Throughout a career in which he has helped some 19,000 patients, veterinarian Dr. Jan Pol has gained a wealth of experience. While large farm animals are the crux of his speciality, the doctor and the staff at his Beal City, Mich., office work with beasts of all shapes and sizes, and he gives owners sensible advice about caring for their animals. His unstoppable and unflappable work ethic has made him a legendary figure in his community and profession.
With a unique ability to see the world through their eyes, renowned dog behavior expert Cesar Millan rehabilitates all manner of troubled canines in this popular reality series, and often that involves Millan not only teaching dogs new tricks but also training their owners how to achieve a balanced relationship with their pets.
Experienced canine-behaviorist Cesar Millan travels -- often -- some distance to dogs and families in need of his renowned assistance. While in the homes of owners, Millan documents the astounding transformations that occur as he works with and educates families and rehabilitates their animals. His work is done once he has accomplished helping people and their pets to achieve balance and a good relationship.
Rocky Kanaka, of a mission-driven dog food manufacturer devoted to giving back, travels the United States with renovation specialist Rob North to help animal shelters in need. Facilities in danger of closing are revitalized with the help of Rocky, Rob, community volunteers, local contractors, and industry experts. In addition to creating a happier and healthier environment at each animal shelter or rescue, the exposure and improvements to the facility also help increase the number of animal adoptions. At the end of each episode, at least one animal finds a loving, permanent home.
Heartwarming stories paint pictures about surprising animal odd couples.
Two teams of two compete in a word-association game. Each contestant gets a celebrity partner, and one partner provides clues to the other about six mystery words, leaving the other to guess those words before the time runs out. The team with the most points gets to play in the winners circle, where the top prize is $100,000. Michael Strahan hosts.
Early on in game shows, when stars took part, they aided players -- to guess secret words on "Password," for instance. Now they're helping them guess names of VIPs in host Craig Ferguson's four-round competition set in a party atmosphere. The celebrity/contestant pairs must identify the famous -- actors, athletes, politicians, cartoon characters, etc. -- based on improvised clues for a chance to win $20,000. The celebrity connection extends behind the cameras; actors Courteney Cox and David Arquette are among executive producers of a show based on board game "Identity Crisis."
Each week two people leave their ordinary lives behind as they and a group of popular celebrities gather together to play a series of outrageous and hilarious party games that include quizzes featuring celebrity and popular culture. The civilians compete with each other, but each person has a team of celebrities for assistance, vying for the opportunity to take home a $25,000 cash prize. Adding to the party atmosphere is the host -- award-winning actress, comic and singer Jane Lynch -- and an energetic house band.
Actor Alec Baldwin hosts -- and executive produces -- the newest iteration of the iconic panel game show in which four contestants try to match answers given by six celebrities to humorous, and often risque, fill-in-the-blank questions. The famous panelists range from quick-witted comics to stars of the stage and screen.
"Wilderness Vet" features compelling stories from the life of renowned veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakley, who lives and works in Canada's rugged and sparsely populated Yukon. Each episode shows Dr. Oakley and her colleagues traveling to private homes, farms and wildlife preserves across the territory to help animals in need. Viewers get a look at wild animals in their natural habitats as the show offers an up-close view of the hard work and dedication required for their rescue and rehabilitation.