Call of the Wildman: Season Two Coming in 2013

call of the wildman season twoFollowing a highly rated season one finale, Animal Planet has renewed Call of the Wildman for a second season. The new 20 episodes will premiere sometime in 2013.

‘Turtleman’ Ernie Brown Junior was understandably excited by the renewal, exclaiming, “Yi yi yi yi, come git some!”

Here’s the press release with some additional details:


— Back-to-back Finale Episodes Each Deliver 1.3M P2+ Viewers With Season-High Episode Grabbing 1.8M P2+ Viewers —

(New York, September 10, 2012) – There’s no rest for the wickedly loveable… Deep within the Kentucky backwoods, Ernie Brown Jr., aka ‘Turtleman,’ worked hard this Labor Day weekend, ending his CALL OF THE WILDMAN season with a huge, live-action snap, helping Animal Planet achieve its best-ever Labor Day Weekend ever!

The network’s all-day CALL OF THE WILDMAN marathon led up to back-to-back season finale episodes, which each delivered nearly 1.3M P2+ viewers and helped Animal Planet rank among the top five ad-supported cable networks in the 10pm timeslot among M25-54 and M18-29. The week before, on August 26, CALL OF THE WILDMAN hit an all-time series high with the episode premiere of “Pig Wallow Predator,” delivering nearly 1.8M P2+ viewers.

The Planet plucks up a second season of 20 new half-hour episodes for 2013 of this immediate snapperlicious sensation, which nabbed 1M P2+ viewers in its first season. CALL OF THE WILDMAN ranks as Animal Planet’s top three series year to date among P2+ viewers, P25-54 and P18-49.

“Yi yi yi yi, come git some!” said ‘Turtleman’ Ernie Brown, Jr., in reaction to the renewal of his series.

CALL OF THE WILDMAN features the bare-handed, backwoods animal-trapping skills of “Turtleman” Ernie Brown, Jr. For the past three decades, Turtleman has been diving into Kentucky’s murkiest ponds in search of feisty snapping turtles, capable of biting through bone. No job is too tough or dangerous for Turtleman, and his years of bonding with wild animals allow him to use his animal instincts to save them. CALL OF THE WILDMAN is produced by Sharp Entertainment for Animal Planet. Matt Sharp is the executive producer for Sharp Entertainment. Dawn Sinsel is executive producer for Animal Planet.

Animal Planet Media (APM), a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world’s only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. APM consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 96 million homes in the US; online assets, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; the 24/7 broadband channel, Animal Planet Beyond;, the #1 pet-related Web property globally that facilitates pet adoption; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service; mobile content; and merchandising extensions.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the Call of the Wildman TV series? Are you glad to hear that it’s coming back for season two?

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  1. JACOB SMITH says


  2. Teresa Hoderfield says

    I’m so happy to hear that Turtleman is coming back! He is truely a down to earth very loveable person. Glad to see you back buddy, good luck and God bless you and you’re family and friends!!!!!! C ya soon!!!

  3. says

    Please haven’t we waited long enough,was so excited when Neil was talking about exciting 2nd season and they work so hard, but it seems like animal plant could go ahead with what they’ve film and do the rest later. It’s not like everyone is not going to have to watch the reruns for what seems like forever anyway. Let us see what you got. Thank you for having a down home real boy on tv

  4. Kristen Wiley says

    Wow. More garbage staged TV with abusive and reckless handling of staged captures. Laughing at a stereotype that spreads misinformation about how dangerous the animals are. Eight year old kids capture snapping turtles wow danger , danger , danger . Would be funny but I don’t support animal abuse. But apparently I support one of the cast members children with my taxes because he was arrested for non- support. Animal Planet and Turtlemoron have sold the viewers a bunch of lies. Google Turtlemans hometown it’s central Kentucky far from being wild. AP has a show called Fatal Attractions that puts down untrained and uneducated animal handlers . Then they promote reckless and abusive handling in their show hosts on Call of the Wildman and Rattlesnake Republic. Sad so many people enjoy viewing animal abuse. As far as relocating turtles I have seen his old you tube videos on how to cook snapping turtles and witness just two years ago Turtlemoron selling turtle shells. More lies from AP surprisingly stupid not human.

    • says

      No animal abuse on this show whatsoever. They do whatever they can not to harm the animals they rescue. You certainly must never have watched the show to think any animal abuse takes place. They capture nuisance animals and release them into their natural habitat. So he eats turtle soup, just because he rescues snapping turtles doesn’t mean every turtle out there needs to be his best friend, get real. Our entire family loves the show, if you don’t like it, don’t watch it. End of story.

      • says

        Abusive and staged action. Cornsnake capture by Turtleman was from Salato Nature Center. Swinging and picking up turtles by the tail tortures and injuries the animals. Untrained host that belongs on Animal Planets other show Fatal Attractions. If you enjoy animal abuse and misinformation support the cartoon stereotype Turtleman. The show is garbage and spreads misinformation for ratings. By the way are they not paying the cast well enough ? One was arrested for not paying child support. As far as handling animals I was catching turtles in college will doing research nothing the Turtleman says about turtles being dangerous to people or farm animals except ducklings is true. Live what a joke . Harassing animals is more like it. I am small woman that works with mambas etc for a living and have meet the Turtleman. Shame on Animal Planet for airing this garbage nd abusive show. AP surprisingly stupid not human.

  5. lynette says

    I love this show. I work a stressful job with a lot of demands The Turttle man show makes me smile and laugh and that is worth a million bucks. I look forward to the next season.

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