CBS plans 3-hour Saturday morning programming block

Sept. 20, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. television network CBS says it has developed a 3-hour, Saturday morning programming block targeted to 13- to 16-year-old viewers.

The six, half-hour shows are to premiere Sept. 28.

The new programs are "Lucky Dog," starring animal trainer Brandon McMillan; "Dr. Chris Pet Vet," starring Dr. Chris Brown, one of the world's busiest veterinarians; "Jamie Oliver's 15 Minute Meals"; "Recipe Rehab," with television host Evette Rios; "All in with Laila Ali"; and "Game Changers" with Kevin Frazier.

"CBS is delighted to bring viewers this new educational and inspirational Saturday morning line-up in partnership with Litton," Angelica McDaniel, senior vice president of CBS Daytime, said in a statement Thursday. "Our hope is that these compelling shows and stories will teach and inspire our audience to make a greater commitment to themselves, their families and their communities."

"Litton Entertainment proudly joins the CBS Network in our mutual mission to inspire and educate young people and their families. These programs truly fulfill television's long-standing goal to enlighten and educate our audiences," said Dave Morgan, chief executive officer and founder of Litton Entertainment.

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