Animals TV Shows


About Animals

Everyone loves animals, and TV producers learned long ago how to take advantage of that love to create popular television programming featuring entertaining animals. The animals may be adorable, they may be scary, or they may be simply interesting, but animal-related programs are almost always appealing to a wide variety of viewers.

Nature documentaries are perhaps the oldest genre of animal programs on TV. They tend to present animals in a factual way, and they often focus on a particular species or group of species. Some nature documentaries examine the lives of a range of species that live in a particular habitat, and they are commonly filmed in a detached style that tries to observe the animals without disturbing or interacting with them.

Another style of nature documentary is more willing to step into the world of animals in order to add an element of entertainment to the otherwise academic scope of the documentary. In this type of program, a host typically interacts with the animals while presenting factual information about them to the viewer. Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom is an early example of this sub genre of animal show, and more recent hosts of similar programs include Jack Hanna and Steve Irwin.

Animal-oriented programming has a presence within the category of reality TV, too. A sub genre of reality programming common on cable networks involves characters that engage with animals as a part of their careers. Alligator hunters, exterminators, veterinarians, animal control officers and law enforcement personnel have all been featured in series that depict the sometimes thrilling interaction between people and animals. These series, unlike documentaries, are much more concerned with entertaining than educating the audience

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Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Alone
Alone
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Sons of Winter
Sons of Winter
The Vet Life
The Vet Life
River Monsters
River Monsters
Vet Gone Wild
Vet Gone Wild
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue
Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue
Cat vs. Dog
Cat vs. Dog
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
The Supervet
The Supervet
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Too Cute
Too Cute
Snake City
Snake City
Nature
Nature
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Monster Encounters
Monster Encounters
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Animal Fight Night
Animal Fight Night
Ice Holes
Ice Holes
Fish Tank Kings
Fish Tank Kings
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Hanging With the Hendersons
Hanging With the Hendersons
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Ultimate Animal Countdown
72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
The Invaders
The Invaders
My Wild Affair
My Wild Affair
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Bandit Patrol
Bandit Patrol
America's Cutest
America's Cutest
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Everything You Didn't Know About Animals
Everything You Didn't Know About Animals
Aloha Vet
Aloha Vet
Dog Days
Dog Days
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Going Ape
Going Ape
Night
Night
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Rat Busters NYC
Rat Busters NYC
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory
Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Water Life
Water Life
Secrets of the Deep
Secrets of the Deep
Nature Shock
Nature Shock
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Escape to Chimp Eden
Escape to Chimp Eden
Wild with David Attenborough
Wild with David Attenborough
David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef
David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef
Austin Stevens Adventures
Austin Stevens Adventures
Dangerous Migration
Dangerous Migration
SharkFest
SharkFest
Wildlife SOS
Wildlife SOS
Wild Ones
Wild Ones
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Trackers
Trackers
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Exposed
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Exposed
Wild Life
Wild Life
Vet School
Vet School
Animal Airport
Animal Airport
Polar Bear Town
Polar Bear Town
Outback Wrangler
Outback Wrangler
Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
Breeder Of The Pack
Breeder Of The Pack
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Ultimate Predators
Ultimate Predators
Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas
Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas
Big Cat Tales
Big Cat Tales
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Ram Outdoorsman
Ram Outdoorsman
World's Weirdest
World's Weirdest
Wildest Islands
Wildest Islands
Big Game
Big Game
Return to River Cottage
Return to River Cottage
Wild America: Creepy & Crawly Critters Collection
Wild America: Creepy & Crawly Critters Collection
Breed All About It
Breed All About It
No Limits
No Limits
Kingdom of the North
Kingdom of the North
Ocean Mysteries
Ocean Mysteries
Bad Dog!
Bad Dog!
3D Safari
3D Safari
Two Worlds
Two Worlds
Ridge Reaper
Ridge Reaper
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
Wild New World
Wild New World
Green
Green
Supernature - Wild Flyers
Supernature - Wild Flyers
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack