E.W. Scripps announces new shows Let's Ask America and The List for WPTV NewsChannel 5 fall lineup
2:06 PM, Jul 24, 2013
12:52 PM, Sep 9, 2013
NewsChannel 5 is proud to announce the debut of two new shows this fall.
The new shows are being produced and created by the parent company of WPTV, E.W. Scripps. The first is a news magazine show called "The List" and the other is a game show called " Let's Ask America."
Both shows will begin airing on NewsChannel 5 on September 9, 2013: "The List" will be on at 7 and "Let's Ask America" will air at 7:30.
"We have invested many months of research to find winning formulas that will inform and entertain audiences," said Brian Lawlor, senior vice president of the Scripps television division. "Our extensive testing convinced us that we have the ingredients for some of the most appealing new content to be introduced in the access and early-fringe hours in many years."
"Let's Ask America" is an innovative game show with a format unlike any other.
Contestants are linked digitally from the comfort of their homes to answer questions relating to current events. The format of "Let's Ask America", powered by contemporary technology, reflects the audience desire for exciting new twists on the game show concept, while giving contestants the chance to win prizes from their couches.
"The List" is a nightly news magazine designed to both entertain and inform viewers by delivering top trending stories of the day in the user-friendly and popular form of lists.
"The List" will give the viewer takeaway advice to make life better, and include video and tips to be shared with friends and family.
Scripps has a long and successful history as a content producer for television. In addition to extensive local news and information programming, Scripps also spent 15 years producing content for its own and other cable TV networks. The cable network division, which included Home & Garden Television and Food Network, was spun off into a separate company, Scripps Networks Interactive, in 2008.