Discovery Family Channel is set to make a serious splash this summer with animal advocate and actress Betty White hosting "Pawgust."
Throughout Pawgust (August), Discovery Family Channel will showcase animal-themed series, specials and movies beginning Sat., Aug. 1 with "101 Dalamations" at 8 p.m.
White will be featured in various promos airing throughout the month — along with a few of her very favorite friends including golden retriever Auggie.
Pawgust is anchored by the debut of Discovery Family’s first original series, “From Wags to Riches With Bill Berloni,” on Thu., Aug
. 6 at 9 p.m.
Also on the schedule for Pawgust:
--Fetch the remote and fill up your water bowls! Beginning Mon., Aug. 3, Discovery Family will unveil “Yappy Hour,” airing every weeknight at 5 p.m. with “Funniest Pets and People.”
--In addition to “From Wags to Riches With Bill Berloni,” Thursdays are programmed with premiere specials like “Secrets of the Dog Park” (10 p.m. Thu., Aug. ), as well as encore airings of “My Dog’s Crazy Animal Friends.”
--Every Friday beginning Aug. 7, a night of pawmusing series including “Pets Make You Laugh Out Loud” (8 p.m.) and “Planet’s Funniest Animals” (9 p.m.).
Online, www.discoveryfamilychannel.com will run “Pawesome Paws” microsodes featuring the pawdorable animals from the programs featured on-air.