LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pop and “Entertainment Tonight” will bring fans closer to their favorite movie stars at The Oscars®, for live television coverage from the red carpet this Sunday, February 28 at 5:00 PM, ET/2:00 PM, PT.
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT AT THE OSCARS LIVE ON POP is a two-and-a-half hour live broadcast hosted by ET's Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier with correspondent Nischelle Turner and fashion expert Jeannie Mai. The show will bring viewers one-on-one interviews with this year’s Oscar nominees and presenters, as well as an up-close look at Hollywood’s most celebrated talent donning the ultimate red carpet style and hottest haute couture.
“We are thrilled that Pop and ET are joining forces on the red carpet for a third consecutive year,” said Paul Adler, Senior Vice President of Original Programming, Pop. “For fans of pop culture, there is no bigger night in Hollywood - and no one can cover it better live than Pop and ET.”
“The Pop partnership allows us to bring fans to the red carpet with us as we talk with Oscars’ biggest stars and see all that Oscar fashion for the very first time,” said Brad Bessey, Executive Producer, “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider.” “We recap the best of the best the following night on ‘Entertainment Tonight,’ but with the live show we’re sharing it, unfiltered, in real time and that is an entertainment lover’s dream.”
Produced by “Entertainment Tonight,” television’s #1 syndicated entertainment show from CBS Television Distribution, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT AT THE OSCARS LIVE ON POP will also recap the year’s best motion pictures, as well as spotlight the biggest Oscar stories making buzz around town, including Leo’s road to Oscar gold, the return of Sylvester Stallone, plus Academy Award favorites Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett.
Fans don’t sit at the outskirts of pop culture making snarky comments. They live right smack in the middle of it, sharing, creating, and connecting their passions with others. At Pop, fans finally have a destination that celebrates the fun of being a fan. Fans aren’t even fans anymore — they’re gladiators, tributes, human beings and blockheads. Seen in more than 80 million homes, Pop gives fans a dedicated channel that loves being a fan as much as they do. A channel that respects talent over celebrity. A channel filled with optimism, passion, humor, and excitement. A channel that understands the fun doesn’t stop when the credits roll… it’s really just the beginning.
Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Divergent” franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black.”
ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is a multi-platform entertainment news brand, with a cross-screen portfolio that includes the #1 entertainment newsmagazine on television, averaging 4.4 million viewers daily, and the #1 outlet for entertainment news video online, delivering more than 125 million video views per month. ETonline is a top 5 entertainment news property, with 38 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S. per comScore, while ET’s social audience reaches more than 70 million U.S. users monthly.
Produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is hosted by Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier and executive produced by Brad Bessey. Nischelle Turner is a correspondent with Cameron Mathison and Samantha Harris serving as correspondents and co-anchors of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT WEEKEND.