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Animal Planet looks to make a splash with “Tanked”

U.S. cable net Animal Planet has set an air date for Tanked (pictured), the aquarium family business show unveiled as part of its Upfront in April.
July 6, 2011

U.S. cable net Animal Planet has set an air date for Tanked, the aquarium family business show unveiled as part of its Upfront in April.

The six-part reality series (pictured above) will premiere August 19 at 10 p.m. EST, focusing on Las Vegas-based firm Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), whose owners Wayde King and Brett Raymer build tanks and aquariums for “celebrities, luxury hotels, Fortune 500 businesses, private homes and millionaire homeowners.”

Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet, said the series ticked multiple reality boxes, describing it as “a build show, it’s a family business show, it’s a pet show and it’s a flashy show with big reveals.”

The show is produced for Animal Planet by Nancy Glass Productions, with Nancy Glass and Eric Neuhaus the executive producers and Katie Sullivan the co-executive producer. For Animal Planet, Melinda Toporoff is the exec producer.

Tanked was developed by Animal Planet’s Charlie Foley and Sara Helman.

In related news, Animal Planet has commissioned 3 Ball Productions to make a second season of My Cat From Hell, which follows the efforts of cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy. Six hour-long episodes will air in the first half of 2012, following up the original three-part miniseries which aired on the network earlier this year.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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