Reunion ep set for August 12

Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” will get a reunion special Friday, Aug. 12, at 10 p.m.

The show, which focuses on a group of militant anti-whaling activists who hunt Japanese whalers operating illegally in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, could be looking at its final season this year — activist crew the Sea Shepherds may actually have fought off (and publicized) the depredations of whalers frequenting the area for good.

Lisa Ling (of Animal Planet’s corporate sister net, OWN, where she hosts “Our America”) will host the hourlong special, interviewing Captain Paul Watson and the rest of the show’s cast as they discuss their adventures around Antarctica.

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