“A New Leaf,” Hosted by Daisy Fuentes, Will Join NBC’s Award-Winning “The More You Know” Programming Block Beginning Oct. 5
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 28, 2019 — NBC and Litton Entertainment, the preeminent producer of award-winning family programming, today announced the lineup for their three-hour Saturday morning “The More You Know” programming block. In an exciting addition, “A New Leaf” will join the fourth season of “The More You Know,” alongside returning favorites “Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer,” “Consumer 101,” “Vets Saving Pets” and “The Champion Within.”
“The More You Know” will continue to bring viewers stories about environmental stewardship, social innovators, health, civic engagement, diversity – and now family history.
Each week host Daisy Fuentes and “A New Leaf” will follow people on the cusp of key life inflection points, using family history, genealogy, and sometimes DNA analysis to guide them on their journey of self-discovery, and help them learn from the past while looking to the future. In partnership with Ancestry®, Fuentes will join families as they learn the importance of appreciating and understanding their family history and ancestors in order to make important life decisions.
Fuentes served as the first Latina VJ on MTV and recently hosted Telemundo’s hit-series “La Voz Kids,” which revolutionized the ways Spanish-speaking television is produced.
“Family is everything to me, and I’m a true believer that there is great power in knowing where you come from and understanding your family history,” Fuentes said. “I’m delighted to be part of ‘A New Leaf,’ helping people on their journey of personal discovery, and reinforcing that learning about your past can change how you see your future.”
“A New Leaf” joins the existing “The More You Know” block of popular programming, which includes:
“Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer” takes viewers on an incredible journey to the wildest points of the globe, uncovering the connection between the environment, wildlife and human beings of exotic locales. NBC News meteorologist and “Weekend Today” weather anchor Dylan Dreyer reveals a new destination each week, ranging from Africa to Indochina and the Middle East, as well as many untamed islands around the world. Audiences will come face-to-face with fascinating native animals – some cute, some dangerous – while learning amazing facts about nature and wildlife.
“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.
“Vets Saving Pets” provides an inside look at a bustling emergency veterinary trauma center. Audiences witness firsthand 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 five of the last six September-May seasons in the 18-49 demo and is on track to finish #1 in the 18-49 race from September-September for a sixth year in a row. For the 2018-19 September-to-May season, NBC also ranked #1 counting entertainment programs only, scripted programs only and alternative programs only (tie).
NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.
NBC’s 2019-20 drama slate is highlighted by pop culture phenomenon “This Is Us,” last season’s success stories “Manifest” and “New Amsterdam”; the Windy City trifecta of “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med” and “Chicago P.D.,” the record-breaking 21st season of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” James Spader-starrer “The Blacklist,” “Blindspot” and “Good Girls,” as well as new additions “Bluff City Law,” starring Jimmy Smits, “Council of Dads,” “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” and “Lincoln.” NBC’s current comedy lineup includes the critically beloved “The Good Place,” the final season of “Will & Grace,” “Superstore,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and newcomers “Perfect Harmony,” “Sunnyside,” “Indebted” and “The Kenan Show.”
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” and its winter companion “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” summer hits “Songland” and “Bring the Funny,” four-time Emmy nominee “American Ninja Warrior,” “Ellen’s Game of Games,” “The Titan Games,” “World of Dance,” “Making It,” “Hollywood Game Night” and “The Wall.” Upcoming is the Melissa McCarthy-led “Little Big Shots.”
In late night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Saturday Night Live” and its newest entry in the daypart, “A Little Late with Lilly Singh.” 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/
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