From the award-winning team that launched the careers of The Dog Whisperer and The Incredible Dr. Pol, Nat Geo WILD is proud to announce the latest face of the network — “Goldie.” New to the Hollywood scene, this up-and-coming “actor,” who also happens to be a goldfish, snagged the leading role in Fish Bowl, the highly anticipated four-hour reality special premiering Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Venerable household goldfish Goldie is excited for her big break to star in the event of the year on Super Bowl Sunday, stating, “I’m comfortable in my own scales and have no doubt the Fish Bowl will be the talk of the town.” Sure, puppies are cute, kittens are OK and football … well, as Goldie likes to say, “It’s just another day in the Bowl.” Predatory cats, canines, and field goals are just the beginning. This remarkable little goldfish handles whatever the tides throw at her — food, a scuba diver, crazy red crabs, erupting volcanoes, and even a surprise visit from Dr. Pol and Cesar Millan.

The controversial decision to offer the lead to a newcomer was an easy one, explains Geoff Daniels, EVP and General Manager of Nat Geo WILD. “Goldie showed such promise in early casting auditions that we felt confident in the aquatic wonder’s ability to entertain and captivate an audience, for four long hours, on a relatively young network, while the most-watched television event of the year just happens to be taking place.”

In the vein of other reality series, where the daily drama of a character’s life plays out in a “fishbowl” setting, Goldie will swim about her daily business in an actual fishbowl. Without filters and with remarkable candor, Goldie navigates through an average day in the life of a goldfish. When asked how this stacks up to her competition, Goldie offered, “Can Bruno Mars pack all of that into his halftime show? Right, I didn’t think so, blub, blurb, bubble.”

Premieres Super Bowl Sunday — Feb. 2, from 6 PM to 10 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD


  1. Peter Franklin
    New York
    January 11, 2014, 5:19 pm

    “Fish Bowl” is a really, really bad idea National Geographic. For an organization whose goal is to promote and understanding of the natural world, featuring a goldfish in a bowl is the worst idea.

    Goldfish cannot thrive and rarely survive in bowls> The majority expire within a week Goldfish are beautiful creatures but are NOT low care fish. A single goldfish makes huge bio demands and require filtration and oxygen rich water to thrive..

    National Geographic needs to promulgate understanding of caring for captive animals not reinforce myths that encourage children and adults to view any animal as disposable.

  2. Kelley Lane
    Chapel Hill, NC
    January 28, 2014, 7:57 pm

    Thank you for offering a more worthwhile way to spend 4 hours this Sunday!

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  6. Diana Kline
    February 2, 2014, 10:14 pm

    I want to know if those two evil little kids were allowed to kill the fish that they were torturing with those straws?? My daughter is bawling her eyes out..REALLY!?
    Clean out the bowl,bring in a new fish..damn! That’s awful!

  7. Diana Kline
    February 2, 2014, 10:56 pm

    I hope its explained because she’s 11 and in the bathroom bawling..she just explained what was portrayed to her daddy and big sister…the only obvious explanation would be they died..the bowl was cleaned out,the counter wiped..the fish replaced…that’s just terrible..I cant believe this on Nat Geo…why would you keep a child watching for hours only to do that at 10p.m….just WOW </3
    someone has some explaining to do..

  8. Destiny
    February 3, 2014, 12:15 am

    Funny Idea!

  9. f yuo
    February 4, 2014, 1:00 am

    Obviously a gimmick. Disappointed. Expect a higher level of intelligence from this channel.