Charleston, SC (July 26, 2016) — Dave Morgan, President and CEO of Litton Entertainment, today unveiled Litton’s Weekend Adventure’s sixth season line-up. The three-hour, Daytime Emmy®-winning program block airs every Saturday morning on ABC stations nationwide. The new season will premiere on October 1st, 2016.
This Fall, Emmy®-winning host Jeff Corwin will embark on a new adventure with the first season premiere of the all-new series Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin. Jeff will journey to fascinating global locations most people have only dreamed of visiting. Each episode brings Jeff to a unique area of the world where he will explore the area’s natural wonders to bring viewers closer to nature, wildlife and manmade treasures. From mountain climbs to deep sea dives, helicopter rides and glacier treks, Jeff will bring young audiences on the inspirational trip of a lifetime.
“Six years ago we envisioned Litton’s Weekend Adventure as a destination where young people and families could explore the world and discover things beyond their imaginations. We've been to over 100 countries and all continents, and we're just getting started,” commented Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment.
Litton’s Weekend Adventure’s line-up is proud to continue to include award-winning programming with fan favorites including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, hosted by America’s favorite animal ambassador, and Sea Rescue which was recently awarded the 2016 Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children’s Series. Sea Rescue will continue to tell the stories of marine animal rescue, rehabilitation and release highlighting the extraordinary efforts of the dedicated professionals of SeaWorld's rescue team. The Wildlife Docs, also recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy® for Outstanding Children’s Series will also return to the block along with Emmy®-winning Rock the Park, where hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith will travel to astounding locations including Dinosaur National Monument, Gates of the Arctic National Park and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Completing the block will be Parents’ Choice® honoree Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner.
Since premiering in Fall 2011, Litton’s Weekend Adventure programs have garnered thirty Daytime Emmy nominations and won six, twenty-three Parents’ Choice honors, and sixty Tellys.
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 twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Rock the Park, Emmy® winning Sea Rescue and Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!, including Emmy® winning Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, Emmy® winning The Inspectors, and Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes. Litton also provides The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a five hour destination featuring E/I programming in its second season and on October 1, 2016 Litton will begin providing NBC stations 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! Launching in Fall 2016 and Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network. For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.
Public Relations Contact: Meg LaVigne, President of Television, Litton Entertainment