CBS said it would rely on Litton Entertainment to produce a three-hour block of Saturday-morning programs aimed at pre-teens. The new programs – six half-hour shows with positive social messages about healthy eating, pet care and making a difference, will debut Saturday, Sept. 28, the network said Wednesday.
The six new programs include: “Lucky Dog,” featuring animal trainer Brandon McMillan rescuing an assortment of troubled canines; “Dr. Chris, Pet Vet,” chronicling the life of busy veterinarian Dr. Chris Brown; “Recipe Rehab,” which “rehabs” high-calorie recipes with low-calorie makeovers; “Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals,” which spotlights the celebrity chef as he makes quick nutritious grub; “All In with Lalia Ali,” in which the host scours the globe for inspirational stories and people who make a difference; and “Game Changers with Kevin Frazier,” which celebrates athletes who want to make a difference in their communities.
Each of the shows will be rated ‘TVG’, presented in high-definition and aimed at viewers between the ages of 13 and 16. CBS will promote the programming as “The CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!”
Litton also produces a block of Saturday programming for ABC that follows the Walt Disney network’s broadcast of a Saturday-edition of “Good Morning America” in many local markets.