THE FIFTH SEASON OF “CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC!” PREMIERES SEPT. 30
CBS announced today that the fifth season of CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC!, the three-hour Saturday morning block, will premiere Saturday, Sept. 30 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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:
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. 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 via 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 a strong focus on “what if it never happened,” “the innovation by accident” and “junior geniuses” who are changing the face of technology, 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 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 teen 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 three, Preston remains determined to walk again, through arduous training and the support of family, friends and co-workers, while he and Veronica (Erica-Marie Sanchez) go through the ups and downs of a young relationship. Also, Amanda continues to focus on being the best mother and inspector she can be; Noah (Harrison Knight) works on his film career while trying to grow and become independent from his family; and Veronica pursues a journalism career but runs into trouble when her integrity is questioned. 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, will serve as the show’s official programming resource.
THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS
THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS is hosted by renowned veterinarian Dr. Chris Brown, who also hosts DR. CHRIS PET VET. Complementing Dr. Chris’ dedication to animal care and environmental stewardship, he embarks on an extraordinary journey around the globe, introducing young people to exhilarating experiences, from hiking in the heart of a volcano to swimming with humpback whales. Each episode will feature Dr. Chris in a culturally diverse destination where he will uncover the best- kept secret of the region. Whether he’s exploring the history of the Chilean capital or coming face-to-face with a live volcano in Vanuatu, THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS is the viewer’s passport to a rare educational adventure.
The following is the “CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!” Saturday morning lineup for the 2017-2018 season as of Sept. 30: (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 LUCKY DOG 2 (rebroadcasts from previous four seasons)
11:30-12:00 PM, ET THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS
Please note: In some markets, CBS News’ CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY will be broadcast 7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT.
CHEAT TWEET: #CBSDreamTeam 5th season premieres 9/30 @CBSLuckyDog @CBSInnovationNationTV @CBSPetVet @CBSInspectors @CBSTheOpenRoad http://bit.ly/2imcOTQ
CBS Twitter: @CBSTweet
Talent on Twitter:
Mo Rocca @MoRocca
Brandon McMillan @BrandonMcMillan
Dr. Chris Brown @BondiVet
Bret Green @bretjgreen
Terry Serpico @terryserpico
Harrison Knight @harrisonxknight
Erica-Marie Sanchez @ericamsanchez
Shows on Twitter:
CBS Dream Team @CBSDreamTeam
Lucky Dog @CBSLuckyDog
Innovation Nation @CBSInnovationTV
Dr. Chris Pet Vet @CBSPetVet
The Inspectors @CBSInspectors
The Open Road with Dr. Chris @CBSTheOpenRoad
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, radio, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), 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 Radio and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go towww.cbscorporation.com.
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