Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown Set for Multi-Year Renewal For Litton's Weekend Adventure E/I Block on ABC Affiliates

Burbank, CA (April 4, 2018 ) - Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment, announced today that Litton Entertainment and Jack Hanna have extended their multiple award-winning and highly-rated Saturday morning E/I series, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, for two additional seasons. 

Hosted by the world's foremost authority on animals and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown will continue to lead Litton's Weekend Adventure programming block that airs on ABC stations across the country. Anchored from Hanna’s base camp located at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Wild Countdown will continue to inspire, entertain, and educate audiences. With a weekly countdown of unique facts and personal experiences about some of the world’s rarest, most endearing, and fascinating animals, Jack Hanna continues to open up a world of educational adventures for young people and their families. 

"Litton Entertainment is extremely proud to extend our partnership with Jack Hanna, America’s favorite animal ambassador who has made Litton’s Weekend Adventure a destination for viewers over the past eight seasons and will continue to do so for years to come," commented Dave Morgan.

 “Over the last 30 years, I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world and learn about the Earth’s awe-inspiring creatures. I couldn’t be more excited to continue sharing those adventures in two more seasons of Wild Countdown. Thank you to Litton Entertainment, Nationwide, and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for being my partners in conservation and education,” commented Jack Hanna.

 "Litton's Weekend Adventure" was recently awarded six Parents’ Choice awards raising the total to 37 awards in addition to six Daytime Emmy wins and 34 nominations. 


About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found on five continents producing Emmy winning, rich and nutritious content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/


About Jack Hanna

Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown and the Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild, are sponsored by Nationwide and the Columbus Zoo. Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Hanna is Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, a conservationist, author, television personality, and lifelong adventurer. Jack has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as Good Morning America, the Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with James Corden, FOX and CNN news programs. For more information, visit www.jackhanna.com.


Public Relations Contact:

Public Relations Contact:

Meg LaVigne             

President of Television                        

Litton Entertainment