Bewaqoofian | Jamie Bamber | The Empathy Op season 09 episode 13

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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Alone
Alone
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks
River Monsters
River Monsters
Call of the Wildman
Call of the Wildman
Dog Days
Dog Days
We Bare Bears
We Bare Bears
Lost Tapes
Lost Tapes
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
Gator Boys
Gator Boys
Dead or Alive
Dead or Alive
Snake City
Snake City
Cesar 911
Cesar 911
Too Cute
Too Cute
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Fatal Attractions
Fatal Attractions
The Supervet
The Supervet
Vet Gone Wild
Vet Gone Wild
The Vet Life
The Vet Life
Animal Rescue
Animal Rescue
Animal Face-Off
Animal Face-Off
Animal Planet Presents
Animal Planet Presents
Vet School
Vet School
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack
Nature
Nature
Fish Tank Kings
Fish Tank Kings
Shark After Dark
Shark After Dark
Jurassic Fight Club
Jurassic Fight Club
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Ultimate Animal Countdown
Survive the Tribe
Survive the Tribe
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Raised Wild
Raised Wild
Outback Wrangler
Outback Wrangler
How Big Can You Get?
How Big Can You Get?
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Animal Airport
Animal Airport
Wild Life
Wild Life
When Sharks Attack
When Sharks Attack
Drury's Thirteen
Drury's Thirteen
Alaska Monsters
Alaska Monsters
Animal Fight Night
Animal Fight Night
Weird, True & Freaky
Weird, True & Freaky
SharkFest
SharkFest
Deadly 60
Deadly 60
Pit Boss
Pit Boss
The Wildlife Docs
The Wildlife Docs
Eating Giants
Eating Giants
Orangutan Island
Orangutan Island
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Really Wild Animals
Really Wild Animals
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Animals Gone Wild
Ridge Reaper
Ridge Reaper
My Extreme Animal Phobia
My Extreme Animal Phobia
Monkey Thieves
Monkey Thieves
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
DogTown
DogTown
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
The Invaders
The Invaders
Cat vs. Dog
Cat vs. Dog
Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive
Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship
Animal House
Animal House
Shark Wranglers
Shark Wranglers
Animals Say the Wildest Things
Animals Say the Wildest Things
Archer's Choice with Ralph & Vicki
Archer's Choice with Ralph & Vicki
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
The Very Best of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Headhunters TV
Headhunters TV
The Shark Files
The Shark Files
Dinosaur Revolution
Dinosaur Revolution
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters
Yankee Jungle
Yankee Jungle
Animal Planet Investigates
Animal Planet Investigates
Bandit Patrol
Bandit Patrol
Rat Busters NYC
Rat Busters NYC
Miracle Babies
Miracle Babies
Wild Alaska
Wild Alaska
Planet Earth Diaries
Planet Earth Diaries
Destination Wild
Destination Wild
Night
Night
Gentle Giants
Gentle Giants
Built for the Kill
Built for the Kill
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Aloha Vet
Aloha Vet
Underdog to Wonderdog
Underdog to Wonderdog
72 Cutest Animals
72 Cutest Animals
New Day Saturday
New Day Saturday
David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef
David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef
Wild About Animals
Wild About Animals
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle
Nature's Great Events
Nature's Great Events
Ivory Wars
Ivory Wars
Limitless With Theresa Vail
Limitless With Theresa Vail
Big Deer TV
Big Deer TV
Wild America: Nature Parks  and Refuges Collection
Wild America: Nature Parks and Refuges Collection
Big Cat Track
Big Cat Track
The Hunt For Hogzilla
The Hunt For Hogzilla