BYUtv and The Dodo Premiere Season 2 of ‘The Wizard of Paws’
The unscripted 30-minute series follows animal prosthetist Derrick Campana as he travels the country in pursuit of animals in desperate need of his services.
BYUtv and The Dodo Premiere Season 2 of “The Wizard of Paws”
Nat Geo WILD also set to air both seasons following BYUtv
PROVO, Utah, Feb. 16, 2021 — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and free streaming, and The Dodo, the No. 1 animal brand globally on social [source: Tubular, October 2020], today announced the season two premiere of “The Wizard of Paws” at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. The unscripted 30-minute series follows animal prosthetist Derrick Campana as he travels the country in pursuit of animals in desperate need of his services. Season two premieres on BYUtv on Wednesday, April 28 at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT, and all aired episodes of the show are available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org.
In addition, “The Wizard of Paws” will find a second home on Nat Geo WILD, with all eleven episodes in season one re-airing on the network in spring 2021, followed by season two. Nat Geo WILD is the only network 100% dedicated to animals and the people who love them; “The Wizard of Paws” is a natural fit for its programming lineup.
“We couldn’t have dreamed of better partners with which to collaborate than The Dodo and Nat Geo WILD as we put Derrick Campana’s important animal-saving work out into the world with ‘The Wizard of Paws,'” said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. “Viewers of all ages and backgrounds are united in the compassion they feel for his struggling patients and the joy that comes from the happy endings he and his team generate at the end of each episode. It’s a much-needed positive outlook on humanity from the perspective of our animal friends.”
“The Wizard of Paws” profiles Derrick Campana as he continues his longstanding mission of charitably dedicating his time to crafting custom prosthetics for animals of all sizes from elephants to rabbits. Season two sees Derrick working with Trigger, a dog overlooked at the shelter due to his deformed leg and rescued just before facing death; Menina, a lamb whose best friend is a rescue cat named Charlie and is given two prosthetics for her front missing limbs; and Frida, a dog that’s an Instagram and Facebook star who receives a custom cart for her paralyzed back legs. The series features many more heartwarming tales in its 10-episode second season.
In addition to “The Wizard of Paws,” BYUtv’s original programming slate includes new interwoven scripted shows “The Parker Andersons” and “Amelia Parker” about a blended multicultural, interracial family; “Survivalists,” featuring two families on a three-day survival immersion course in the wild to reconnect and repair their relationships; the fifth and final season of “Dwight in Shining Armor,” a comedy in which the Middle Ages meets Middle America; and the long-running, viral sketch comedy series “Studio C.”
BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms. For a complete listing of BYUtv’s programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org or download the app. BYUtv streams for free with no subscriptions, in-app purchases or ads. The network is always streaming live, and past and current seasons are all available to binge. Press access to video, photo and other assets is available at www.byutv.org/pressinfo.