The Disneynature movie “African Cats,” following a lions, cheetahs and other felines of the savanna, will have its network premiere on Animal Planet of September 3.
PBS Nature’s “Earthflight” gives a spectacular bird’s eye view of the world and an up-close look at a diverse array of avian species in a six-part series airing September 4-October 2. Read our interview with the show's producer.
Floods, fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis — National Geographic’s “Night of Exploration” examines the “World’s Worst Natural Disasters” in a two-hour special on September 6, focusing on why they happen and how we can learn from past catastrophes.
“Heavy Metal Warriors” isn’t about headbanger bands, despite the title — it’s Weather Channel’s new series about people who do tough jobs under the worst weather conditions on earth. Premiering September 16, the six-episode series includes icebreakers in the Arctic, flood rescuers in North Dakota, and oil pipeline repairmen in the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, on Weather.com, the September offering is “Hero Next Door,” consisting of six shorts about individuals who courageously helped their neighbors during a catastrophic weather event, such as Superstorm Sandy. It also launches September 16.
What happens when you microwave a light bulb? What makes coffee creamer so incendiary? The “Night of Exploration,” episode “None of the Above: Forces of Nature” will explain these and other phenomena in a series of street experiments. It’s followed by “In the Name of Science,” which examines the science of lying. Both premiere September 13 on National Geographic.
Lions, tigers, bears and about 40 more of the world’s top predators are front and center in a four-part special simulcast “The Secret Life of Predators” on National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild on September 20 and September 27. In the first two parts, “Naked” covers the hunt for prey in open spaces like the Arctic, African savanna and Mongolian steppe, and “Stealth” examines how predators stalk, hunt and capture their victims.
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