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Exclusive: Animal Planet Greenlights ‘Northwoods Law'

By Andrea Morabito

Animal Planet has greenlit the new reality series Northwoods Law following a game warden service in Maine as it patrols the state's rugged terrain during hunting season

The network has ordered six episodes to premiere in March. The series is produced by Engel Entertainment with Jessica Winchell Morsa and Mick Kaczorowski serving as executive producers.

Animal Planet has also renewed Call of the Wildman for a second season, with 16 half-hour episodes set to premiere this summer. The series follows "Turtleman" Ernie Brown, Jr. as he helps businesses and homeowners by catching unwanted and potentially deadly animals and safely returning them to the wild.

Call of the Wildman averaged about 780,000 total viewers during its 12-episode first season this fall, making it the net's most watched series in the fourth quarter of 2011.


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