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|Theme music composer||Raney Schocke|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||52 (hinted) (currently 26) (List of episodes)|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original channel||Animal Planet|
|Original run||May 30, 2011– present|
Finding Bigfoot is a documentary television series that premiered on May 30, 2011, on Animal Planet. The program follows members of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) in their search for Bigfoot, a cryptid hominid allegedly living in the wildernesses of the United States and Canada. The series never questions the existence of Bigfoot but rather documents the team's search efforts as if it were searching for individuals of a known animal species.
The team often makes use of reconstructions, using a team member as a stand-in for Bigfoot for eyewitnesses to judge scale, as well as night-vision technology and FLIR cameras. Another mainstay is call blasting, mimicking the yells of the creatures. They also do wood knocks which mimics the Bigfoot's communication.
Matt Moneymaker, researchers James “Bobo” Fay and Cliff Barackman, and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland, have expanded their search in North America and beyond to investigate the sasquatch phenomenon known as “yowies” in Australia, the“orang pendek” of Indonesia, the wildman of Vietnam and the "yeren" of China.
Season 3 of the series aired from November 2012 to March 2013. It included international investigations in Australia and the Kerinci area on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
Season 4 will air beginning on November 10, 2013. It is expected to have at least ten episodes.
Moneymaker is an actor, and the founder and president of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. Moneymaker grew up in Ohio and has been researching Bigfoot for twenty-five years.
Excitable and unscientific, Barackman claims to be interested in physical evidence.. He is from Portland, Oregon.
More skeptical, Holland has had a lifelong interest in Bigfoot.
James "Bobo" Fay
Fay has been searching for the creature since the 1980's. He often wears Bigfoot-related clothing. Fay and Barackman searched for Bigfoot together before the series started.
The episode starts out with the team investigating evidence, usually a piece of video footage. The team will then do a re-creation of the footage, and evaluate it. After that, the team will do a "night investigation". While one of the members camps out and looks for evidence,the rest of the team will talk to two or three witnesses. Using the evidence collected, the team will pick a location and use technologies to complete their "final night investigation". They will then evaluate with they learned and announce that during the ending credits.