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Anthony Anderson getting talk show on Animal Planet

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Anthony Anderson plus animals equals hilarity.

Anthony Anderson’s Animal Planet talk show is finally here, EW can exclusively announce. Called Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the show will feature guest appearances from celebrities to animal experts to discuss the latest animal news (yes, that includes hilarious viral videos), reports from the field, and, of course, live animals.

The exclusive video above teases some of the many rogue animals that might attack the host and his guests. Highlights include a toucan pecking Anderson’s arm while he’s trying to hold it, a snake that escapes into the audience, and Anderson taking a tumble while running an obstacle course. And the lineup of humans includes Dermot Mulroney, George Lopez, Jerry O’Connell, Bellamy Young, Cheryl Hines, Loni Love, and Animal Planet’s Dave Salmoni and Jackson Galaxy. Tiffany Haddish will voice Tina the Brain Coral, Anderson’s sidekick.

The show premieres Feb. 10 at 10 p.m. ET on Animal Planet. A preview will air after the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. ET.