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Posted Saturday 12/01/18 at 12:30AM EST
The original doggie star of Dog with a Blog dies
Kuma, a dog who won the Disney Channel series title role over thousands of potential doggie stars, played Stan, a dog who talked and maintained a blog that covered the antics of his human family on the show's early seasons. Kuma was 16 years old.
Posted Monday 10/29/18 at 5:21PM EDT
Netflix releases the trailer for its Dogs docuseries on National Cat Day
Source: The A.V. Club
The streaming service chose a day devoted to cats, of all days, to promote its new doggie docuseries premiering on Nov. 16. "Is Netflix trying to stoke an age-old enmity among our furry companions and their proponents, or are we barking up the wrong tree?" asks Danette Chavez, pointing out that Netflix hasn't promoted any cat-related content today.
Posted Wednesday 10/17/18 at 9:37PM EDT
Will Modern Family kill off Stella?
Source: TV Guide
Jay and Gloria's beloved French bulldog, Stella, fits co-creator Christopher Lloyd's description of the "significant character" that will be killed off this season. Liam Matthews argues that instead of killing of Stella, Modern Family should take The Walking Dead approach of killing off two characters.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Is animal cruelty a new TV trend?
Stranger Things, The Alienist and The End of the F***ing World have all used animal deaths as plot devices in the past year. But animal-rights groups like PETA are fine with the portrayals -- as long as it's depicted in a negative light. “While gratuitous violence against animals leaves compassionate viewers shocked and sickened, Stephen King, The Alienist, and The End of the F***ing World have all accurately depicted how future serial killers often start by abusing animals,” says PETA senior vice president Lisa Lange. “As long as no live animals are involved in filming, PETA is all for realistic on-screen portrayals showing what animals endure in real life at the hands of evil humans.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:23PM EDT
Andi Mack might have TV's most pet-friendly set
In celebration of today being National Pet Day, People magazine is celebrating the pet-friendliness of the Disney Channel series, which allows dogs, a bunny, a cat and two turtles on its Salt Lake City set. ALSO: Andi Mack wins the first-ever GLAAD Kids and Family Programming Award.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
84% of Netflix users have binge-watched with their pets
Netflix has released new data revealing that 31% of viewers who watch TV with their pets have created a separate account for viewing with their furry friends.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
Can NBC and USA make the Beverly Hills Dog Show an Easter viewing tradition?
Source: Los Angeles Times
Sunday's Beverly Hills Dog Show, hosted by Maria Menounos, is trying to capture the big TV ratings that Beverly Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the National Dog Show receive.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
What do dogs see when they watch TV?
The YouTube show Sci Show delved into the question, and found that what your dog sees depends on the breed. But they’re not seeing what humans see.