‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’: Nat Geo Wild Kicks Off Summer With a ‘4th of Pol-Y’ Dr. Pol Marathon

We’re almost in the thick of summer, so that must mean it’s also almost time for a marathon with The Incredible Dr. Pol!

There is very little that 77-year-old veterinarian Dr. Jan Pol hasn’t seen or done in his years of practicing animal medicine. Viewers love this veterinary doctor and his family on The Incredible Dr. Pol, and the ratings show it.

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming marathon.

Diane Pol and Dr. Jan Pol of 'The Incredible Dr. Pol'
Diane Pol and Dr. Jan Pol of ‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’ | The Walt Disney Company/Image Group LA via Getty Images

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‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’ ‘4th of Pol-Y’ summer celebration

In a YouTube Live post on June 13, 2020, Dr. Pol’s son, Charles, made the big announcement about the upcoming marathon special.

Charles said, “I know we’ve been gone from your lives for a little bit of time, but that’s because we’re trying to get a lot of new content for you guys. I’m excited to announce the season premiere of The Incredible Dr. Pol on July 11 at 9:00PM EST.”

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Leading up to the season premiere is, what else? A marathon!

The “4th of Pol-Y” marathon airs from June 29th to July 6, with back-to-back-to-back episodes featuring America’s favorite veterinarian making farm calls and treating animals in his Michigan community.

Dr. Pol looks back at how his show got its start

Charles Pol played an enormous role in seeing his father’s practice become such a huge hit. In fact, Charles is one of the program’s producers and a regular cast member. His love for filmmaking and television drew him to the Los Angeles film scene.

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Discussing how the show’s sudden fame came about, Dr. Pol and Charles reminisced with Nat Geo Wild.

“Charles was infatuated with movies, like from the day he was born,” Dr. Pol said.

Charles added, “I worked within the feature film industry for about five years. Then the writers’ strike happened and the opportunities just weren’t there like they were before.”

Charles pitched the idea of his dad as the focus of a reality show with Nat Geo and the rest is history.

Pol fans are ecstatic for the marathon and new season

Dr. Pol’s Instagram account announced this week, “Summer is heating up! Are you ready to cool off with more #DrPol? Mark your calendars! 4TH OF POL-Y marathon will air June 29 – July 6 on Nat Geo WILD. A NEW SEASON of ‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’ begins Sat. July 11, 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD.”

Dr. Pol’s fans were happy to hear about more time spent with their favorite veterinarian.

“I can hardly wait!,” said one fan on Instagram.

A fan from South America enthused, “great person, excellent professional!! I’m always accompanying you from Brazil! I hope one day I can meet you in person!”

Another Pol fan said, “I love your show and admire your work. I’m always surprised by your passion for the animals, you really are incredible, Dr. Pol. Greetings from my country, Chile!”

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