Variety‘s Elizabeth Wagmeister has been named a contributor for “Page Six TV,” a new daily television show modeled after the New York Post’s Page Six news and gossip section.
The show hails from the Post, Endemol Shine North America and Fox Television Stations. It’s set to debut on Monday, July 18 for a three-week test run on Fox stations in top markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, and Tampa Bay. The show will air in early evening and late-night slots in most of the markets.
John Fugelsang has been tapped as host of “Page Six TV,” while Mario Cantone (“The View,” “Sex and the City”), Bevy Smith (Bravo’s “Fashion Queens”) and New York Post Page Six reporter Carlos Greer serve as contributors alongside Wagmeister, a Los Angeles-based TV reporter for Variety. Page Six Editor Emily Smith and Deputy Editor Ian Mohr will provide further updates and insight, as well as exclusive first looks into the latest breaking stories from the newsroom.
Kay O’Connell (“Jimmy Kimmel Live”) and Matt Strauss (“The View”) will serve as executive producers, alongside NY Post CEO and Publisher Jesse Angelo and Endemol Shine North America’s Rob Smith and Michael Weinberg.
“The original Page Six column and PageSix.com are iconic gossip destinations and ‘Page Six TV’ is a natural extension of the brand,” said Angelo. “We are very excited about the talented roster of contributors who will each bring their own unique perspective, experience and gossip A-game to the show. They will be as entertaining, insightful, witty and fun as Page Six is now in print and online.”
“We’ve pulled together the perfect team of on-air personalities and reporters to deliver the insight, intrigue and fun of Page Six to the Fox TV Stations’ audience,” said Charlie Corwin and Cris Abrego, co-CEOs of Endemol Shine North America. “In each episode, our contributors, as well as the audience, will go head-to-head to see who has the latest breaking news, the smartest take and funniest observations.”
The show’s contributors and insiders will deliver news and gossip from entertainment, culture, the media, finance, real estate and politics during the half-hour show. Viewers will have the opportunity to weigh in on topics with their own opinions across social media prior to the daily broadcast.
The Fox Television Stations group has increasingly opted to mount summer test runs of prospective new strips prior to committing to carrying new shows across its station group.
Wagmeister joined Variety in early 2015 after previously working for Hollywood Life and TV Guide. She’s been a regular contributor to KTTV Los Angeles’ “Good Day L.A.,” among other TV programs.