Life Is Wild

Life Is Wild

Infobox Television
show_name = Life Is Wild

caption =
format = Drama
camera =
picture_format = HDTV
runtime =
creator = Michael Rauch
developer =
executive_producer = Michael Rauch
George Faber
Charlie Pattinson
starring = Leah Pipes
D. W. Moffett
Stephanie Niznik
Andrew St. John
Calvin Goldspink
Atandwa Kani
narrated =
theme_music_composer =
opentheme =
endtheme =
country = United States
South Africa
network = The CW
first_aired = October 7, 2007
last_aired = February 3, 2008
num_seasons = 1
num_episodes = 13
list_episodes = Life Is Wild episodes
related = Based on the British drama, Wild at Heart
website =
imdb_id = 0938853
tv_com_id = 68741

"Life Is Wild" is an American television serial drama adapted by Michael Rauch, George Faber and Charlie Pattinson from popular British drama, "Wild at Heart". The show is about a New York veterinarian who moves his second wife and their two sets of children to a South African game reserve run by his former father-in-law.

Produced by CBS Paramount Network Television, Warner Bros. Television and Company Pictures, the series was officially green-lit by The CW and given a thirteen-episode order on May 15, 2007. [ [ CBS, The CW Confirm Renewals, Cancellations; Fox Extends "24"] , "The Futon Critic", May 15, 2007] The series premiered on October 7, 2007, and airs every Sunday night at 8:00PM Eastern/7:00PM Central, following a repeat of "Aliens in America". It is also broadcast on E! in Canada as a mid-season replacement. [cite news|last = Bawden|first = Jim|title = TV lineup launch disrupted|url =|publisher = Toronto Star|date = 2007-06-06|accessdate = 2007-06-15] Warner Channel will air the show in South America. [ [ World Screen - Home ] ] Bryan Gordon directed the pilot.

The show was cancelled in February 2008 due to low ratings. [ [ San Jose Mercury News - As Hollywood writers strike end nears, a status report on TV shows ] NOTE: Retrieval attempted 2008-05-10; link states page no longer available but story may be available by searching the fee based archives ]

There are no plans to release "Life Is Wild" on DVD.


Principal characters

*Leah Pipes - Katie Clarke
*D. W. Moffett - Dr. Danny Clarke
*Stephanie Niznik - Jo Clarke
*Andrew St. John - Jesse Weller
*Calvin Goldspink - Oliver Banks
*Atandwa Kani - Tumelo

upporting characters

*K'Sun Ray - Chase Clarke
*Mary Matilyn Mouser - Mia Weller
*David Butler - Art
*Tiffany Mulheron - Emily Banks
*George Jackos - Colin Banks
*Shannon Esra - Lauren
*Precious Kofi - Mbali

Brett Cullen and Judith Hoag were originally cast as Danny Clarke and Jo Clarke respectively but the roles were recast in June and July 2007.cite news|last = Andreeva|first = Nellie|title = Myles set for 'Moonlight' run on CBS|url =|publisher = The Hollywood Reporter|date = 2007-06-27|accessdate = 2007-06-27] cite news|last = Andreeva|first = Nellie|title = "Everwood" actress Niznik game for "Wild"|url =;_ylt=AnpZ7rMsLFhCd1_bYi26SZNpMhkF|publisher = The Hollywood Reporter|date = 2007-07-05|accessdate = 2007-07-05] Jeremy Sheffield was also originally cast in the recurring role of Colin Banks but was replaced by George Jackos when the show received a series order.


* See "Life Is Wild episodes"


U.S. Nielsen ratings

*Episode 13 aired against Super Bowl XLII.

"Life is Wild" averaged 1.16 million viewers for its sole season.


External links

*imdb title|id=0938853|title=Life Is Wild
* show|id=68741|title=Life Is Wild

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