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NAT GEO WILD EXERCISES DISCIPLINE, BUT CAN’T CONTROL AFFECTION FOR FINAL SEASON OF DOG WHISPERER WITH CESAR MILLAN
Final Season Includes Four Olympic-Sized Episodes Set in London;
Visits with Stars Kelsey Grammer, Jillian Michaels and
America’s Biggest Playboy, Hugh Hefner; and a High Octane Intervention with NASCAR Drivers Greg Biffle and Kevin Harvick
Dog Whisperer: The Final Season Premieres Saturday, July 7, 2012, at 8 PM ET/PT
(WASHINGTON, D.C. — June 6, 2012) After more than 150 episodes, thousands of audition tapes and hundreds of successful rehabilitations, Cesar Millan today announced via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cesar.millan) that the final season of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan will premiere Saturday, July 7, 2012, with back-to-back episodes beginning at 8 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD. The ninth and final season features 12 all-new episodes and is jam packed with the biggest stars, most exciting destinations and fastest cars ever featured on the series. And, of course, there will be dogs. Lots and lots of dogs.
Cesar gets a jolly good start to season nine with four Olympic-sized episodes filmed in London. But his time there isn’t all garden parties and high tea. He finds out that dogs can be a royal pain even in the land of kings and queens. Once back on this side of the pond, Cesar heads to the Jersey Shore to check out the “situation” for three families that can’t find any fun in the sun because of their out of control dogs.
The stars also come out shining for Cesar’s final season of Dog Whisperer. He helps actor Kelsey Grammer and his wife Kayte with their problem pooches George and Elvis, and shows celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels how to work out her barking bad boy Richard’s problem behavior. The rubber meets the road when Cesar joins NASCAR drivers Greg Biffle and Kevin Harvick for a lap around Daytona, stopping with Greg and his wife Nicole at a local dog shelter on the way and helping Kevin and his wife DeLana with their yappy Chihuahua, Lo. Finally, bunnies and puppies learn how to play nice together when Cesar drops by the Playboy Mansion West for a special visit with the legend himself, Hugh Hefner, whose King Charles spaniel, Charlie, is getting roughed up by Miss November’s tiny terror, Willa.
“I am so thankful to all the Dog Whisperer fans that embraced the show over the years and made it such a huge success,” said Cesar. “It was bittersweet filming the final episodes, but they are a lot of fun and turned out to be some of the best cases ever. And to my biggest fans, never fear, you haven’t seen the last of me yet!”
Encore airings of the entire Dog Whisperer catalog of episodes will continue on Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo Mundo in the United States and around the globe. Cesar is currently in production on his new Nat Geo WILD competition series Leader of the Pack, due to premiere in early 2013.
Dog Whisperer has been nominated for an Emmy for Best Reality Series three times, and has won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Animal Show.
Dog Whisperer Premiere Episodes Include:
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Horrible Hounds of the UK
Premieres Saturday, July 7, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT (regular time)
Cesar travels to the United Kingdom to help troubled dog owners and their less-than-proper pooches. Dominic, a thoughtful 17-year-old has had one too many out-of-control walks with his two Jack Russells, Tyson and Jesse. Tracy Nolan and her family took in a feral street dog named Molly who has turned extremely territorial toward strangers, other dogs, and even children. The Nolans hope that Cesar can show them how to properly introduce Molly to new dogs and how to curb her territorial behavior. Melanie’s beloved Dalmatian, Cooper, is a large handsome dog whose personality turns ugly around houseguests and on walks. Mel is concerned that this behavior could evolve into more dangerous habits.
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: London Calling!
Premieres Saturday, July 7, 2012, at 9:00 PM ET/PT (special time)
Cesar’s next adventure in the UK starts on the wrong side of the law. Sally has a mixed breed pooch, Herbie, who was taken to court and put on trial for his life. Now Herbie must always be muzzled in public. If he can be proved safe the order could be revoked, but if he gets into trouble again he might be destroyed). Cesar steps in to help this doomed dog walking. Harriet and Matilda Thorpe are sisters and successful actresses who live around the corner from each other. They adopted German shepherd littermates Bruno and Diesel, who have grown wild and dominant with one another at the park. The sisters hope Cesar can teach them how to properly walk their dogs so they can once again enjoy living so close. Cindy and Nick have a peaceful existence, except when it comes time to load their 8-year-old English cocker spaniel, Paddy, into the car. They hope Cesar can show them a better way so they can bring Paddy on more trips.
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Cesar Conquers London
Premieres Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Cesar is back in the United Kingdom for another episode of Dog Whisperer, but it isn’t all garden parties and high tea. A Jack Russell terrier mix can’t stop spinning and barking when guests come to the house, so it’s up to Cesar to show this canine how to be a good host. Next, Cesar meets two dogs who have spent most of their lives in Africa and are having trouble adjusting to their new surroundings. Is it permanent culture shock, or can Cesar bridge the gap between society pooch and wild animal? The last case finds Cesar helping a professional dog walker who can control every dog but one: her own Patterdale terrier mix. Can Cesar teach these out-of-control dogs some proper manners, or will they end up being an unruly lot?
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Battle of Britain
Premieres Saturday, July 21, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT
With Cesar’s UK holiday drawing to a close, he lends a hand to the rehabilitation of three British canines. Kimba, a one and a half year old klee kai, is so nervous around other dogs that she has begun lunging and snapping at any that comes close. The next case is a collie mix named Ellie who, after being scared by a loud noise while on a walk, has become so averse to going outside that her owners have to forcibly drag her out the door. Cesar’s final case is Jack, a Labrador who is so energetic that most people can’t tell if he’s being friendly or dangerous.
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Jersey Shore Dogs
Premieres Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT
The Jersey Shore is in for a dose of discipline when Cesar heads for the boardwalk to help three families deal with their out of control dog “situations.” First, Cesar must tame a pack of four Chinese crested dogs that have their owners’ home in constant chaos. Cesar’s next stop brings him face-to-face with a mastiff mix full of unbridled energy. Last, two miniature dachshunds have their owner at her wits’ end and on the outs with her mother. Will Cesar bring some much needed R&R to these three New Jersey families, or will he be down for the count?
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Anger Management
Premieres Saturday, August 4, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Charlie Sheen isn’t the only one starring in anger management this summer. Cesar helps Robert Schwartzman, the lead singer and guitarist for the rock ‘n’ roll band Rooney, with his adopted pit bull Sandy. Sandy has proven to be extremely dog aggressive and Robert hopes Cesar can help him get Sandy under control so he can have someone watch her while he is on tour. Comic book writer and TV producer Paul and his wife Misty Lee adopted two Boston terriers, Mugsy and Deuce, but weren’t prepared for how aggressive the dogs are. Paul wants to join a program called Thank Dog! Bootcamp that combines personal training and dog training, and hopes Cesar can get the terriers in shape to work out.
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Playboy Playmates
Premieres Saturday, August 11, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT
The Playboy Mansion in sunny Los Angeles is famous for raucous parties but it’s also home to Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner, some of his Playmates, and their dogs. Hef’s girlfriend, Miss November 2010 Shera Bechard, moved in with her Chihuahua mix, Willa, who needs Cesar’s help to stop bullying Hef’s 2-year-old King Charles spaniel Charlie. Cesar then heads to Redondo Beach where Miss February 2010, Heather Rae Young, is having trouble getting her Chihuahua, Brandy, to obey her and stop attacking other dogs. Cesar stops in Orange County with Miss September 2011, Tiffany Toth, and her husband Jeff to work with their Boston terrier pug mix, Marley, who is chewing them out of house and home.
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Comedy Guys [wt]
Premieres Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT
It’s a stand up episode of Dog Whisperer, as Cesar helps a group of hilarious comedians face their toughest critics –their own pets. Skyler Stone and his girlfriend Nicole joke that their Jack Russell mix Sammy is a “ham missile,” because he eats so fast and so quickly. Add their aggressive Maltese-Chihuahua, George, to the mix and the situation is just not funny. “Girth of a Nation” star Ralphie May is one of the biggest men in comedy, or in any field for that matter. He and his wife, stand-up comic Lahna Turner, have their hands full with their older boxer Pimp and overprotective bulldog, Hoochie Mama. And Paul Rodriguez, one of America’s most famous Hispanic comedians, believes good things come in threes. Except when his three Chihuahuas, Luna, Mosca and Chica, become an unruly pack.
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Fear Factor
Premieres Saturday, August 25, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT
In a previous episode, Cesar worked with two people who were struggling to overcome their fear of dogs. Now, the tables have turned as Cesar takes on the challenge of helping dogs overcome their fears! First up is Daisy, a whippet mix who was born blind and deaf and has had a very hard time adjusting to life in a world navigated by canines with all five senses. Then Cesar meets a labradoodle whose fear of the ocean is a big concern for his owner because they live on a boat. The last case finds Cesar helping a young cocker spaniel named Piper overcome her fear of all humans, including her owners. Can Cesar ease these canines’ fears, or will they be left quivering in their boots?
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Daytona Dogs
Premieres Saturday, September 1, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT
NASCAR is known for high speed, high octane excitement, but behind the scenes it is also a tightly knit community of drivers, their families and crews, and, of course, their pets. Cesar heads to the track at Daytona International Speedway, making a brief pit stop in Port Orange, Fla. to meet Brian Sacks and his Pekingese, Gizmo, a little dog that has everyone running scared due to his aggression and possessiveness. Cesar then visits the Halifax Humane Society, a grant recipient of the Greg Biffle Foundation, with Biffle himself and his wife Nicole. Finally, Cesar stops by the motorhome of NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and his wife DeLana to help get their Chihuahua, Lo, who barks at everyone and snaps at people who try to pick her up, in line before they welcome their first child later this year.
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Jillian Michaels/Kelsey Grammer [wt]
Premieres Saturday, September 8, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Exercise guru Jillian Michaels moved to her beach community specifically because it’s safe for her dogs to run off the leash. But her rescue Chihuahua, Richard, has become the terror of the turf. Jillian is also in the middle of adopting a 2-year-old daughter and wants to make sure Richard won’t get aggressive with the child. She calls Cesar, who helped her previously with another dog, in the hopes of saving her relationship with Richard. Call Dr. Frasier Crane, because TV star Kelsey Grammer and his new wife Kayte need advice before their home life goes completely to the dogs! Their pooches George and Elvis spend all day outside only to run into the house to pee and poop. The Grammers enlist Cesar to help them get a handle on the situation and to get them back in control of their once calm household.
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Shelter Dog Holly [wt]
Premieres Saturday, September 15, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT
Kelly and Hyrum Lai always knew their picture-perfect life together would include a dog. They adopted an adorable Lab puppy named Holly, but early on Holly began displaying disturbing behavior –food aggression. The Lai’s biggest concern is for their 18-month old son Griffin, who they fear could be bitten just for having food in his hand, so Cesar is their last hope to help Holly before they make the hard decision to send her away. Cesar’s next case brings him to a washed out river bottom where dozens of society’s neediest and most forgotten live. Pregnant and homeless, Lenie Pictou has the amazing opportunity to move into a newly opened women’s shelter that will take both her and her pit bull, Tucker. The only problem is that Tucker has become very protective of Lenie as a result of living at the river bottom. Will Cesar be able to help both dog and owner make a positive change in their lives?
CBS ANNOUNCES NEW REALITY SERIES “DOGS IN THE CITY,” STARRING JUSTIN SILVER, NEW YORK CITY’S DOG GURU WHO SOLVES ISSUES BETWEEN DOG OWNERS AND THEIR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS, PREMIERING MAY 30
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CBS announced today the new reality series DOGS IN THE CITY, starring New York City dog guru Justin Silver, a master at resolving issues between canines and their owners – no matter whose behavior is at fault. The series will premiere Wednesday, May 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
In Manhattan, Justin Silver is known as the “go-to guy” for all things dog-related. He has a creative and instinctive ability to connect with his canine customers while solving dilemmas for their two-legged masters. In each episode, he meets with clients who present a range of relationship problems, lifestyle changes or domestic issues – from a couple looking to move in together, but she’s terrified of his golden retriever, to a recently divorced couple whose dog is having a rough time adjusting to joint custody. Justin gets as imaginative as necessary to reach a satisfying resolution, often finding that the owners can be a special breed themselves.
“Dogs are at the center of the story here, but this is a show that reveals as much about human nature as man’s best friend,” said Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn. “Dogs are often a lightning rod for their owners’ emotions and dysfunction at home. Justin has an amazing gift to break down these complex issues with incredible heart, humor and, sometimes, much-needed candor.”
Justin Silver has been taking care of dogs and their owners for more than a decade. A dog trainer, behaviorist and owner of a pet care company, Silver is also a comedian and founder of Funny for Fido, a nonprofit that raises money for homeless animals by producing a yearly stand-up comedy event. Silver firmly believes that every dog can be trained to be a wonderful companion by working on issues calmly and confidently with both his four- and two-legged clients.
Julie Weitz, Carol Mendelsohn, Jen O’Connell and Nick Emmerson are executive producers. Gerry Greengrass serves as co-executive producer. DOGS IN THE CITY is produced by CBS’s Raquel Productions Inc. in association with Shed Media US Inc. and Carol Mendelsohn Productions.
AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION HERO DOG AWARDS® PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY ON HALLMARK CHANNEL NOVEMBER 11, 2011
EWAN MCGREGOR, JILLIAN MICHAELS AND KRISTIN CHENOWETH
JOIN ALL-STAR LINEUP OF JUDGES AND PRESENTERS FOR
AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION HERO DOG AWARDS®
PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY ON HALLMARK CHANNEL NOVEMBER 11, 2011
Special “Legacy Award” To Honor Celebrated Military Dog And Canine Movie Star Rin Tin Tin
Studio City, California – July 27, 2011 – Hallmark Channel announced today that international film star Ewan McGregor (“The Beginners”) will join actress, comedian, and author Betty White (“Hot in Cleveland”) on stage as a celebrity presenter, while film, stage, and television actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth (“Glee”, “Pushing Daisies”) and health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels (“The Doctors”, “Dr. Phil”) will join Whoopi Goldberg, among others, as celebrity judges for the inaugural American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™, which will premiere as a 90-minute original special on Hallmark Channel, Friday, November 11 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C).
“I promote lifelong, healthy relationships between dogs and people both on camera and in my everyday life. Healthy, happy pets mean longer lives for many people. It’s just something that I believe. I was thrilled to lend my name to the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards® as one of the celebrity judges,” says Michaels. “I am truly honored to be a part of this very special program.”
Presented by CESAR® Canine Cuisine and produced by Emmy® Award winning MRB Productions, the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards involves a nationwide search for and tribute to America’s top dogs, which will culminate in a red carpet, star-studded awards gala in Beverly Hills on October 1. At the event, one dog from each of eight categories — Law Enforcement and Arson Dogs; Service Dogs; Therapy Dogs; Military Dogs; Guide Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; Hearing Dogs, Emerging Hero Dogs (ordinary pets who do extraordinary things) – will be presented with an award and have their story told in a moving video tribute. Voting is currently underway at www.herodogawards.org.
In addition to honoring the eight category winners, canine superstar Rin Tin Tin, who bravely served the U.S. Military during World War I and went on to become an American icon and movie idol, will be recognized with a special “Legacy Award,” presented to one of his direct descendants, along with the dog’s human handler. A scripted tribute, retelling Rin Tin Tin’s incredible journey from war orphan to one of the most famous dogs on the planet, will be narrated by beloved actor and comedian Mickey Rooney.
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