National Geographic Adds An Extra Expedition Week

By Mack Rawden 2011-01-04 11:55:45 discussion comments
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Slightly less famous but every bit as cool as Discovery Channelís seven day tribute to sharks, National Geographicís Expedition Week regularly attracts more than twenty million viewers. Last year, the block of programming was replaced by the incredible Great Migrations, but itís back this year with enough original programming to fill two solid weeks.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Expedition Week will take place in April, but the network has also planned a second week to premiere sometime in the fall. The extra week reportedly wasnít planned, but when executives got a look at the wealth of footage, they knew cramming it into the initial run would have proved impossible.

This yearís crop of new specials include a mysterious tiger population in Bhutan, cannibals in Papua New Guinea, archeological expeditions in Qatna and animal sanctuaries in South Africa. Thereís still no official word on what might air the first week and what might be held back, but all of it will air before next year.

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