“Call of the Wildman” renewed for Season 2

He’s become a cult figure for Animal Planet, and also a ratings hit. Season 1 of Ernie Brown Jr.’s (a.k.a. “Turtleman”) series Call of the Wildman ended its first season last week, over Labor Day weekend, helping the network achieve its best-ever Labor Day weekend ever. Animal Planet’s all-day Call of the Wildman marathon led up to back-to-back season finale episodes, and each delivered nearly 1.3M P2+ viewers and helped Animal Planet rank among the top five ad-supported cable networks in the 10pm time slot among M25-54 and M18-29. The week before, on Aug. 26, Call of the Wildman hit an all-time series high with the premiere episode, “Pig Wallow Predator,” which delivered nearly 1.8M P2+ viewers. The series ranks as Animal Planet’s top three series year to date among P2+ viewers, P25-54 and P18-49.


Obviously, with numbers like this, Animal Planet had little hesitation in snapping Turtleman back up for another season, which they announced today. Season 2 of Call of the Wildman will feature 20 new half-hour episodes, to debut in 2013. The show will likely continue featuring Turtleman in more backwoods adventures, wrangling critters — notably the turtles of his name —  in murky ponds with his bare hands.

“Yi yi yi, come git some!” said Ernie, in reaction to the renewal. Because, what else would you expect Turtleman to say?



Photo: Jonathan Hanson/Animal Planet


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4 Responses to “Call of the Wildman” renewed for Season 2

  1. Jeff Pfeiffer says:

    Animal Planet announced today that Call of the Wildman will start Season 2 on June 2.

    More details on the new season are here: http://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2013/04/10/turtleman-call-of-the-wildman-season-2/

  2. Jeff Pfeiffer says:

    Animal Planet announced this past Friday that Call of the Wildman will be back for a new season (20 new episodes) in Summer 2013. No exact date or time has been set yet, but we will update when we hear. Thanks!

  3. Joel Alston says:

    Do anyone know when the new season going to start with a date and time please let me know.

  4. raegan hook says:

    turtleman i have a big problem i need your adress so i can send you some fan mail i love your show and if you do send me you adress i hope that when i send you my fan mail you read about it on your t.v show ……………by the way i am 11 years old i am turning 12 on febuary 15th 2013

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