Irwin Family Returning to Animal Planet


The family of the late Steve Irwin is teaming up with Animal Planet to develop and produce TV projects across the network’s platforms.

David Zaslav, the president and CEO of Discovery Communications, announced the partnership during MIPCOM. The Irwin family—Terri, Bindi and Robert—will also serve as global ambassadors for Discovery Communications.

The Crocodile Hunter, which featured both Steve and Terri, aired on Animal Planet from 1996 through 2007. The series also featured Terri and Steve’s children, Bindi and Robert.

“Steve Irwin was a champion for all wildlife and he and Terri’s excitement and enthusiasm brought viewers from around the world in touch with nature,” said Patrice Andrews, the general manager of Animal Planet. “Their passion for animals, love for their family and leadership in conservation awareness left a strong legacy that continues today. We are thrilled to have Terri, Bindi and Robert back in the Animal Planet family.”

“We’re excited to be returning home to Animal Planet and our Discovery Communications family,” said Terri Irwin. “We look forward to the year ahead as we embark on new projects and adventures with Animal Planet.”