Litton Entertainment announced a partnership with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to launch “Sea Rescue,” a new, half-hour weekly TV series hosted by environmental journalist and “Good Morning America” anchor Sam Champion.
Press Release from Litton Entertainment:
Burbank, CA -- Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment, announced a partnership with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to launch Sea Rescue, a new, half-hour weekly TV series hosted by environmental journalist and Good Morning America anchor Sam Champion.
Sea Rescue will debut on April 7, 2012, and will be broadcast nationally on Saturday mornings during Litton's Weekend Adventure, a three-hour block of six series airing on 95 percent of the country's ABC Affiliates. The new show will follow Good Morning America in most markets.
"I grew up watching family-friendly shows like The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau and Wild Kingdom. These shows entertained us with beautiful images of nature, yet taught us that we are the guardians of delicate wildlife. It's a dream come true to share stories of the dedicated men and women who devote their lives to rescuing animals in danger. Wouldn't it be great if this show inspires yet another generation to appreciate the wonders of the sea," said Champion.
"SeaWorld has rescued 20,000 animals over the last 40 years, and we are thrilled to bring viewers inside our most extraordinary and heartfelt stories of rescue, rehabilitation and release," said Jim Atchison, Chief Executive Officer and President of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. "Our wildlife rescue teams are on call 24/7 and every day is a new adventure, whether airlifting a manatee by helicopter out of the Everglades, replicating mother's milk for an orphaned gray whale, or creating a back brace for a stranded pilot whale with scoliosis."
"Litton Studios' Sea Rescue exemplifies the educational and inspirational mission of Weekend Adventure," said Morgan.
Sea Rescue will showcase amazing stories of the rescue, rehabilitation and return to the wild of marine animals by a team of dedicated veterinarians, animal care experts, animal science researchers and government authorities. Led by one of the nation's most recognized and respected journalists, Sam Champion, Sea Rescue will take viewers on incredible and heartwarming adventures through a combination of first-hand accounts, expert insight and remarkable footage.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.