Animal Planet is getting real with taxidermy

Cabler greenlights new series 'Dead'

Animal Planet has greenlit eight hourlong episodes of taxidermy reality series “Romance Is Dead” (working title) from reality shingle Collins Avenue and exec producer Jeff Collins.

Series is set to air in the fourth quarter of this year.

Collins has entered into a multi-year extension of his deal with Content Media, which acquired a 50% stake in his shingle Collins Avenue in 2009.

The show, set in Romance, Ark., follows taxidermist Daniel Ross as he runs family business X-treme Taxidermy with his wife LaDawn and three sons. Together, the family and employees specialize in reassembling family pets, including a chihuahua, a goat and a poodle.