All-New “Puppy Bowl Presents” Specials Stream on discovery+ and Premiere on Animal Planet Leading Up to Puppy Bowl XVII
Kym Whitley hosts Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Games exclusively for discovery+ on Feb. 6
Get ready to gear up for PUPPY BOWL XVII – streaming on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service, on Sunday Feb. 7 and airing on Animal Planet the same day at 2PM ET/ 11AM PT – with a slate of Puppy Bowl Presents specials leading up to the ultimate matchup between Team Ruff and Team Fluff. The all-new programming includes Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Games hosted by Kym Whitley which streams exclusively on discovery+ and Puppy Bowl XVII Presents: Best in Show,and Puppy Bowl XVII Presents: Puppy Bowl Nation which will stream on discovery+ and premiere on Animal Planet. Join the conversation about PUPPY BOWL using #PuppyBowl and follow Animal Planet on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok for the latest updates. Audiences can follow discovery+ on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
PUPPY BOWL’s Puppy Bowl Presents programming includes:
- Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Games – Streams Sunday, Feb. 6 exclusively on discovery+
Let the games begin! In a fast-paced hour hosted by Kym Whitley and filled with theatrics and skill, four pairs of dogs and amateur trainers face off against one another to show which dog (and trainer) is the greatest showman with the best tricks and talent. The pairs move through three different rounds of increasing competition while being judged by pro dog trainer, Travis Brorsen and style judge, Crystal Powell, and one pair is eliminated in each round. The two best teams move on to the final showstopper round to see who wins game and $5,000.00 to donate to the charity of their choice.
- Puppy Bowl XVII Presents: Best in Show – Streams on discovery+ Sat. Feb. 6 and airs the same day on Animal Planet at 11PM ET/PT
Throughout sixteen years of ear tugs, fluffy faces and all paw-to-paw PUPPY BOWL action, there have been MVP’s, underdogs, fan favorites and lots of Ruff and Fluff along the way. From the high scores to the hometown heroes, Animal Planet has brought together the top dogs – the pups with the right stuff – for a special hour leading up to PUPPY BOWL XVII to reveal what for pup player’s post-championship lives are like. But, in true PUPPY BOWL fashion, there can be only one player who will take home the title of “Best In Show”. Past puppy players include Filbert, Aspen, Sierra/Mia, Pirate/MinGuk, Barry/Tucker, Lucky, Winston/Gronk, Wrinkles, Loren/Laddie, Mandy, Rory, Bumble, Tucker/Arya, Eli and Schroeder.
- Puppy Bowl XVII Presents: Puppy Bowl Nation – Streams on discovery+ Sat. Feb. 6 and airs on Animal Planet Sunday Feb.7 at 11 AM ET/PT
Each year, puppies from across the U.S. and from countries outside the U.S. come to compete on the PUPPY BOWL gridiron. And while they look like naturals on the field, their home turfs are a little different. Animal Planet takes audiences out on a road trip across the U.S. country to catch up with some of PUPPY BOWL’s ruffest and fluffiest competitors. They may have played during different years and for opposing teams, but when they come together, they make up Puppy Bowl Nation. Puppy players include Gina, Cafecito/Mooshu, Bubba, Ginger, Biscuit, Elton John, Bach, Barry/Tucker, Smudge, Bijoux/Ella, Rudy, Aspen, Pierre, Peanut, Filbert, Bumble, Flo and Tyler.
Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Games is produced for Animal Planet by Lionsgate’s Pilgrim Media Group is association with Half Yard with Craig Piligian, Melodie Calvert, Dirk Hoogstra, and Nicole Sorrenti serving as executive producers. For Animal Planet, Keith Hoffman is executive producer with Sarah Russell as supervising producer. Puppy Bowl XVII Presents: Best in Show is produced for Animal Planet by Bright Spot Content, an All3Media America company. Colby Hartburg is executive producer and showrunner with Cindy Kain and Sandy Varo Jarrell also serving as executive producers. For Animal Planet, Pat Dempsey serves as Supervising Producer and Marissa Donovan is production coordinator. Puppy Bowl Presents: Puppy Bowl Nation is produced for Animal Planet by Bright Spot Content, an All3Media America company. Colby Hartburg is executive producer and showrunner with Cindy Kain and Sandy Varo Jarrell also serving as executive producers. For Animal Planet, Pat Dempsey serves as supervising producer and Marissa Donovan is production coordinator.
discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.
About Animal Planet
Animal Planet, one of Discovery, Inc.’s great global brands, is dedicated to creating high quality content with global appeal delivering on its mission to keep the childhood joy and wonder of animals alive by bringing people up close in every way. Available to 360 million homes in more than 205 countries and territories, Animal Planet combines content that explores the undeniable bonds forged between animals and humans, optimized across all screens around the world. In the U.S., Animal Planet audiences can enjoy their favorite programming anytime, anywhere through the Animal Planet Go app which features live and on-demand access. For more information, please visit www.animalplanet.com
Paul Schur, 347-267-8863, Paul_Schur@Discovery.com