I usually don’t write about TV shows, though I do get a lot of pitches for them. Something about my mood lately made me read through an email from a new show’s representative this morning and I am so glad I did. I got to watch the premiere episode and was drawn in from the start.
A&E’s newest show is one everyone can enjoy. The show is a soldier’s story and a dog’s story. It’s about rescue dogs helping our nation’s veterans and veterans helping sweet rescue dogs. They truly do save each other, with the help of a veteran with a need and a goal.
DOGS OF WAR spotlights combat veteran Jim Stanek, who returns home struggling with PTSD. He looks into getting a service dog to help him heal, only to discover how expensive they are, and how long the wait to be paired with one is. So he starts his own nonprofit to rescue dogs from kill shelters, train them as service dogs and partner them with struggling veterans at little or no cost.
The show premieres Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 10PM ET/PT and then moves to Sundays at 10PM ET/PT beginning Nov. 16.
In an era when most reality TV is hypersexualized, about cutthroat competition or designed solely to make us laugh at the culture of its “stars,” it is so refreshing to be associated with a series like this, which spotlights a man who uses the greatest pain in his life to offer the greatest comfort to the lives of others.
Here’s a trailer. Once you catch a glimpse of this story, you won’t want to miss this great show, so tune in on Veteran’s Day to see the first episode and Sunday nights from thereafter. Set your DVR now!