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Finding Bigfoot: Renewal for Animal Planet TV Series

finding bigfoot renewalAnimal Planet has announced they’ve renewed their documentary series Finding Bigfoot for a third season. That’s a little strange since many sources believe that the show is currently airing its fourth season. Apparently, Animal Planet has their own way of breaking up their episodes.

Here are the details:



— Season Two Premieres Delivered 1.2 Million P2+ Viewers —

(New York, New York) – After setting foot in 33 states and five countries, the FINDING BIGFOOT team is still feverishly on the hunt for the elusive Sasquatch. As the evidence continues to mount, investigators Cliff Barackman, James “Bobo” Fay, Ranae Holland and Matt Moneymaker are closer than ever to uncover the truth behind the hairy beast. And with FINDING BIGFOOT hunting down 1.2 M P2+ viewers this season and ranking among Animal Planet’s top three performing series of all time among P25-54 (653K), this hunt isn’t ending any time soon! Today, Animal Planet announces the third-season renewal of the hit series, rolling out with 12 brand new episodes later this fall.

FINDING BIGFOOT continues to find new believers with 41% more W25-54 watching than season one. And in 1Q13, FINDING BIGFOOT helped Animal Planet rank among the top 10 ad-supported cable nets in the 10 PM timeslot based on M25-54 delivery (excluding movies and sports).

FINDING BIGFOOT investigates compelling evidence that may prove the existence of this elusive creature, with a team uses unconventional methodologies and new technologies to lure the creature from behind the shadows to get physical video and/or audio evidence to prove that there is a community of these sasquatches among us! The intrepid cast of investigators – Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James “Bobo” Fay and Cliff Barackman, and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland – has traveled across the U.S. and followed up on evidence and first-hand eyewitness accounts. Now, the cast continues its international searches and re-visits some of the “squatchier” locations to uncover startling evidence of the mysterious and highly intelligent enigma that has eluded capture for centuries and fascinated man for just as long.

FINDING BIGFOOT is produced for Animal Planet by Ping Pong Productions. Keith Hoffman is the executive producer and Hillary Tholen is associate producer for Animal Planet. Brad Kuhlman and Casey Brumels are executive producers and Chad Hammel is the co-executive producer for Ping Pong Productions.

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? Do you like the series? Will you be watching the new season?


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Gary White October 13, 2014 at 10:47 pm

The spin off or copy cat shows are a joke with a bunch of old guys that can’t even move building stupid usless traps walking around in the dark only to play on peoples fear.
I have always wondered why not Bigfoot because of so many sightings and history.
Some of the locations I thought was a waste of time do to the low number of sightings.
I know there stories from all across the USA. The hot spot everyone knows is the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
I would not change the team at all. I would have them go deeper into the mountians and set up extended stays in areas with the things Bigfoot need.


FRAN STEVENSON October 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm

I love the show when is there going be more finding Bigfoot.


Greg Pratt August 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Cryptid fans should check out the premiere of MONSTERS UNDERGROUND on Destination America on Friday, August 22nd at 10/9c.  
The first episode will follow a team of four hunters into Volcano Caverns in Flagstaff, Arizona, as they search for the reptilian/bat “cave demon” known as the Olitiau.
Future episodes will explore the dangerous caves of the American Southwest in search of cryptids including the Aswang, Mapinguari, Subterralien, and more.

Check out a preview of MONSTERS UNDERGROUND here:


Angela Katis June 22, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Great to have Finding Bigfoot back on the air. Enjoying the new shows as well as the re-runs !


Anonymous June 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm

I love that show…I hope it goes on for a few more years. It is something a family can watch together. The group is quirky but I like them…Who isn’t quirky?


Angela Katis June 22, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Thrilled to watch the new series of Finding Bigfoot as well as older reruns. Great Show !


Rand-Michael April 9, 2014 at 1:21 am

What I really dislike is when the series is broken up and it could be weeks between a show broadcasted mid-season or so, then resumes weeks later. I was more intrigued the first season and slightly beyond when the crew seemed more intent on being serious. Later episodes became a bit outlandish as the crew seemed to be reaching in their bag of tricks. Almost as if they were taking cue from write-in ideas? There was numerous commentary as to what Bigfoots liked, did, or was customary. .. so why keep trying Disco in the forest, or the candy bars, etc, etc. The whale sounds? Yes! Awesome sound and one could almost see a relation to the possible communication link. My totally unprofessional opinion? Keep it simple… keep it real. Take it serious and find some results so maybe, just maybe you could change my mind! And Moneymaker? Take a Prozac man… you can be too much of a spaz. Relax. Stay in control and appreciate your teammates. Squatch on!


Angela Katis April 4, 2014 at 2:20 am

Love this show ! The Bigfoot Foursome are quirky and just a tad odd. I have very much missed the show for a few months now, look forward to season 5 !


John Gravante March 22, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Awesome show. My favorite series on Animal Planet.


Anonymous March 16, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Love the show..hope to see season 5.


Davion stringer February 16, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Will there be a season 5 of finding Bigfoot it’s my favorite show


nancy January 28, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Love the show! Especially Ranae. The guys come to some wild conclusions but her tongue-in-cheek remarks are humorous yet respectful. Keep up the good work!


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