Planet Green Renews Five Series


Planet Green is bringing back five key series as it approaches its anniversary as an environmentally focused network.

No decisions have been made on other series on Planet Green, under new general manager and president Laura Michalchyshyn, a spokesman said.

Emeril Green, Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff, Greensburg, Renovation Nation and Wa$ted! will anchor the channel's "Turn Back the Temp: The Coolest Week on TV" promotion from April 19-25, pegged to Earth Day on April 22. Each series will include integrated features on and companion content on

Emeril Green, hosted by chef Emeril Lagasse, is adding more field segments plus visits to farms and other locales to show where food originates, among enhancements.

The ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff returns as host of Focus Earth, featuring environmental news and events. The series includes studio-based roundtable discussions, feature stories, and lively debates as well as field segments, drawing on ABC News reporting resources.

Greensburgcontinues in Greensburg, Kan., as the city and residents rebuild their lives after the devastating May 4, 2007, EF5 tornado, one of the strongest in American history. Greensburg season two resumes the story of a community coming together and facing the enormous task of greening a small city.

Renovation Nation sees host Steve Thomas visit a variety of locations, including New Orleans for a green historic preservation restoration, Boston for an "out-sulation" project that could help people around the nation with their heating bills and Hawaii where Thomas helps the Army go green at Fort Shafter.

In Wa$ted! actress, author and activist Annabelle Gurwitch takes the average household full of eco-horrors and turns it into a clean, green haven, saving participants serious cash in the process.