The Seventh Season of "CBS Dream... It's Epic!" Premieres Sept. 28

TWO NEW SERIES, “MISSION UNSTOPPABLE” HOSTED BY MIRANDA COSGROVE AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY GEENA DAVIS AND “BEST FRIENDS FUREVER WITH KEL MITCHELL,” JOIN THE FOUR RETURNING SHOWS IN THE THREE-HOUR SATURDAY MORNING BLOCK

CBS announced today that the seventh season of CBS DREAM TEAM… IT’S EPIC!, the three-hour Saturday morning block, will premiere Saturday, Sept. 28 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. This season, two new series will join the four returning shows in the lineup: MISSION UNSTOPPABLE, hosted by actress Miranda Cosgrove and executive produced by Geena Davis, and the live action half-hour BEST FRIENDS FUREVER WITH KEL MITCHELL.

In MISSION UNSTOPPABLE, each week celebrity host Miranda Cosgrove highlights the fascinating female innovators who are on the cutting edge of science – including zoologists, engineers, astronauts, codebreakers and oceanographers. Viewers will be inspired by female STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) superstars in the fields of social media, entertainment, animals, design and the internet – all categories key to the teen experience. Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis serves as executive producer, bringing her passion for creating change in the portrayal of strong female characters in entertainment and media that positively influences young viewers. Cosgrove also serves as an executive producer. MISSION UNSTOPPABLE is produced in collaboration with IF/THEN, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies.

 

BEST FRIENDS FUREVER WITH KEL MITCHELL is a live action, half-hour program that reveals the true stories of dogs who are best pals not only with humans, but with a variety of different animal species. Each episode explores the improbable bonds that dogs have formed with birds, reptiles, ducks, and even dolphins! Along the way, the fascinating characteristics of various breeds and species that allow these unique relationships to thrive are examined. From dog psychology to animal behavior theory, viewers will learn about what makes our furry friends tick, all while celebrating the idea that friendship comes in many different forms.

 

The CBS DREAM TEAM Saturday morning lineup is a diverse, family-friendly schedule featuring compelling shows and stories of hope and compassion designed to enlighten, teach and inspire viewers to make a greater commitment to themselves, their families and their communities. The block is FCC educational/informational compliant, targeted to 13- to 16-year-olds and appealing to all viewers. All of the programs are specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission’s rules.

 

The following series will return to THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC! Saturday morning lineup:

 

LUCKY DOG

Emmy Award-winning host and animal trainer Brandon McMillan works with animal shelters across the U.S. to save one dog at a time, as he rescues lonely, unwanted dogs living without hope. Then, back at Brandon’s training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, he goes to work on the seemingly impossible task of turning the frightened pooches into perfect pets. “From hopeless to a home” is Brandon’s mission, which he brings to life in each episode as a lucky family adopts an even luckier dog. Brandon McMillan received his second Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel/Children’s or Family Viewing Program Award in 2018, and LUCKY DOG received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series in 2016.

 

THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca of CBS SUNDAY MORNING, is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning celebration of the inventor’s spirit – from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world’s greatest inventions – and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. Featuring “MoCabulary,” where bigger words used in the episode are defined; “The Mo You Know” quizzes about current and past inventions; and Mo Rocca connecting with innovators all over the world, this series appeals to young viewers and their families. INNOVATION NATION received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Special Class in 2016.

 

HOPE IN THE WILD follows Hope Swinimer, a wildlife rehabilitation expert, and her dedicated team as they rescue and heal injured and orphaned animals of all kinds. Hope’s passion for wildlife conservation shines through everything she does to lead her team on their mission to care for and return each animal to the wild. From the pressure of saving an animal in critical condition, to the joy in witnessing its victorious return home, HOPE IN THE WILD educates viewers on the day-to-day jobs of this animal care team and the species they encounter.

 

PET VET DREAM TEAM

Pet Vet Dream Team chronicles the lives of some of the world’s busiest emergency veterinarians and the animals to whom they’ve dedicated their lives. Together, these talented veterinarians race against the clock to cure their furry and feathered charges - educating viewers on a range of medical procedures and exotic animal practices along the way. As viewers catch a behind-the-scenes look at the veterinary profession, they also learn responsibility and empathy for animals of all kinds through the passionate work of the PET VET DREAM TEAM.

 

The following is the CBS DREAM TEAM… IT’S EPIC! Saturday morning lineup for the 2019-2020 season, as of Sept. 28. The schedule’s day and time may differ market-to-market. Check local listings.

 

9:00-9:30 AM ET | LUCKY DOG (7th Season)

9:30-10:00 AM ET | THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION (6th Season)

10:00-10:30 AM ET | MISSION UNSTOPPABLE (NEW)

10:30-11:00 AM ET | PET VET DREAM TEAM (3rd Season)

11:00-11:30 AM ET | HOPE IN THE WILD (2nd Season)

11:30-12:00 PM ET | BEST FRIENDS FUREVER WITH KEL MITCHELL (NEW)

 

Please note: In some markets, CBS News’ CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY will be broadcast 7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT.

 CHEAT TWEET: Season 7 of Saturday’s #CBSDreamTeam premieres 9/28 with new shows #MissionUnstoppabletv w/ @MirandaCosgrove & #BestFriendsFUREver w/ @Iamkelmitchell + returning faves @CBSLuckyDog @CBSInnovationNationTV @cbsvetteam & @CBSHopeinWild!

 

Photos available: www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/shows/cbs-dream-team-its-epic/photos

CBS Twitter: @CBSTweet

 

Shows and Talent on Social:

SHOWS ON TWITTER

CBS DREAM TEAM - @CBSDreamTeam

LUCKY DOG - @CBSLuckyDog

INNOVATION NATION - @CBSInnovationTV

MISSION UNSTOPPABLE - @CBSUnstoppable

BEST FRIENDS FUREVER - @CBSDreamTeam

HOPE IN THE WILD - @CBSHopeInWild

PET VET DREAM TEAM - @CBSVetTeam

TALENT ON TWITTER

BRANDON MCMILLAN - @BrandonMcMillan

MO ROCCA - @MoRocca

MIRANDA COSGROVE - @MirandaCosgrove

KEL MITCHELL - @IAmKelMitchell

ALEX HYNES - @DrAlexHynes

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv. Litton is majority-owned by Hearst: http://www.hearst.com.

 

About CBS Corporation:

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand –"the Eye” – one of the most-recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film and interactive. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10 Australia, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS All Access, the Company’s direct-to-consumer digital streaming subscription service, CBS Sports Network, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, Pop, Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations and CBS Experiences. For more information, go to http://www.cbscorporation.com.

 

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Press Contacts:

Diane Ekeblad (CBS)

818-655-1585

diane.ekeblad@cbs.com

Sara Krajewski (Litton)

843-883-5060

sara@litton.tv

 

Photo Contact:

Gail Schulman

212-975-0897

gail.schulman@cbs.com

 

NBC and Litton Entertainment Announce New Fall Lineup with Four Returning Favorites and One New Debut

“A New Leaf,” Hosted by Daisy Fuentes, Will Join NBC’s Award-Winning “The More You Know” Programming Block Beginning Oct. 5

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 28, 2019 — NBC and Litton Entertainment, the preeminent producer of award-winning family programming, today announced the lineup for their three-hour Saturday morning “The More You Know” programming block. In an exciting addition, “A New Leaf” will join the fourth season of “The More You Know,” alongside returning favorites “Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer,” “Consumer 101,” “Vets Saving Pets” and “The Champion Within.”

“The More You Know” will continue to bring viewers stories about environmental stewardship, social innovators, health, civic engagement, diversity – and now family history.

Each week host Daisy Fuentes and “A New Leaf” will follow people on the cusp of key life inflection points, using family history, genealogy, and sometimes DNA analysis to guide them on their journey of self-discovery, and help them learn from the past while looking to the future. In partnership with Ancestry®, Fuentes will join families as they learn the importance of appreciating and understanding their family history and ancestors in order to make important life decisions.

Fuentes served as the first Latina VJ on MTV and recently hosted Telemundo’s hit-series “La Voz Kids,” which revolutionized the ways Spanish-speaking television is produced.

“Family is everything to me, and I’m a true believer that there is great power in knowing where you come from and understanding your family history,” Fuentes said. “I’m delighted to be part of ‘A New Leaf,’ helping people on their journey of personal discovery, and reinforcing that learning about your past can change how you see your future.”

“A New Leaf” joins the existing “The More You Know” block of popular programming, which includes:

“Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer” takes viewers on an incredible journey to the wildest points of the globe, uncovering the connection between the environment, wildlife and human beings of exotic locales. NBC News meteorologist and “Weekend Today” weather anchor Dylan Dreyer reveals a new destination each week, ranging from Africa to Indochina and the Middle East, as well as many untamed islands around the world. Audiences will come face-to-face with fascinating native animals – some cute, some dangerous – while learning amazing facts about nature and wildlife.

“Consumer 101,” hosted by Jack Rico with the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the science used to test every kind of product – from the obscure, to the fascinating, to the everyday. Each week audiences discover more about the surprising intricacy of product testing, learn more efficient ways to get the most out of everyday items, and catch a glimpse into unique career paths in the fields of science and technology. “Consumer 101” is an empowering series aimed at giving teens the tools they need to make smarter choices as consumers – enabling them to explore the how, where, when and why we spend our resources.

“Vets Saving Pets” provides an inside look at a bustling emergency veterinary trauma center. Audiences witness firsthand the dedication and determination of these veterinary specialists as they work tirelessly to save their animal patients. Each week viewers see new emergency cases, including a wide array of specialties within veterinary medicine, such as critical care, oncology, cardiology, neurology, anesthesiology, dermatology, dentistry and surgery.

“The Champion Within” features the powerful and inspiring stories that exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Hosted by Lauren Thompson of Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive,” “The Champion Within” introduces viewers to people who have overcome obstacles while experiencing transcendent moments from the world of sports. “The Champion Within” proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but by their grit, resiliency and heart.

 

ABOUT NBC ENTERTAINMENT

NBC Entertainment develops and schedules the network’s primetime, late night and daytime programming. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. NBC has won five of the last six September-May seasons in the 18-49 demo and is on track to finish #1 in the 18-49 race from September-September for a sixth year in a row. For the 2018-19 September-to-May season, NBC also ranked #1 counting entertainment programs only, scripted programs only and alternative programs only (tie).

NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.

NBC’s 2019-20 drama slate is highlighted by pop culture phenomenon “This Is Us,” last season’s success stories “Manifest” and “New Amsterdam”; the Windy City trifecta of “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med” and “Chicago P.D.,” the record-breaking 21st season of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” James Spader-starrer “The Blacklist,” “Blindspot” and “Good Girls,” as well as new additions “Bluff City Law,” starring Jimmy Smits, “Council of Dads,” “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” and “Lincoln.” NBC’s current comedy lineup includes the critically beloved “The Good Place,” the final season of “Will & Grace,” “Superstore,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and newcomers “Perfect Harmony,” “Sunnyside,” “Indebted” and “The Kenan Show.”

Unscripted series for NBC include four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition hit “The Voice,” perennial #1 most-watched summer series “America’s Got Talent” and its winter companion “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” summer hits “Songland” and “Bring the Funny,” four-time Emmy nominee “American Ninja Warrior,” “Ellen’s Game of Games,” “The Titan Games,” “World of Dance,” “Making It,” “Hollywood Game Night” and “The Wall.” Upcoming is the Melissa McCarthy-led “Little Big Shots.”

In late night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Saturday Night Live” and its newest entry in the daypart, “A Little Late with Lilly Singh.” NBC daytime’s “Days of our Lives” consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices.

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's “Weekend Adventure,” produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv. Litton is majority-owned by Hearst: http://www.hearst.com/

 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Allison Rawlings, Allison.Rawlings@nbcuni.com, 818-777-3051

Sara Krajewski, sara@litton.tv, 843-883-5060

 

Litton Entertainment, Brainstormin' Productions and Octagon to Co-Produce New Series 'Go Girl with Hannah Storm'

Charleston, SC (April 9, 2019) – Emmy Award-Winning Litton Entertainment, Hannah Storm’s Brainstormin’ Productions and Octagon are co-developing an original series, Go Girl with Hannah Storm.  The series is inspired by Storm’s hit book, Go Girl!: Raising Healthy, Confident and Successful Girls through Sports. Slated to premiere in Fall 2019, the series will share stories of women, past and present, who have built success much in part to the skills, drive, and determination sharpened over years in athletics. Storm, an award-winning journalist known for her work on ESPN, will also serve as the series’ host.

“Litton Entertainment is excited to partner with Brainstormin’ Productions to create an original, new series that will present audiences with inspiring stories from incredible athletes.  To be working alongside Hannah Storm, a true pioneer in sports broadcasting, is an honor,” commented Dave Morgan, CEO and founder of Litton Entertainment.  

“As a mother of three daughters, this project is close to my heart and I am thrilled to announce that this dream is coming to life,” said Hannah Storm, Founder of Brainstormin’ Productions. “I’ll be working with the best content developers and producers of empowering, inspiring programming, Litton Entertainment. Coupled with Octagon’s reach across the sports and entertainment landscape, I couldn’t be more excited and proud.”

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

ABOUT BRAINSTORMIN’ PRODUCTIONS

Created in 2008 by ESPN anchor, Hannah Storm, Brainstormin’ Productions uses its extensive television and film production and digital expertise to create entertainment in a variety of media formats including: short and full-length documentaries, branded content, promotional videos, talent services, and other various media projects. Storm and Brainstormin’ Productions has produced, executive produced and directed major projects for ESPN, espnW, SEC Network and EPIX including Rowdy, a documentary chronicling the life of one of the most recognizable voices in swimming, Rowdy Gaines, and Danica, a documentary produced for EPIX that highlights racing superstar, Danica Patrick. Storm has received several awards for her work in conjunction with Brainstormin’ Productions including multiple Gracie Awards® and New York Festivals® International TV & Film Awards. Learn more http://brainstorminproductions.com and on Twitter @brainstorminpro.

 

 ABOUT OCTAGON

 At Octagon we inspire brands, talent, and our people to see the world for all its potential. Then, we help our clients across the landscape of sports and entertainment pick the right opportunity to make the next right move. We are a passionate team of 800 savvy veterans and bold upstarts, relentlessly committed to helping our clients and our teammates push forward. What’s Your Move? See more at Octagon.com and join us @Octagon.

 

Press Contact: Sara Krajewski

Litton Entertainment 843-883-5060  sara@litton.tv

Litton Entertainment Appoints Red Arrow Studios International as Distributor of "Welcome Home"

Emmy-nominated daytime series will launch at MIPTV 

Charleston, SC (April 2, 2019): Litton Entertainment, a leading independent producer, has appointed TV distributor Red Arrow Studios International to distribute its acclaimed factual entertainment series Welcome Home in all international territories outside of the United States. The series will launch at MIPTV in Cannes.

Welcome Home, recently nominated for a 2019 Daytime Emmy, tells the inspirational stories of families as they emerge from homelessness and move into a new living space to call their own. Fronted by Humble Design Co-CEO’s Treger and Rob Strasberg and co-produced in partnership with BYUtv, Welcome Home features a dedicated team of designers and volunteers who transform each empty house into a dignified and welcoming home. The newly furnished home becomes the launching point for new careers and the catalyst for improved family dynamics.

“Litton Entertainment is pleased to partner with Red Arrow Studios International as their reputation as a leading producer and distributor of quality content aligns with Litton’s mission to inspire viewers around the globe,’ commented Dave Morgan, CEO and founder of Litton Entertainment.

Bo Stehmeier, president of Red Arrow Studios International said:
“Welcome Home is an empathetic and heart-warming new take on the home improvement genre, we are delighted to be partnering with Litton Entertainment to bring this inspiring series to the international market.”

Humble Design was formed in the summer of 2009 and now operates in Detroit, Chicago, Seattle and San Diego, thanks to the generosity of their supporters and partners. At the heart of each episode is its original moto, “Design with Dignity.”

Welcome Home currently airs weekly on The CW as a part of Litton’s three-hour programming block, One Magnificent Morning.

 

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

ABOUT BYUTV
BYUtv provides families more than 1,700 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network's content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv's diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the Internet. Today, BYUtv has over 1 million YouTube subscribers and 1 billion views and is available live and on-demand across multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.

ABOUT RED ARROW STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL
Red Arrow Studios International is a world-leading TV distributor of scripted, formats and factual shows from a global network of in-house production companies, outstanding third-party producers and digital-content partners. Led by Bo Stehmeier, with offices in Munich, London and Los Angeles, Red Arrow Studios International co-produces and finances global entertainment, and distributes acclaimed content to over 200 territories worldwide.  Red Arrow Studios International is part of Red Arrow Studios, which is comprised of 20 production companies in seven territories; digital studio, Studio71; and film distributor Gravitas Ventures. Red Arrow Studios is a ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE company, one of Europe's leading media groups.

For more information, please visit: redarrowstudios.com/international

 

 

 

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Sara Krajewski Litton Entertainment

sara@litton.tv  843-883-5060

Litton Entertainment Receives Thirteen Nominations for 46th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards

Burbank, CA (March 20, 2019)- Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment, announced today that Litton Entertainment and its partners have been honored by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) with thirteen nominations for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards.

The nominated programs are:

CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC!

- Lucky Dog with Brandon McMillan – Outstanding Special Class Series

- The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation – Mo Rocca, Outstanding Host Lifestyle/Travel/Children’s Series

- The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation – Writing Special Class

- The Henry Fords’ Innovation Nation – Singe Camera Editing

- The Inspectors – Bret Green, Performer in a Children’s/Pre-School/EI Series

- The Inspectors – Outstanding Lighting Direction

 

LITTON’S WEEKEND ADVENTURE – ABC STATIONS NATIONWIDE

- Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin – Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program

- Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin – Jeff Corwin, Outstanding Host Lifestyle/Travel/Children’s Series

- Rock the Park - Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program

- The Wildlife Docs – Outstanding E/I Series

NBC’s THE MORE YOU KNOW

- Naturally, Danny Seo - Outstanding Lifestyle Program

THE CW’S ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING

- Welcome Home – Treger Strasberg and Rob Strasberg, Outstanding Hosts Lifestyle/Travel Children’s Series

- Chicken Soup for the Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, Outstanding Children’s of Family Viewing Series

“Congratulations and the utmost praise and thanks to the entire Litton family. I’m honored to work alongside these committed, creative individuals. All are to be congratulated and celebrated,’ commented Dave Morgan CEO and Founder of Litton Entertainment.

 

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

Public Relations Contact:

Sara Krajewski, Litton Entertainment                           

843-800-6610 | sara@litton.tv

Litton Entertainment, HotHouse Productions at Boston University’s College of Communication, and Institute for Sustainable Energy Announce the 51 Percent Project’s Earth to People

Thomas Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication at Boston University, announced today that Hothouse Productions, a Boston University class that operates as a student-run, client-driven production company, will partner with Litton Entertainment and the 51 Percent Project to create a series of public service announcements (PSAs) targeting environmental education and climate-solutions activism for young people.

“Boston University is committed to addressing climate change, perhaps the most challenging issue of our times,” Fiedler said. “So I’m delighted to announce this innovative multi-party collaboration to address that issue.”

Fiedler cited surveys showing that a growing majority of American voters – more than 51 percent – say they are concerned about climate change, but they don’t know how they can affect it. BU has responded by creating the 51 Percent Project, headed by Sarah Finnie Robinson, Senior Fellow at Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and a prominent investor in large-scale climate solutions with the goal of arming this majority with information to motivate them to action. Students in BU’s Hothouse production program will use this information to create and produce public-service videos providing these voters with a call to action addressing climate change.

“Litton Entertainment is the key communication partner of this collaboration,” Fiedler said. “It will place the video messages on network television where millions of Americans can see them on Saturday mornings.”

The Hothouse Productions class, created by Professor Garland Waller, will produce, shoot, write, and edit the PSAs, which are informed by Robinson’s work on climate communications for an increasingly concerned American public. The class will be advised in close partnership by her and Meg LaVigne, Litton Entertainment’s president of television.

"It's exciting to be working with these bright BU students in the creative and professional framework that Hothouse Productions provides,” said Ms. Robinson. “The collaboration with Litton's educational programming division provides a superb opportunity to bring efficacious communications to a Saturday-morning audience of kids and parents who are eager to know about solutions to climate change."

“Litton’s commitment to the welfare of teens is at the core of our content development. Teens are passionate about engaging and educating all of us about ways to make our world even better. We’re very proud to support Boston University and Hothouse Productions’ unique student- created campaign. They are our future leaders, and we are excited to listen to them and watch their work,” commented Ms. LaVigne.

About Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

Public Relations Contact:
Sara Krajewski  |  Litton Entertainment  |  843.883.5060  |  sara@litton.tv

CuriosityStream Supercharges Viewing For Our Younger Streamers With 300+ Episodes Of New Shows

Partnership with Litton Entertainment Brings Iconic Names in Children’s Programming Including Jeff Corwin, Jack Hanna, and Mo Rocca

(Silver Spring, Md.) CuriosityStream – the award-winning documentary streaming and on-demand service from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks -- today announced the acquisition of 4 popular teen series from Litton Entertainment, the preeminent producer of award-winning family programming.  Coming in April 2019, CuriosityStream viewers can watch multiple seasons of Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Innovation Nation and Rock the Park. 

These iconic series join CuriosityStream’s growing library of high-quality and trusted choices for families to watch together or kids to watch on their own.

“CuriosityStream’s family fare shares the same commitment to imaginative storytelling and engaging characters that powers our entire documentary library for our younger viewers who are thrilled by exploration, passionate about changing their world or obsessed by all things dino,” said Clint Stinchcomb, President and CEO of CuriosityStream. “CuriosityStream has purity of focus – our viewers come to us for the best shows across the full spectrum of the non-fiction genre, and Litton’s first-class programming is a natural fit.”

“Litton is proud to have our Emmy-award winning programming available to CuriosityStream’s viewers.  Litton is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences through captivating storytelling and our content aligns with CuriosityStream’ focus perfectly,” commented Dave Morgan, CEO and founder of Litton Entertainment.

CuriosityStream and Litton Entertainment share the same purpose and passion – to entertain and inspire viewers around the world. The Litton titles join CuriosityStream’s growing collection with other CuriosityStream specials including David Attenborough’s Light on Earth – the legendary natural historian’s stunning look at animals who produce their own light; Miniverse – a thrilling road trip from the Sun to Pluto; and Cities of the Sea – an exciting underwater exploration off the California coast -- all available now on CuriosityStream.

Visit CuriosityStream.com to sign up for a free 7-day trial.

 

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About CuriosityStream

Launched by Discovery Communications founder and media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is the award-winning documentary streaming and on-demand service where viewers of all ages can fuel their passions and explore new ones. Our documentary series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to global food and culture with stunning visuals and unrivaled storytelling to demystify science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle. With over 2,000 titles, many in Ultra HD 4K, including exclusive originals, CuriosityStream is available worldwide to watch on TV, desktop, mobile and tablets. Find us on the web and via Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV and Sprint TV and Google Chromecast, iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Prime Video Channels, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DISH TV, VRV, Comcast Xfinity on Demand, Cox Communications, Layer3 TV, Sony, LG, Samsung and VIZIO smart TVs, and other platforms and global distribution partners. 

 

About Litton

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

Litton Entertainment and Kode with Klossy Partner to Empower Girls to Learn to Code

Charleston, SC (February 27, 2019) - Litton Entertainment today announced a partnership with Kode With Klossy to create and distribute a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) to inspire young women to pursue their passions in a technology-driven world.

Founded in 2015 by supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss, Kode With Klossy hosts free two-week summer coding camps for women ages 13-18 in cities across the country and fosters a national community furthering opportunities for women in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

Through the partnership with Emmy Award-winning Litton Entertainment, Kode With Klossy’s message will reach millions of viewers each week on powerful broadcast platforms including the three-hour programming block “Litton’s Weekend Adventure,” airing on ABC stations nationwide every Saturday morning, and The CW’s three-hour Saturday morning block “One Magnificent Morning.”

“Litton Entertainment produces hundreds of hours of high-quality, award-winning programming each year telling the stories of adventurers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries who impact our daily lives. Partnering with Kode With Klossy to further inspire our viewers to attain their goals is a wonderful privilege,” commented Dave Morgan, Founder and CEO of Litton Entertainment.

As a partner to Kode With Klossy, Ford Motor Company’s Ford STEAM Experience has a shared mission of increasing access to computer science opportunities and has worked alongside the organization to inspire more young women to pursue their passions in STEAM.

 

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

ABOUT KODE WITH KLOSSY

Kode With Klossy creates learning experiences and opportunities for young women that increase their confidence and inspire them to pursue their passions in a technology-driven world. Founded in 2015 by supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss, Kode With Klossy works to increase opportunities for young women in STEAM. Kode With Klossy’s flagship program is its free, two-week summer coding camps for young women ages 13 to 18.  The organization provides scholarships for young women to attend the camps, which teach the fundamentals of programming in a fun, collaborative and hands-on learning environment. In addition, Kode With Klossy supports other mission-aligned organizations through grant programs, as well as creates inspiring tech-focused digital content for their community throughout the year. For more information, visit https://www.kodewithklossy.com/.

 

Press Contact: Sara Krajewski

Litton Entertainment | 843-883-5060  | sara@litton.tv

Litton Entertainment and JOURNY Partner to Bring Award-Winning Travel Series to New Audiences

Charleston, SC (February 26, 2019): Litton Entertainment, a leading independent producer and distributor, and JOURNY powered by Ovation, the travel-entertainment app of America’s only arts network, today announced the addition of Emmy-award winning Rock the Park and Emmy-nominated The Voyager with Josh Garcia to Ovation’s fast-growing app. 

JOURNY is the only travel-entertainment app at the intersection of travel, art and culture, featuring award-winning television series and popular shorts focused on immersive experiences and unique storytelling.

“Litton Entertainment’s talented cast and crew have spent 30 years traveling to some of the most remote and fascinating places on the planet in order to produce gorgeous, breathtaking television and we are happy to partner with JOURNY to bring the travel experiences we have captured to a whole new platform,” commented Dave Morgan, CEO and founder of Litton Entertainment.

Rock the Park is an awe-inspiring and entertaining series hosted by Jack Steward and Colton Smith, as they tap into America’s love for the national parks and come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth.  The Voyager with Josh Garcia takes audiences on an exciting and culturally rich voyage around the globe. Traveling by ocean, each episode brings audiences to the world's most incredible destinations as we join Josh on a personal journey to discover, understand and immerse in the hidden beauty, diverse traditions and unique cuisine each port has to offer.

"JOURNY is the premiere destination for cultural travel programming, and we're proud to have Rock the Park and The Voyager as part of that lineup," said Elba Flamenco, Senior Director, Content Partnerships at Ovation. “We're excited to continue our partnership with Litton, delivering their award-winning series to travel enthusiasts, on the platforms and devices they love."

Rock the Park, co-produced with Tremendous! Entertainment, and The Voyager with Josh Garcia have both been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their outstanding work in the Travel and Adventure category. Download the JOURNY app today to stream Season 1 of Rock the Park and follow JOURNY for the premiere of The Voyager with Josh Garcia, coming soon.

 

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

About OVATION… America’s Only Arts Network

Art has the power to inspire us, elevate our thinking, and awaken our senses. As an independent television, production and digital media company, OVATION has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, arts-related specials and documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION salutes innovative storytelling, lives for the art in entertainment, finds beauty in the everyday, and applauds art in unexpected places. OVATION is available to nearly 50M subscribers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on VOD. Through THE OVATION FOUNDATION, the company is committed to advocating for the arts, nationally and locally, and has provided more than $15M in contributions and in kind support to arts institutions and arts education. You can follow OVATION on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.

 

About JOURNY

JOURNY is the only travel-entertainment app at the intersection of travel, art, and culture! Watch award-winning television series and popular shorts focused on immersive experiences and unique storytelling for FREE! Powered by Ovation and designed for the conscientious traveler, our programming centers world travel, cultural tourism, and global citizenry. Utilizing a network of talented and passionate travel filmmakers, producers and creators, JOURNY brings together the voices and stories that make us connected and human. Journy is available on Fire TV, Apple TV and iOS devices, Android, Roku, XUMO, Vewd, and Plex.

 

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Press Contact

Sara Krajewski | Litton Entertainment

sara@litton.tv  | 843-883-5060

Litton Entertainment Honored with Nineteen Parents’ Choice Awards

Charleston, SC (February 5, 2019) – Litton Entertainment today announced that it and its partners have been honored with nineteen awards from the Parents' Choice Foundation, the nation's oldest nonprofit consumer organization dedicated to quality children's media.   

The programs honored include the six series that are produced for CBS Network’s three-hour block titled CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!; programs that are a part of Litton’s Weekend Adventure, airing on ABC stations nationwide; and the series that make up NBC’s The More You Know Saturday morning block.  New Litton series added to The CW’s One Magnificent Morning received their first Parent’s Choice Awards including Did I Mention Invention?; Ready, Set, Pet; and Welcome Home.

“Litton produces hundreds of hours of content ranging from world exploration and conservation to saving beloved dogs and preparing them for their next loving home. This is possible because of tremendous story telling by expert writers, producers and technicians. These awards honor their work and make all of us extremely proud,” said Dave Morgan, President and CEO.

The winners are:

Gold Seal Award Winner: Did I Mention Invention?

 Silver Seal Award Winners: The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, The Inspectors, Rock the Park

Seal of Recommendation Winners: Consumer 101, Hope in the Wild, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin, This Old House: Trade School

Seal of Approval Winners: Champion Within, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, Dr. Chris Pet Vet, Lucky Dog with Brandon McMillan, The Great Dr. Scott, Pet Vet Dream Team, Ready, Set, Pet, Vets Saving Pets, The Voyager with Josh Garcia, Welcome Home

 

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

 

ABOUT THE PARENTS’ CHOICE AWARD LEVELS

The Parents' Choice Gold Awards are given to those books, toys, games, videos, software, magazines, audio recordings, and television programs that are judged as the highest quality, most appealing products in their genre. Criteria for judgments include the highest production standards, universal human values and a unique, individual quality that pushes the product a notch above others. The Parents' Choice Silver Honors are given to excellent products that, like the Gold Award winners, are designed to entertain and help children develop universally ethical attitudes, and rigorous standards and skills. Silver Honors come in a high second with one or more evaluating groups. Silver Honors are highly prized-like the Gold Awards-for production and human values. The Parents' Choice Recommended Seal indicates that our committees found the product distinguished enough to give it a notch above our "Approval" rating. In other words, this commendation implies our approval and, even beyond that, our thorough recommendation for reasons of production, appeal and fulfillment of its clear intent. The Parents' Choice Approved Seals are given on the basis of the production, entertainment and human values they exemplify. A Parents' Choice Approved seal indicates a wholesome product that helps children enjoy developing physical, emotional, social or academic skills.

 

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Public Relations Contact:

Sara Krajewski

Litton Entertainment                           

843-883-5060

sara@litton.tv                

"Chicken Soup for the Soul's Animal Tales," Hosted by Eva LaRue, Joins The CW's "One Magnificent Morning" Saturday Morning Line-Up

“Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Animal Tales” Premieres January 5th, 2019

December 21, 2018 (Burbank, CA) – The CW, in association with Litton Entertainment, today announced the addition of CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL’S ANIMAL TALES to its educational and informational ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING Saturday morning line-up, premiering January 5, 2019 (8:00am–11:00am ET/PT). 

Hosted by Eva LaRue, ANIMAL TALES centers around our love for animals and the impact they have on our lives. Each episode uncovers stories about amazing and inspiring people from around the world who go above and beyond to care for, love, help, and defend animals everywhere. Viewers will meet animal rescue teams and dedicated animal advocates helping lost pets find forever homes, and even meet some of the incredible pets serving and assisting people in need, including military K9s and therapy animals. 

            The CW’s ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING lineup is below.  All series are rated TV-G. All times ET/PT:

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

8:00-8:30 AM                        Ready, Set, Pet

8:30-9:00 AM                        The Wildlife Docs

9:00-9:30 AM                        This Old House: Trade School

9:30-10:00 AM                      Welcome Home

10:00-10:30 AM                    Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Animal Tales

10:30-11:00 AM                    Did I Mention Invention?

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

About The CW Network:

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, broadcasts a six-night, 12-hour primetime lineup, Sunday through Friday. The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network, CW Seed, launched in 2013, and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.

 

 

 

Media Contacts:

The CW Network                                     Litton Entertainment

Jodi Karp                                                  Sara Krajewski

818/977-2609                                            843/883-5060

Jodi.Karp@cwtv.com                               sara@litton.tv

Litton's Weekend Adventure Adds New Series 'Rescue Heroes' Starting January 5, 2019

December 20, 2019 (Charleston, SC) – Litton Entertainment announced today the addition of RESCUE HEROES, which will premiere on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The show joins Litton’s Weekend Adventure, the multiple Daytime Emmy-winning educational/informational block for teens 13-16 -- and appealing to the whole family -- airing Saturdays on ABC Stations nationwide.

RESCUE HEROES, hosted by Ginger Zee, ABC News’ Chief Meteorologist, showcases the stories of men and women who brave natural and manmade disasters with the goal of rescuing victims and helping restore their lives. Ginger reports on extreme weather events and provides takeaways about disaster awareness and preparation. Each week, viewers will witness first-hand the worst of nature but also the best of humanity. RESCUE HEROES provides an up-close look at natural disasters --including hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and floods -- to help viewers understand the causes and science behind these events, and showcases heroic first responders whose vital restoration efforts help rebuild lives and communities.

“We are thrilled to welcome RESCUE HEROES and Ginger Zee to Litton’s Weekend Adventure, a Saturday morning television destination for teens and families seeking smart, inspiring programming. With Ginger’s scientific pedigree and dedication to telling compelling stories, we know our audiences are in good hands,” commented Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment.

RESCUE HEROES is coproduced by BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest disaster recovery company restoring homes, businesses and communities following manmade or natural disasters. “We are excited to celebrate heroic first responders and the resilient communities around the world,” said Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR Property Restoration. “We are humbled and honored to recognize the true heroes among us in the aftermath of disasters – and we can’t wait to share their stories!”

RESCUE HEROES joins the Litton’s Weekend Adventure line-up which includes Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin, The Great Dr. Scott, Rock the Park, and Vacation Creation.

To follow RESCUE HEROES you can head to:

Facebook: @RescueHeroesTV

Twitter: @RescueHeroesTV

Instagram: @RescueHeroesTV

Hashtag: #RescueHeroesTV

 

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

ABOUT BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION

BELFOR Property Restoration is the worldwide premier disaster restoration company serving 31 countries with more than 300 offices employing more than 8,000 full-time experienced restoration specialists who are dedicated to “Restoring More Than Property.” BELFOR Property Restoration provides residential, commercial and industrial customers every service needed to help return to normal operations following disaster. From structural damage repair and clean-up to the recovery and restoration of equipment and vital documents, BELFOR Property Restoration has a rapid and proven response. For more information, please visit www.BELFOR.com. For immediate assistance, please call BELFOR Property Restoration's 24/7 Emergency Hotline: 800-800-BELFOR. “Like” BELFOR on Facebook and “Follow” @BELFOR on Twitter. Or @BELFORGroup on Instagram.

 

 

Public Relations Contacts:

Sara Krajewski

Litton Entertainment

843-883-5060 sara@litton.tv

 

Alexandra Gort

BELFOR Property Restoration

610-529-1502

alexandra.gort@us.belfor.com

 

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Telemundo Adds New Series to "Mi Telemundo" Kids Programming Block Premiering Saturday, January 5th

The Three-Hour Saturday Programming Brings Inspiring Stories About the Environment, Social Change, Health and Wellness, and Community Engagement

MIAMI — December 17, 2018 — Mi Telemundo, the U.S. Hispanic network’s three-hour Saturday programming block, will add Taller del Consumidor to the line-up beginning Saturday, January 5th, 2019. The new series is hosted by Jack Rico and will join the following shows which present inspiring stories about the environment, social change, health and wellness, and community engagement, including:

  • El Campeón En Ti (8am/7c) will feature the powerful and inspiring stories of successful athletes who exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Host Lauren Thompson introduces audiences to professional and amateur athletes who have overcome obstacles to ultimately achieve transcendent moments in the world of sports.

  • Vivir Al Natural, Danny Seo (8:30am/7:30c), an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier lifestyle by learning the science behind eating well and exercising your mind and body while caring for our planet.

  • Aventuras con Dylan Dreyer (9am/8c), a wondrous celebration of nature bringing viewers up-close and personal with the black bears of Montana to polar bears in the Arctic, a unique platform to see animals in their natural habitat.

  • El Viajero Con Josh Garcia (9:30am/8:30c and 10am/9c) takes viewers on an exciting and immersive journey to the world’s most incredible destinations as Josh seeks out the truly authentic experiences one can only find when guided by a knowledgeable and passionate guide.

  • Taller del Consumidor (10:30am/9:30c) Hosted by Jack Rico with the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look into the science used to test every kind of product - from the obscure, to the fascinating, to the everyday.

“Mi Telemundo” E/I Block is produced by Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent producer of award-winning family programming,

Media contacts

Contact: Gerardo Oyola - gerardo.oyola@nbcuni.com 
For more information and photos, visit http://www.nbcumv.com/programming/telemundo
To connect with Telemundo Public Relations via Facebook, please visit www.facebook.com/TLMDPublicRelations and Twitter at twitter.com/TLMDPR

NBC and Litton Entertainment to Debut Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer as Part of Award-Winning "The More You Know" Family Programming Block

Dreyer Returns to Saturday Morning with New Educational Series Premiering Jan. 5, 2019

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Dec. 14, 2018 — NBC and Litton Entertainment, the preeminent producer of award-winning family programming, today announced that Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer will join the three-hour Saturday morning programming block, The More You Know. Now in its third season, The More You Know will continue to present to audience high-quality, inspiring stories about environmental stewardship, social innovators, health, civic engagement and diversity.

 

Host of the popular The More You Know program Journey with Dylan Dreyer, NBC News meteorologist and Weekend Today weather anchor Dylan Dreyer returns to The More You Know with Earth Odyssey. This latest adventure will take viewers on an incredible journey to the wildest points on the globe, uncovering the connection between the environment, wildlife and humans. A new destination will be revealed each week, ranging from Africa, Indochina and the Middle East, to many islands around the world. From the home base of the fascinating Ripley’s Aquariums, Dreyer will bring audiences face-to-face with fascinating native animals, (some cute and some dangerous!) while educating teen viewers and their families with amazing facts about nature and wildlife. Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer gives audiences a captivating look at the symbiosis between all living things in the most larger-than-life places on Earth.

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer joins the existing The More You Know block of popular programming, which includes:

The Voyager with Josh Garcia, nominated for a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award, gives audiences access to the world’s most incredible destinations as Garcia takes viewers on an enthralling ocean voyage exploring the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking. This season viewers travel with Garcia as he sets sail to discover the unique traditions of new and exciting places such as Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, and Aqaba, Jordan’s only coastal city.

Consumer 101, hosted by Jack Rico with the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the science used to test every kind of product – from the obscure, to the fascinating, to the everyday. Each week audiences discover more about the surprising intricacy of product testing, learn more efficient ways to get the most out of everyday items, and catch a glimpse into unique career paths in the fields of science and technology. Consumer 101 is an empowering series aimed at giving teens the tools they need to make smarter choices as consumers – enabling them to explore the how, where, when and why we spend our resources.

2018 Daytime Emmy Award-winning Naturally, Danny Seo, produced in partnership with Tremendous! Entertainment, is an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier and more eco-friendly lifestyle. It addresses the science behind eating well and exercising mind and body while caring for our planet. Nominated for the Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle Series, Seo continues to share new and innovative ways to enjoy time with family and friends and cooks delicious and healthy meals while creating a beautiful and environmentally friendly home.

Vets Saving Pets provides an inside look at a bustling emergency veterinary trauma center. Audiences witness first-hand the dedication and determination of these veterinary specialists as they work tirelessly to save their animal patients. Each week viewers see new emergency cases, including a wide array of specialties within veterinary medicine, such as critical care, oncology, cardiology, neurology, anesthesiology, dermatology, dentistry and surgery.

The Champion Within features the powerful and inspiring stories that exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Hosted by Lauren Thompson of Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, The Champion Within introduces viewers to people who have overcome obstacles while experiencing transcendent moments from the world of sports. The Champion Within proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but by their grit, resiliency and heart.  

   

About NBC Entertainment

NBC Entertainment develops and schedules the network’s primetime, late night and daytime programming. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. NBC has won four of the last five September-May seasons in the 18-49 demo and has finished #1 in the 18-49 race from September-September for the last five years in a row. NBC also claimed the September-September crown for 2017-18 in total viewers, marking its first win by that measure in 16 years.

NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.

NBC’s current scripted slate is highlighted by dramas “This Is Us,” “New Amsterdam,” “Manifest,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Blacklist,” “Blindspot,” “Good Girls” and “Midnight, Texas.” NBC’s current comedy lineup includes “The Good Place,” “Will & Grace,” “Superstore,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “A.P. Bio” and “I Feel Bad.”

Unscripted series for NBC include four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition hit “The Voice,” perennial #1 most-watched summer series “America’s Got Talent,” three-time Emmy nominee “American Ninja Warrior,” “Ellen’s Game of Games,” “World of Dance,” “Making It,” “Hollywood Game Night,” “Little Big Shots,” “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” and “The Wall.”

In late night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live.” NBC daytime’s “Days of our Lives” consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices.

 

 

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sara Krajewski (Litton), sara@litton.tv, 843-883-5060

Matt Lifson (NBC Entertainment), matt.lifson@nbcuni.com, 818-777-8092

"CBS Dream Team... It's Epic" Adds New Series to It's Saturday Morning Lineup

Dec. 5, 2018

 

“CBS DREAM TEAM… IT’S EPIC!” ADDS NEW SERIES TO ITS

SATURDAY MORNING LINEUP 

“Tails of Valor” Joins the Three-Hour Saturday Morning Block Jan. 5, 2019

 

CBS DREAM TEAM… IT’S EPIC! is adding the new series TAILS OF VALOR to its three-hour Saturday morning block beginning Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The lineup airs 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

The CBS DREAM TEAM Saturday morning line up is a diverse, family-friendly schedule featuring compelling shows and stories of hope and compassion designed to enlighten, teach and inspire viewers to make a greater commitment to themselves, their families and their communities. The block is FCC educational/informational compliant, targeted to 13- to 16-year-olds and appealing to all viewers.

TAILS OF VALOR, hosted by Kel Mitchell, is a live-action half-hour program that features true stories of service animals working to change people’s lives. The program also examines the life science behind these relationships, including the animals’ unique and powerful senses that enable them to protect their human charges. TAILS OF VALOR will focus on the training and day-to-day jobs of these incredible animals and the quality of life they provide the people they serve, leaving viewers with a greater understanding and compassion for animals. Viewers will learn to see the world from different perspectives, and how those with disabilities experience everyday life and the challenges they face. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission’s rules.

The following is the CBS DREAM TEAM… IT’S EPIC! Saturday morning lineup as of Jan. 5, 2019. The schedule’s day and time may differ market to market. Check local listings.

 

9:00-9:30 AM, ET

LUCKY DOG

9:30-10:00 AM, ET

DR. CHRIS PET VET

10:00-10:30 AM, ET

THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION

10:30-11:00 AM, ET

THE INSPECTORS

11:00-11:30 AM, ET

HOPE IN THE WILD

11:30-12:00 PM, ET

TAILS OF VALOR (New)

Please note: In some markets, CBS News’ CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY will be broadcast 7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT.

 

Talent on Twitter:

Mo Rocca - @MoRocca

Brandon McMillan - @BrandonMcMillan

Dr. Chris Brown - @DrChrisBrown

Bret Green - @bretjgreen

Terry Serpico - @terryserpico

Harrison Knight - @harrisonxknight

Erica-Marie Sanchez- @ericamsanchez

Kel Mitchell - @Iamkelmitchell

 

Shows on Twitter:

CBS Dream Team - @CBSDreamTeam

Lucky Dog - @CBSLuckyDog

Innovation Nation - @CBSInnovationTV

Dr. Chris Pet Vet - @CBSPetVet

The Inspectors - @CBSInspectors

Hope in the Wild - @CBSHopeinWild

Tails of Valor - @CBSTailsofValor

 

About Litton Entertainment:

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv. Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

About CBS Corporation:

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most-recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10 Australia, CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS EcoMedia, and CBS Experiences. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.

 

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Press Contacts:

Diane Ekeblad (CBS)

818-655-1585

diane.ekeblad@cbs.com

Meg Lavigne (Litton)

617-340-4155

mlavigne@litton.tv

 

Photo Contact:

Paula Breck

212-975-3811

pjbreck@cbs.com

The CW Announces New Fall 2018 ‘One Magnificent Morning’ Line-Up

NETWORK ADDS THREE NEW ORIGINAL E/I SERIES TO ITS BLOCK

TARGETING TEENS AND FAMILIES

Burbank, CA (September 11, 2018) – The CW, in association with Litton Entertainment, today announced the addition of three new E/I series, Did I Mention Invention?; Ready, Set, Pet; and Welcome Home to its award-winning One Magnificent Morning Saturday morning (8:00-11:00am ET/PT) family programming line-up, starting October 6, 2018.

Each of these dynamic new series tell inspirational stories that highlight the importance of community engagement, pursuing one’s dreams, and overcoming challenges.  Also joining the line-up will be Daytime Emmy-nominated The Wildlife Docs, taking viewers behind the scenes with an elite team of veterinarians, technicians and trainers as they care for more than 12,000 exotic animals. This Old House: Trade School and Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes will continue to educate and inspire audiences on One Magnificent Morning.

Did I Mention Invention? is hosted by Alie Ward from her home base of The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. She brings viewers fascinating stories of invention while shining a light on everyday innovators. With each episode, Alie will present reports of human ingenuity and inspiration from around the United States and in some cases, around the world. Viewers will learn about innovators young and old, what it takes to bring their vision to life, and little-known facts about the history and process of invention and innovation. Did I Mention Invention? will ignite a spark within the hearts and minds of audiences, encouraging viewers to try their own hand at creating something new.

Hosted by Phil Torres and co-produced by Hearst Originals, Ready, Set, Pet will educate and inform teens and their families about pet adoption, responsible pet ownership, and the importance of a green space for pets. In each episode, Phil will guide a family through the pet adoption process after a careful look at their unique situation to help them make an informed decision in finding the right pet for their lifestyle. While the family visits local shelters and rescues, experts revitalize their outdoor space to make a safe and eco-friendly home for their new pet. In the end, viewers will see family members overcome their disagreements and make the tough decision on which pet will join the family. Ready, Set, Pet will teach viewers that thoughtful preparation is key when learning to care for an animal’s needs.

Welcome Home follows hosts Rob and Treger Strasberg as they run a non-profit dedicated to helping deserving families in transition by turning their house into a home with their motto, ‘design with dignity’– and changing lives along the way. In each episode, we meet a family emerging from difficult circumstances as they finally move into a new living space to call their own. To help the family with their fresh start, Treger, Rob, and a dedicated team of designers and volunteers will transform the family’s bare house into a warm home by using goods and services donated by people in the community.  The new home will provide much-needed stability to meet the family's specific needs, stimulate their interests, and promote their goals. Welcome Home is coproduced in partnership with BYUtv and will teach viewers the importance of giving back in their communities, to never give up when faced with a tough situation, and to have gratitude for the basic living necessities that we often take for granted.

The One Magnificent Morning programming block recently received nine Telly Awards including four for This Old House: Trade School.

The CW’s One Magnificent Morning lineup is below. All times ET/PT:

 

8:00-8:30 AM                       THE WILDLIFE DOCS

8:30-9:00 AM                        DID I MENTION INVENTION?

9:00-9:30 AM                        READY, SET, PET

9:30-10:00 AM                      WELCOME HOME

10:00-10:30 AM                   THIS OLD HOUSE: TRADE SCHOOL

10:30-11:00 AM                   CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL’S HIDDEN HEROES

About The CW:

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, broadcasts a six-night, 12-hour primetime lineup, Sunday through Friday. The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network, CW Seed, launched in 2013, and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.

 

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

Press Contacts:

Sara Krajewski, Litton Entertainment

sara@litton.tv  843-883-5060

 

Alana Russo, 818-977-5993

Alana.Russo@cwtv.com

Multiple Award Winning 'Litton's Weekend Adventure' Returns for Ninth Season Premiere October 6, 2018

RETURNS FOR NINTH SEASON PREMIERE OCTOBER 6, 2018

Charleston, SC (September 10, 2018) — Dave Morgan, President and CEO of Litton Entertainment announced today 2018-2019’s Line-Up for the ninth season of five-time Daytime Emmy-award winning Litton’s Weekend Adventure. The three-hour programming block airs every Saturday morning on ABC stations nationwide.  The newest addition to the block will be The Great Dr. Scott. The newest series in the block follows charismatic and committed veterinarian, Dr. Scott Miller, at his family-run veterinary clinic where viewers will gain unique insight into the world of veterinary medicine. Dr. Scott treats a wide variety of animal patients ranging from cats and dogs to exotic reptiles and livestock.

Debuting its ninth season, Litton’s Weekend Adventure continues its gold standard legacy of bringing award-winning programming to viewers who relish sharing the experiences of our expert hosts on their global weekly adventures. The new season line-up will continue to include fan favorites like Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown and recent Daytime Emmy nominee Ocean Trek’s with Jeff Corwin.  Corwin’s adventures will take him around the globe as he cruises to diverse locales like Madagascar, Mumbai, and Colombo, Sri Lanka, to explore the world’s natural wonders.  Rock the Park, with Daytime Emmy award-winning hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith continue to explore our beloved national treasures, the national parks, including Canyonlands, Crater Lake, and Uncompahgre. Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczko guides deserving families on incredible adventures on the high seas to experience new destinations together. Embarking on ocean voyages filled with immersive learning opportunities, viewers will discover the amazing culture, food, history, and traditions of coveted destinations in Iceland, Australia, Cuba and beyond.

 

“Since the inception of Litton’s Weekend Adventure, our team of talented and dedicated professionals have brought high-quality, inspirational programming to millions of teens and their families. We thank our ABC Owned Station partners and ABC affiliated television stations for their support. We are honored to partner with them in service to the educational needs of their communities,’ commented Dave Morgan.

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

Public Relations Contact:

Sara Krajewski, Litton Entertainment 843-883-5060       sara@litton.tv                            

 

NBC and Litton Entertainment Announce New Fall 2018 Lineup for Award-Winning The More You Know Family Programming Block

Two New Series and Three Returning Favorites to Debut October 6, 2018

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — August 30, 2018 — NBC and Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent producer of award-winning family programming, today announced that the network’s “The More You Know” Saturday morning programming block will premiere on October 6, 2018 with two new and three returning series.  Consumer 101 and Vets Saving Pets are set to make their debut alongside returning favorites: the Daytime Emmy-nominated The Voyager with Josh Garcia, the Daytime Emmy-Winning Naturally, Danny Seo and The Champion Within.

“The More You Know” will continue to inspire and educate audiences in its third season, with the three hour, educational and informational family-focused programming block that features award-winning stories and topics focused on innovators, civic engagement, diversity, and health. 

The debut series Consumer 101, hosted by Jack Rico with the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the science used to test every kind of product - from the obscure, to the fascinating, to the everyday. Each week, audiences will discover more about the surprising intricacy of product testing, learn more efficient ways to get the most out of everyday items, and catch a glimpse into unique career paths in the fields of science and technology. Consumer 101 is an empowering series aimed at giving teens the tools they need to make smarter choices as consumers -- enabling them to explore the how, where, when, and why we spend our resources.

The second new series Vets Saving Pets provides an inside look at a bustling emergency veterinary trauma center. Audiences will witness first-hand the dedication and determination of these veterinary specialists as they work tirelessly to save their animal patients. Each week, viewers will see new emergency cases including a wide array of specialties within veterinary medicine such as critical care, oncology, cardiology, neurology, anesthesiology, dermatology, dentistry, and surgery.

The Voyager with Josh Garcia, nominated for a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award, gives audiences access to the world’s most incredible destinations as Josh takes viewers on an enthralling ocean voyage exploring the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking. This season, viewers will travel with Josh as he sets sail to discover the unique traditions of new and exciting places such as Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, and Aqaba, Jordan’s only coastal city.

2018 Daytime Emmy Award-winning Naturally, Danny Seo, produced in partnership with Tremendous! Entertainment, is an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier and more eco-friendly lifestyle.  It addresses the science behind eating well and exercising mind and body while caring for our planet. Nominated for the Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle Series, Seo will continue to share new and innovative ways to enjoy time with family and friends and to share delicious and healthy meals while creating a beautiful and environmentally friendly home.

The Champion Within also returns, featuring the powerful and inspiring stories that exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Hosted by Lauren Thompson, host of Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive,” “The Champion Within” introduces viewers to people who have overcome obstacles while experiencing transcendent moments from the world of sports. “The Champion Within” proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but by their grit, resiliency and heart.

"We are proud that in two short years, The More You Know block has become an award-winning destination for teens and families to learn, grow and become inspired together.  Our partners at NBC have helped to make this extension of its The More You Know brand a true success and we are excited to continue creating fantastic content,” said Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment.

 

ABOUT NBC ENTERTAINMENT

NBC Entertainment develops and schedules the network’s primetime, late night and daytime programming. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. NBC has risen to the top of the television industry, winning the 52-week season for the last five consecutive years in primetime's key demographic of adults 18-49 and is poised to add its first total-viewer crown in 16 years.  The network also won the September to May race in the key demographic for the fourth time in five years.  NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.  The Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices.

 

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy-winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv. Litton is majority-owned by Hearst: http://www.hearst.com/

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sara Krajewski, sara@litton.tv, 843-883-5060

Matt Lifson, matt.lifson@nbcuni.com, 818-777-8092

The Sixth Season of "CBS Dream Team... It's Epic!" Premieres Sept. 29

“Hope in the Wild” Joins the Three-Hour Saturday Morning Block

CBS announced today that the sixth season of CBS DREAM TEAM… IT’S EPIC!, the three-hour Saturday morning block, will premiere Saturday, Sept. 29 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. HOPE IN THE WILD, a new live action series, will join the lineup.

HOPE IN THE WILD follows Hope Swinimer, a wildlife rehabilitation expert, and her dedicated team as they rescue and heal injured and orphaned animals of all kinds. Hope’s passion for wildlife conservation shines through everything she does to lead her team on their mission to care for and return each animal to the wild. From the pressure of saving an animal in critical condition, to the joy in witnessing its victorious return home, HOPE IN THE WILD will educate viewers on the day-to-day jobs of this animal care team and the species they encounter. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission’s rules.

The CBS DREAM TEAM Saturday morning lineup is a diverse, family-friendly schedule featuring compelling shows and stories of hope and compassion designed to enlighten, teach and inspire viewers to make a greater commitment to themselves, their families and their communities. The block is FCC educational/informational compliant, targeted to 13- to 16-year-olds and appealing to all viewers.

The following series will return to THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC! Saturday morning lineup:

LUCKY DOG

Emmy Award-winning host and animal trainer Brandon McMillan works with animal shelters across the U.S. to save one dog at a time, as he rescues lonely, unwanted dogs living without hope. Then, back at Brandon’s training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, he goes to work on the seemingly impossible task of turning the frightened pooches into perfect pets. “From hopeless to a home” is Brandon’s mission, which he brings to life in each episode as a lucky family adopts an even luckier dog. Brandon McMillan received his second Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel/Children’s or Family Viewing Program Award in 2018, and LUCKY DOG received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series in 2016.

 

DR. CHRIS PET VET

Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers a unique insight into the life of one of the world’s busiest vets and the animals he devotes his days to caring for and treating. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. Each episode leaves viewers with a sense of hope and survival with a carefully crafted mix of human and animal interest stories, featuring a variety of animals.

 

THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION

INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca of CBS SUNDAY MORNING, is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning celebration of the inventor’s spirit – from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world’s greatest inventions – and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. Featuring “MoCabulary,” where bigger words used in the episode are defined; “The Mo You Know” quizzes about current and past inventions; and Mo Rocca connecting with innovators all over the world, this series appeals to young viewers and their families. INNOVATION NATION received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Special Class in 2016.

 

THE INSPECTORS

THE INSPECTORS is a scripted dramatic series set in Washington, D.C., inspired by compelling real cases handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service. In the series, Preston Wainwright (Bret Green), a determined young man who is thriving after being paralyzed in a car accident, works as an intern assisting his U.S. postal inspector mom, Amanda (Daytime Emmy Award winner Jessica Lundy), to solve crimes that deal with everything from internet scams, identity and mail theft, to consumer fraud. In season four, Preston’s dreams of walking again one day have taken a huge step toward reality. But the hard part has just begun, and his recovery becomes as mental as it is physical. Also, Preston and his friends, Veronica (Erica-Marie Sanchez) and Noah (Harrison Knight), begin their senior year at Jamestown University and start to think about life after college. From their careers to their relationships, they will face major choices that will shape their destinies. THE INSPECTORS strives to educate young people about making the right choices in their daily lives, encourages open communication between teens and parents, and includes positive messaging regarding living with disabilities, overcoming challenges, beating the odds and the power of perseverance. Terry Serpico also stars. The United States Postal Inspection Service, the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, serves as the show’s official programming resource.

 

PET VET DREAM TEAM

PET VET DREAM TEAM follows talented veterinarians Dr. Lisa Chimes and Dr. Andrew Marchevsky of the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH), where they deal with compelling cases of ailing and injured pets. Viewers also see exotic animal expert Tim Faulkner in action at the Australian Reptile Park, where he cares for animals big and small, from crocodiles to koalas. Together, these three authorities race to cure their furry and feathered charges – educating viewers on a range of medical procedures and zoological practices along the way. As viewers catch a behind-the-scenes look at the veterinary profession, they also learn responsibility and empathy for animals of all kinds through the passionate work of the PET VET DREAM TEAM.

 The following is the “CBS Dream Team… It’s Epic!” Saturday morning lineup for the 2018-2019 season as of Sept. 29. Schedule’s day and time may differ market-to-market. Check local listings.

9:00-9:30 AM, ET | LUCKY DOG (6th Season)

9:30-10:00 AM, ET | DR. CHRIS PET VET (6th Season)

10:00-10:30 AM, ET | THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION (5th Season)

10:30-11:00 AM, ET | THE INSPECTORS (4th Season)

11:00-11:30 AM, ET | HOPE IN THE WILD (New)

11:30-12:00 PM, ET | PET VET DREAM TEAM (2nd Season)

 

 

Please note: In some markets, CBS News’ CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY will be broadcast 7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT.

 

CHEAT TWEET: Season 6 of Saturday’s #CBSDreamTeam premieres 9/29 with new show @CBSHopeinWild with #HopeSwinimer and returning faves @CBSLuckyDog @CBSPetVet @CBSInnovationNationTV @CBSInspectors and @cbsvetteam!

 

Photos available: www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/shows/cbs-dream-team-its-epic/photos

 

CBS Twitter: @CBSTweet

 

Talent on Twitter:

Mo Rocca | @MoRocca

Brandon McMillan | @BrandonMcMillan

Dr. Chris Brown | @DrChrisBrown

Bret Green | @bretjgreen

Terry Serpico | @terryserpico

Harrison Knight | @harrisonxknight

Erica-Marie Sanchez | @ericamsanchez

Dr. Lisa Chimes | @DrLisaChimes

Tim Faulkner | @TimsWildlife

 

Shows on Twitter:

CBS Dream Team | @CBSDreamTeam

Lucky Dog | @CBSLuckyDog

Innovation Nation | @CBSInnovationTV

Dr. Chris Pet Vet | @CBSPetVet

The Inspectors | @CBSInspectors

Pet Vet Dream Team | @CBSVetTeam

Hope in the Wild | @CBSHopeinWild

 

 About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found on all five continents producing Emmy winning, rich and nutritious content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv. Litton is majority-owned by Hearst: http://www.hearst.com/

 

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most-recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network Ten Australia, CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.

 

 

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Press Contacts:

Diane Ekeblad (CBS)

818-655-1585

diane.ekeblad@cbs.com

Meg Lavigne (Litton)

781-433-4322

mlavigne@litton.tv

 

Photo Contact:

Paula Breck

212-975-3811

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Bryan Curb Named Chief Creative Officer at Litton Entertainment

Charleston, S.C. (August 6, 2018) – Dave Morgan, President and CEO of Litton Entertainment today announced long-term collaborator Bryan Curb as the company’s Chief Creative Officer. Curb will oversee the creative aesthetic of Litton content across multiple channels, including their network television series and online presence. He will develop new content in the scripted and unscripted spaces, expanding Litton’s reach into new markets domestically and around the world.

“For 20 years, Bryan has worked with Litton and raised our programming standards to industry leading historic highs. Bryan not only creates and executes Emmy winning television, he makes everyone around him better. To have Bryan Curb’s wide-ranging talents in the core of Litton’s top management ensures we have a limitless creative future,” commented Dave Morgan.

Bryan Curb is a four-time Emmy Award-winning director, producer and editor who has created hundreds of hours of television on a variety of networks and media platforms. He is currently Executive Producer and Director for six CBS series including the Emmy-winning scripted drama THE INSPECTORS and the STEM-focused INNOVATION NATION WITH MO ROCCA, which won the 2015 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Series. Curb also produces the 2016 Special Class Emmy winner, LUCKY DOG as well as CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL’S HIDDEN HEROES with Brooke Burke.

Bryan Curb is Executive Producer for several series on ABC stations nationwide and was an Emmy winner in 2016 for Outstanding Children’s Series SEA RESCUE and OCEAN TREKS WITH JEFF CORWIN. On NBC, he serves as Executive Producer on multiple series for THE MORE YOU KNOW, including JOURNEY WITH DYLAN DREYER, Emmy-nominated THE VOYAGER WITH JOSH GARCIA and THE CHAMPION WITHIN.

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, rich and nutritious content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

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