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/



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

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