via press release:
HLN EXPANDS ITS LINE-UP WITH ACQUISITION OF POPULAR BROADCAST SERIES WHAT WOULD YOU DO? PREMIERING OCTOBER 21
HLN Introduces Dr. Drew On Call October 22 & Builds On Popular Franchises
NEW YORK, NY—October 11, 2012—HLN has acquired the exclusive cable television rights to more than 35 episodes of the popular ABC News program What Would You Do?, a first time broadcast acquisition for the news and views brand. HLN general manager & executive vice president Scot Safon announced the acquisition today, noting a larger HLN portfolio expansion that includes the launch of new primetime offerings Dr. Drew On Call and Nancy Grace Mysteries, and new daytime show Making It In America.
“HLN is exploring new programming dimensions that connect us with a broader audience while continuing to deliver what HLN fans want: must-see, must-share news that relates to how we live today,” said Safon. “What Would You Do? is a great program that invites viewers to question how they might behave when confronted with situations drawn from everyday life and daily news, from eye-witnessing abusive behavior to blowing the whistle on a scam. This show allows you to put yourself inside the kind of stories we are covering every day.”
HLN will be airing What Would You Do? with back-to-back episodes on Thursday and Sunday nights from 9-11 p.m. ET (all times Eastern). Kicking off Sunday, October 21, the one-hour hidden camera, ethical dilemma series is hosted by ABC News’ John Quiñones.
HLN is taking its successful partnership with Dr. Drew Pinsky to another level with his new program, Dr. Drew On Call airing 9-10 p.m., Mondays through Wednesdays, starting October 22. This show is an audience-driven new approach to his HLN program Dr. Drew, designed to allow a greater opportunity for Dr. Drew and his national audience to interact on live television.
HLN is also proud to announce new program offerings based on its most popular talent and most successful franchises. The network recently unveiled Nancy Grace Mysteries (Fridays, 8-9 p.m.), a one-hour documentary style series that takes on America’s most unforgettable mysteries, and Making It In America (Monday-Friday, 4-5 p.m.), a daily show where host Vinnie Politan takes viewers inside the struggles and triumphs of people trying to carve out their own path to the American dream.
HLN is the national television network that focuses on the “must-see, must-share” stories of the day. Drawing upon the network’s deep bench of talent, HLN dissects and demystifies the news stories and newsmakers people are talking about.
HLNtv.com, the network’s new digital platform, is the online destination for users to go deeper into the top stories driving the conversation and generating the national buzz.
HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 100 million households in the U.S. CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information.