A new weekly prime-time series, premiering next month, was announced today by ABC News and People. The show, “People’s List,” is set for a limited summer run starting Saturday, June 11.
“The hour-long weekly program highlights the biggest stories in pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle, human interest and news features to bring viewers up to speed on what they may have missed,” the companies said in the announcement. “Plus, viewers will get an exclusive sneak peek at the top stories people will be talking about in the week ahead.”
Actor Jerry O’Connell and SuChin Pak, former MTV news correspondent, will host, and will be joined by a team of “all-star insiders” from ABC News and People.
“Each week, ‘People’s List’ breaks down the five people you should be talking about — from your favorite celebrities to social media stars to everyday people making the world a better place,” the announement says. “Additionally, the program will include People’s signature features, including Scoop, PeopleStyle, PeoplePets, The Jess Cagle Interview (a video series hosted by the editorial director of People and Entertainment Weekly); and new segments including Home 360, a look behind the hedges and gates of America’s most fabulous celebrity homes; and Then and Now, an update of the iconic personalities from People Magazine’s iconic covers. Plus, the very latest in pop culture, style and trends.”
Said Morgan Hertzan, senior vice president, ABC News, and executive in charge of ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions: “People takes us inside the most famous and fascinating lives in the world. From mega-stars to real people facing incredible circumstances, People has been a trusted friend for the biggest events in pop culture history.”
“People’s List” is produced by ABC’S Lincoln Square Productions. Danielle Rossen is the executive producer, and Marc Victor is co-executive producer for Lincoln Square Productions; Rich Battista and Jess Cagle are executive producers for People.