“Access Hollywood” to Go Live Beginning Fall 2019
New Show Elements to Debut Across the Overall “Access” Brand in September
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Aug. 22, 2019 – Beginning Monday, Sept. 9, veteran entertainment news show “Access Hollywood” will be extending its brand and adding new half-hour series “All Access” to its roster. The show will take an in-depth look into the national headlines to uncover the extraordinary real-life drama occurring in everyday places and exploring compelling true crime and uplifting human interest stories.
Hosted by Mario Lopez, Kit Hoover, Scott Evans and correspondent Sibley Scoles, “All Access” is set to air on six NBC-owned stations: New York (WNBC), Los Angeles (KNBC), Philadelphia (WCAU), San Francisco Bay Area (KNTV), Miami (WTVJ) and Hartford (WVIT) at 7:30 p.m. “Access Hollywood” will move to 7 p.m. in these markets.
“Access Hollywood” will also launch its 24th season on Sept. 9 and will be broadcasting live to the East Coast. “With the rapidly evolving entertainment news cycle, we strive to bring our viewers the most up-to-date headlines and going live will achieve that,” said Maureen FitzPatrick, senior executive producer of “Access Hollywood,” “All Access” and “Access Daily.” “We will be able to advance the stories in real time as news breaks.”
This fall all three shows will begin incorporating new creative elements across the overall “Access” brand:
Premiering Monday, Sept. 9, viewers can look forward to the following three “Access” shows:
“Access Hollywood,” currently in its 23rd season, is a nationally syndicated, Emmy Award-nominated, daily, half-hour entertainment news program. In its upcoming 24th season, the show will go live to the East Coast with Mario Lopez, Kit Hoover and Scott Evans as hosts and Sibley Scoles as correspondent. The show takes viewers behind the velvet ropes and on to the red carpet to deliver the hottest celebrity interviews and the biggest entertainment news stories in Hollywood.
Debuting this fall, “All Access” is a 30-minute show hosted by Mario Lopez, Kit Hoover, Scott Evans with Sibley Scoles as correspondent. The series digs deeper into the national headlines to uncover the extraordinary real-life drama occurring in everyday places and exploring compelling true crime and uplifting human interest stories. “All Access” will air live at 7:30 p.m. on the East Coast following “Access Hollywood” as it keeps viewers informed of breaking news in real time. The show is set to air on NBC-owned stations in New York (WNBC), Los Angeles (KNBC), Philadelphia (WCAU), San Francisco Bay Area (KNTV), Miami (WTVJ) and Hartford (WVIT).
Kicking off its 10th season this fall, “Access Live” will transition its show name to “Access Daily.” The show will cater to the daytime audience by covering daily hot topics. Viewers will remain updated on all things pop culture with the show’s in-studio celebrity interviews and informative lifestyle segments. The one-hour syndicated entertainment news and lifestyle show will be hosted by Mario Lopez, Kit Hoover and Scott Evans.
All three shows tape from the Terrace Studios, adjacent to the Universal Studios lot, in Universal City, Calif., and are distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
Both “Access Hollywood” and “All Access” will be executive produced by FitzPatrick, Stewart Bailey (“Last Call with Carson Daly,”) and 23-year “Access” veteran Mike Marson, who was recently promoted to executive producer. Cara Petry and Sharon Spaeth have been promoted to supervising producers and Claudia Eaton will continue as senior producer.
For “Access Daily,” Julie Cooper (“FABLife,” “Wife Swap,” “American Pickers”) has joined as executive producer and Alyson DiFranco (“Steve”) has joined as supervising producer. Jennifer Dixon has been promoted to supervising producer and FitzPatrick serves as senior executive producer and Claudia Eaton as senior producer.
Stay connected to all three shows on social media @accessonline via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and online at www.accessonline.com
ABOUT NBCUNIVERSAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of NBCUniversal products to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, in broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes “Access,” “Access Live,” “Maury,” “The Jerry Springer Show” and “The Steve Wilkos Show,” and on Sept. 9th, the division will premiere “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “Judge Jerry.” In addition, the division distributes the retro television broadcast network Cozi TV and weekend syndicated series “On the Money” and “Open House.” Current off-network programming includes “American Ninja Warrior,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Chicago P.D” and “Dateline.”
Alexis Rouse, Alexis.Rouse@nbcuni.com, 818-777-2702