NBC and Litton Entertainment Announce New Educational Series Set to Premiere on Saturday, April 7

“Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic” Hosted by Joy Bauer Joins Award-Winning “The More You Know” Programming Block on NBC

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — March 14, 2018 — Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent producer of award-winning family programming, and NBC today announced the new series “Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic” will premiere as part of the network’s Saturday morning programming block on April 7. With the addition of “Health + Happiness” to the three-hour E/I programming block “The More You Know,” viewers will continue to experience high-quality, inspiring stories about environmental stewardship, social innovators, health, civic engagement and diversity.

“Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic,” produced in partnership with Tremendous! Entertainment, will showcase how simple lifestyle changes can make a huge difference in our health, well-being and even attitude. Host Joy Bauer, leading nutrition expert, influencer and frequent contributor to “Today,” dishes out helpful strategies on forming healthy eating habits, while her co-host Vivien Williams, who currently reports for Mayo Clinic News Network and who has been sharing Mayo Clinic breakthroughs for nearly two decades, brings science and innovation to the table on living a healthier and happier life.  Each week the hosts, with the help of medical experts from Mayo Clinic, will educate viewers on a variety of topics that will not only teach teens and their families how to make better choices when it comes to healthy living, but which may even inspire new daily activities that promote better wellness. As teen viewers reach an age when they begin to make more of their own lifestyle choices, this series will help them form healthy habits that are critical to inspiring a lifelong interest in living well.

Additional series in “The More You Know” block include:

“The Voyager with Josh Garcia” 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 will travel with Garcia as he treks along Alaska’s majestic Mendenhall Glacier, samples traditional Thai food in Bangkok, and ventures to the mountains of Taiwan to learn how traditional tea is farmed and prepared.

“Wilderness Vet,” hosted by renowned veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakely, features compelling stories from the Yukon, one of the most rugged areas on the planet. 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 to wild animals in their native habitats by showcasing the hard work and dedication involved in their rescue and rehabilitation. 

“Journey with Dylan Dreyer,” which is hosted by NBC News meteorologist and “Today” correspondent Dylan Dreyer, brings viewers up close and personal to the wonders of the world through breathtaking cinematography. This season Dreyer will bring the audience beautiful stories from the peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro to the depths of the Great Lakes, the extraordinary stories of wildlife in Yellowstone National Park to the journey of an incredible school of salmon that were forced to the open ocean.

“Naturally, Danny Seo,” also produced in partnership with Tremendous! Entertainment, is an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier and more eco-friendly lifestyle by learning the science behind eating well and exercising mind and body while caring for our planet. Recently 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, share delicious and healthy meals while creating a beautiful and environmentally friendly home.

“The Champion Within” features 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 young people to those who have overcome obstacles while leading 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 is on track to finish the 2017-18 September-May season #1 in the 18-49 demo for the fourth time in five years and the 18-49 race from September-September for the fifth year in in row. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.
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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/

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

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