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[05/18/21 - 06:06 AM]
National Geographic Unveils 2021-2022 Upfront Slate, Highlighted by Incredible Stories of Adventure and Exploration from Best-in-Class Storytellers
Highlights include the debut of "The Hot Zone: Anthrax" during Thanksgiving weekend.

[05/21/20 - 10:07 AM]
Quality. Distinctiveness. Visual Splendor. National Geographic Announces 2020-21 Upfront Slate, from Best-in-Class Storytellers
With an unrivaled storytelling prowess across its media platforms, National Geographic reaches 770M consumers across the globe every single month.

[05/14/19 - 01:14 PM]
National Geographic Announces 2019-20 Upfront Slate, Pushing Programming Boundaries with Its Distinctive, Premium Content from Best-in-Class Storytellers
For two consecutive years, National Geographic earned the second most Emmy award nominations for a basic cable network, putting it in the top 10 of all networks nominated.

[04/18/18 - 04:36 PM]
National Geographic's Critically Acclaimed Legacy Series "Explorer" to Return to the Network This Fall
The new season, currently in production, will premiere on National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages.

[04/18/18 - 04:30 PM]
National Geographic's Further Front Serves Up Progressive and Immersive Evening with Best-in-Class Storytellers and Curiosity Seekers
"National Geographic has become the destination for the best-in-class creatives, who want to partner with us on big, bold premium and entertaining content," said Courteney Monroe.

[11/28/17 - 07:11 AM]
National Geographic Unearths the Mysteries of the Tomb of Christ
"The Secrets of Christ's Tomb: Explorer Special" one-hour event premieres Sunday, December 3 at 9:00/8:00c and will air globally in 171 countries and 45 languages.

[04/19/17 - 04:34 PM]
National Geographic's Further Front Dazzled with a Star-Studded Evening of Visual Storytelling to Take Viewers and Advertisers Further
National Geographic touted its aggressive slate of premium content with the best creative producers and talent in the industry.

[09/27/16 - 11:32 AM]
National Geographic Channel's Critically Acclaimed "Explorer" Set to Return on November 14 at 10:00 PM ET/PT as a Weekly Series in a New, Re-Imagined Format
Hosted by Richard Bacon, the documentary series will use a mix of intrepid field pieces, roundtable discussions and in-depth interviews in a continuation of the series' legacy of pushing the boundaries of journalism.

[01/06/16 - 04:05 PM]
National Geographic Channel's Acclaimed Series "Explorer" Embeds on the Front Lines of the War Against ISIS in Iraq, And with a Militia Threatening Africa's Oldest National Park
In the coming months, "Explorer" embeds with writer Neil Shea on the front lines of the battle to keep ISIS out of Kurdistan, a liberal bastion in a region awash with extremism.

[10/13/15 - 01:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel and Bill Nye Tackle Climate Change with a Little Muscle from Arnold Schwarzenegger
"Explorer: Bill Nye's Global Meltdown" premieres Sunday, November 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/12/15 - 11:12 AM]
On World Elephant Day, National Geographic Channel Announces Relaunch of Award-Winning Documentary Series "Explorer" with Gripping Special Investigation Into Africa's Illegal Ivory Trade
The series opener, "Explorer: Warlords of Ivory," premieres Sunday, August 30 at 8:00/7:00c, taking an in-depth look at the devastating effects of the global illegal ivory trade.







EXPLORER (NGC)
Returns in TBA 2022 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/9/05 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
12 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Season 12 ordered on 5/21/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, May 2021) National Geographic's EXPLORER, a hallmark of Nat Geo storytelling since it first launched in 1985, is set to return this upfront season as a series of specials produced in partnership with ABC News, who will bring familiar faces to the series. GMA co-anchors Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts follow the progress of the expeditions, especially at critical turning points. Earlier this year, EXPLORER embarked on two groundbreaking scientific expeditions - one above the Earth and one below. An elite climbing team guided by Alex Honnold, the professional climber of critically acclaimed feature doc FREE SOLO, will be the first to ascent up 1,000 feet of sheer rock to the top of Tepui, a remote "island in the sky" deep in the Amazon jungle. Their mission is to deliver 80-year-old National Geographic Explorer and biologist Bruce Means in search of undiscovered species. Then in the other expedition, Dr. Bill Stone, one of the most experienced caver in the world, has a lifelong quest to hold the record for going deeper beneath the Earth than any human. Stone will lead an expedition to the bottom of the Cheve Cave, 8,000+ feet underneath Mexico's Sierra Juarez mountains. EXPLORER will cover timely topics, a featured magazine story and more, further deepening viewers' understanding of the world through provocative storytelling.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Drew Pulley as EP
· Jeanmarie Condon as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC News
· Lincoln Square Productions