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Monster Week

Monster Week

  • Premiered: 
    May 21, 2012
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  • Network: Animal Planet
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Special, Annual
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Animal
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Plot Synopsis

Giving behind-the-scene access into the monster hunters and their hunts, MONSTER WEEK is an annual event that showcases legendary creatures in world-premiere and network-premiere specials, as well as episodes of Animal Planet series like RIVER MONSTERS. In its inaugural year, MONSTER WEEK featured these two specials: "Man-Eating Croc," about the hunt and capture of a 20-foot crocodile; and "Mermaids: The Body Found," which was a two-hour CGI investigation into the probability of mermaids swimming throughout Earth's waters, with an exploration of a scientific theory that supports the existence of mermaids. During its second year, MONSTER WEEK expanded to eight days (May 20-27, 2013). MONSTER WEEK 2014 was an eight-day event hosted by Eric Young, which began on Sunday, May 18, 2014 and featured nightly programming, including Animal Planet's first television movie (BLOOD LAKE: ATTACK OF THE KILLER LAMPREYS from the creators of SHARKNADO), special premieres of fan-favorite RIVER MONSTERS and many more monstrous specials.
The fourth annual event, MONSTER WEEK 2015, debuted on Sunday, May 17 and continued through Monday, May 25. The full schedule of premieres includes:

Sunday, May 17 at 9pm ET/PT: MONSTER WEEK launches with RIVER MONSTERS "Africa's Deadliest" as freshwater detective and biologist Jeremy Wade travels to Botswana in pursuit of a pack-hunting carnivore blamed for mauling the victims of a capsized boat. This special episode is preceded by a 12-hour marathon -- from 9am-9pm -- of encore episodes of RIVER MONSTERS.

Monday, May 18 at 8pm ET/PT: SERIAL KILLER TIGER AT LARGE attempts to track down the man-eating tiger that has an insatiable hunger for human flesh, has claimed 10 victims to date and is still out there lurking.

Tuesday, May 19 at 8pm ET/PT: DEADLY AFTER DARK follows the brave residents of Churchill, Canada as they try to endure the town's annual migration of polar bears.

Wednesday, May 20 at 8pm ET/PT: KILLER HORNETS FROM HELL follows a relentless group of hunters on a seemingly impossible mission to fight off the swarm of giant hornets quickly migrating across the globe. With flesh-melting venom and a piercing stinger, just one of these death machines can kill a full-grown man.

Thursday, May 21 at 8pm ET/PT: Viewers may never want to leave their houses again after seeing the incredible stories of people who have survived unthinkable animal attacks featured in the terrifying special MAULED

Thursday, May 21 at 9pm ET/PT: On MONSTER ISLAND a team of expert hunters cull the invasive colony of boars infected by the highly contagious and deadly Brucellosis microbe on Mona Island.

Friday, May 22 at 7pm ET/PT: In I WAS BITTEN: THE WALKER COUNTY INCIDENT, the townsfolk try to uncover unexplained daily phenomena plaguing their small southern town of Jasper, Alabama.

Friday, May 22 at 9pm ET/PT: MONSTER CROC INVASION features renowned reptilian expert and Gator Boy Paul Bedard who investigates the sharply increasing numbers of human attacks and deaths by crocodiles in Costa Rica.

Sunday, May 24 at 9pm ET/PT: The two-hour scripted feature THE CANNIBAL IN THE JUNGLE follows the story of an American scientist who was convicted of killing and cannibalizing two colleagues in the jungles of Flores, Indonesia in 1977.

Monday, May 25 at 8pm ET/PT: MONSTER WEEK concludes with the two-hour extended Director's Cut RIVER MONSTERS: JURASSIC-SIZED PREHISTORIC TERROR as freshwater detective Jeremy Wade embarks on a mission to uncover horrifying killers from the depths of time.