Hola! HolaHollywood was invited to attend the National Geographic Summer TCA taken place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, Ca. We got to experienced Nat Geo’s new programming for this summer, so please check out what we noted that might be of your interest
National Geographic’s breadth of programming continues to break boundaries through impactful, entertaining storytelling. From climbing the mysterious peaks of Everest to immersing in cultures through cuisine to investigating the depths of the ocean floors, join us as we feed your appetite for adventure, ignite your curiosity about the world and surprise you with mind-bending, jaw-dropping and fur-ociously cute stories unlike any you’ve seen before:
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
Meet the National Geographic Explorers: Breaking Boundaries in Storytelling
Dog: Impossible: Nat Geo Wild has set the premiere date and released a new trailer for “Dog: Impossible,” the dog-training series starring dog behavior specialist Matt Beisner.
Formerly titled “Red Zone Dogs,” the project sees Beisner and trainer Stef DiOrio take on “some of the most dangerous, most aggressive and most misunderstood dogs in the country” via Beisner’s company, The Zen Dog, attempting to rehabilitate their behavior.
“Dog: Impossible” will premiere on Sunday, Sept. 8 on Nat Geo Wild. Watch an exclusive new trailer above, and read full episode descriptions below.
“From hardened hopelessness to real redemption, my personal transformation led me to create The Zen Dog, the world’s cutting-edge technique to help humans help dogs help themselves,” Beisner said in a statement. “Without treats, commands nor dominance-based methods, we continue to prove that there are no bad dogs. I’m able to teach people how to change their relationships with their dogs, which brings hope and peace back into their homes. ‘Dog: Impossible’ tells the stories of these transformations.”
ITV America’s High Noon Entertainment produces the series for Nat Geo WILD. Scott Feeley, Jim Berger and Corinna Robbins of High Noon exeucitve produce, with Amy Elkins serving as co-executive producer. Tracy Rudolph Jackson is executive producer for Nat Geo Wild.
Here’s the network’s description of the show’s first six episodes:
Matt Beisner takes on three dogs that are in real danger of losing their homes or their lives. Moneypenny, a snuggly pug has some severe bullying issues. A beautiful Australian Shepherd named Whiskey strikes fear in his owners’ home. Pax brings no peace to his owners, who have had to cut themselves off from the outside world. Can Beisner transform these dogs and help them live happy lives?
Matt Beisner takes on two cases, each on the brink of fatal encounters. The Presidents, a pack of five bulldogs, faces daily attacks within the home. Pax, a severely under-socialized pit mix, landed in the Top 10 Most Aggressive Dogs Beisner ever has worked with. Families are forced to make their worlds smaller for the safety of the dogs, so Beisner steps in with the hope of transforming lives
“Don’t Fear the Collar”
Matt Beisner helps two dogs with wild backgrounds – Agedashi, a previously feral blue heeler with violent reactions to strangers, and Lou, a neighborhood street dog with an extreme reactivity to collars. With animal services cracking down on feral dogs, Beisner must find a way to break through Lou’s fear of collars before he gets captured and put down.
Matt Beisner helps rebuild two families with jealousy and trust issues. Kai & Goober were once bonded brothers but now need Beisner’s help to break up their life-endangering aggression. Frankie is a beautiful Chinese crested whose codependent household has turned him from a beautiful lover into a ferocious bully.
“Brink of Disaster”
Matt Beisner helps repair two families that are on the brink of disaster. Newlyweds are faced with a heartbreaking decision when their rescue dog tests the strength of their marriage. Beisner helps a reformed killer dog come to grips with its fear-based aggression.
Matt Beisner helps two beautiful but aggressive dogs open up to the possibility of hope and love. A recent widow is at her wits’ end when her grieving guard dog goes into a downward spiral. A tight-knit family comes to terms with its crippling codependence in order to give its dog the social life it deserves.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted The adventure starts in Peru, one can see Gordon Ramsay experiencia people and culture as he scales a mountainside with acclaimed chef Virgilio Martínez Véliz, he learns to prepare local dishes including roasted guinea pigs, and then presents dishes inspired by what he’s learned to elders. The six-episode series traverses through New Zealand, Morocco, Hawaii, Laos, and the Alaskan panhandle. Parts of Uncharted have a fun showiness: Ramsay rides a motorcycle, and cooks outside over open fire at high-altitude.
Ramsay sitting casually outside with a group of Peruvian elders, serving what he’s learned about their cuisines, and being told that his undercooked meat wasn’t a popular choice, check out the following clip to watch Gordon Ramsay in Peru
Activate: The Global Citizen Movement is a six-part documentary series from National Geographic and Procter & Gamble on Global Citizen’s efforts to combat global challenges connected to extreme poverty. Each episode delves into a different issue connected to the root causes of poverty, following a specific Global Citizen campaign and the organizers, amplifiers, grassroots activists and people whose lives are being changed. As revealed in the episode “Ending Cash Bail,” one-third of people incarcerated in the United States have not been convicted of a crime but are simply awaiting trial because they cannot afford to pay their bail. As these defendants wait months for their trial, they often lose jobs and housing, making it harder to get out of the cycle of poverty. This episode explores how the abolishment of cash bail is one major step toward ending poverty in the U.S. Additional episodes address responsible sourcing, clean drinking water and sanitation, girls’ education, plastic waste and disaster relief.
Explore with the Professionals: National Geographic has been igniting the explorer in all of us for over 130 years through groundbreaking storytelling from scientists, explorers, photographers and filmmakers around the world. Hear firsthand from renowned explorers who go to the ends of the earth, despite the risks, to deliver powerful stories that fuel our curiosity and ignite the explorer in all of us. Joining the panel is National Geographic Explorer and adventurer Albert Lin to talk about how he combines adventure, science and archaeology for his new limited series Lost Cities With Albert Lin, to bring the mysteries of the past to life; conservationist, biologist and National Geographic photographer Ronan Donovan to discuss his emotional journey to the Canadian Arctic Archipelago to become accepted by a wolf pack for his three-part series Kingdom of the White Wolf; National Geographic photographer Renan Ozturk, who has just returned from one of the most dangerous and volatile places in the world — Mount Everest — to discuss the deadly conditions that overcrowding there is causing, as revealed in his upcoming special Everest: The Greatest Mystery; Kimberly Jeffries is a professional diver and photographer who regularly leads and photographs marine wildlife expeditions in remote locations. Jeffries will share her once-in-a lifetime experience capturing the largest great white shark ever caught on film, Deep Blue. Her encounter with one of the most elusive sharks in history is nothing short of a miracle and is featured in the documentary, World’s Biggest Great White? and National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale discusses her involvement in the documentary companion to the upcoming National Geographic book Women: The National Geographic Image Collection, which features revelatory new interviews, powerful photographs from National Geographic’s incomparable archives, and portraits of trailblazing women who fearlessly push boundaries and inspire the next generation of change makers. The Explorers will recount their personal experiences and how their incredible inside access, cutting-edge technology and sheer determination shape their accounts into bold specials and series that capture the heart of exploration.
Brain Games: EXPLORE THE INNER WORKINGS OF YOUR MIND!
National Geographic has reimagined BRAIN GAMES and added a Hollywood twist to the classic mind-bending format. Hosted by Keegan-Michael Key (“Friends From College,” “Toy Story 4,” “Lion King”), world-famous mentalist Lior Surchard, and field correspondent and science communicator Cara Santa Maria, this new season of BRAIN GAMES challenges some of the world’s biggest celebrities to realize their special brain power through fun and highly entertaining interactive games, illusions and social experiments that will reveal the “why” behind the “wow.” The in-studio audience and the viewers at home can play along, comparing their mental abilities against those of the A-listers. Join in the fun as BRAIN GAMES reveals the incredible science of what makes our brains tick!
Dulce Osuna has over a decade of dedicated and extensive work experience in television and radio broadcasting. Whether behind or in front of the camera, Dulce has excelled as a producer, journalist, host, anchor and radio personality. She is the co-founder and creator of Holahollywood.com, a bilingual online entertainment and lifestyle magazine.