“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts hosts this upbeat new one-hour special that presents stories of hope while giving viewers a revealing look at our planet’s next generation of baby animals and their native ecosystems. In far too many cases, those environments currently are facing daunting environmental changes. Filmed in such eye-popping international locations as Australia, California, Hawaii, Minnesota, Sri Lanka and Kenya, the program and its correspondents invite viewers to witness and celebrate the diversity and wonder of baby animals, their families and habitats.
Paranormal investigator Shari DeBenedetti joins the team as returnees Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango open their second season with a two-hour premiere called “The Witching Tree.” The supersized episode finds the ghostbusters answering a distressed couple’s call for help in Biglerville, Pa. This newlywed pair believe a cursed witching tree in the yard is behind the apparitions and unexplained noises that currently are haunting their 18th-century farmhouse.
On an Earth Day-themed episode called “CB Saves the Planet,” CB’s (Brett Dier) attraction to Paloma (guest star Chloe Bridges), an environmental consultant brought in to oversee William Penn’s Earth Day activities, is complicated after he learns she is opposing an important construction project at the school. Meanwhile, after convincing Lainey (AJ MIchalka) that yearbook superlatives are utterly meaningless, Wilma (Haneefah Wood) suddenly is given reason to reevaluate that opinion. Tim Meadows and Bryan Callen also star.
It’s been nearly 60 years since anthropologist Jane Goodall first traveled to Tanzania to enter the little-known world of chimpanzees. As she did her groundbreaking studies into the chimp culture, by the mid-1980s Goodall had become concerned with how chimpanzee populations were sharply declining, largely because of habitat destruction. This new feature-length documentary — airing on Earth Day in a simulcast on Nat Geo Wild — explores how Goodall’s passion for wildlife has changed the world for the better.