'Bear man' TV series begins broadcasts

The Animal Planet television series about bear man Charlie Vandergaw, the retired Anchorage teacher who has spent more than 20 summers living with wild bears at his remote cabin in the Yentna River drainage, has begun airing. The six episodes began with the premiere of "Bitten: Down the Barrel of a Gun" on Friday and repeats at 5 and 8 p.m. today.

New episodes will air Fridays at 6 and 9 p.m. through May 1. All shows will repeat frequently.

Check ADN's TV schedule or your cable or Dish Network schedule.

Anchorage Daily News