NBC and Litton Entertainment Announce Fall 2016 Line-Up for The More You Know Programming Block

SIX NEW FAMILY SERIES SET TO LAUNCH ON OCTOBER 1

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — August 08, 2016 — NBC and Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent producer of award-winning family programming, today announced the launch of six original programs comprising The More You Know, NBC’s all-new three hour Saturday programming block premiering October 1, 2016.

Each of the shows extends the iconic The More You Know brand to Saturday mornings on NBC television stations throughout the country telling inspiring stories about the environment, social change, health and wellness, and community engagement.

The Voyager with Josh Garcia takes viewers on an exciting and immersive journey around the globe with world traveler and host, Josh Garcia.  Each episode provides audiences access 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. Each week, Josh Garcia brings viewers on an enthralling voyage exploring the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking.

Wilderness Vet hosted by renown veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakley, features compelling stories from one of the most rugged areas on the planet, the Yukon.  Dr. Oakley travels to homes, farms and wildlife preserves across the Yukon to help animals in need. Wilderness Vet will bring viewers closer than ever before to wild animals in their native habitats by showcasing the hard work and dedication involved in their rescue and rehabilitation. 

Led by NBC News meteorologist and TODAY contributor Dylan Dreyer, Journey with Dylan Dreyer is a wondrous celebration of nature. Breathtaking cinematography will bring viewers up-close and personal with the black bears of Montana to polar bears in the Arctic. The audience will have a unique platform to see animals in their natural habitat, including exploring the extraordinary migration of 1.5 million animals traveling over 500 miles across the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya.  Journey with Dylan Dreyer will tell us why.

Naturally, Danny Seo is 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. Host Danny Seo is America's leading authority on eco-friendly living. Danny has devoted his career to the idea that caring for the environment can go hand-in-hand with enjoying time with family and friends and sharing delicious and healthy meals while creating a healthy and environmentally friendly home.

Give introduces viewers to the world of philanthropy through the stories of small charities making a big impact. The series features NBC News correspondent and the founder of UNICEF’s Next Generation Jenna Bush Hager, esteemed actor Blair Underwood, and passionate celebrity philanthropists from film, television, music, sports, and business who are all on a mission to inspire others to do good. In each episode one of these celebrity ambassadors will visit two charities that use innovation, best practices, and dedication for change in their communities and the world. With the help of some of the country’s top foundations, we’ll meet these inspiring individuals to see how they do it through the eyes of our celebrity ambassadors.

Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson features the powerful and inspiring stories of successful athletes who exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Hosted by Lauren Thompson, host of Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, Heart of a Champion introduces audiences to professional and amateur athletes who have overcome obstacles to ultimately achieve transcendent moments in the world of sports. Heart of a Champion proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but also by their grit, resiliency and heart.

"Creating six original series for The More You Know block with NBC over the past year has been incredibly fun and gratifying for me along with all of  Litton's award-winning producers,”  said Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment.  “We know the NBC kids and families all over the country will love these inspiring shows that entertain through content that also helps audiences learn and grow.”

 

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. The network finished the 2015-16 season tied for #1 with Super Bowl-boosted CBS in 18-49 after having won the previous two seasons in the demo. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC’s scripted slate is highlighted by “Blindspot,” “The Blacklist,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med,” “Shades of Blue,” “Superstore,” “The Carmichael Show,” “Grimm,” “The Night Shift” as well as new fall series “Timeless,” “This Is Us” and “The Good Place.”

Unscripted series for NBC include the two-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition hit “The Voice” as well as “American Ninja Warrior,” “Little Big Shots,” “Hollywood Game Night,” the upcoming series “The New Celebrity Apprentice” and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, “America’s Got Talent.”
 
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 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.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Meg Lavigne (Litton)   mlavigne@litton.tv  617-340-4155

Allison Rawlings (NBC Entertainment)  allison.rawlings@nbcuni.com  818-777-3051