ABC NEWS AND TIME INC.’S PEOPLE ANNOUNCE NEW PRIMETIME SERIES: “PEOPLE’s LIST”

FEATURING A WEEKLY COUNTDOWN OF THE TOP PEOPLE WORTH WATCHING

HOSTED BY ACTOR JERRY O’CONNELL AND SUCHIN PAK

PREMIERES SATURDAY, JUNE 11 at 8 PM/ ET ON ABC

(NEW YORK) - ABC News and People announced today a new limited run summer series titled “People’s List” premiering Saturday, June 11 at 8 pm ET on ABC.  The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed.  Plus, viewers will get an exclusive sneak peek at the top stories people will be talking about in the week ahead.

“People’s List” will be hosted by popular actor and father of two Jerry O’Connell and SuChin Pak, former MTV news correspondent. With the combined talent of ABC News and People, a team of all-star insiders will join O’Connell and Pak to bring a unique perspective to the biggest headlines of the week.

Each week, “People’s List” breaks down the five people you should be talking about – from your favorite celebrities to social media stars to everyday people making the world a better place. Additionally, the program will include People’s signature features including Scoop, PeopleStyle, PeoplePets, The Jess Cagle Interview (a video series hosted by the Editorial Director of People and Entertainment Weekly), and new segments including Home 360, a look behind the hedges and gates of America’s most fabulous celebrity homes, and Then and Now—an update of the iconic personalities from People Magazine’s iconic covers. Plus, the very latest in pop culture, style and trends.

"People takes us inside the most famous and fascinating lives in the world.  From mega-stars to real people facing incredible circumstances, People has been a trusted friend for the biggest events in pop culture history,” said Morgan Hertzan, SVP ABC News, and Exec in Charge of ABC's Lincoln Square Productions.

“It’s one stop shopping for all things pop culture, celebrity and human interest.  It’s what you’ll be talking about with your friends all weekend,” added Executive Producer Danielle Rossen.

“This series joins together two of the most trusted media brands in the world – ABC News and People.  Partnering on this series gives us the opportunity to present the People brand to audiences in exciting new ways,” said Rich Battista, EVP, Time Inc. and President, Entertainment & Sports Group and Video.  “We are thrilled to team up with ABC News to present stories that continue to entertain, inspire and empower our audience,” said Jess Cagle, Editorial Director for People and Entertainment Weekly.

 “People’s List” premieres on SATURDAY, JUNE 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network. The series is produced by ABC'S Lincoln Square Productions.  Danielle Rossen is the executive producer and Marc Victor is co-executive producer for Lincoln Square Productions, and Rich Battista and Jess Cagle are executive producers for People.

About ABC News

More people get their news from ABC News than from any other source. ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television Network’s news programming on a variety of platforms: television, radio, and the Internet. ABC News reaches a combined audience of well over 270 million people a month on television, on radio and online.* Over 1,000 affiliate stations broadcast ABC News Radio’s global news coverage. NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, provides live and packaged news, sports, and weather reports, as well as footage of news events, to 200 ABC affiliates and more than 30 domestic and international clients.

About People

Time Inc.’s People revolutionized personality journalism when it launched as a weekly in 1974 to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary thingsUbiquitous and still at the center of pop culture more than 40 years later, the People brand is accessible on all surfaces (print, digital, video, mobile, social) bringing more than 80 million consumers a unique mix of breaking news, exclusive photos, video, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling newsmakers of our time. In addition, comScore ranks the People and Entertainment Weekly Network No. 1 in the entertainment news category. People is an award-winning 24/7 news organization headquartered in New York City with reporters across the globe.  For more information visit People.com and Timeinc.com, and follow @people on Twitter and Instagram, @peoplemag on Facebook, and the People channel on YouTube and on Snapchat’s Discover.

ABC Media Relations:

Alison Bridgman (212) 456-1578

People Media Relations:

Marnie Perez (212) 522-6300

 

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