The Irwins return to TV

Carla Harmon
October 20, 2017

Now his family is honoring his passion for animals by returning to the network that aired the Crocodile Hunter for 11 years. Animal Planet made the announcement this week that Irwin's widow Terri along with children Bindi and Robert will reappear on the network next year in a brand-new show. Terri has been an outspoken activist for conservation and supports the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Cape York.

Animal Planet general manager Patrice Andrews says that The Crocodile Hunter was the face of the network and that people still bring up the acts of Steve Irwin to this day. Both grew up committed to the family business and haven't been strangers to television: Bindi, now 19, won a "Dancing With the Stars" competition in 2015 and Robert, who is 14, has appeared on the "Tonight" show with Jimmy Fallon displaying animals.

It's the news Wildlife Warriors have been waiting for - the Irwins are returning to Animal Planet with a new TV show.

"Wonderful new adventures" are set to be coming to our screens in 2018.

Sadly, Steve died in 2006 when he was killed by a stingray while filming a documentary at the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's northeast coast.

The video concludes with Bindi shouting an enthusiastic "woo-hoo" and Robert giving the camera the thumbs-up.

One of Australia's favourite daughters, Bindi Irwin, is following in her famous father's footsteps in more ways than one - she has fallen irretrievably in love with an American.

The Crocodile Hunter first aired in 1996.

The family has carried on Steve's conservation work in Australia, running a zoo, a wildlife preserve and supporting projects that try to save endangered animals worldwide. "It's really defined us that this is what we've dedicated our lives to". Animal Planet is the premiere TV, digital and social community for all things animal, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality content across all Animal Planet platforms including: Animal Planet television network, available in more than 90 million homes in the USA, that is complimented with a deep Video On Demand offering; online assets, the ultimate online destination for animal lovers and pet owners; the Animal Planet Go app that allows viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime anywhere; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access via live cameras around the globe in a variety of animal habitats; Animal Planet Social including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via @AnimalPlanet and on Snapchat as AnimalPlanetTV.

Robert was a toddler when his dad died, but now he too has TV experience and previously co-hosted the Discovery Kids series Wild But True.

The family shared the exciting news on social media.

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