Between History Channel and H2 (History’s sister channel), there are quite a few MonsterQuest episodes on in the upcoming days. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Death of Loch Ness – 3/8 at 11am EST on H2
  • Killer Chimps in America – 3/8 at 12pm EST on H2
  • Giant Killer Snakes – 3/8 at 1pm EST on H2
  • Lake Monsters of the North – 3/8 at 5pm EST on History Channel
  • Death of Loch Ness – 3/8 at 5pm EST on H2
  • Killer Crocs – 3/8 at 6pm EST on History Channel
  • Killer Chimps in America – 3/8 at 6pm EST on H2
  • Giant Killer Snakes – 3/8 at 7pm EST on H2
  • Devils in New Jersey – 3/9 at 10am EST on H2
  • Lizard Monster – 3/9 at 11am EST on H2
  • Devils in New Jersey – 3/9 at 4pm EST on H2
  • Lizard Monster – 3/9 at 5pm EST on H2
  • Snowbeast Slaughter – 3/14 at 2pm EST on History Channel
  • Hillbilly Beast – 3/14 at 3pm EST on History Channel
  • Legend of the Hairy Beast – 3/14 at 4pm EST on History Channel
  • Bigfoot in New York – 3/14 at 5pm EST on History Channel
  • Mothman – 3/17 at 1pm EST on H2
  • Monster Spiders – 3/17 at 2pm EST on H2
  • Boneless Horror – 3/17 at 3pm EST on H2
  • Jaws in Illinois – 3/17 at 3pm EST on History Channel
  • Swamp Beast – 3/17 at 4pm EST on History Channel
  • Swamp Stalker – 3/17 at 5pm EST on History Channel

History Channel has a marathon of MonsterQuest episodes on Tuesday, December 27th. Check out the list below:

  • Chupacabra at 8am and 2pm EST
  • Ohio Grassman at 9am and 3pm EST
  • Hillbilly Beast at 10am and 4pm EST
  • Bigfoot in New York at 11am and 5pm EST

Also, H2, formerly known as History International, has several MonsterQuest episodes scheduled to air.

  • Mutant Canines on 12/29 at 11am and 5pm EST
  • Flying Monsters on 12/30 at 10am and 4pm EST
  • Snowbeast Slaughter on 12/30 at 11am and 5pm EST
  • Swamp Beast on 12/31 at 12pm EST
  • Gators in the Sewer on 12/31 at 1pm EST
  • Abominable Snowman on 01/01 at 12pm EST

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years, everyone!

On November 12th, History Channel is having a small marathon of MonsterQuest. It starts in just a couple of hours, in fact.

  • Vampire Beast – 8am EST
  • Curse of the Monkey Man – 9am EST
  • Black Beast of Exmoor – 10am EST
  • Boneless Horror – 11am EST
  • China’s Wildman – 12pm EST
  • Lake Demons – 1pm EST
  • Birdzilla – 2pm EST

Tune in to History Channel this morning and check out some of these great episodes of MonsterQuest.

This is one of the questions I’ve had asked of me over the last year or so and I want to address it for everyone.

Yes, MonsterQuest was cancelled. It happened back in 2010. MonsterQuest‘s executive producer and creator, Doug Hajicek, issued a statement to Cryptomundo confirming the cancellation and stating he would like to do other cryptozoological shows whenever an opportunity came about.

According to Hajicek, History Channel simply wanted to go in a different direction with their programming lineup.

This afternoon, H2 (formerly known as History International), is re-airing the “Gators in the Sewer” episode of MonsterQuest. It’s on at 3pm EST/2pm CST.

If you’ll recall, this episode originally aired in March of 2009.

Episode Description: What if one of the most famous and terrifying urban legends was not a legend but a frightening fact? History tells us that alligators lurking around in the sewers of New York City are based in truth. In the mid- 1930s, three teenagers pulled an eight-foot alligator from a storm drain. Reports persisted until a skeptical Superintendant of Sewers, Teddy May, was forced to investigate for himself. What May found shocked even him – swarms of alligators alive beneath the busy main streets of America’s biggest city. Crews were sent in to kill the deadly reptiles, but the stories of the gators in the sewers lived on. Experts are divided over whether it is scientifically possible for alligators to continue to exist in the sewers, so a MonsterQuest team sets out to search for modern evidence of these monsters and to prove that they could not only survive but also thrive. Herpetologists and underground explorers join forces and use the latest in remoteoperated camera technology to delve into the depths of New York’s sewers.

It’s time for some actual MonsterQuest news, everybody. It looks like History Channel has dusted off the MonsterQuest archives and is set to air a sweet marathon of episodes today.

American Werewolf – 8am & 2pm EST
Black Beast of Exmoor – 9am & 3pm EST
Monster Spiders – 10am & 4pm EST
America’s Wolfman – 11am & 5pm EST
Lake Monsters of the North – 12pm & 6pm EST
America’s Loch Ness Monster – 1pm & 7pm EST

Be sure to tune into History Channel today and catch a few excellent episodes!

Fans of Animal Planet’s popular new Finding Bigfoot series will be excited to learn that the network announced they were renewing it for an additional ten episodes to begin airing in early 2012.

With MonsterQuest no longer in production, Finding Bigfoot is one of the few shows left on television whose subject is the search for “monsters”.

Animal Planet also announced a special two-hour Finding Bigfoot special in time for Halloween! The name of the special? Of course it had to be “The Squatchiest Place on Earth” and it’s all about Northern California.

I’m not as hooked on the show as I was MonsterQuest, but the BFRO people are likable enough. There are certainly times where I wish I could go out there with those guys and see and hear everything for myself.

Animal Planet’s voyage into the search for Bigfoot starts tonight with their new show, Finding Bigfoot.

A four-person team from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) – the leading scientific research organization exploring the Bigfoot/Sasquatch mystery – investigates supposed Sasquatch sightings by interviewing locals, examining evidence and infiltrating the woodlands and forests in places where Bigfoot has been reported, including Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In each state, the team listens to harrowing tales of run-ins with Bigfoot before generating reconstructions of the encounters to judge their plausibility or dismiss them as hoaxes. Then, outfitted with the latest technology, including night-vision and infrared cameras, the team sets out on exhilarating and eerie investigations where any broken branch or peculiar noise could mean a Sasquatch is lurking nearby.

The BFRO Team is comprised of a former roadie (Bobo), a science teacher (Cliff), the BFRO president (Matt) and a skeptical scientist (Ranae); each teammate has varying experiences with Bigfoot and differing beliefs about the existence of this enigma. What binds them together, however, is their longing to understand the creature, passion for proving its existence and willingness to stop at nothing to finally track down Bigfoot. In the end, will they verify the presence of Bigfoot and convert skeptics, or will this obscure American legend elude them too?

“The main mission of the BFRO is to resolve the mystery surrounding this great American phenomenon,” says Matt Moneymaker, co-founder of BRFO. “I can’t think of a better way to do that than by going on location and visiting each reported Sasquatch sighting.”

Tune in to Animal Planet tonight at 11pm EST to see the first episode of Finding Bigfoot. Check out the official schedule for listings of repeats and new episodes.

Tonight, the History Channel has scheduled a repeat of the Chupacabra episode to air at 11pm EST and 3am EST.

In 1995, a beast dubbed “El Chupacabra,” spanish for “The Goatsucker,” was first sighted and accused of killing and draining the blood of hundreds of farm animals in Puerto Rico. Eyewitnesses describe it as a two-legged reptile-like beast with sharp claws and sharper fangs. But another rash of sightings, and killings, in Texas last year produced eyewitness descriptions of a creature that looked very different. This episode will go on the hunt for the Texas chupacabra. And for first time on television, DNA tests will be performed on evidence from both the Puerto Rico and Texas sightings in effort to scientifically prove just what these mystery beasts could be.

In the middle of April, we brought news about a new show from Animal Planet about a group who sets out to find Bigfoot. At the time, we said it wasn’t clear if the show would be a special or a series. Now comes word that it’s now a six-part series.

Here’s the official press release from Animal Planet:

(Silver Spring, MD, May 4, 2011) – For hundreds of years, Americans in nearly every state have claimed they’ve spotted the mysterious and unexplainable creature known as Bigfoot, or Sasquatch. However, no one has proven that this pedaled creature – reportedly standing more than seven-feet tall and covered from head to toe in dark hair – actually exists. And as the myth grows, so does the passion for validating its existence once and for all!

Beginning Sunday, June 5, at 9 PM (ET/PT), Animal Planet joins the quest with FINDING BIGFOOT. In each hour-long episode of the six-part series, cameras follow a team of Bigfoot researchers in a cross-country expedition to dissolve the myth and locate the elusive beast.

A four-person team from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) – the leading scientific research organization exploring the Bigfoot/Sasquatch mystery – investigates supposed Sasquatch sightings by interviewing locals, examining evidence and infiltrating the woodlands and forests in places where Bigfoot has been reported, including Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In each state, the team listens to harrowing tales of run-ins with Bigfoot before generating reconstructions of the encounters to judge their plausibility or dismiss them as hoaxes. Then, outfitted with the latest technology, including night-vision and infrared cameras, the team sets out on exhilarating and eerie investigations where any broken branch or peculiar noise could mean a Sasquatch is lurking nearby.

The BFRO Team is comprised of a former roadie (Bobo), a science teacher (Cliff), the BFRO president (Matt) and a skeptical scientist (Ranae); each teammate has varying experiences with Bigfoot and differing beliefs about the existence of this enigma. What binds them together, however, is their longing to understand the creature, passion for proving its existence and willingness to stop at nothing to finally track down Bigfoot. In the end, will they verify the presence of Bigfoot and convert skeptics, or will this obscure American legend elude them too?

“The main mission of the BFRO is to resolve the mystery surrounding this great American phenomenon,” says Matt Moneymaker, co-founder of BRFO. “I can’t think of a better way to do that than by going on location and visiting each reported Sasquatch sighting.”

FINDING BIGFOOT is produced for Animal Planet by Ping Pong Productions. Keith Hoffman is the executive producer for Animal Planet. Brad Kuhlman and Casey Brumels are the executive producers for Ping Pong Productions. Marc Etkind is Vice President of development for Animal Planet.

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