The following report highlights the programming of ABC’s “Good Morning America” during the week of Nov. 14-19. “Good Morning America” is a two-hour, live program anchored by Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan, and Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist. The morning news program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (7:00-9:00 a.m. EST) on ABC.
Highlights of the week include the following:
Monday, Nov. 14 —Singer-songwriter Garth Brooks; “GMA” kicks off United States of Pies series from Tampa, Florida; actor Freddie Highmore (“The Good Doctor”)
Tuesday, Nov. 15 — Singer-songwriter Elton John; United States of Pies series continues from Denver, Colorado; former NFL coach and author Jimmy Johnson talks new memoir (“Swagger”); actress Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Menu”)
Wednesday, Nov. 16 — United States of Pies series continues from Boston, Massachusetts; actor John Leguizamo (“The Menu”); chef Deb Perelman on Thanksgiving recipes
Thursday, Nov. 17 — Actor Chris Hemsworth on new show (“Limitless with Chris Hemsworth”); actor and singer Joe Jonas talks new film (“Devotion”); “GMA” stops in Chicago, Illinois, for United States of Pies series; author Danielle Steel on new book (“The Whittiers”); Deals and Steals with ABC e-commerce editor Tory Johnson
Friday, Nov. 18 — Singer-songwriter David Archuletta; pop artist P!NK talks about new music; “GMA” presents finale of United States of Pies series; actors Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey and Idina Menzel on new film (“Disenchanted”)
Saturday, Nov. 19 — Deals and Steals with ABC e-commerce editor Tory Johnson
Monday, Nov. 14
Patti Smith, singer-songwriter and author of A Book of Days
Lauren Graham, actress and author of Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember
Misty Copeland, dancer and author of The Wind at My Back: Resilience, Grace and Other Gifts from My Mentor, Raven Wilkinson
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
Steve Martin, actor and author of Number One Is Walking: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb
Karamo Brown, TV host and author of I Am Okay to Feel
Thursday, Nov. 17
Fat Joe, rapper and author of The Book of Jose: A Memoir
Natasha Leggero, comedian and author of The World Deserves My Children
Stephen Colbert, comedian and host of PICKLED
Kirby Howell-Baptiste, actress and author of Little Black Girl and Little Black Boy
Friday, Nov. 18
Jodi Kantor and Zoe Kazan, journalist and actress, respectively, of “She Said”
CBS MORNINGS, launched Sept. 7, 2021, each day delivers two hours of original reporting, breaking news, top-level newsmaker interviews and artful storytelling from the new state-of-the art studio inside the Paramount Global world headquarters in the heart of Times Square. CBS MORNINGS, with co-hosts Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil and Nate Burleson, combines impactful journalism and rich storytelling that leaves viewers more informed, more prepared and more uplifted to take on the day.
Shawna Thomas is the executive producer of CBS MORNINGS.
ABC’s GMA: What You Need To Know and NBC’s Today schedules are not posted yet!
Find the lists of other talk show guests at https://www.interbridge.com/lineups.html
Melvin Robert Joins “Extra” as Senior Correspondent and Weekend Co-Host
The Emmy-winning entertainment news series “Extra” debuts its 29th season on September 12 with the addition of Melvin Robert as Senior Correspondent and Weekend Co-Host.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Discovery]
Melvin Robert Joins “Extra” as Senior Correspondent and Weekend Co-Host
Season 29 of “Extra” Premieres on September 12 Featuring Interviews with Jennifer Hudson, Oprah Winfrey and Former First Lady Hilary Clinton
New Time Slot in Los Angeles at 7 p.m. PT on FOX 11
Burbank, Calif. (September 8, 2022) – The Emmy-winning entertainment news series “Extra” debuts its 29th season on September 12 with the addition of Melvin Robert as Senior Correspondent and Weekend Co-Host. He will be based in Los Angeles alongside “Extra” anchor Billy Bush. and correspondents Rachel Lindsay, and Jennifer Lahmers.
Robert brings an impressive list of journalistic achievements, including a Los Angeles Area EmmyÒ Award, a Golden Mike Award and a Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award at the Los Angeles Press Club’s National Arts & Entertainment Awards for his work on Spectrum News 1.
“Melvin is not only a strong journalist, interviewer and storyteller, he is dynamic and his energy and authenticity pop off the screen,” said “Extra” executive producers Theresa Coffino and Jeremy Spiegel.
Prior to joining “Extra,” Robert served as co-anchor of “Your Morning” and host of “The SoCal Scene” on Spectrum News 1, where he covered some of Hollywood’s biggest stories in addition to local and national news, such as the Inauguration of President Joe Biden, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 2020 civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd, as well as celebrity interviews such as Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union, Common and Ava DuVernay. Before his career in television, Robert spent 11 years in education as a teacher, counselor and administrator, serving the needs of at-risk and challenged students.
Tune into “Extra” on Monday, September 12,as the 29th season debuts, featuring insightful interviews with Jennifer Hudson on her brand new daytime talk series, Oprah Winfrey from the Toronto Film Festival and Former First Lady Hilary Clinton, as well as full coverage of the 74th Emmy Awards from the red carpet fashions to the winners’ reactions back stage to the after-parties and beyond.
In Los Angeles, “Extra” moves to its new time slot at 7 p.m. PT on FOX 11. “Extra” is available on the below FOX television stations, and a complete line-up of stations and times can be found at https://extratv.com/when-its-on/.
FOX Television Stations
New York: WNYW FOX 5 at 7 p.m. (plus 2:30 p.m. – day delay)
Los Angeles: KTTV FOX 11 at 7 p.m., KCOP My13 at 2 p.m.
Chicago: WPWR My50 Chicago at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (both day-delay)
Philadelphia: WTXF FOX 29 at 12:00 a.m.
Dallas: KDFW FOX 4 at 6:30 p.m.
San Francisco: KTVU FOX 2 at 2:30 p.m., KTVU Plus 36 at 5 p.m.
Washington, DC: WTTG FOX 5 DC at 12 a.m., WDCA FOX 5 PLUS 2 p.m. (day delay)
Houston: KRIV FOX 26 at 12:30 p.m.
Atlanta: WAGA FOX 5 at 12:30 a.m.
Detroit: WJBK FOX 2 at 7:30 p.m., 12 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (day delay)
Orlando: WOFL FOX 35 at 11:35 p.m., WRBW Fox 35 Plus at 11:30 a.m. (day delay)
Milwaukee: WITI FOX 6 at 12:05am
Gainesville: WOGX FOX 51 at 2:30 p.m. (day delay)
“Extra” covers the world of entertainment and pop culture news, delivering the latest breaking headlines from Hollywood to New York and around the world, featuring distinctive interviews with the biggest stars and newsmakers. Theresa Coffino and Jeremy Spiegel serve as executive producers of “Extra”. The show is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Telepictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “Extra” can be seen in more than 98% of the country, including major-market affiliates and key FOX Television owned-and-operated stations in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Detroit and Orlando, among others.
About Warner Bros. Unscripted Television
Warner Bros. Unscripted Television is the leading unscripted studio in America, currently producing over 50 series and documentaries, totaling nearly 2,000 hours of programming annually across broadcast, cable, streaming, digital, first-run syndication and podcasts. Led by studio president Mike Darnell, the division is comprised of Warner Horizon, Shed Media and Telepictures and produces leading and award-winning series and franchises such as “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “The Voice,” “Extra,” “Paris in Love,” “True Story with Ed & Randall,” “The Real Housewives of New York City,” “The Bradshaw Bunch,” and “911 Crisis Center,” as well as premium specials like “Friends: The Reunion” and “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts,” among others. Upcoming projects include Norway-based spinoff series “Below Deck Adventure,” a U.S. version of BBC’s hit game show “The Wheel,” a documentary series on the history of DC Comics and the nationally syndicated daytime talk series “The Jennifer Hudson Show.”
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“Rachael Ray” Premieres Season 17 from Tuscany, Italy with a New Home, Friends and New Delicious Recipes
In the show’s first ever two-day premiere event, Rachael and her husband, John, will take viewers on an exclusive tour of their Tuscany property, which they transformed from a stable to their dream home.
[via press release from Paramount]
“RACHAEL RAY” PREMIERES SEASON 17 FROM TUSCANY, ITALY WITH A NEW HOME, FRIENDS AND NEW DELICIOUS RECIPES
AIR DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th
CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS
September 8, 2022 (NEW YORK, NY) – CBS Media Ventures’ Emmy(R) Award-winning daytime show Rachael Ray will debut its 17th season on Monday, September 12th from on location at her home in Tuscany, Italy.
In the show’s first ever two-day premiere event, Rachael and her husband, John, will take viewers on an exclusive tour of their Tuscany property, which they transformed from a stable to their dream home. Plus, Rach is sharing her favorite places in the neighboring towns — from restaurants to shops and more.
Rachael Ray is bringing the fun all season long with a lineup of star-studded guests including Kate Hudson, Lorraine Bracco, Cameron Diaz, Jesse Palmer, CBS Mornings Nate Burleson and Tony Dokoupil and celebrity chefs like Bobby Flay, Jacques Pépin and Jose Andres.
“We are so excited to kick off Season 17 with a trip to Rachael’s home in Italy!” said Janet Annino, Senior Executive Producer. “Over the past few years, Rachael has brought viewers into her home and her life as never before, and we will continue to do that this season whether from Italy, our New York City studio or Rach’s house upstate.” Annino continues, “We’re looking at this season as a celebration – of our viewers, of people doing incredible things in their communities, of food and fun and celebrity friends we’ve made along the way!”
PREMIERE WEEK EPISODES:
September 12, 2022 – Show #17001 (NEW)
We’re kicking off season 17 straight from Italy! Rachael and John are giving us a tour of their home in Tuscany. Plus, Farmer Lee Jones is back and joining Rachael for a garden tour.
September 13, 2022 – Show #17003 (NEW)
Rachael’s Italian adventure continues with chef José Andrés filling us in on his new restaurants and the work World Central Kitchen is doing in Ukraine. Plus, Farmer Lee Jones and chef Jamie are cooking with ingredients from Rachael’s garden. And, Rachael is making cheese-stuffed eggplant rolls.
September 14, 2022 – Show #17008 (NEW)
Kate Hudson’s in the kitchen and she’s showing us a healthy twist on crispy treats, telling us about her new thriller, and giving us the update on her three kids back-to-school plans.
September 15, 2022 – Show #17007 (NEW)
We’ve got a show that will make your life easier from brunch to dinner and even your relationships! Rachael’s making a flavorful veggie dish; Then, Jeffrey Eisner has a super shortcut to short ribs.
September 16, 2022 – Show #17012 (NEW)
We’re ending premiere week celebrating all things Italian. Lorraine Bracco is telling us about her role in the new ‘Pinocchio’ movie; plus, John and Rachael have a few more spots to spotlight from Tuscany!”
The Emmy(R) Award-winning daytime show Rachael Ray is distributed and produced by CBS Media Ventures in association with Harpo Productions, Discovery, Inc. and Watch Entertainment.
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Mattel’s “Pictionary” Game Show to Premiere Nationally Monday, September 12
After a successful test run last summer, the series rolls out nationwide as Jerry O’Connell hosts the family favorite game show, based on Mattel’s popular board game of quick sketches and hilarious guesses.
[via press release from CBS Media Ventures]
MATTEL’S “PICTIONARY” GAME SHOW TO PREMIERE NATIONALLY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
SYNDICATED DAYTIME SERIES HOSTED BY JERRY O’CONNELL WILL FEATURE AN ALL-STAR LINEUP OF CELEBRITY GUEST CAPTAINS ON EACH SHOW
NEW YORK, August 17, 2022 – Mattel’s “Pictionary,” hosted by Jerry O’Connell, is set to premiere nationally on September 12, 2022. After a successful test run last summer, the series rolls out nationwide as O’Connell hosts the family favorite game show, based on Mattel’s popular board game of quick sketches and hilarious guesses.
The broadcast version of “Pictionary” will follow the same rules of at-home play. Celebrity captains, including Amanda Seales, Loni Love, Cristela Alonzo, Ross Mathews, Amanda Kloots, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Natalie Morales, and more, lead two teams of three as players draw clues for teammates to guess winning words or phrases. The 30-minute national daytime series is produced by Fox First Run as well as Bill’s Market and Television Production and distributed by CBS Media Ventures (CMV). The show will air on Fox-owned stations in major markets, among other stations nationwide. Click here to check local listings in your area.
“It’s exhilarating to be part of such an iconic tradition and to bring this beloved franchise to the daytime landscape,” O’Connell said. “Growing up, this was a family favorite and something I continue to share with my kids today. It’s a great privilege to help expand the reach of the experience, engaging contestants and fans of the game on a national scale.”
Arguably one of the busiest men in television, O’Connell adds “Pictionary” to a robust array of high-profile projects. He returns to host “The Talk” this fall and will host CBS’ reality romance adventure series, “The Real Love Boat,” premiering October 5th at 9 p.m. ET, with his wife, Rebecca Romijn.
O’Connell began his career at age 11, co-starring as Vern Tessio in “Stand by Me.” Perhaps most notably, he received vast critical acclaim for his role as quarterback Frank Cushman in “Jerry Maguire.” The actor recently starred in WGN’s “Carter” and “The Death of Superman.” Additional film credits include “Scream 2,” “Can’t Hardly Wait,” the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced comedy “Kangaroo Jack,” and “Piranha 3-D.” O’Connell has also been seen on multiple hit television series including “Scream Queens,” “Mistresses” and “Billions.” In the summer of 2019, he hosted “Jerry O,” a daytime talk show that aired on FOX Television Stations. Recently, O’Connell co-starred alongside David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood in “A Soldier’s Play,” which won two Tony Awards.
“Pictionary” is executive produced by David Hurwitz, Noah Bonnett and Richard Brown. Fred Soulie, SVP & GM of Mattel Television and Phil Breman, VP Live-Action, serve as Co-Executive Producers for Mattel.
Launched in 1985, Pictionary quickly grew to become the ultimate recreational activity for kids and adults alike. In 2019, Mattel reinvented the classic game in an interactive digital format. Dubbed Pictionary Air, the product won 2020 Toy of the Year (TOTY) in Toy Association’s annual ranking, regarded as the “Oscars” of the toy industry. Pictionary is available in more than 30 languages and nearly 40 countries.
Trademarks and copyrights in and to Pictionary(R) are owned by Pictionary Incorporated, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc.
About FOX Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 29 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas (DMAs), and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago). Of these stations, 17 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce more than 1,000 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor, and advertiser demand for the FOX Network’s national content.
About CBS Media Ventures
CBS Media Ventures is the preeminent company in television syndication. CMV produces or distributes popular, critically acclaimed hits including “Dr. Phil,” “Judge Judy,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Wheel of Fortune,” “Jeopardy!,” “Inside Edition,” “Rachael Ray” and “The Drew Barrymore Show.” The division also handles national barter advertising sales for Debmar-Mercury’s and Fox’s first-run syndicated programming, and operates Dabl, a multiplatform, advertiser-supported lifestyle network (www.dabl.com). CMV is part of CBS Entertainment Group and a division of Paramount.
Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain, and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie(R), Hot Wheels(R), Fisher-Price(R), American Girl(R), Thomas & Friends(R), UNO(R), Masters of the Universe(R), Monster High(R) and MEGA(R), as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music, and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. Visit us online at mattel.com.
About FOX First Run
Fox First Run is the distributor of “Dish Nation,” “Divorce Court,” “25 Words or Less,” “You Bet Your Life,” “TMZ,” and “TMZ Live.”
ABOUT Bill’s Market & Television Production
Bill’s Market & Television Production is an independent production company focusing on live, scripted and non-scripted entertainment. The company is helmed by Gelila and David Hurwitz who has executive produced a wide range of series from Fear Factor and Ellen’s Game of Games to You Bet Your Life with Jay Leno.
Wanda Sykes to Host “Ring Nation” Viral Video Series from MGM Television, Ring & Big Fish Entertainment
“Ring Nation” is a half-hour, studio-based series that gives audiences a daily dose of life’s unpredictable, heartwarming and hilarious viral videos shared by people from their video doorbells, smart home cameras and more.
[via press release from MGM Television]
WANDA SYKES TO HOST “RING NATION” VIRAL VIDEO SERIES FROM MGM TELEVISION, RING & BIG FISH ENTERTAINMENT
Ring Nation premieres in syndication on September 26, 2022, featuring a mix of eye-catching videos from the smart devices around our homes
Los Angeles, CA – August 11, 2022 – MGM Television and Ring announced today that Emmy-winning comedian and actress Wanda Sykes (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Crank Yankers, The Upshaws) has signed on to host Ring Nation, a new twist on the popular clip show genre, premiering in syndication on September 26, 2022. Ring Nation is a half-hour, studio-based series that gives audiences a daily dose of life’s unpredictable, heartwarming and hilarious viral videos shared by people from their video doorbells, smart home cameras and more. From neighbors saving neighbors and marriage proposals to military reunions and silly animals, Ring Nation showcases the most buzzworthy clips from coast to coast.
“Wanda Sykes is one of the biggest names in comedy and beloved by fans across the globe. We are thrilled she has signed on to host this fun new take on a tried-and-true format,” said Barry Poznick, president of alternative television & Orion TV at MGM. “From the incredible, to the hilarious and uplifting must-see viral moments from around the country every day, Ring Nation offers something for everyone watching at home.”
Featuring clips submitted by people across the U.S., Ring Nation is the next way Ring will highlight interesting moments from communities across the country. Ring Nation is a collaboration between MGM Television, MGM’s Big Fish Entertainment and Jamie Siminoff, the chief inventor and founder of smart-home security company Ring. He appeared on Shark Tank originally as a contestant, only to return years later as a recurring Guest Shark after selling his company to Amazon. Executive producers on the new series are Mark Burnett, Barry Poznick, Jamie Siminoff, Karni Baghdikian, Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino, Bret Calvert and Jordana Starr.
“Bringing the new community together is core to our mission at Ring, and Ring Nation gives friends and family a fun new way to enjoy time with one another,” said Jamie Siminoff, founder and chief inventor at Ring, and executive producer of Ring Nation. “We’re so excited to have Wanda Sykes join Ring Nation to share people’s memorable moments with viewers.”
Wanda Sykes is an Emmy-winning, eleven-time nominated stand-up comic, writer, actress and producer. She can currently be seen in season 2 of the Netflix comedy The Upshaws which she created and stars in. In 2023, she will appear in the Hulu show History of the World Part 2 starring opposite Mel Brooks. In 2020 she was nominated for an Emmy for her role as ‘Moms Mabley’ in Amazon Studio’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and for her voice work as ‘Gladys Murphy’ in Crank Yankers, a role she originated in 2004. Wanda’s guest-starring role on ABC’s Black-ish also brought her two back-to-back Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” in 2017 and 2018. Her fifth and latest standup special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, is currently streaming on Netflix and was nominated for two 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards; “Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special” and “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special.” She is repped by CAA and attorney Roger Pliakas.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco, and digital distributors. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms, interactive ventures, and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
Since its founding in 2013, Ring has been on a mission to make neighborhoods safer, together for everyone. From the first-ever Video Doorbell, to the award-winning DIY Ring Alarm system, Ring’s smart home security product line, as well as the Neighbors app, offers users affordable whole-home and neighborhood security. At Ring, we are committed to making security accessible and convenient for everyone – while working hard to bring communities together. Ring is an Amazon company. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.
About Big Fish Entertainment
Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, is a full-service production company that creates multi-platform, visually driven content that compels and entertains audiences with the “unexpected.” Founded in 2006 by President Dan Cesareo, Big Fish has since produced more than 1000 hours of award-winning and top-rated programming in the live, unscripted reality, lifestyle and documentary space. Series and credits include History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan (History); Secrets of the Chippendales Murders, America’s Top Dog, Live Rescue and Animals Saved My Life (A&E); Ugliest House in America, Martha Knows Best and A White House Christmas (HGTV); Kitchen Crash, A White House Thanksgiving with First Lady Jill Biden, and the Emmy-nominated Amy Schumer Learns to Cook (Food); Regular Heroes (Amazon); the Black Ink Crew franchise; mental health special In Session Live With Dr. Jess and Girls Cruise (VH1); Hustle & Soul (WE tv); Chris Paul’s Chapter 3 (ESPN); Snap’s Driven and Swae Meets World; Tattoo Girls (TLC); How Far Is Tattoo Far? (MTV); Animal ER Live (Nat Geo WILD); and Truth Behind the Moon Landing (Science Channel), as well as the Gates Foundation’s Reality PD public schools project. For more information, visit bigfishusa.com.
Jeanie Buss-Owned “WOW – Women Of Wrestling” to Premiere the Weekend of Sept. 17 in National Syndication
Global professional wrestling superstar, screenwriter, mental health advocate and New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez serves as executive producer and color commentator.
[via press release from CBS]
JEANIE BUSS-OWNED “WOW – WOMEN OF WRESTLING” TO PREMIERE THE WEEKEND OF SEPT. 17 IN NATIONAL SYNDICATION
New Key Art Revealed
The Only All-Female Wrestling Organization with a Global TV Footprint Has Been Cleared in 100% of U.S. Markets
WOW – WOMEN OF WRESTLING, the world’s premier all-female sports entertainment entity, today revealed its new key art and announced that the series will premiere nationwide the weekend of Sept. 17. WOW, the only all-female wrestling organization with a global TV footprint, will be available in syndication via Paramount Global Content Distribution, marking the largest-ever distribution deal in the history of women’s wrestling.
WOW – WOMEN OF WRESTLING has been cleared in 100% of the U.S. including the following station groups: CBS-owned-and-operated stations, Sinclair Communications, Nexstar Broadcasting, Hearst Television, TEGNA Media, Weigel Broadcasting, Gray Media and Cox Television. Internationally, the show has also already been licensed in Canada (CHCH and CHEK), Australia (10 Play), and Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore (MOLA), with more to come.
WOW is owned by trailblazing sports executive Jeanie Buss and was created by David McLane, founder of the original GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Global professional wrestling superstar, screenwriter, mental health advocate and New York Times bestselling author AJ Mendez serves as executive producer and color commentator.
“From sports to politics to business and beyond, women’s voices are being heard louder than ever, and the Superheroes of WOW couldn’t be more excited to step into the ring on Sept. 17 and join this revolution,” said WOW owner Jeanie Buss. “We’re grateful to our partners at Paramount Global Content Distribution for providing a platform for these inspiring athletes.”
“The Superheroes of WOW have come from all walks of life to prove who’s the best, and are eager to show the world what’s been missing for years from women’s professional wrestling,” said WOW creator David McLane.
“We can’t wait to share the thrilling sports entertainment experience of WOW – WOMEN OF WRESTLING with a wider audience,” says Dan Cohen, chief content licensing officer at Paramount Global. “We know viewers will be inspired and empowered by the Superheroes’ athleticism and emotional backstories, while being thoroughly entertained by this unique roster of athletes. We look forward to working with Jeanie Buss and David McLane as we continue to grow this brand.”
About WOW – Women Of Wrestling
WOW – Women Of Wrestling is the premier all-female sports entertainment property, owned by Jeanie Buss and David McLane. Led by the larger-than-life WOW Superheroes and their in-ring rivalries, WOW is an action-packed saga that plays out at high-energy live events and in weekly syndication across the U.S. As the only all-female wrestling organization with a global footprint, WOW showcases supreme athleticism, dramatic and inspiring storylines, and is centered 24/7 around empowering and uplifting women and fans around the world. Fans can learn more about their favorite WOW Superheroes on the WOW website wowe.com and any of the social media platforms @wowsuperheroes. Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/TikTok: @wowsuperheroes
About Paramount Global Content Distribution
Paramount Global Content Distribution is the leading distributor of premium content across multiple media platforms throughout the global marketplace. The division’s portfolio is comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands, including feature films and television programs from Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television Studios, CBS Studios, CBS Media Ventures, CBS News, SHOWTIME Networks, Nickelodeon, MTV Entertainment Studios, Miramax and third-party partners. The division also has the largest distributed library of series and film titles, including global franchises such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” NCIS, “Star Trek,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Transformers,” “Mission: Impossible” and more. In addition, the division licenses a diverse lineup of scripted and unscripted formats for local production and international co-productions. Paramount Global Content Distribution is a division of Paramount.
Editor’s note: “Of” in the show title “WOW – Women Of Wrestling” is capitalized.
Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group Launches New Television Series “We the People with Judge Lauren Lake” in 95 Percent of the Country
This new court series is a daily/strip one-hour block of programming for Fall 2022 available to broadcast television stations, as well as global platforms, cable networks, and digital distribution.
[via press release from Allen Media Group]
BYRON ALLEN’S ALLEN MEDIA GROUP LAUNCHES NEW TELEVISION SERIES “WE THE PEOPLE WITH JUDGE LAUREN LAKE” IN 95 PERCENT OF THE COUNTRY
Daily One-Hour Court Series Launches in 95 Percent of U.S. Broadcast Syndication Markets and on Allen Media’s Television Network JusticeCentral.TV
LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2022 — Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group (AMG) television division proudly announces nationwide clearance for the Fall 2022 launch of its 68th and newest HD television series WE THE PEOPLE WITH JUDGE LAUREN LAKE. This new court series is a daily/strip one-hour block of programming for Fall 2022 available to broadcast television stations, as well as global platforms, cable networks, and digital distribution. Over the past 13 years, AMG has launched seven court series, making it the largest owner/producer/distributor of television court programming in the world.
WE THE PEOPLE WITH JUDGE LAUREN LAKE has secured clearances with group-owned television stations including: FOX O&Os, CBS O&Os, Nexstar, Tegna, Weigel, Mission, Sinclair, Lockwood, Gray, Entravision, Hearst, Scripps, Corridor, Circle City Broadcasting, Block, Allen Media Broadcasting, Graham, COX Media Group, American Spirit, Bahakel, Sunbeam, and the CW 100+.
In addition to broadcast syndication television stations and station groups, all AMG’s court programming is carried on AMG’s television network JusticeCentral.TV, which is available in over 50 million U.S. homes and is carried on Comcast, DirecTV, Cox, ATT U-Verse, Mediacom, Verizon FiOS, DISH, Altice, Charter/Spectrum, and other major cable carriers nationwide and globally.
The initial AMG court series, AMERICA’S COURT WITH JUDGE ROSS, premiered in Fall 2010, and just began its thirteenth year of production. The additional AMG court series, also currently in production, are: JUSTICE FOR ALL WITH JUDGE CRISTINA PEREZ, JUSTICE WITH JUDGE MABLEAN, SUPREME JUSTICE WITH JUDGE KAREN, and THE VERDICT WITH JUDGE HATCHETT. These series are all currently carried in more than 95 percent of U.S. broadcast television markets, and on network and digital platforms globally.
Television viewers know sharp-witted lawyer and legal analyst Judge Lauren Lake from her previous nationally-syndicated television show, the MGM Television Emmy(R) Award-winning series, LAUREN LAKE’S PATERNITY COURT, where Judge Lake helped litigants resolve paternity-related legal issues.
“We at Allen Media Group are beyond elated to add WE THE PEOPLE WITH JUDGE LAUREN LAKE to our already stellar portfolio of court shows,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “Emmy(R) Award-winning Judge Lauren Lake is an outstanding and charismatic television host. We are extremely confident that our newest court series with Judge Lake will be very successful for years to come as she joins our outstanding roster of talent, including Judge Kevin Ross, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Judge Christina Perez, Judge Karen Mills-Francis, and Judge Glenda Hatchett.”
“I am very excited about WE THE PEOPLE WITH JUDGE LAUREN LAKE and I’m thrilled to be working with Byron Allen,” said Judge Lake. “Byron’s creative vision and commitment to creating high-quality television programs and networks is unparalleled in this industry. I am enthusiastic and highly confident that we will deliver another first-class television court series.”
WE THE PEOPLE WITH JUDGE LAUREN LAKE is produced and distributed by AMG.
About Allen Media Group
Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded Allen Media Group in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Charleston, SC. Allen Media Group owns 27 ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX network affiliate broadcast television stations in 21 U.S. markets and twelve 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 220 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, THE WEATHER CHANNEL EN ESPAÑOL, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, JUSTICECENTRAL.TV, THEGRIO.TV, THIS TV, and PATTRN. Allen Media Group also owns the streaming platforms HBCU GO, SPORTS.TV, THE GRIO, THE WEATHER CHANNEL STREAMING APP and LOCAL NOW–the free-streaming AVOD service powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, which delivers real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information. Allen Media Group also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 68 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. Allen Media Group International Television continues to extend its corporate branding and content around the globe. It currently has active license agreements and programming in South Africa, The United Arab Emirates, Australia, The Bahamas, Canada and New Zealand. With a library of over 5,000 hours of owned content across multiple genres, Allen Media Group provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, and multimedia digital. Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners.
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NEWS: “Tamron Hall” Will Return for Fourth Season on Tuesday, September 6 Following Second Daytime Emmy® Win For Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
June 27, 2022
TAMRON HALL WINS DAYTIME EMMY® FOR OUTSTANDING INFORMATIVE TALK SHOW HOST FOR SECOND TIME IN THREE SEASONS
Nationally Syndicated Talk Show Returns for Fourth Season on Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Tamron Hall was honored by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Friday with her second Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host during the televised ceremony from the Pasadena Convention Center. ABC News announced today “Tamron Hall’s” premiere date for the show’s fourth season is Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
Hall took home her first hosting trophy in 2020, marking the first time since the award’s 2015 inception that a freshman host was the recipient of that honor. The nationally syndicated show (check local listings) was nominated for a record four nominations in 2022: Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host, as well as Outstanding Informative Talk Show, Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design and Outstanding Makeup.
“On the heels of the exciting and humbling Daytime Emmy win for Outstanding Talk Show Host, to coming off recent season high record ratings, I can’t wait to return for season 4 and continue our amazing conversations with unforgettable guests. Our audience keeps growing and I’m so honored to spend this golden hour with the Tam Fam every day,” said Tamron Hall.
“Tamron Hall,” is a destination to discuss and dissect the issues of the day. The show’s third season featured timely, topical and powerful conversations with newsmakers, changemakers, and visionaries including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, former First Lady and best-selling author Michelle Obama, Oscar-award-winning actress Halle Berry, Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke, supermodel, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Iman, author and former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, country music superstar LeAnn Rimes, actress/writer/director/producer Issa Rae, legendary R&B group New Edition, TV’s original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, music icon and actress Mary J. Blige, and many more.
From the deeply personal to the purely fun, “Tamron Hall” is a daily destination for viewers to connect with the people shaping our lives through entertaining, meaningful and impactful topics, like medical gaslighting; human trafficking; “The Great Resignation” where Tamron spoke candidly with Americans quitting their jobs in record numbers in search of more money, flexibility and happiness; “mom rage” where brave women shared their stories; and how to deal with toddler tantrums. The show also provided helpful tips and takeaways about everything from how to be more confident to how to find love and how to harness the power of laughter.
“Tamron Hall” is produced by ABC News and is distributed in national syndication by Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. The show is executive produced by Hall and Quiana Burns. The show broadcasts from New York City and features a dynamic mix of live and taped shows.
For times and channels, go to www.TamronHallShow.com and follow the show on social media @TamronHallShow.