Last week I was invited to attend King 5’s Fall Preview event with special guest Katie Couric. I was in shock, excited, and couldn’t believe they picked me to come down and meet such a prestigious group of people. Even the bloggers that were invited were very well known writers.
photo credit Jenny’s phone I think
Me, Jenny On The Spot, Tonya Mosely of New Naturalista, & Katie of Being 5 and a Seattle Times reporter. After saying hello to all the bloggers I met members of the Yellow Jacket Team, King 5 the Home team.
I met Katie Couric (honorary home team member)
What does Katie have planned?
She’s got a new show coming on the air it’s called Katie. She’s really excited for the talk show because she’s going to be covering fun topics and have really great guests. She’s also going to talk about serious issues like technology, teens and cancer plus I think what she’s really looking into is relating to people again like she did on the Today Show.
I met Meeghan Black and Jean Enersen both were very nice and fun to meet. They are so good at just striking up a conversation and making you feel at home, which must be one of the things that make them really good reporters and talk show hosts.
What does King 5 have planned?
Currently the Olympics then Football in the fall. The local news they show will continue and Evening Magazine is going to be having an anniversary this year. Also check out these new TV series:
Revolution by J.J. Abrams ( I CANT WAIT TO WATCH)
Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman’s life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously – and unbeknownst to her – had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future. Written by NBC Publicity
Chicago Fire (Looks Good, but probably won’t watch it)
From renowned, Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf ("Law & Order" brand) and creators Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, the writing team behind "3:10 to Yuma," comes the high-octane drama "Chicago Fire," – an edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America’s noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so rewarding and exhilarating. These courageous men and women are among the elite who forge headfirst into danger when everyone else is running the other way and whose actions make the difference between life and death.
"Chicago Fire" is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.
On a super funny note:
Guys with Kids (looks like it was inspired by the What to Expect Movie)
"Guys with Kids" is a new comedy from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Jimmy Fallon about three 30-something dads who try to hold on to their youth as they face the responsibilities of having kids. Thankfully, Gary (Anthony Anderson, "Law & Order"), Chris (Jesse Bradford, "The West Wing") and Nick (Zach Cregger, "Friends with Benefits") have each other to help navigate the highs and lows of fatherhood – while still trying desperately to remain dudes.
Balancing work or staying at home, happily married or happily divorced, taking care of the "littles" while maintaining a social life is a daily challenge. Whether it’s hosing down their babies in the kitchen sink or hitting the bar strapped with "babybjorns," these guys are taking on fatherhood in ways no one has ever seen before. Nick and Gary’s wives – Emily (Jamie-Lynn Sigler, "The Sopranos") and Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe, "The Cosby Show") also offer their own parenting advice.
Dads today are more involved in their kids’…
And Animal Practice
"Animal Practice" is a new comedy centering on Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk, "Weeds," "Angels in America"), a top veterinarian with an impressive list of famous animal patients at the Crane Animal Hospital – a bustling New York City veterinary practice where it often seems as if the patients are running the place. Despite his unorthodox style, George has an undeniable gift with animals of all kinds – except the human kind. Much to his chagrin, George recently learned that his ex-girlfriend, Dorothy Crane (JoAnna Garcia Swisher, "Better with You"), has inherited the family business and is now George’s boss. Whip-smart and ambitious, Dorothy shakes up the hospital as she brings order to the chaos and butts heads with George’s animal-friendly administration.
Tyler Labine ("Reaper," "Sons of Tucson") plays Dr. Doug Jackson, a vet who’s great with animals, but hapless in matters of the heart; Bobby Lee ("Harold & Kumar") stars as Dr. Yamamoto; Kym Whitley ("We Bought a Zoo") stars as Juanita; and newcomer Betsy Sodaro ("The Nick Show Kroll") stars as Nurse Angela. Dr. Rizzo, the resident capuchin monkey at Crane Animal Hospital and George’s closest companion is played by Crystal ("The Hangover II," NBC’s "Community").
Of course you can also expect to see your favorite hit NBC shows come back.