ABC ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE FOR NEW REALITY SERIES "REPEAT AFTER ME," FROM WARNER HORIZON TELEVISION AND INSPIRED BY THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL SIGNATURE SEGMENT FROM "THE ELLEN DeGENERES SHOW"
"Repeat After Me" Will Debut Tuesday, February 17, at 8:30 p.m., ET/PT
on the ABC Television Network
ABC announced the premiere date today for the new half-hour reality series "Repeat After Me," hosted by "The Goldbergs" star Wendi McLendon-Covey and inspired by a highly successful signature segment from the Emmy(R)-winning daytime talk program "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." "Repeat After Me" will premiere TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, at 8:30 p.m., ET/PT, on the ABC Television Network.
In "Repeat After Me," McLendon-Covey will instruct her celebrity friends, via a remote ear piece, to interact with everyday people in high-energy, comedic hidden-camera situations. At the end of each half-hour episode, the best moment of the night will be crowned in front of a live studio audience. The pilot episode stars Ellen Pompeo ("Grey's Anatomy"), Taye Diggs and Harry Connick, Jr.
"Repeat After Me" is from A Very Good Production in association with Warner Horizon Television. The executive producers of "Repeat After Me" are Ellen DeGeneres, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner, Kevin A. Leman II, Jason Goldberg, James Breen and Jeff Kleeman. (DeGeneres, Connelly, Glavin and Lassner are executive producers of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and Leman is co-executive producer.)
About A Very Good Production
A Very Good Production (AVGP) is the Emmy(R)-winning television and film production company of producer/writer/actor/host Ellen DeGeneres. Based at Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) with an exclusive multiyear deal, AVGP produces the nationally syndicated daytime talk program The Ellen DeGeneres Show and develops television projects for all divisions of WBTVG, including scripted and unscripted primetime series for network and cable, as well as additional syndicated fare. AVGP's current slate of projects includes the new scripted comedy One Big Happy, for NBC; Repeat After Me, a new unscripted series for ABC; Ellen's Design Challenge, a new unscripted design competition program for HGTV; and Hello Goodbye, an upcoming unscripted series for the Travel Channel highlighting heart-warming - and sometimes heart-wrenching - stories of love, sorrow, family and friendship from travelers of all cultures and walks of life. AVGP's film projects include Sing You Home, based on the Jodi Picoult novel, and an untitled feature starring DeGeneres and Rebel Wilson. Jeff Kleeman serves as President of A Very Good Production.
About Warner Horizon Television
Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry's leading producers of scripted series for the cable marketplace and primetime reality series for both network and cable. A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, WHTV was founded in 2006. WHTV's current scripted programs are Rizzoli & Isles for TNT; Ground Floor and the forthcoming Buzzy's for TBS; Pretty Little Liars for ABC Family; and Longmire for Netflix. Its unscripted series are The Voice for NBC and The Bachelor franchise - which also includes The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise - as well as the upcoming 500 Questions for ABC.