NBC and Litton Entertainment have announced six original programs for the network’s three-hour Saturday morning The More You Know block: The Voyager with Josh Garcia; Wilderness Vet; Journey with Dylan Dreyer; Naturally, Danny Seo; Give, and Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson.
The shows range from global travel and celebrations of nature to the big impact small charities can have, and stories of the obstacles faced by champion athletes. For full series descriptions, follow the jump
NBC’s The More You Know block premieres on Saturday, October 1st.
NBC AND LITTON ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE FALL 2016 LINE-UP FOR THE MORE YOU KNOW PROGRAMMING BLOCK
SIX NEW FAMILY SERIES SET TO LAUNCH ON OCTOBER 1
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — August 08, 2016 — NBC and Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent producer of award-winning family programming, today announced the launch of six original programs comprising The More You Know, NBC’s all-new three hour Saturday programming block premiering October 1, 2016.
Each of the shows extends the iconic The More You Know brand to Saturday mornings on NBC television stations throughout the country telling inspiring stories about the environment, social change, health and wellness, and community engagement.
The Voyager with Josh Garcia takes viewers on an exciting and immersive journey around the globe with world traveler and host, Josh Garcia. Each episode provides audiences access to the world’s most incredible destinations as Josh seeks out the truly authentic experiences one can only find when guided by a knowledgeable and passionate guide. Each week, Josh Garcia brings viewers on an enthralling voyage exploring the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking.
Wilderness Vet hosted by renown veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakely, features compelling stories from one of the most rugged areas on the planet, the Yukon. Dr. Oakley travels to homes, farms and wildlife preserves across the Yukon to help animals in need. Wilderness Vet will bring viewers closer than ever before to wild animals in their native habitats by showcasing the hard work and dedication involved in their rescue and rehabilitation.
Led by NBC News meteorologist and TODAY contributor Dylan Dreyer, Journey with Dylan Dreyer is a wondrous celebration of nature. Breathtaking cinematography will bring viewers up-close and personal with the black bears of Montana to polar bears in the Arctic. The audience will have a unique platform to see animals in their natural habitat, including exploring the extraordinary migration of 1.5 million animals traveling over 500 miles across the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya. Journey with Dylan Dreyer will tell us why.
Naturally, Danny Seo is an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier lifestyle by learning the science behind eating well and exercising your mind and body while caring for our planet. Host Danny Seo is America’s leading authority on eco-friendly living. Danny has devoted his career to the idea that caring for the environment can go hand-in-hand with enjoying time with family and friends and sharing delicious and healthy meals while creating a healthy and environmentally friendly home.
Give introduces viewers to the world of philanthropy through the stories of small charities making a big impact. The series features NBC News correspondent and the founder of UNICEF’s Next Generation Jenna Bush Hager, esteemed actor Blair Underwood, and passionate celebrity philanthropists from film, television, music, sports, and business who are all on a mission to inspire others to do good. In each episode one of these celebrity ambassadors will visit two charities that use innovation, best practices, and dedication for change in their communities and the world. With the help of some of the country’s top foundations, we’ll meet these inspiring individuals to see how they do it through the eyes of our celebrity ambassadors.
Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson features the powerful and inspiring stories of successful athletes who exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Hosted by Lauren Thompson, host of Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, Heart of a Champion introduces audiences to professional and amateur athletes who have overcome obstacles to ultimately achieve transcendent moments in the world of sports. Heart of a Champion proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but also by their grit, resiliency and heart.
“Creating six original series for The More You Know block with NBC over the past year has been incredibly fun and gratifying for me along with all of Litton’s award-winning producers,” said Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment. “We know the NBC kids and families all over the country will love these inspiring shows that entertain through content that also helps audiences learn and grow.”