Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan

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Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan
Genrereality, documentary
Developed byJenn Kuzmyk Ruch and Dominic Monaghan
Presented byDominic Monaghan
No. of series3
No. of episodes28
Executive producersDominic Monaghan
Dave Brady
CinematographyFrank Vilaca
Running time60 minutes
DistributorBBC Worldwide
Original networkBBC America (series 1 - 2)
Channel 5 (series 1)
Travel Channel (series 3)
Original release22 January 2013 (2013-01-22) –

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 eight-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] In the U.S., the third season aired on the Travel Channel instead of BBC America. It originally aired in prime time on Wednesdays, but later moved to Saturday mornings.

The show was nominated for the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program at the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.[5]

Episode list[edit]

Series 1 (2013)[edit]

No. Title Location Original U.S. air date
1"Giant Water Bug"Vietnam22 January 2013 (2013-01-22)[6]
2"Giant Huntsman Spider"Laos29 January 2013 (2013-01-29)[6]
3"Black Hairy Thick Tail Scorpion"Namibia5 February 2013 (2013-02-05)[6]
4"Giant Centipede"Venezuela12 February 2013 (2013-02-12)[6]
5"White Goliath Beetle"Cameroon19 February 2013 (2013-02-19)[6]
6"Army Ants"Ecuador26 February 2013 (2013-02-26)[6]
7"Giant Malaysian Honey Bees"Malaysia5 March 2013 (2013-03-05)[6]
8"Guatemalan Beaded Lizard"Guatemala12 March 2013 (2013-03-12)[6]

Series 2 (2014)[edit]

No. Title Location Original U.S. air date
1"Giant Spitting Cobra"Kenya25 March 2014 (2014-03-25)[7]
2"Ghost Bat"Australia1 April 2014 (2014-04-01)[7]
3"Lemur Leaf Frog"Costa Rica8 April 2014 (2014-04-08)[7]
4"Gaboon Viper"Zambia15 April 2014 (2014-04-15)[7]
5"The Titan Beetle"Brazil22 April 2014 (2014-04-22)[7]
6"Box Jellyfish"Australia29 April 2014 (2014-04-29)[7]
7"The Giant Wetapunga"New Zealand6 May 2014 (2014-05-06)[7]
8"The Gila Monster"Arizona13 May 2014 (2014-05-13)[7]
9"Giant Salamander"Japan20 May 2014 (2014-05-20)[7]
10"The Slow Loris"Thailand27 May 2014 (2014-05-27)[2][7]

Series 3 (2016)[edit]

No. Title Location Original U.S. air date
1"Fer-de-Lance"Belize5 January 2016 (2016-01-05)
2"Sharks"Florida12 January 2016 (2016-01-12)
3"Aye Aye"Madagascar19 January 2016 (2016-01-19)
4"Whale Shark"Mozambique26 January 2016 (2016-01-26)
5"White Lion"South Africa2 February 2016 (2016-02-02)
6"Indian Cobra"Sri Lanka9 February 2016 (2016-02-09)
7"Flying Lizard"Philippines16 February 2016 (2016-02-16)
8"Electric Eel"Peruvian Amazon23 February 2016 (2016-02-23)
9"Lake Titicaca Water Frog"Peru1 March 2016 (2016-03-01)
10"Giant Anteater"Brazil8 March 2016 (2016-03-08)
11"Andean Bear"Bolivia15 March 2016 (2016-03-15)
12"Coconut Crab"Palau22 March 2016 (2016-03-22)


  1. ^ a b "About the Show - Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan". BBC America. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan - Press Resources - BBC America Press Room". BBC Worldwide Americas Inc. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  3. ^ "BBC America Announces Second Season of Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan" (Press release). BBC America. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  4. ^ "BBCW poaches ITV's Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan - News". Broadcast. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Complete 2013-2014 Nominations List" (PDF). Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Season 1 - Episode Guide - Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan". BBC America. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Season 2 - Episode Guide - Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan". BBC America. Retrieved 30 April 2014.

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