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FINDING BIGFOOT Season Premiere: Will Canada or U.S. Prove to Be More Squatchy in New Season?

The New Year is fast approaching, and TV fans are beginning to wonder when some of their favorite shows will be returning in 2016. One clue to those shows soon to be revived is the number of marathons that have been airing during the holiday weekend, getting viewers primed for new episodes soon to follow. One of those, with a day-long marathon airing today, is Animal Planet hit series FINDING BIGFOOT.

This season, the FINDING BIGFOOT team, consisting of Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James “Bobo” Fay and Cliff Barackman and field biologist Ranae Holland, will be travelling to new locations, trying modern technologies in the field, and perhaps, as fans no doubt hope along with the team, advancing their progress by leaps, bounds and knocks.

The team is taking a spread-out approach in the Season Premiere, to cover more ground and, perhaps, lead to greater success. So, on January 3, Cliff and Matt will separate from Bobo and Ranae in the search and to determine the better sasquatch habitat: the American or Canadian wilderness. While the countries share a border, they boast different landscapes, so Cliff and Matt investigate the Canadian bush while Bobo and Ranae scour their home turf for evidence.

According to Animal Planet, this season the team will also investigate the following states:  

  • Maine, Sunday, January 10, at 10 PM: A cornucopia of bigfoot artifacts exists in the Pine Tree State, so the team takes its first trip to Maine and heads deep into the woods to learn more within this east-coast squatching haven.
  • New Hampshire, Sunday, January 17, at 10 PM: In picturesque Mount Washington, concerned resort owners reach out to the team with a slew of reported sasquatch sightings gathered throughout many years.
  • Georgia, Sunday, January 24, at 10 PM: Military bases are some of the country’s most protected and secluded areas. In a top-secret sasquatch investigation, the team goes into full stealth mode and utilize tips from military members to investigate forests just off base.
  • Oregon, Sunday, January 31, at 10 PM: The team has been to Cliff’s home state before, but they never have explored beyond Cliff’s usual spots. The team takes a helicopter trip deep into the Oregon wilderness to one of the most remote locations in the show’s history. And, for the first time, the team employs drones with infrared cameras.

It’s not going to be a long season–but perhaps a productive one? Stay tuned.

FINDING BIGFOOT is produced for Animal Planet by Ping Pong Productions. Brad Kuhlman and Casey Brumels are executive producers for Ping Pong Productions. Keith Hoffman is executive producer and Sarah Russell is producer for Animal Planet.

The new season of FINDING BIGFOOT premieres Sunday, January 3, from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.

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