Scaly Adventures

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Scaly Adventures
Scaly Adventures Family Poster for Release.jpg
Also known as Pierce's Scaly Adventures
Genre Children's
Created by
  • Richard R. Curren III
  • Tanya M. Curren
Developed by
  • Richard R. Curren III
  • Tanya M. Curren
Starring
  • Richard R. Curren III
  • Tanya M. Curren
  • Pierce R. Curren
Theme music composer
  • Eddie Moles
  • Bone Prophet
Opening theme Scaly Adventures Theme Song
Composer(s) Bone Prophet
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 24
Production
Executive producer(s) Richard R. Curren III
Running time 29 minutes
Production company(s) Boundless Limits International, Inc.
Distributor Boundless Limits International, Inc.
External links
Website

Scaly Adventures, also known as Pierce's Scaly Adventures, is an American reality television series with worldwide distribution. The series launched on September 7, 2013, and is currently in production. Scaly Adventures is an E/I (educational/informational) television show featuring Richard, Tanya, and Pierce Curren as they travel to different locations to profile exotic animals and adventure-type entertainment. At the beginning of production, Pierce Curren was the youngest animal education television personality with an internationally distributed show reaching 6 of 7 continents weekly.

Premise[edit]

The Scaly Adventures Crew, composed of Pierce, Tanya and Rick Curren, travels the world featuring many different animals, as well as their own 32 reptiles.[1] The purpose of the show is not only to teach what reptiles are really like, but also to inspire kids through family-friendly programming.[2] Each episode focuses on teaching kids how they should "interact with, care for, and protect animals."[3]

Characters[edit]

Pierce Curren[edit]

Pierce is the young star of Scaly Adventures. As a junior herpetologist,[4] he leads viewers on educational journeys shown through the eyes of a kid. Pierce enjoys sharing his passion for exotic animals. When not filming, Pierce can be found researching on the computer or reading books about more unique animals.[5]

Tanya Curren[edit]

Tanya Curren is the co-creator and director of education for the Scaly Adventures crew. She ensures that the content of every episode meets state curriculum standards being taught in schools.[6]

Rick Curren[edit]

Rick Curren is the creator and executive producer of Scaly Adventures. He ensures that every episode has a conservation message of protecting our environment while promoting education of all species. Rick is also the underwater expert and leads the Scaly Adventures crew on journeys to show viewers different places and animals.[7]

Episodes[edit]

Number Title Date Aired Location and topic Featured Animals
1 "Ocean & Island Explorers" September 7, 2013 Saint Simons Island, GA Atlantic sharpnose shark, Atlantic stingray, bonnethead shark, ghost crab, horseshoe crab, Halloween moon crab (Gecarcinus quadratus)
2 "Reptiles On The Radio" September 14, 2013 The woods of North Carolina Eastern box turtle, timber rattlesnake, jungle carpet python (Morelia spilota cheynei)
3 "The Big And The Scaly" September 21, 2013 Reptiles American alligator, Morelet's crocodile, leopard gecko, Asian water monitor, gopher tortoise, western rat snake, green anaconda (Eunectes murinus)
4 "Ready, Set, Fish!" September 28, 2013 Boca Grande, FL - deep sea fishing and a look inside the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series Common snook, gag grouper, banded water snake, dolphin, Atlantic tarpon, green iguana
5 "Snakes, Monkeys & Birds... Oh My!" October 5, 2013 Sage Haven and Educational Adventures - exotic rescued birds, snakes, and monkeys Blackbelly salamander, grey parrot, Burmese python, boa constrictor, salmon-crested cockatoo, red-and-green macaw, bearded dragon (pogona), western diamondback rattlesnake, common marmoset
6 "Saving Stevie" October 12, 2013 Jeckyll Island, GA - a visit to the GA Sea Turtle Rescue Center Loggerhead sea turtle, boa constrictor, Kemp's ridley sea turtle, eastern box turtle
7 "Rattlesnake Recharge" October 19, 2013 Medical care of wild rattlesnakes in the North Carolina mountains Black racer snake (Coluber constrictor priapus), Taiwan beauty rat snake, timber rattlesnake, Dumeril's ground boa (Acrantophis dumerili), eastern box turtle
8 "Super Snake Me!" October 26, 2013 A visit to Wile Reptile Adventure Green iguana, Burmese python, Albino monocled cobra, Egyptian cobra, corn snake, Python reticulatus, Argentine black and white tegu
9 "Cinder Takes A Sick Day" November 2, 2013 Cleveland Park Animal Hospital - exotic animal veterinarians Carpet python (Morelia spilota), East African sand boa (Gongylophis colubrinus), rat snake
10 "Exploring Reptile Island" November 9, 2013 Edisto Island Serpentarium in SC Common pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus), Sinaloan milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae), reticulated python (Python reticulatus), yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus), Nicaraguan boa (Boa constrictor imperator), eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus), tangerine Honduran milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis)
11 "I Brake For Snakes" November 16, 2013 Blue Ridge Mountains - reptiles Brown snake, Carolina anole, royal python (Python regius), northern copperhead, North African hedgehog, northern water snake
12 "Surf And Turf" November 23, 2013 One of America's biggest aquariums East African sand boa (Gongylophis colubrinus), penguin, Burmese python, western hognose snake (Heterodon nasicus), stingray
13 "Venom For Life" November 30, 2013 Kentucky Reptile Zoo - life saving venom extractions from snakes Domestic cat, Gila monster, Indian cobra
14 "The Good, The BIG, And the Scaly" December 7, 2013 Highlights Episode - highlights and additional footage of Season One California kingsnake
15 "Paws of The Law!" September 20, 2014 Marietta, GA Police department - elite K-9 police dogs Belgian Malinois, Golden Retriever, beauty rat snake
16 "What's All the Buzz About?" September 27, 2014 A bee yard in Walhalla, SC Italian honey bee
17 "Under The Mountain & Through The Caves" October 11, 2014 Natural and commercial cave - underground exploration Brown bat, crayfish, American alligator
18 "Brave Hands Save Lives" October 18, 2014 Saint Cloud, FL with Agritoxins Lab and Reptile World - research of coral snake venom Coral snake, cobra, eastern diamondback, fennec fox, Moluccan cockatoo
19 "Take A Walk on the Wet Side" October 25, 2014 Knoxville, TN Rough green snake, great horned owl, red-tailed hawk, northern map turtle, Chilean rose hair tarantula, prairie dog, bearded dragon
20 "The Tale of the Tiger" November 1, 2014 Rockwell, NC - animal rescue at Tiger World Baby kangaroo, Eurasian eagle owl, Asian tigers, ferrets
21 "Regal Eagles" November 8, 2014 Pigeon Forge, TN and the American Eagle Foundation American bald eagle, screech owl
22 "What's New At The Zoo?" November 15, 2014 Knoxville, TN Zoo tigers, apes, African elephants, grey parrot, New Caledonian giant gecko, Komodo dragon, Trans Pecos rat snake, budgie birds, coyote, Burmese python, Aldabra tortoise
23 "Navigating Snake River" November 22, 2014 Waccamaw River - boat trip brown water snake, rough green snake, yellow rat snake, Mali uromastyx
24 "Highlights: The Reel Deal" November 29, 2014 Highlights Episode - highlights and additional footage of Season Two ornate horned toad (Pacman frog), boa constrictor

Ratings[edit]

Scaly Adventures is aired through the Daystar television network on several channels, including Liberty University's Liberty Channel [8] and KCHFTV.[9] Daystar is not currently rated by Nielson.

Promotional activities[edit]

The Currens have been featured through several news outlets, including the Marietta Daily Journal[10] and WSPA Channel 7 News.[11] The family also serves as partners in education with their alma mater, Kennesaw State University.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Remmers, Vanessa (12 April 2014). "Staff Writer". The Progress-Index. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Jennifer, Martin. "Scaly Adventures TV Show Filmed in Upstate". Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Scaly Adventures TV Show Films Episode At The American Eagle Foundation". Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Gallagher, Chuck. "Straight Talk". Transformation Talk Radio. Transformation Talk Radio Network. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "About Pierce Curren". Daystar: Scaly Adventures. Daystar. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "About Tanya Curren". Daystar: Scaly Adventures. Daystar. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "About Rick Curren". Scaly Adventures. Daystar Television Network. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Liberty Channel". Liberty University. Liberty University. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Scaly Adventures". KCHFTV. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Westwood, Sarah. "Marietta K-9 unit to be featured on TV show". The Marietta Daily Journal. Marietta Daily Journal. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Coates, Shelby. "Pickens Co. Family Promoting Snake Safety This Summer". wspa.com. Media General Communication Holdings, LLC. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Westwood, Sarah. "Marietta K-9 unit to be featured on TV show". News at KSU. Kennesaw State University. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 

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