Lindsay Taub

NatGeo Previews New Shows at TCA Press Tour in Los Angeles

2011-08-01 by Lindsay Taub

Several members of the National Geographic Channel family were in Los Angeles this week previewing shows and making the media rounds during The Television Critics Association Press Tour.

The TCA, which represents more than 200 journalists writing about television for print and online outlets in the United States and Canada, holds a press tour twice-yearly, giving entertainment journalists an unparalleled opportunity to gain access to the people who make television. Much of the reporting that takes place during these weeks creates story material for the year ahead as well as valuable face-to-face contacts with network executives, producers and actors.

On Wednesday night, NGC and NatGeo WILD hosted a poolside cocktail party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for their guests and attendees to mix and mingle. Two new shows in particular were at the forefront of discussions, not least of which because the stars of the shows are tremendous real-life characters, from a family of genius rednecks from Alabama to a debonair Australian who resolves animal-human conflicts around the globe. Leave it to NatGeo WILD to have the new face of their channel be a wildly attractive gent who rescues nature’s wildest predators.

The New Face of Nat Geo WILD

The wild man, Matt Wright, is a rugged helicopter pilot turned animal relocation expert on a mission to reset the balance between dangerous animals and people by relocating wildlife. His work experience makes him uniquely qualified and reads unlike most: outback musterer (horse wrangler), oil rig worker, soldier in the Australian Army, crocodile egg collector, and professional chopper pilot and instructor. He specializes in tracking down a diverse range of dangerous animals, including crocodiles, wild buffalo and even polar bears.

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Tags: Matt Wright, NatGeo, National Geographic, National Geographic Channel, Outback Wrangler, Rocket City Rednecks, TCA, Television Critics Association

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