The 8th Season of "CBS Dream Team " Premieres Oct. 3, 2020
Updated: Feb 12
The Three-Hour Saturday Morning Block Returns with New Episodes of Daytime Emmy Award-Winning Favorites “Lucky Dog” and “Innovation Nation”
CBS announced today that the eighth season of CBS DREAM TEAM, the three-hour Saturday morning block, will premiere Saturday, Oct. 3 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Season eight will see the return of four new episodes each of LUCKY DOG and INNOVATION NATION, which were shot prior to the pandemic. New episodes of MISSION UNSTOPPABLE and HOPE IN THE WILD are expected to premiere in early 2021. Details will be announced closer to air. 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. All of the programs are specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission’s rules. About the series returning to the CBS DREAM TEAM Saturday morning lineup:
LUCKY DOG 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. Brandon McMillan received his second Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel/Children’s or Family Viewing Program Award in 2018, and LUCKY DOG received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series in 2016. THE HENRY FORD’S 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 “MoCabulary,” where bigger words used in the episode are defined; “The Mo You Know” quizzes about current and past inventions; and Mo Rocca connecting with innovators all over the world, this series appeals to young viewers and their families. INNOVATION NATION received the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Special Class in 2020 and 2016. MISSION UNSTOPPABLE, hosted by Miranda Cosgrove, highlights the fascinating female innovators who are on the cutting edge of science, including zoologists, engineers, astronauts, codebreakers and oceanographers. Viewers will be inspired by female STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) superstars in the fields of social media, entertainment, animals, design and the internet – all categories key to the teen experience. Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis serves as executive producer, bringing her passion for creating change in the portrayal of strong female characters in entertainment and media that positively influences young viewers. Cosgrove also serves as an executive producer. MISSION UNSTOPPABLE is produced in collaboration with IF/THEN, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies. HOPE IN THE WILD follows Hope Swinimer, a wildlife rehabilitation expert, and her dedicated team as they rescue and heal injured and orphaned animals of all kinds. Hope’s passion for wildlife conservation shines through everything she does to lead her team on their mission to care for and return each animal to the wild. From the pressure of saving an animal in critical condition, to the joy in witnessing its victorious return home, HOPE IN THE WILD educates viewers on the day-to-day jobs of this animal care team and the species they encounter. PET VET DREAM TEAM Pet Vet Dream Team chronicles the lives of some of the world’s busiest emergency veterinarians and the animals to whom they’ve dedicated their lives. Together, these talented veterinarians race against the clock to cure their furry and feathered charges – educating viewers on a range of medical procedures and exotic animal practices along the way. As viewers catch a behind-the-scenes look at the veterinary profession, they also learn responsibility and empathy for animals of all kinds through the passionate work of the PET VET DREAM TEAM. ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI ALL IN, hosted by Laila Ali, scours the globe to track down the world’s most compelling stories, profiling inspirational people, groundbreaking achievements and extraordinary lifestyles. Whether through sports, culture, travel or adventure, ALL IN steps off the beaten track into uncharted territory inspiring audiences to go all in on their dreams. The series originally aired as part of the Dream Team block for two seasons. The following is the CBS DREAM TEAM Saturday morning lineup for the 2020-2021 season, as of Oct. 3. The schedule’s day and time may differ market-to-market. Check local listings.
LUCKY DOG (8th Season) 9:00-9:30 AM, ET THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION (7th Season) 9:30-10:00 AM, ET MISSION UNSTOPPABLE (2nd Season) 10:00-10:30 AM, ET HOPE IN THE WILD (3rd Season) 10:30-11:00 AM, ET PET VET DREAM TEAM (rebroadcasts) 11:00-11:30 AM, ET ALL IN WITH LAILA ALI (rebroadcasts) 11:30-12:00 PM, ET Please note: In some markets, CBS News’ CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY will be broadcast 7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT.
CHEAT TWEET: Season 8 of Saturday’s #CBSDreamTeam premieres 10/3 with #MissionUnstoppabletv w/ @MirandaCosgrove @CBSLuckyDog @CBSInnovationNationTV @CBSHopeinWild & @cbsvetteam! CBS Twitter: @CBSTweet SHOWS/TALENT ON TWITTER LUCKY DOG - @CBSLUCKYDOG / @BRANDONMCMILLAN INNOVATION NATION - @CBSINNOVATIONTV / @MOROCCA MISSION UNSTOPPABLE - @CBSUNSTOPPABLE / @MIRANDACOSGROVE HOPE IN THE WILD - @CBSHOPEINWILD PET VET DREAM TEAM - @CBSVETTEAM / @DRALEXHYNES 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; 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 Law&Crime Daily, E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. Litton offers The Daily Splash, an online hub and newsletter featuring Litton’s award-winning programming. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv. Litton is majority-owned by Hearst: http://www.hearst.com. About ViacomCBS: ViacomCBS (Nasdaq: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents. For more information about ViacomCBS, please visit www.viacomcbs.com and follow @ViacomCBS on social platforms. * * * Press Contacts: Diane Ekeblad (CBS) firstname.lastname@example.org Sara Krajewski (Litton) email@example.com Photo Contact: Gail Schulman firstname.lastname@example.org