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Gear up for exhilarating new adventures with actor, wildlife enthusiast and curious traveler Dominic Monaghan ("Lost," "The Lord of the Rings") as he treks through the world's most extraordinary places in search of some of the weirdest, most majestic and dangerous animals out there. "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan" debuts on Travel Channel beginning Wednesday, January 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with brand-new episodes. This season, comprised of 13 hour-long episodes, features new expeditions that take Monaghan diving into the emerald waters of a South Pacific paradise to face a giant crab; scouring the Peruvian Amazon for a creature that's part fish and part stun gun; and hiking through Madagascar's rich ecosystem to uncover a mythical lemur. A lifelong animal lover and activist, Monaghan devotes his spare time to discovering all creatures large and small. Throughout his journeys to some of the most spectacular and remote landscapes known to man, he meets with experts who help him seek out the most exotic and rarest wildlife found only in that region. But his close encounters extend beyond nature's critters; along roads less traveled, he stumbles into locals who introduce him to traditions, rituals and foods unique to each area.

Episode Title: Florida: Sharks
Airs: 2016-01-12 at 22:00
  • Curt Wagner

    He's funny and totally down to earth, which makes him an engaging host and guide for the eight-episode series.

    RedEye Full Review
  • Allison Keene

    Travel shows have been done and done again, and it's hard to find one that breaks new ground. The most important element is usually not the scenery but the host, and BBC America found a great one in the British actor Dominic Monaghan.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Gail Pennington

    The moments in which Monaghan interacts with people who don't quite understand him are among the most charming.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    Funny, fearless, down to earth and informative, Monaghan makes a great host and guide and gives us a new respect and appreciation for nature's wild things--from a very safe distance.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    Wild Things is very nicely shot and buoyed throughout by its star's upbeat persona.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Ross Langager

    Although the nature documentary elements are the focus, the added color of travel show features as well, as the general feeling of spontaneity (however carefully cultivated) adds a peculiar appeal to the package.

    PopMatters Full Review
  • Jessica Shaw

    His boyish enthusiasm around poisonous critters is infectious. [8 Feb 2013, p.69]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review

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