanna’s Passport will celebrate the decades of adventures brought to audiences by the legendary wildlife ambassador Jack Hanna,” said Bryan Curb, HMPG EVP and general manager, education/information.

HMPG’s leadership in the wildlife programming genre includes Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild, hosted by Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant; Earth Odyssey, hosted by Dylan Dreyer; Wild Child, hosted by Sheinelle Jones; Oh Baby!, hosted by Janai Norman; and Wildlife Nation, hosted by Jeff Corwin.  HMPG recently acquired the library of programs hosted by Jack Hanna, further expanding its presence in the genre.  Overall, HMPG’s current program portfolio comprises more than 30 original series and hundreds of hours of original content annually on leading broadcast networks and station groups and on connected TV and streaming platforms.  It has a library of more than 4,000 hours of programming and its content can be found in 97 countries.  HMPG was recently honored with 86 national Telly Awards and named Telly “Company of the Year,” recognized as a standout for equity and inclusion programming.