Animal Planet orders 'Bear Whisperer'
Doc series stars professional bear wrangler Steve Searles
Somebody's gonna need a bigger insurance policy.
Animal Planet has given a short-series order to "The Bear Whisperer," a project where professional bear wrangler Steve Searles uses humane tactics to help control the bear population in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
The documentary project is from production company LMNO and the network tested it as a special in January. Now, Animal Planet has ordered another three episodes with an eye to ordering more.
The project will join Animal Planet's similarly conceived, though far less precarious, "Skunk Whisperer," which recently was announced at the network's upfront presentation.
Also in the Discovery family, the flagship channel's "Cash Cab" has been greenlighted for a sixth season with host Ben Bailey.
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