Nat Geo WILD Renewals & New Series Airing in 1Q17:
Premieres Friday, Jan. 13, at 8/7c
In this all new season of Outback Wrangler, follow the extraordinary everyday life of helicopter pilot and animal relocation expert Matt Wright. Raised in the rugged Australian outback, Matt has developed a unique set of skills to solve problems with animals that, for various reasons, are posing a threat to people. Matt’s mission is to confront these animals head-on and relocate them. Whether wrangling deadly snakes, wrestling wild bulls or dangling hundreds of feet below a moving helicopter to land inside a crocodile nest (while the mother croc is right there), Matt is at the center of the action as he does his part to reset the delicate balance between people and dangerous animals.
Premieres Friday, Jan. 13, at 10/9c
Follow snake catcher Simon Keys and his herpetologist girlfriend, Siouxsie Gillett, as they respond to close calls with some of the world’s deadliest snakes. This season, Simon and Siouxsie capture and release problem snakes back into the wild away from humans. Each safe capture is money in the bank, and with this being his busiest time of year, they’re on call 24/7. Whether it’s a harmless house snake, a garden hose or a black mamba, each and every scream in terror is answered.
Premieres Friday, Mar. 17, at 10/9c
Nat Geo WILD’s hit talk show Pet Talk returns for an all-new season of personalized veterinary advice, insights and information about the pets and wildlife viewers care about the most. Pet Talk is the ultimate talk show for animal lovers, a weekly series hosted by two veterinarians, Tina Olivieri and Courtney Campbell; wildlife expert David Mizejewski; and field reporter Andre Millan, who provides the latest pet news, advice and fascinating personal stories. From health to grooming to behavior issues for your furry, feathered or scaled friends, get answers to all of your pet questions. No trip to the vet required.
Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation
Premieres Friday, Mar. 3, at 9/8c
Follow world-famous dog behaviorist Cesar Millan (@cesarmillan) and his son Andre Millan as they road-trip across America in search of dogs and their humans who need help and want to share their story in Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation. The series will present new challenges for Cesar as he does more than just help dog owners with their pet’s behavioral problems. We uncover inspirational K-9 stories and connect with people and organizations that are working to make our world a better place for us and our pets, such as organizations helping veterans and their service dogs, community-run animal rescue groups training K-9 police dogs and therapy dogs that help children with autism. From canine heroes to issues affecting local dog communities, no pup is off limits as the Millans hit the road to help dog lovers across the country. (Nat Geo Wild | David)