Monday, August 01, 2016

'Houston Life' show to debut on KPRC 2

UPDATE AUGUST 22, 2016
PHOTOS: Houston Life debuts on #KPRC2 with a zombie

YOUR FIRST LOOK: Remember that KPRC 2 lifestyle show it was hiring for earlier this year? Well, 'Houston Life' is about to make its debut

LA's Derrick Shore and former WOAI San Antonio meteorologist Jennifer Broome to host Houston Life.
My blog post about KPRC 2 hiring for a new daily lifestyle and entertainment show was very popular. I assume that TV newsers are excited about more jobs in TV market #10 and the audience likes the extra local Houston coverage.

Well, KPRC 2 has started putting information out there about the new show. Hosts have been hired from out of state, producers are being hired from other stations and with all eyes on the NBC affiliate because of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, let's get started.

The show's title will be Houston Life and it will debut August 22nd. It will air weekdays at 1pm (replacing Days of Our Lives at that time slot).

Since KPRC 2 is currently building a new studio, it sounds like the show will be live from a big public place...maybe The Galleria?

The Houston Life hosts are in Houston now (or on their way). So who are they?

One is a familiar name to San Antonio TV viewers. Former WOAI meteorologist Jennifer Broome is coming into host from FOX 31 KDVR Deniver's Good Day Colorado.

Coming in from Los Angeles' largest independent public television station, KCET, is Derrick Shore. He's been a reporter for the station's news magazine SoCal Connected.

Stephanie Gonzalez who does video segments for the Houston Dash will be a reporter for the show.

I hear the show's website will be houstonlife.tv.

Stay tuned...I'm sure KPRC will have a lot more information coming...especially with all the viewers turning for The Olympics.

UPDATE AUGUST 22, 2016
PHOTOS: Houston Life debuts on #KPRC2 with a zombie


UPDATE 8/10/2016

Press release about Houston Life:

‘HOUSTON LIFE’ TO PREMIERE AUGUST 22nd KPRC2 DEBUTS NEW DAILY LIFESTYLE SHOW

Houston, TX, August 9, 2016: KPRC2 is bringing a new brand of live, local entertainment to afternoon television. Houston Life premieres Monday, August 22nd at 1pm with hosts Derrick Shore and Jennifer Broome. The Monday-Friday, hour-long lifestyle show will showcase what makes America’s fourth largest city a great place to work, live and play.

“The show will be a celebration of what is happening each day in our dynamic city,” said KPRC2 Vice President/General Manager Jerry Martin. “It’s going to be jam-packed, high energy and a lot of fun to watch.”

Houston Life will be produced live, on location each day from The Galleria. The studio is on Level 1, adjacent to Nordstrom and across from LensCrafters. Shoppers and fans are invited to come by and be part of the experience.

“We will tap into fashion, pop culture, food, music, lifestyle trends and hot topics,” said Don Graham, Executive Producer of Houston Life. “And we will connect with viewers daily through social media so that they will have access to the show’s lively content
anytime, anywhere.”

Co-host Derrick Shore joins Houston Life from Los Angeles, where he was the host of SoCal Connected on KCET Television. He is an award winning journalist who has appeared on CBS News, NBC’s Today, ABC’s World News Now, Channel One News and Current TV. Derrick has also been cast in several scripted TV dramas and feature films.

Co-host Jennifer Broome comes most recently from Denver, where she was a meteorologist at KDVR-TV and KWGN-TV. She spent ten years in Texas as the Chief Meteorologist for WOAI-TV in San Antonio from 2000-2010. She is a self-described foodie and wine lover who loves adventure and has sky dived with the Army Golden Knights and flown a F-16 with the Air Force Thunderbirds.




UPDATE 8/1/2016

Looks like the Houston Life Galleria studio rumor is true:






37 comments:

  1. So where will they move Days to Meridith's Time slot I assume to go up against General Hospital I presume.

    Then have Phil and more then.

    They have rearranged Days so much around and more too.


    Guess need something to compete with CBS and the TALK as well.


    But guess after the Olympics need something to make a splash.


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  2. I just found out, Starting August 22, Days of our Lives will be moving to 2pm replacing The Meredith Vieria Show since her show was canceled

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  3. I hear they are building a studio in The Galleria near Nordstroms.

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  4. That means Days & General Hospital will battle it out on the 2:00pm slot!

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  5. A show about 'Houston Life' featuring two people who aren't from Houston? Only KPRC could be this asinine.

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    2. KPRC is stupid to do this.

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    3. Agree only KFC would do this ,make Days and GH. compete. Stupid. Idiotic.

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  6. If it's anything like the lifestyle show airing on their sister station in San Antonio, the show will air from a popular bar/restaurant. Perhaps at the Galleria. They are not, however, leasing space at the Galleria to build a studio. I can guarantee you that. Overhead would be too high.

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    1. They have a space in the Galleria. Pciture above.

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    2. Houston Life will be produced live, on location each day from The Galleria. The studio is on Level 1, adjacent to Nordstrom and across from LensCrafters. Shoppers and fans are invited to come by and be part of the experience.

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  7. How long before Dom and Gramps worm their way onto the show?

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  8. Stephanie Gonzalez is really good. She used to host the shows on the Dynamos website and YouTube channel. She's a good interviewer and should fit right in.

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    1. I'm surprised Stephanie is not one of the two hosts.

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  9. Moving Days of our Lives!

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  10. I reckon 'Houston Life' will be an advertorial/pay-to-play type shows, similar to shows seen on other stations across the country. Examples: 'Windy City Live' on WLS, 'Indy Style' on WISH, and those shows seen on a couple of TEGNA stations (including 'Sacramento & Company' on KXTV, 'Colorado & Company' on KUSA, and 'Atlanta & Company' on WXIA). WJXT debuted a similar show, 'River City Live', not too long ago either.

    Of the co-hosts, I don't know if that's the same Derrick Shore that worked for 'Channel 1 News' program (seen in most US high schools) during the late 1990s and early 2000s, if my memory serves me correctly.

    Days of our Lives has been on for over 50 years, and was recently renewed through 2017, and hopefully gets extended through 2018... seeing that were already down to 4 soaps. I mostly watch Days nowadays. The soaps, IMO, would've stood a better chance if they had been shortened back to half-hour (less is more), and the networks could've avoided the cancellation mistake and avoided running off so many viewers.

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    1. I will not watch the new show. I will record Days and GH and hopefully find time to watch them both. I finally had a good soap schedule. WE do not need another talk show. they people who might be interested in this show are probably at work at the time.

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  11. Yeah it is hard to find TV for the afternoons. I know with ABC They moved GH to accommodate Katie Couric but her show didn't last on there but 2 seasons. Then they had the Cooking show, and one other show that didn't make it either. Then Moved GH back to where it was and Jeopardy was moved from KHOU to KTRK to accommodate since guess the Millionaire wasn't making it or something wasn't after GH.

    KHOU took Ellen from KPRC and then have the hour news now at 4 to guess compete with KTRK

    KPRC has gone through so much in talk shows from Dr, Phil one time when he first came out then was moved from KPRC after a year or so and is now back again the last couple of years. Meridith they had for 2 years. Now she is gone as her show didn't have the ratings. But so much change with KPRC program in afternoon that they to extended their 11 am news in a way and have a Noon News to coincide with KHOU that I liked having theirs all alone after the other two with KTRK/KPRC at 11 to 12.

    But other shows were Dr. Oz, Rachel Ray, and some others. Can't remember some of them. Almost changed a lot like The View has with Co-hosts since Barbara left anyways.

    See how long this show lasts here.

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  12. Will NOT watch non-Houstonians doing a show about Houston, EVER! Remember the New York blonde, forget her name lol, her show tanked until Debra Duncan took over. I consider it an insult, like no Houstonians are qualified to be talking heads.

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  13. I have to agree. I appreciate a show dedicated to Houston living but, I would much rather prefer HOUSTON hosts. Lame Lame and Lame.

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  15. Houston .. I am a native houstonian. I was excited about this show. I am 100 % discipointed. The world is watching are great city, every day and every way. In my opinion this show does not represent houstonian,s. Or our values, and the people and production r below standard. In disimpoundment of your representation of this great city.

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  16. I want to like this show. It's ridiculous. First, they announced a concert even though it has been cancelled. If I know this before the Houston Life staff, this is a problem. Also, when referencing the University of Houston, you don't say UH. You say U of H. If she was from Houston, she would know this.

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  17. This show and those two unknowns are a joke. The show seems more fitted for a smaller station. Those two would appeal more to the very young. They are very immature and almost an embarrassment to watch.

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  18. I was delighted to be the test interview that channel 2 used in trying to decide on the hosts, and then tickled to reappear with two of those hosts last week. Loved talking about my Alice in Wonderland Sculpture project for Houston, Texas and the digital technology that I used to create it and wrote about in my book- 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft: exploring 3D Printing, Scanning, Sculpting and Milling. The set was fun to work with, though a bit crazy to transfer all of the artwork in between takes. I had no idea they were filming in the galleria until the last minute. Had I known I would have played it up on social media a bit more. Still it was a great experience.

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  19. I agree with most of you. This hyperactive show is so stupid. I dislike the hosts. I would prefer a Houstonian or at minimum a Texan in the host spots. We have so many adorable young people in this city and they picked these two. What a total miss. Jennifer Reyna is as cute as a bug. I could watch her all day. Or how about one of the talented people from our very active nightclub or art community? I meet so many amazing people in this city and they chose to import some people from another state.

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    1. So agree -- Jennifer Reyna is a little doll. I just cannot handle either one of these two hosts. And he looks like he is not even dry behind the ears.

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  20. This show is a joke!! What a disaster! I watched a few times on DVD but it is ridiculous. If I was KPRC I would be embarrassed by this show. The hosts are awful maybe with different hosts and content it might be different.

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  21. This show is pathetic. What a waste! The hosts are boring and bring nothing to the table. FYI having hosts that aren't familiar with the city is a disaster....This show will not make it!

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  22. I cannot believe this amateur hour is on a major network station in the fourth largest city in the US. The hosts are more suited for some very small station somewhere in Tumbuktoo. The are the most boring hosts I have ever witnessed. Just cannot believe as much talent as there is in Houston, you had to go somewhere and hire these very young people who will never convince anyone they are from around here.

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  23. I cannot believe this amateur hour is on a major network station in the fourth largest city in the US. The hosts are more suited for some very small station somewhere in Tumbuktoo. The are the most boring hosts I have ever witnessed. Just cannot believe as much talent as there is in Houston, you had to go somewhere and hire these very young people who will never convince anyone they are from around here.

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