New Episodes of "The Bear Whisperer" coming this April!

bearsleeping2The wait is almost over for those who’ve been anticipating the first full season of The Bear Whisperer. At least three new episodes will air this spring, beginning April 7.

LMNO, the production company for The Bear Whisperer, announced that the show will make its series debut on April 7 at 10 p.m. (9 Central) on Animal Planet. The first show is titled “Big, Bad, Bold.” There will be at least two more shows, the second titled “You Bad Bear,” and the third “Breaking and Entering.” These will air on April 14 and 21, respectively.

The three-part series, a follow-up to last year's extremely popular two-hour special, follows Mammoth’s Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles as he manages the bear population in Mammoth Lakes, California.

Show one covers the largest bears of the lot, like Ace and Half-Nose, that often battle Steve for dominance. In the lineup, one bear gets cranky when he’s woken up while a second, badly wounded bear forces Steve to make a heart-wrenching decision. All of this on top of another massive bear that gives Steve his most dangerous challenge yet.

Show two highlights the little guys, the cubs, who give Steve just as much a run for his money as the older, seasoned bears. One bear makes a scene at a local outdoor mall filled with people, while another breaks into a home. Finally, one bear’s life hangs in the balance after rocking the town with a rare and horrifying situation.

The third episode is centered on one of Mammoth’s most well-known bears, Blondie. Steve tries to work with this bear who is no stranger to trouble. After disappearing last year shortly after finding herself on a shoot-to-kill list, she returns this year with a cub. Steve tries to change her behavior before she leads the cub down the wrong path as well, but when the human world literally crushes Blondie’s world, the bear gets into even more trouble than before. This time when she ends up back on a “shoot to kill” list, her luck runs out.

While you count down the days to watch Steve Searles and the Mammoth bears, keep following all of The Bear Whisperer happenings here at or visit The Bear Whisperer’s Facebook page

You can also follow The Bear Whisperer on Twitter @TheBearW!

The Bear Whisperer became wildly successful after its two-hour premiere in January 2010. Since then, Animal Planet and LMNO Productions have continued to follow and film Steve in his interactions with the bears. A dramatic lineup is expected in April when The Bear Whisperer returns again for a new season.

For more background information on the two-hour premiere, check out LMNO's press release from 2010.

--Photo Courtesy John Jopson--





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