Finding Bigfoot Gets Even Bigger! Animal Planet Takes Search For Squatch Worldwide

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 3rd, 2012

Source: Animal Planet Press Releases

New Aftershow Specials Take Viewers Deeper into Investigations than Ever Before

(Beverly Hills, Calif., August 2, 2012) – This November, FINDING BIGFOOT, one of Animal Planet’s top-performing series ever, delivering more than 1.3M P2+ viewers in its second season, returns with 11 all-new episodes and two specials that take the team of investigators farther across the globe and further into sasquatch history than they’ve ever travelled. For the first time, 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 – will expand their search in North America and beyond to investigate the sasquatch phenomenon known as “yowies” in Australia and the “orang-pendek” of Indonesia. Also for the first time, Animal Planet will produce two “aftershow” specials, where the cast will answer burning questions from fans, dive deeper into the evidence and theories, and give behind-the-scene stories and insight.

Legends of bigfoot-type primates persist in cultures all over the globe. So the bigfoot team will attempt to capture proof of these elusive Australian and Indonesian creatures by immersing itself in local yowie and orang-pendek culture and lore and using that information in the investigations. With the knowledge of the locals and its own experiences researching sasquatches, the team is hot on the trail to locate these distant cousins of the North American bigfoot in the remote terrain and jungles of these far-off lands.

Sasquatch sightings have been reported in every state of the union except Hawaii. So this season, the team continues to leave no stone unturned and no piece of credible evidence unexplored as it travels to new locations to investigate compelling new finds in multiple states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington.

In addition to their global jaunts, the team members participate in two all-new aftershow specials. Moderated by Animal Planet executive producer Keith Hoffman, the specials bring the team together in an informal setting to discuss the investigations in greater detail and provide insights and tips not shared in the show. Who doesn’t want to know how the team films at night without scaring away potential bigfoots or what the cast thinks will happen when bigfoot is found?

With no filters and unparalleled access to the cast, fans of the show and bigfoot enthusiasts everywhere will have unprecedented insight into their investigations that have become a part of the pop cultural zeitgeist.

FINDING BIGFOOT is produced for Animal Planet by Ping Pong Productions. Keith Hoffman is the executive producer for Animal Planet. Brad Kuhlman and Casey Brumels are the 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.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

9 Responses to “Finding Bigfoot Gets Even Bigger! Animal Planet Takes Search For Squatch Worldwide”

  1. No.24 responds:

    I guess after 2 seasons of Not Finding Bigfoot in North America they need to expand their search to Australia for the “yowies” and Indonesia’s “orang-pendek”. I know, I know it’s all for ratings and money and not to really find Bigfeets… It’s all a joke… Moneymaker is sitting on or knows of habituation sites here in North America. Sit your cameras and team of experts on those sites and get some real squatchy footage… Geez…

  2. Anita Wittig via Facebook responds:

    awesome..can’t wait for the Russian and Himalyan yeti shows!

  3. DWA responds:

    Must they continue to undermine the credibility of everything good they’re doing?

    TV stardom ruins a few more people, and another godo cause.

  4. DWA responds:

    And although godo causes actually are pretty cool, I simply intended to type “good.”

  5. somebodyssquatchingme responds:

    Another season of “What is THAT?” –cut to commercial.

  6. Kjak75 responds:

    After watching this show some, something has been bothering me. The logic of going into the bush and yelling and being loud. Correct me if im wrong but most sightings are from people being reasonably quiet. Has anyone actually seen a “bigfoot” by using the be loud and yell a lot method?

  7. DWA responds:


    You’d hope these guys would read their own database. Or think a little.

    But this is what TV, ratings and the search for same do to The Search. “We only have five hours here! Something’s gotta give! Let’s yell a lot! Nobody will take us seriously if we just sit here!”

    Bigfoot is so elusive for two reasons:

    1) Nobody believes anybody who says they saw one. (That’s the biggie.)

    2) They behave just like other animals when yahoos come yelling through the woods.

    If it worked it would be what hunters do. I rest my case.

  8. dconstrukt responds:

    i for one am looking forward to this… love the whole idea of the show and just the thought that this thing is real and exists, to me, is fascinating.

    that said, i find it odd they’re going around the world now to find something… when they couldn’t even find anything in the states. (ratings anyone?)

    I mean, these guys found ZERO good solid evidence. (i’m sure moneymaker will dispute this because EVERYTHING he hears/sees is a bigfoot).

    if these things exist… and you have a show about you “finding” it… how can you find something you have shown your audience zero evidence for?

  9. muircertach responds:

    Oh no, the show that lets the public in on our little club will air again. Oh no, more people might get interested in this subject.

    How dare they?

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