Is the TV show Finding Bigfoot fake?
Well, since Bigfoot is yet to be recognized by science, you could make the argument that Bigfoot itself is fake.
As far as the Animal Planet hit series goes, I would lean toward it being real. I mean, after 8 seasons they still haven't shown us a real Sasquatch (despite the fact that Matt Moneymaker has been tracking them for over 25 years). That has to be frustrating for ole Matt. While the show may be a success, his tracking skills are definitely sub-par to say the least.
So, at least it appears that they don't hoax things in the show. The team goes to areas where there have been reported sightings, they interview eyewitnesses, and take a peak around. Now, it's been said that you're never going to find a Bigfoot by bringing a camera crew with you into the woods. And I would have to agree. They really need to go to these areas without so many people and actually stay for more than a day or two. But we are dealing with TV here and ultimately, ratings. Matt has even said that the show is geared towards the common person more so than the actual Bigfoot researcher.
Then you have people who say: "Well if they actually found Bigfoot the show would end."
If they actually found Bigfoot, they would have so many money-making options if would be ridiculous. They could change the name of the show to "Found Bigfoot" and continue to research the great beast for eternity. Moneymaker may even receive the Nobel Prize for such a monumental discovery. They would all be rich beyond their wildest dreams.
With that being said, I do think they are actually trying to discover Bigfoot and get it recognized and cataloged by science. Nothing would be better than that, after tracking the great beast for over 25 years.
Many people thought this show had jumped the shark a few seasons ago, thus the moniker "Finding Nothing", but just when you think it's over, it rears its head. To quote the great John Rambo: "Nothing is over!!"
On that note—Season 9 premiers on Animal Planet Tonight March 31, 2016 at 9pm Eastern time. Tune in for a 2-hour special episode!