Discovery’s Monster Weekend highlighted by “Russian Yeti” special

If Animal Planet’s Monster Week wasn’t enough for you, you might want to tune in to Discovery Channel’s Monster Weekend, which begins May 31 at 8pm ET/PT, and culminates the next evening with the two-hour special Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives (pictured).


Monster Weekend features four premiere programs, two airing on both May 31 and June 1. Kicking things off, May 31 at 8pm, is Alaskan Monster Hunt: Hillstranded. Here, Deadliest Catch captains Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand return to their hometown of Homer, Alaska, for a different kind of hunt — to investigate sightings of a strange sea animal, known as Alaska’s answer to the Loch Ness Monster.

At 9pm on May 31, Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) narrates Mini Monsters, which follows animals that live life on a different scale, ranging from chipmunks to beetles to marmosets and more.

Monster Weekend continues June 1 at 8pm with Beasts of the Bayou, which follows Captain Blimp Cheramie, his first mate Eric and his nephew Nathan through the marshes of Venice, Louisiana, in search of legendary creatures reported to haunt the thousands of square miles of swampland. In this episode, they seek a “Cajun werewolf.”

Finally, Monster Weekend concludes with the two-hour Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives at 9pm. American explorer Mike Libecki heads into the depths of Siberia to investigate the mysterious 1959 deaths of nine students who had hiked up the Ural Mountains but never made it out alive. Libecki traces clues and tries to suggest that the students’ deaths could be the work of a legendary creature.


Saturday, May 31:
Alaskan Monster Hunt: Hillstranded – 8pm
Mini Monsters – 9pm

Sunday, June 1:
Beasts of the Bayou – 8pm
Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives – 9pm


  1. Need to air ” Russia. Yeti: The Killer Lives” again. Missed the airings so far but herd it was defiantly worth watching!

  2. The finding bigfoot cast need to step it up ! Between Les Stroud and the Russian Yeti, these guys have more definitive proof than anything the cast of Finding Bigfoot has acquired.

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