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After eight years, extreme angler and biologist Jeremy Wade is hanging up his fishing rod and the final season of RIVER MONSTERS will begin on Sunday, April 23 at 9PM ET/PT.

RIVER MONSTERS has followed Wade's life-long quest to find finned killers and discover which are predators, which are victims, and which are the stuff of myth and legend. Since 2008, Wade has reeled in some of the rarest, most elusive and most dangerous creatures lurking beneath the water's surface. And he's back for One. More. Season.

"Jeremy has taken the Animal Planet audiences on the most incredible journeys over the past eight seasons and we know our viewers will miss those adventures," said Patrice Andrews, General Manager of Animal Planet. "We will give River Monsters a glorious on-air farewell with its final season and specials that will celebrate one of our favorite shows."

"Some shows can run forever, but our subject matter is finite. 10 years ago, I had a list in my head, which seemed impossibly ambitious at the time, but everything has now been ticked off - and then some. I have seen things beyond my wildest dreams, and sharing those moments with our loyal Animal Planet audiences has made them doubly special," said Wade.

"Old fishermen never die - they only smell that way! We decided to stop while we were still fresh. Animal Planet has been a great partner and we're excited about this final River Monsters season as Jeremy has saved the best until last," said Icon Films Creative Director Harry Marshall.

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