Animal Planet has ordered new series “Hanging With the Hendersons,” TheWrap has learned exclusively. The show stars “singing veterinarian” Dr. Ross Henderson and his family at their practice, Colorado’s Fox Hollow Animal Hospital.Remember Ross? Be swooned by his viral video below, in which the 30-year-old vet comforts a nervous dog before surgery.
Fox Hollow is very much a family-run clinic, with multiple dedicated Hendersons working both on the front lines and behind the scenes. Dr. Tony Henderson, his wife Debbie, their sons Dr. Ross, Dr. Ryan, and Cole — plus the extended clinic family and numerous pets, including Tony’s beloved golden retriever and sidekick Lord Barrington — work hard and have fun in their warm and welcoming offices, per Animal Planet’s description. Tony, who turned his passion for animals into a successful 30-year career as a veterinarian, opened his clinic when his sons were little boys. All four Henderson brothers grew up working in the clinic, and two of them followed in their father’s veterinary footsteps: Ryan, whose love of animals and biology led him to his dream career in veterinary medicine; and Ross who treats a diverse range of animals from kittens to kangaroos.
Throughout the season, audiences will follow the Henderson pack as they work together to treat the soft, fuzzy, stripy and spotty creatures that come through their practice and also experience family fun as they try goat yoga, volunteer at cat sanctuaries, make house calls at a pig rescue, and treat puppies looking for their forever homes, the Discovery-owned cable channel continued. Drama and high stakes at the clinic with animals are part of the daily routine for this dynamic family, but so are jokes, laughter and love.
“Hanging With the Hendersons” is produced for Animal Planet by Critical Content where Tom Forman, Jon Beyer, and Mike Stutz are executive producers. For Animal Planet, Lisa Lucas is executive producer and Patrick Keegan serves as supervising producer.
Watch a teaser for the series via the video at the top of this post. That preview is also exclusive to TheWrap.
“Hanging With the Hendersons” premieres Friday, Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Animal Planet.