UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered a new 8 x 30-minute series from Bristol-based Plimsoll Productions, geared at proving that with a little training, any animal can perform the extraordinary.
Presented by animal lover and comedian Alexander Armstrong (pictured), Teach My Pet To Do That will follow Armstrong and his team of specialist pet trainers as they train a range of animals to pull off incredible tricks. Throughout the show, Armstrong will also introduce a host of funny and entertaining pet videos from the internet.
In each episode, three animals will receive a personalized training session for the same skill. They’ll be given time to hone their talents before squaring off in a final competition.
“The series combines the very best viral internet pet clips with buckets of take-home training tips, popular science and fun training challenges,” said Karen Plumb, head of features and daytime at Plimsoll, in a statement. “It’s a celebration of the British obsession with, and love for, their household pets.”
Teach My Pet To Do That, which is scheduled to broadcast across ITV later this year, is commissioned by Priya Singh, ITV commissioning editor, and Sue Murphy, ITV’s head of factual entertainment. Plumb and Grant Mansfield serve as executive producers for Plimsoll.