"The Inspectors," an Original Scripted Dramatic Series, and "Chicken Soup for the Soul's Hidden Heroes," Hosted By Brooke Burke-Charvet Join the Three Hour Saturday Morning Block
CBS announced today that two new series, THE INSPECTORS and CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL'S HIDDEN HEROES, will join THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC! three-hour Saturday morning block when it returns for its third season Saturday, Oct. 3 (9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
The CBS DREAM TEAM Saturday morning line up 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-yearolds and appealing to all viewers.
THE INSPECTORS is a new 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 (Jessica Lundy), to solve crimes that deal with everything from internet scams, identity and mail theft, to consumer fraud. 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. Also starring in the series are Terry Serpico, Harrison Knight and Erica-Marie Sanchez. The United States Postal Inspection Service, the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, will serve as the show's official programming resource.
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL'S HIDDEN HEROES, hosted by Brooke Burke- Charvet, is a hidden camera television show developed for teens in which each episode reveals the widespread goodwill in our world by secretly capturing heroes in action as they demonstrate acts of kindness, compassion and commitment to others. Highlighted by funny, light-hearted moments, the show shines a bright light on everyday people who selflessly share their positive attitudes towards society and life with others by doing good deeds.
In addition, the following series will return to THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC! Saturday morning line up:
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.
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 delivers a carefully crafted mix of human and animal interest stories, and features a variety of animals.
THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION
INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca of CBS SUNDAY MORNING, is an 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 “what if it never happened,” “the innovation by accident” and a strong focus on “junior geniuses” who are changing the face of technology, this series appeals to young viewers and their families.
GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER
Celebrating athletes and fans who reach out in their communities to make life better for others, GAME CHANGERS, hosted by “Entertainment Tonight’s” Kevin Frazier, highlights professional athletes who use their public image to make positive changes in the lives of fans in need. Young reporters go out in the field to file their stories and bring back journalistic gold to the GAME CHANGERS studios to culminate in heartfelt reflection and insight from the host. Whether on or off the field, GAME CHANGERS takes an inspirational look at how sports positively impact individuals and the communities they serve.
Following is the "CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!" Saturday morning lineup for the 2015-16 season as of Oct. 3: (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 (New)
11:00-11:30 AM, ET CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL'S HIDDEN HEROES (New)
11:30-12:00 PM, ET GAME CHANGERS WITH KEVIN FRAZIER
Please note: In some markets, CBS News' CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY will be broadcast 7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT.
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 twenty years. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, is the first program block of its kind airing Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure features all original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy® winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, and Emmy® nominated Sea Rescue. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!, including Emmy® nominated Lucky Dog, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation hosted by Mo Rocca, and Emmy® nominated Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton recently announced the new block of programming for The CW, One Magnificent Morning. This new block launched October 4, 2014. Litton’s news division, Litton News Source, distributes Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network. For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.
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