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ITV picks up Plimsoll’s “Teach My Pet To Do That”

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 ...
February 24, 2017

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.

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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