The latest addition to HLN’s prime-time lineup is a noted reality TV doctor who is also an M.D. in real life.
The network announced this morning that Dr. Drew Pinsky will be joining HLN with a new program set to start in spring 2011. The announcement was made by Scot Safon, executive vice president in charge of HLN.
In a statement, Safon said, “Dr. Drew informs and inspires audiences on subjects that matter most to them and their families, and he is an ideal fit for the HLN network. Whether the topics are in the news or simply in the daily lives of our audience, Dr. Drew will shed light, provide crucial information and give viewers something to talk–and think–about.”
The show will air every weeknight. Pinsky’s TV credits include the VH1 shows "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," "Sober House" and "Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew." For many years he and comic Adam Corolla were on the radio with "Loveline."
Said Pinsky: “I am thrilled to join HLN and I have no doubt that the natural fit I feel at the network will provide the opportunity to explore the stories behind the story and really explain the choices that people make."