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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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