LIFETIME TEAMS UP WITH ABC'S "THE VIEW" FOR
PRIMETIME EVENT PROGRAM,
"THE VIEW LIVE ELECTION SPECIAL,"
COVERING HISTORIC ELECTION NIGHT
Lifetime Also Partners with theSkimm for On-Air Election Messages,
Directed and Executive Produced by UnREAL Star, Shiri Appleby
NEW YORK, NY (October 26, 2016) - Lifetime is teaming up with ABC's Emmy(R) Award-winning talk show, The View, for a live 2 1/2 hour primetime edition of the iconic talk show, airing on Election Night, November 8 at 9pm ET/6pm PT.The View Live Election Special will feature The View's co-hosts from their set with a live studio audience, election-themed Hot Topics, interactive election activities and up-to-the-minute results from key battleground states. Live reports from the ground in Times Square, where thousands from around the world are expected to gather and celebrate the historic evening. As the most important election in recent history comes to a close, our hosts from The View will usher in the next President of the United States live on air.
"Continuing Lifetime's legacy and mission to be at the forefront of women's issues and amplify their voices, we are thrilled to partner with our talented friends at The View on this historic night. Never before have we seen a presidential election cycle so driven by gender, and as a network we are proud to bring diverse perspectives to the national conversation." stated Liz Gateley, EVP and Head of Programming for Lifetime.
Leading up to November 8 and throughout election night, Lifetime is encouraging voters to be heard through election-themed on-air interstitials made in partnership with theSkimm, the media company behind the popular email newsletter.UnREAL star Shiri Appleby conceived, directed and executive produced the interstitials for Lifetime, which feature theSkimm Co-CEOs Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin as they provide bite-sized information on some of the most important topics voters will face at the polls including immigration, education and the economy.
The View Live Election Special will be produced by Lincoln Square Productions and executive produced by The View's Candi Carter with Brian Teta as co-executive producer, Danielle Rossen for Lincoln Square Productions and Mary Donahue for Lifetime. Hilary Estey McLoughlin serves as executive in charge for Lincoln Square Productions.
ABOUT LINCOLN SQUARE PRODUCTIONS
Lincoln Square Productions produces original content for broadcast, cable and digital distribution specializing in entertaining ways to tell fact based stories, including ABC's "What Would You Do?," ABC's award-winning true medicine series, ABC's "Madoff," the OSCAR Red Carpet Opening Ceremony, ABC Family's "Next Step Realty," Investigation Discovery's "Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals," Travel Channel's Watt's World," as well as documentary programming for a wide array of partners, including Discovery Communications and A & E Networks. Lincoln Square Productions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. The headquarters are located in New York City's Lincoln Square neighborhood.
ABOUT THE VIEW
Celebrating a historic 20th season, "The View" (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET) is the place to be heard with live broadcasts five days a week with the hottest topics, entertaining and provocative conversations, politics, newsmakers, celebrity guests and the people everyone is talking about. Candi Carter serves as executive producer with Brian Teta as co-executive producer. "The View" is directed by Sarah de la O. For breaking news and updated videos, follow "The View" (@theview) on Twitter.
Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. The critically acclaimed UnREAL, Project Runway, Dance Moms, Bring It!, The Rap Game and Little Women franchises anchor the network's programming, in addition to its over 25 original movies annually that continue to define the TV movie genre. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime's Fempire positions the network as a curator of feminist content and conversations, as well as a place where women connect, learn and are entertained. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.