No. of seasons
Final episode date
3 February 2008
First episode date
7 October 2007
Leah PipesD. W. MoffettStephanie NiznikAndrew St. JohnCalvin GoldspinkAtandwa Kani
Maurice WhiteBob Christianson
Country of origin
United StatesSouth AfricaUnited Kingdom
Life is wild pilot part 1
Life Is Wild is an American television serial drama adapted by Michael Rauch, George Faber and Charlie Pattinson from the 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. The series premiered on October 7, 2007, and aired every Sunday night at 8:00PM Eastern/7:00PM Central, following a repeat of Aliens in America. In Canada on the pay TV channel E! as a mid-season replacement. In Europe on pay TV in the United Kingdom on the Hallmark Channel and Greece on August 1, 2011 on Skai TV. In South America on the pay TV Warner Channel. In New Zealand weekdays during the 2009 Christmas holiday period on TV3 in a daytime slot.
The show was canceled in February 2008 due to low ratings.
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. 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.
U.S. Nielsen ratings
Life Is Wild averaged 1.16 million viewers for its sole season.