Animal Planet announced today it is in production on an all-new series, ANIMAL REVIEW (WT) which will be hosted by Emmy-nominated actor and comedian, Anthony Anderson premiering in 2017. ANIMAL REVIEW is a one-hour weekly comedy-variety series that will celebrate all the amazing ways animals have captivated our hearts, minds and funny bones.
As the animalist emcee, Anderson will curate and comment on the funniest, most-shocking and emotional moments out there. The show will feature celebrities (and their pets) and animal experts (and their companions), while engaging viewers in new and ongoing conversations about animals as they pertain to pop culture, politics and anything else people are buzzing about. Comedian correspondents will also provide a behind the scenes glimpse into some of the most talked about places we find our furry friends.
Always fun and always entertaining, ANIMAL REVIEW is a show for all audiences and animal lovers of any age. From creepy crawlers to cute and cuddly, the weekly segments will make you laugh, cry or shriek with excitement.
“Some of my favorite TV moments have been watching iconic TV hosts like Johnny Carson and David Letterman interact with their animal guests. They are some truly classic unscripted moments that have made TV history,” Anderson said. “I am going to have so much fun hosting this show on Animal Planet and I look forward to the surprises that the animal kingdom has in store for me and audiences.”
“We are so excited to have Anthony as part of our Animal Planet family,” said Animal Planet’s General Manager, Patrice Andrews. “We welcome his style and enthusiasm for the animal world and all its curiosities to our channel and know our audience will keep coming back for more!”
Anderson recently received two Emmy nominations for his role as lead actor in a comedy series and as an executive producer for the hit ABC show, black-ish and was Emmy nominated in 2015 as lead actor for the show as well.
ANIMAL REVIEW is produced for Animal Planet by Comedy Dynamics. Brian Volk-Weiss,
Cisco Henson Jeff Cesario, E. Brian Dobbins, Edwin Zane and Michael Pelmont are executive producers for Comedy Dynamics. Keith Hoffman is the executive producer, Pat Dempsey and Sarah Russell are associate producers for Animal Planet. The series was developed by Animal Planet’s Kurt Tondorf.