Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan

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Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan
Genre reality, documentary
Developed by Jenn Kuzmyk Ruch and Dominic Monaghan
Presented by Dominic Monaghan
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 28
Production
Executive producer(s) Dominic Monaghan
Dave Brady
Cinematography Frank Vilaca
Running time 60 minutes
Distributor BBC Worldwide
Release
Original network BBC America (series 1 - 2)
Channel 5 (series 1)
Travel Channel (series 3)
Original release 22 January 2013 (2013-01-22) – present

Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan is a wildlife documentary series commissioned by Channel 5 and BBC America and presented by actor Dominic Monaghan, who also serves as an executive producer for the show.[1][2] Each hour-long episode follows Monaghan, an avid outdoorsman, as he travels to a new exotic location in search of "some of the most dangerous and elusive creatures known to man."[1] The show's 8-episode first series premiered in the UK on 9 November 2012 and in the U.S. on 22 January 2013, and was nominated for Best Reality Series at the 3rd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards. In June 2013, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan was renewed for a second series, which premiered in the U.S. on 25 March 2014 on BBC America.[3] After Channel 5 elected not to acquire the second season, BBC Worldwide acquired the international rights to the show.[4] On February 10, 2015 it was announced that the third season had started filming, though a release date had not been set.[5] In the US, the third season aired on the Travel Channel instead of BBC America. It originally started airing in prime time on Wednesdays, but moved to Saturday mornings in an apparent burn off.

The show was nominated for the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program at the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.[6]

Episode list[edit]

Series 1 (2013)[edit]

No. Title Location Original U.S. air date
1 "Giant Water Bug" Vietnam 22 January 2013 (2013-01-22)[7]
2 "Giant Huntsman Spider" Laos 29 January 2013 (2013-01-29)[7]
3 "Black Hairy Thick Tail Scorpion" Namibia 5 February 2013 (2013-02-05)[7]
4 "Giant Centipede" Venezuela 12 February 2013 (2013-02-12)[7]
5 "White Goliath Beetle" Cameroon 19 February 2013 (2013-02-19)[7]
6 "Army Ants" Ecuador 26 February 2013 (2013-02-26)[7]
7 "Giant Malaysian Honey Bees" Malaysia 5 March 2013 (2013-03-05)[7]
8 "Guatemalan Beaded Lizard" Guatemala 12 March 2013 (2013-03-12)[7]

Series 2 (2014)[edit]

No. Title Location Original U.S. air date
1 "Giant Spitting Cobra" Kenya 25 March 2014 (2014-03-25)[8]
2 "Ghost Bat" Australia 1 April 2014 (2014-04-01)[8]
3 "Lemur Leaf Frog" Costa Rica 8 April 2014 (2014-04-08)[8]
4 "Gaboon Viper" Zambia 15 April 2014 (2014-04-15)[8]
5 "The Titan Beetle" Brazil 22 April 2014 (2014-04-22)[8]
6 "Box Jellyfish" Australia 29 April 2014 (2014-04-29)[8]
7 "The Giant Wetapunga" New Zealand 6 May 2014 (2014-05-06)[8]
8 "The Gila Monster" Arizona 13 May 2014 (2014-05-13)[8]
9 "Giant Salamander" Japan 20 May 2014 (2014-05-20)[8]
10 "The Slow Loris" Thailand 27 May 2014 (2014-05-27)[2][8]

Series 3 (2016)[edit]

No. Title Location Original U.S. air date
1 "Fer-de-Lance" Belize 5 January 2016 (2016-01-05)
2 "Sharks" Florida 12 January 2016 (2016-01-12)
3 "Aye Aye" Madagascar 19 January 2016 (2016-01-19)
4 "Whale Shark" Mozambique 26 January 2016 (2016-01-26)
5 "White Lion" South Africa 2 February 2016 (2016-02-02)
6 "Indian Cobra" Sri Lanka 9 February 2016 (2016-02-09)
7 "Flying Lizard" Philippines 16 February 2016 (2016-02-16)
8 "Electric Eel" Peruvian Amazon 23 February 2016 (2016-02-23)
9 "Lake Titicaca Water Frog" Peru 1 March 2016 (2016-03-01)
10 "Giant Anteater" Brazil 8 March 2016 (2016-03-08)
11 "Andean Bear" Bolivia 15 March 2016 (2016-03-15)
12 "Coconut Crab" Palau 22 March 2016 (2016-03-22)

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