Animal Planet Unleashes Saturday Pet Programming


Animal Planet is bringing a full lineup of new pet programming to its roster Saturday night next year, officials said Monday.

The roster will include the new series Underdog to Wonderdog at 8 p.m., followed by all new episodes of It’s Me or the Dog with dog trainer Victoria Stilwell at 9 p.m.

Premiering Jan. 3, Underdog to Wonderdog offers theDoggie Wonder Team as it sets out to rescue and transform unkempt shelter dogs, one mangy pooch at a time. Comprised of a trainer, groomer, carpenter and host, the foursome uses its canine expertise to revamp down-on-their-luck shelter pups just in time to place them with a loving family.

Underdog to Wonderdog aims to take the makeover show to a new level as it helps these dogs become what they were always destined to be.

Audiences will also get a  fresh batch of episodes of It’s Me or the Dog, as Stilwell heads out to Los Angeles to take on some problem pooches and help their families tackle the relationship issues that have resulted from the behavior of their disorderly dogs.