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DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL ACQUIRES SEASON ONE OF DOG’S BEST FRIEND!

April 1, 2015

 

Airing on DFC as MY DOG’S CRAZY ANIMAL FRIENDS, Beginning Thursday, April 9—

 

Summerhill Media is excited to announce Discovery Family Channel (DFC) has acquired season one of our original series, Dog’s Best Friend. The series will broadcast on DFC in the United States under a new title, MY DOG’S CRAZY ANIMAL FRIENDS, with back-to-back premieres on Thursday, April 9 at 9/8c and 9:30/8:30c.

 

The deal was brokered by distributor, Blue Ant International.

 

The first season is comprised of 13 x 30 episodes featuring the unique friendships between dogs and other animals. Several episodes also include other compelling cross species friendship, including a fabulous threesome made up of a lemur, a kangaroo and a deer as well as a lonesome barn cat and and an orphaned goat.   “The unwavering bonds between the animals featured on MY DOG’S CRAZY ANIMAL FRIENDS demonstrate that family and friendship know no boundaries,” said Tom Cosgrove, general manager of Discovery Family Channel. “The egalitarian nature of dogs yields some unlikely pairings…and some seriously funny footage. Dogs are not exactly known for having discerning taste—but when it comes to making friends, apparently even less so!”

 

Each week, back-to-back episodes of MY DOG’S CRAZY ANIMAL FRIENDS follow the friendships of loveable pups and their surprising sidekicks as they support, nurture, protect and play with one another. In addition, each 30-minute episode features first-hand commentary from the dogs’ owners, animal behaviorists, and canine experts as they evaluate these remarkable relationships.

 

Click here to watch the show’s promo.

 

26 original stories of unlikely animal friendships were filmed in the field across North America for season one.

 

MY DOG’S CRAZY ANIMAL FRIENDS is produced by SUMMERHILL MEDIA INC. with Ron Lillie serving as executive producer on the series. Created and Produced by Laura Lillie. For Discovery Family Channel, Sarah Davies is vice president of production and development, Tom Cosgrove is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.

 

 

About SUMMERHILL MEDIA INC.

 

Summerhill is a full service production company. Our goal is entertainment, and our passion is connection through story.

 

Summerhill has a legacy of producing inspired series in the factual and lifestyle genres. Visit us at www.summerhillmedia.com and on Facebook Summerhillmedia on Twitter @SummerhillMedia

 

 

For Summerhill Media Inc, please contact: Laura Lillie, laura@summerhillmedia.com

 

For Discovery Family Channel, please contact: Katie Grant, katie_grant@discovery.com

 

 

About Discovery Family

 

Since its debut in October 2014, Discovery Family has grown its viewership by double digits in daytime, attracting children and their parents to Hasbro Studio’s popular animation programming, including MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS.

 

Available in nearly 70 million U.S. homes, Discovery Family is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro. The smart entertainment choice for families, Discovery Family offers award-winning children’s animation programming in Daytime with the highest-quality, real-world content that appeals to the entire family in the Natural History, Adventure, Animals and Science genres at night.