CBS taps zoologist Jarod Miller to host 'Greatest American Dog'
By Christopher Rocchio, 05/05/2008
CBS has announced zoologist Jarod Miller will serve as the host for Greatest American Dog, an America's Next Top Model-like competition series for pageant pooches and their owners which will premiere Thursday, July 10 at 8PM ET/PT.
Formerly the executive director of the Binghamton Zoo in Binghamton, NY, Miller is an accomplished zoologist, naturalist and pet expert who has more than 100 television appearances to his credit.
In addition, he currently hosts his own syndicated television show Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller; serves as co-host of Animal Planet's PetFinder; and hosts ecological segments for the Weather Channel's Forecast Earth.
Greatest American Dog will follow a group of "pageant dogs" who will live together in a house with their respective owners.
They'll compete against each other in a series of challenges designed to measure each owners' ability to train their dogs, with the winning team taking home the show's $250,000 grand prize.
CBS ordered Greatest American Dog under the title America's Top Dog while the Writers Guild of America was still ongoing.
Magic Molehill is producing Greatest American Dog, with R.J. Cutler, Stu Schreiberg and Stephen Kroopnick serving as executive producers.