Nat Geo WILD is set to premiere Animal ER Live, a four-week live event series from Live PD creators Big Fish Entertainment.
Animal ER Live will follow animal emergencies in real time at animal hospitals and mobile vet emergency units across the country while being anchored by a team of veterinary experts from a studio in New York City. The event series will air Saturday and Sunday nights at 9 p.m., premiering on Saturday, March 30.
Geoff Daniels, executive VP of global unscripted entertainment for National Geographic Channels, said: “Nat Geo WILD’s commitment to series devoted to animal caregivers has been at the core of our success for almost ten years, and now Animal ER Live is going to take that to another level, delivering our fans the kind of heartwarming and heroic stories they love in a completely fresh and totally live format. Building on our track record of going live into the wild with innovative experiences like Safari Live and Yellowstone Live, we’re always looking for new ways to engage our animal-loving audience, which is what makes this collaboration with Big Fish Entertainment the perfect fit. It’s really the best of all worlds, with Animal ER Live delivering the kind of unscripted drama and inspiring moments from pet emergency rooms across the country that will hit home with the entire family.”
Dan Cesareo, executive producer and president of Big Fish Entertainment, added: “Big Fish spends a lot of time exploring where live can be truly addictive, and the incredible high-stakes and heartwarming moments experienced by animal care professionals across the country felt like a unique opportunity. Nat Geo WILD is the perfect home for Animal ER Live, and we’re thrilled to offer animal lovers a singular viewing experience that only a live format can deliver.”