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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  1. Lois says

    I truly believe there is a bigfoot but the program is getting boring as they haven’t changed their format. Everything is over and over again…just different people. Ranae needs to go.

  2. says

    Hey Ray, You really have heard or seen the evidence on bigfoot. This series only holds Town Halls in the day time for the humans that report sightings at night. Come on now use your brain.

  3. Ray says

    The Bigfoot Team holds a Townhall Meeting and a dozen people report seeing a Bigfoot during the daytime, then they go out at night looking for them claiming Bigfoot is nocturnal. Well, primates generally have very poor night vision and since a Bigfoot has never been found why does anyone think they are nocturnal or have better vision than other primates? The odds of finding one in total darkness is just about zero since if there was such an animal it would hear you coming a mile away.

    It’s a hoax and not a very good one.

  4. Ray says

    They just need to change the name to WE CAN’T FIND BIGFOOT. So far they have traveled all over the country and every sound they hear in the dark is claimed to be a Bigfoot but they have yet to find one. How long are the going to keep looking and not finding any?

  5. Mik says

    Finding Bigfoot is a refreshing insight into a worldwide phenomenon. The researchers couldn’t be a better fit for the work they do. I try never miss an episode. Please continue this series.

  6. Mtman says

    Finding Bigfoot is better than 1. Jersey Shore 2. Big Brother 3. the kardashisens 4. Any housewife show 5. Celebrity Apprentice 6. My Cat from Hell 7. The Bachelor 8. Wheel of fortune 8. Honey BooBoo 9. My Redneck vacation 10. Guys with Kids 11. Any daytime soap 12. Movie – Tornado Shark 13. Movie – Ghost shark 14. Could go on and on and on

  7. Mtman says

    In a world of practicality and nothing new to discover. Finding Bigfoot gives me the hope that we do not know everything.

  8. says

    This show is so bad and phony why would anyone watch it?
    Please cancel it and do faithful viewers of the Animal Planet a favor!
    If this show lasts a dozen seasons, it’ll always be the same story, no credible footage or proof of big foot’s existence.

  9. Cassie says

    I am so happy that the show has been renewed! This show has been my guilty pleasure ever since I broke my femur and had nothing but TV and my 2 dogs for company when my husband was working. My neightbor and I compare notes on the show and any “mysterious ” noises we hear at nighttime. Whether he exists or not, (and the jury is still out for me), Finding Bigfoot has given me a lot of smiles during a hard time in my life. Thank you to the co-hosts and crew. Animal Planet… I also really enjoy Gator Boys and Call of the Wildman. I hope you keep all 3 shows going a long time.

  10. Suzette says

    Love “Finding Bigfoot” and will watch it as long as it’s on. I enjoy learning tricks for my own Squatchin’ adventures in Northern Michigan.

  11. Randy rushing says

    My brother ( who is mow deceased ) he knew Patterson who film the original photoage. My brother said he believed Patterson was telling the truth about the filming as he had seen one in the texarkana arkarksas area . I love the show and would love to be involved somehow. Can’t wait until show begins

  12. Stephen says

    This show has the same appeal as watching a train wreck. It is so utterly ridiculous that it is compulsively watchable. Never mind that each episode is essentially identical to the last. Never mind that they never turn up even the slightest evidence to support their conclusions. An acorn drops onto a hollow log and makes a knocking sound. THAT’S GOTTA BE A BIGFOOT!!! WHAT ELSE COULD IT POSSIBLY BE?!!! And all the time, they claim to have found scat and hair, but the scat has never been analyzed, and the hair sample DNA (I was surprised to find that the DNA lab they claimed to use was legitimate) is “inconclusive”. I’ve WANTED to believe in Bigfoot my entire life, but if any show could ever convince me that there is no such thing, it is this one. But watching the fat guy in charge walk around the woods using ski poles is almost worth the price of admission.

  13. Richard says

    We are hooked and the wife wants to move to the mountains of Colorado to live so we can do some searching ourselves. On our trips around the country she wants to stay where there has been sightings. She wants night vision opts. ME I will be packing the self defense.

    • Stephen says

      I lived in the mountains of Colorado for years. Plenty of shy wildlife to be found there, but no skunk apes.

      • Suzette says

        What you should have said was: “but I haven’t seen any skunk apes.” You personally can’t begin to know what’s out there. New species are found all the time, and yes, even large ones. The evidence is now irrefutable that this great ape does exists in North America. Far too many people(tens of thousands) have witnessed Bigfoot, there are thousands of castings of foot prints, hours of vocal recordings. To insist that ALL of the evidence is fabricated, or all those people lying, is the height of arrogance. I have not seen a Sasquatch, but I believe it’s entirely possible that this ape is out there and that it will be revealed sooner rather than later. You can certainly disagree with me, but not the evidence.

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