National Geographic 'Explorer' documentary series returning

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Posted: Jan 07, 2015 6:44 PM

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The National Geographic Channel is bringing back the "Explorer" documentary series that aired more than 2,000 films over 25 years before being taken off the air five years ago.

National Geographic Channel CEO Courteney Monroe says "Explorer" is scheduled to get back on the air this summer.

She said Wednesday that Nat Geo is "going to get back into that business and claim what is rightfully ours."

During its run from 1985 to 2010, the "Explorer" series earned more than 50 Emmys. It included shows about North Korea, Brazil's wild animal trade and the search for a mysterious Afghan girl with striking eyes.