Star of NBC’s NEW AMSTERDAM will host a special 30-minute program that will celebrate the stations’ virtual “Adopt & Donate” pet adoption campaign

The half-hour special program will air on NBC stations beginning August 28 and feature uplifting pet adoption and foster stories, and amazing pet videos from Clear The Shelters media partner The Dodo

REMOTE LOCATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY – August 20, 2020 – NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations today announced that Ryan Eggold, star of NBC’s NEW AMSTERDAM, will host a 30-minute special show that will recap this year’s Clear The Shelters nationwide pet adoption campaign. The “Clear The Shelters” show will air on NBC stations beginning August 28 (check local listings) and will feature stories of individuals and celebrities who are fostering and adopting pets during the pandemic, as well as amazing stories from the no. 1 animal brand on social media, The Dodo.

Returning for a sixth consecutive year as a month-long virtual campaign, the stations’ 2020 pet adoption initiative kicked off on August 1 and is helping individuals connect with shelters all across the country and meet pets through web/mobile platforms. The stations’ pet adoption campaign is also making it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters/rescues.

Ryan Eggold, who stars in NBC’s hit drama NEW AMSTERDAM as rebellious medical director Dr. Max Goodwin, is also known for his role as Tom Keen on the NBC drama THE BLACKLIST. A proud parent of a rescue pit bull, Eggold says: “I discovered Jody at a shelter 12 years ago and can’t imagine my life without her. From beach runs to staying at home, especially now during the pandemic, Jody is always by my side. I look forward to celebrating this year’s Clear The Shelters campaign with audiences everywhere, and to highlight the most amazing pet adoption stories from this year’s campaign.”

WHO/WHEN: Ryan Eggold will host a 30-minute “Clear The Shelters” special that will air on NBC stations beginning August 28 (check local listings).

WHAT: The “Clear The Shelters” special will tell the amazing stories of people who are fostering and adopting animals during the pandemic, and what shelters/rescues are doing to care for animals during this unprecedented time. The show will also feature amazing stories from The Dodo series “Foster Diaries” and “Adopt Me.”

About Clear The Shelters
Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal’s TV stations (NBC and Telemundo owned stations), plus affiliated stations partner with local animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than 410,000 pets finding new homes.Visit, for more information.

About NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 42 NBC and Telemundo local television stations and subsidiary digital businesses serving 30 markets, a regional news network, multicast networks COZI TV and TeleXitos, and LX, the division’s new TV/streaming network that serves adults 18-45, a group of out-of-home properties, a production company, an in-house marketing and promotions company. The local TV stations can be viewed in 38 percent of U.S. homes and in Puerto Rico, and produce and deliver their local communities compelling and unique local news, real-time weather forecasts, consumer and investigative reports and entertainment programming across all platforms to help keep their English and Spanish-speaking audiences informed anytime and anywhere.


Jael Mejia