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February 27, 2008 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Camera crews from Animal Planet will follow animal-control agents of the Pennsylvania SPCA throughout the summer for the series Animal Cops: Philadelphia. Producers opened an office recently at the society's headquarters, in Juniata. Episodes will begin in the summer; the show will be taped into the fall. "They've been discreet," said PSPCA director Howard Nelson. "They seem very knowledgeable about animals and the process. " The PSPCA will be paid a location fee, producers said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2012
Who: Jack Russell mix rescued by Northern Liberties' Street Tails, star in "Puppy Bowl VIII" on Animal Planet, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Age: 15 weeks Found: At 7 weeks, 1.5 pounds, part of a litter in a box dropped off at the city's Animal Control & Care Team shelter in August. (Since they were too young for the city shelter, Street Tails took them in.) Now: Queen Village Naming rights: Adoptive moms Pat Bigley and Kate Donegan named him Josh Baskin after Tom Hanks' character in "Big," because when they first got him, he was so small, "People would stop us on the street to ask if he was real," said Bigley.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2000 | By Jonathan Storm, INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
Two cable programs are coming our way to demonstrate why broadcast networks are losing viewers. Friday, it's the premiere of Call of the Wild, a scenic series adaptation of the Jack London novel: old-fashioned adventure on Animal Planet for young and old, if not for the fast-living hipsters in between. Sunday, it's a movie for those folks, and others partial to quirky stories and earth-shattering acting. Noriega: God's Favorite, Showtime, Sunday at 8 p.m. (Repeats April 6 at 10 p.m. and deep into the night of April 17, at 12:30 a.m.)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2002 | By Steve Goldstein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's an Animal Planet, and we humans just live here. That's the premise of one of the most successful members of the Discovery cable family, a channel with original programming that mimics some of the most enduring two-legged genres in telecasting. Among the hottest Animal Planet offerings is The Pet Psychic (8 p.m. Mondays), featuring a real-life Dr. Dolittle-meets-the-Amazing Kreskin who gets mental with a zooful of animals and astounds their owners with revelations about their beloved pets.
BUSINESS
July 6, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nancy Glass slid open a door at her TV production company in Bala Cynwyd to a soothingly darkened room. There, video editor Travis Greene was tweaking the first episode of a Discovery ID special based on the book Let's Kill Mom . In another room on the same floor, three staff members were editing video shot earlier this year in Cuba for an episode of the Travel Channel coffee series Dangerous Grounds . "We do great incredible television in...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2010
9 tonight ANIMAL PLANET The series continues its examination of this psychological condition and its effects. The owner of an overwhelmed cat center is accused of hoarding, while another woman is losing her grown daughters and even her husband to her obsession.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2010
  Starting Sunday, Animal Planet will inherit the Discovery Channel's series, "Life," the Oprah Winfrey-narrated documentary series featuring amazing close-up photography of nature. After Sunday's premiere, Animal Planet will continue to air "Life" from 8-10 p.m. Sundays, ending with a marathon of all 11 episodes on July 4.   'Fellas' reunion   To celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Goodfellas," Spike TV is bringing together two of the films stars, Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta, at the network's fourth annual "Guy's Choice" awards.
NEWS
July 16, 2008 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carol Yancho was driving through Kensington when she saw a man in the middle of the street chasing a ram. Yancho was on her way to work at the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, where she is working with the TV show Animal Cops as it follows humane-law officers investigating cruelty cases and rescuing dogs and cats - and that ram, which would have been sacrificed in a religious ritual had PSPCA officers not recovered it...
NEWS
June 10, 1999 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
"It makes you feel very insecure. You feel like a dope standing there with just a script and earphones on, trying to make ape sounds. " - GLENN CLOSE, who provides the voice of a mother gorilla for an upcoming cartoon version of "Tarzan," on "Access Hollywood" Mystery solved. Here's the reason Broadway buddy Rosie O'Donnell was a no-show at the Tony Awards Sunday night. O'Donnell, who'd planned to present an award during this year's telecast, bailed at the last minute, citing a family emergency.
NEWS
August 13, 2007 | By Patricia Mans FOR THE INQUIRER
An adorable 4-year-old, Jadan is sociable and affectionate, and loves to be the center of attention. Rarely shy, she enjoys talking to others, and gets along well with adults and other children. A very energetic little girl, she especially likes skating and bowling. She is now looking forward to learning how to swim. Jadan's favorite television channel is Animal Planet, so she was thrilled to visit a zoo recently, where she could see some of the animals she delights in watching on TV: a tiger perched in a tree, several snakes, some bearded dragons, colorful macaws.
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July 6, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nancy Glass slid open a door at her TV production company in Bala Cynwyd to a soothingly darkened room. There, video editor Travis Greene was tweaking the first episode of a Discovery ID special based on the book Let's Kill Mom . In another room on the same floor, three staff members were editing video shot earlier this year in Cuba for an episode of the Travel Channel coffee series Dangerous Grounds . "We do great incredible television in...
NEWS
February 2, 2015 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Meet Jamison. He was found in Philadelphia in August at 3 weeks of age, weighing less than four pounds, and suffering from parasites, cigarette burns, and seizures. He was rescued to Marlton by a compassionate Christian lady and later adopted by a nice Downingtown couple. Despite a hellish start, he has grown into a happy, friendly fellow with an athletic bent, an open heart, and, oh, what a nose. On Sunday, he goes national. Jamison, a pit bull-boxer mix, is in the starting lineup for Puppy Bowl XI, airing on Animal Planet.
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April 22, 2013 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TV WRITER
There's gold in them thar hills! And rubies, sapphires, platinum, and silver. Who could resist that siren call? Not Philly guy Americo DiSantis. "It was a chance to change my family's life," says the 31-year-old father of two, who works for AmeriDrill in Levittown. "How could you not do that?" Actually, a few reasons spring to mind. First of all, them thar weren't hills. They were rugged, forbidding mountains. In Greenland. With one of the most inhospitable and treacherous climates on the planet.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2012
Who: Jack Russell mix rescued by Northern Liberties' Street Tails, star in "Puppy Bowl VIII" on Animal Planet, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Age: 15 weeks Found: At 7 weeks, 1.5 pounds, part of a litter in a box dropped off at the city's Animal Control & Care Team shelter in August. (Since they were too young for the city shelter, Street Tails took them in.) Now: Queen Village Naming rights: Adoptive moms Pat Bigley and Kate Donegan named him Josh Baskin after Tom Hanks' character in "Big," because when they first got him, he was so small, "People would stop us on the street to ask if he was real," said Bigley.
NEWS
February 10, 2011 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
It seemed like random dinner-table chatter about cable TV: "There are so many pets on Animal Planet ," derided a wilderness-loving boy, "they ought to call it Pet Planet . " But when the scene moved to the living room of this Pennsburg, Montgomery County, home an hour later, it became evident the remark was no mere throwaway line from a youngster unimpressed by what TV offers. A dinner guest took a seat on the couch. "Bring your iPad," he had been asked, to break the ice with the family he was meeting.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2011
SO MUCH television, so little time: _ Fox's "Glee," which drew 26.8 million viewers on Sunday for its post-Super Bowl appearance, was back to a more real-world 11.47 million on Tuesday for its Valentine's Day episode. But if you're wondering how the show-choir kids did against others who've gotten the post-Bowl boost, the answer's: just OK. Last year's "Undercover Boss" premiere on CBS averaged 38.65 million viewers, the most since 2001, when CBS also aired the game and drew some 45.37 million for the premiere of "Survivor: Australian Outback.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2010
9 tonight ANIMAL PLANET The series continues its examination of this psychological condition and its effects. The owner of an overwhelmed cat center is accused of hoarding, while another woman is losing her grown daughters and even her husband to her obsession.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2010
  Starting Sunday, Animal Planet will inherit the Discovery Channel's series, "Life," the Oprah Winfrey-narrated documentary series featuring amazing close-up photography of nature. After Sunday's premiere, Animal Planet will continue to air "Life" from 8-10 p.m. Sundays, ending with a marathon of all 11 episodes on July 4.   'Fellas' reunion   To celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Goodfellas," Spike TV is bringing together two of the films stars, Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta, at the network's fourth annual "Guy's Choice" awards.
NEWS
July 16, 2008 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carol Yancho was driving through Kensington when she saw a man in the middle of the street chasing a ram. Yancho was on her way to work at the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, where she is working with the TV show Animal Cops as it follows humane-law officers investigating cruelty cases and rescuing dogs and cats - and that ram, which would have been sacrificed in a religious ritual had PSPCA officers not recovered it...
NEWS
February 27, 2008 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Camera crews from Animal Planet will follow animal-control agents of the Pennsylvania SPCA throughout the summer for the series Animal Cops: Philadelphia. Producers opened an office recently at the society's headquarters, in Juniata. Episodes will begin in the summer; the show will be taped into the fall. "They've been discreet," said PSPCA director Howard Nelson. "They seem very knowledgeable about animals and the process. " The PSPCA will be paid a location fee, producers said.
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