Emmy® Nominated BD Wong (“Mr. Robot”) to Host HLN Original Series “Something’s Killing Me”
July 26th, 2017
10:27 AM ET

Emmy® Nominated BD Wong (“Mr. Robot”) to Host HLN Original Series “Something’s Killing Me”

Six-Episode Medical Mystery Series Produced by CNN Original Series Development Team Debuts Sunday, August 13 at 9PM ET/PT 

Something’s Killing Me Trailer: http://bit.ly/2uQDIs9

Episode One Trailer: http://bit.ly/2eIaEfR

NEW YORK (July 26, 2017) – HLN delves into the investigations of life or death medical mysteries in the new HLN Original Series Something’s Killing Me premiering Sunday, August 13 at 9PM ET/PT. Hosted by Emmy® Award nominee (Mr. Robot) and Law & Order: SVU veteran BD Wong, the six-part documentary production from the CNN Original Series Development team examines puzzling diseases and symptoms that result in near-death struggles. Each episode chronicles a race against time to discover what or who is killing the patient. Doctors, scientists, and, in some cases, federal investigators act as medical sleuths to solve the mystery in which life literally hangs in the balance.

Telling real life and death stories, Something’s Killing Me features new interviews with the victims, families and doctors combined with scene-setting reenactments produced by the CNN Original Series Development team, led by Nancy Duffy, vice president of program development.  FULL POST


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HLN to Premiere Season Four of CNN Original Series "The Hunt with John Walsh," Beginning Sunday, July 30
July 19th, 2017
10:45 AM ET

HLN to Premiere Season Four of CNN Original Series "The Hunt with John Walsh," Beginning Sunday, July 30

Double Season of 16 New Episodes Will Air Exclusively on HLN Sundays at 8pm ET/PT

Season four of the acclaimed CNN Original Series The Hunt with John Walsh, which tells stories of ongoing criminal investigations of fugitives, will air exclusively on HLN with a double season of 16 episodes beginning Sunday, July 30 at 8 pm ET/PT. The series’ third season was simulcast on CNN and HLN in 2016.

Hosted by Walsh, a passionate victim’s rights activist, television personality and founder of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, The Hunt is produced by the Peabody and Emmy award winning Zero Point Zero Production.

Through interviews with victims, loved ones and law enforcement, coupled with new leads, The Hunt provides the public with salient information to facilitate the capture of fugitives profiled in the series. To date, eight cases have been resolved following the airing of those stories on The Hunt.  FULL POST

CNN AND HLN ANCHORS CELEBRATE THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DEDICATE THEIR LIVES TO HELPING OTHERS
June 8th, 2017
02:04 PM ET

CNN AND HLN ANCHORS CELEBRATE THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DEDICATE THEIR LIVES TO HELPING OTHERS

”Champions for Change” – a special week-long event – will begin airing on Sunday, June 11th across CNN, with a one-hour special hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta airing on Saturday, June 17th at 9pm ET

Beginning on Sunday, June 11th, CNN will air Champions for Change, a week-long special event that sends CNN and HLN anchors out in the field to spend time working with the people and causes that are close to their hearts.  The anchors travel across the country to share the moving stories of the leaders and volunteers behind these inspiring organizations, learn about the challenges they face, and see first-hand the real difference they are making in the lives of those they help.  Champions for Change will air as individual segments across CNN throughout the week, culminating in a one-hour, prime-time special highlighting the series’ best moments, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Saturday, June 17th at 9pm ET.
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Topics: CNN • HLN
HLN to premiere true crime series “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” on Fri., June 2 at 9PM ET/PT
May 15th, 2017
03:23 PM ET

HLN to premiere true crime series “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” on Fri., June 2 at 9PM ET/PT

New series by Nutopia, creator of top ranked CNN Original Series, “Finding Jesus”

Beyond Reasonable Doubt Trailer: http://cnn.it/2rjzdBw

Programming note (as of June 20, 2017): Beyond Reasonable Doubt has moved its regular air time to Sundays at 8 pm ET/PT on HLN.

NEW YORK (May 15, 2017) – HLN debuts Beyond Reasonable Doubt, from executive producers Jane Root and Ben Goold with Nutopia, the team behind the highly rated CNN Original Series, “Finding Jesus” (seasons one and two), on Friday, June 2, 2017, 9 pm ET/PT. Over six one-hour episodes, the true crime documentary series takes viewers inside the world of forensic investigation through high-profile criminal cases of the past century that were ultimately solved by advances in forensic science or technology.

Driven by powerful first-person storytelling, the series features the lead detective of each case (the Green River Killer, 1996 Atlanta bombings) and is elevated by filmic dramatic elements and textures. A supporting cast of world-class forensic scientists contextualizes the incredible history of each forensic advance (DNA, spectral imaging, forensic microscopy) and highlight how forensic technology is changing the face of crime fighting. FULL POST

HLN Unveils 2017 Original Series Slate
March 13th, 2017
10:24 AM ET

HLN Unveils 2017 Original Series Slate

Lineup Features Unscripted Programming Developed by CNN Original Series Team for HLN

Programming note (as of July 25, 2017): Inside Secret Places with Chris Cuomo (working title) has moved its premiere date to Friday, September 15 at 9PM ET/PT and How It Really Happened with Hill Harper (season two) has moved its premiere date to Friday, October 20 at 9PM ET/PT on HLN.

NEW YORK (March 13, 2017) – HLN announces its 2017 Original Series slate today, a robust lineup of commissioned and internally produced CNN programming fare which features three new unscripted series and the season two renewal of the network’s highly-rated documentary series, How It Really Happened with Hill Harper.

New HLN Originals Series premiering this year include Beyond Reasonable Doubt, produced by Nutopia, Something’s Killing Me and Inside Secret Places with Chris Cuomo (working title), hosted by CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo. The latter two series are produced internally by the CNN Original Series Development team.

“It’s great to be back in business with Jane Root and Nutopia, who produced the #1 ranked Finding Jesus for CNN Original Series—this time with HLN,” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, CNN Worldwide. “This partnership puts HLN on the path to mirroring the enormous success that CNN Original Series has had on CNN over the past four years.” FULL POST


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HLN LAUNCHES NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED WITH HILL HARPER” ON JANUARY 27
January 9th, 2017
05:15 PM ET

HLN LAUNCHES NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED WITH HILL HARPER” ON JANUARY 27

Harper (‘CSI: NY’) Hosts 12-Episode Series that Revisits and Reveals New Answers to Biggest Crimes, Mysteries, Trials, and Celebrity Tragedies of Our Time

Episodes Include Menendez Brothers Murder Trial, JFK Jr. Plane Crash, and DC Madam Sex Scandal, Among Others

First New Series for HLN Developed by CNN Original Series Team

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"Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield," New Nightly HLN Program, Launches Oct. 17
October 12th, 2016
01:12 PM ET

"Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield," New Nightly HLN Program, Launches Oct. 17

Banfield’s New Show to Air Live from New York, 
Monday through Thursday, 8pm- 9pm, ET 

New York, October 12, 2016 –  HLN debuts its new nightly program Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield live from the CNN New York bureau on Monday, October 17. Hosted by seasoned anchor/journalist Ashleigh Banfield, the program will air Monday through Thursday, 8pm-9pm, ET.

On this new program, Banfield will tackle the day's most pressing legal and social issues, trials and hot topic debates with her own passionate point of view. Also featured on the program will be expert guests who can contribute to the conversation.

Just prior to joining HLN, the host anchored Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield on sister network CNN. Banfield joined CNN in 2011 as co-anchor of the morning news show Early Start. Over the course of her career, she has covered breaking news from across the country and around the globe.
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"On the Story with Erica Hill" – Daily Dayside News Program Premieres Oct. 10 on HLN
October 4th, 2016
12:17 PM ET

"On the Story with Erica Hill" – Daily Dayside News Program Premieres Oct. 10 on HLN

Award winning Journalist Hill To Anchor 1pm- 3pm, ET Weekdays Live from New York on HLN

HLN launches its newest daily news program, On the Story with Erica Hill, anchored by the award-winning, veteran journalist, on Monday, October 10. Hill’s program will air in the 1pm-3pm, ET slot, live from the CNN New York bureau.

The focus of the new dayside program will be the big events and most-talked about stories of the day. Hill will go beyond delivering the headlines to delve into why the stories matter and how they impact our daily lives.  The program will also feature newsmaker interviews.

Additionally, Hill will continue to contribute to CNN as both an anchor and correspondent.

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Two-Time Super Bowl Champ and 'Dancing with the Stars'  Mirrorball Winner Hines Ward Joins HLN’S 'Morning Express With Robin Meade' As Sports Contributor
May 25th, 2016
11:34 AM ET

Two-Time Super Bowl Champ and 'Dancing with the Stars'  Mirrorball Winner Hines Ward Joins HLN’S 'Morning Express With Robin Meade' As Sports Contributor

TWO-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMP AND 'DANCING WITH THE STARS' MIRRORBALL WINNER HINES WARD JOINS HLN’S 'MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE' AS SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR

Ward to Also Provide Sports Commentary and Analysis Across all CNN Platforms

Hines Ward, two-time Super Bowl champion and Dancing with the Stars Mirrorball trophy winner, joins HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade as sports contributor.  Based at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ward will also provide analysis and commentary on major sporting events and breaking news across all CNN platforms, including CNN/U.S., CNN Digital, CNNMoney and CNN International.

Beginning July 1, the Super Bowl XL MVP, joins the popular HLN morning crew of host Robin Meade, meteorologist Bob Van Dillen and consumer business correspondent Jennifer Westhoven. Morning Express with Robin Meade is a ratings juggernaut for the network.  The wildly successful morning show is up double-digits year-to-date in both total viewers and persons 25-54.

“I’m incredibly grateful to HLN and CNN for welcoming me to their prestigious team,” said Ward. “Throughout my career, I’ve always envisioned myself as more than just a football player and this platform will allow me to express myself in different and unique ways. I’m excited to be able to share my journey and my stories with our audiences, both in the US and worldwide.”

“Hines is a true champion with such a winning personality,” said Bill Galvin, SVP, Sports Programming, CNN.  “His perspective on sports extends well beyond the football field – a fresh voice we’re excited to share with HLN and CNN audiences.”

Upon his retirement in 2012 from the NFL, where here he played for 14 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ward trained and completed the 2013 Ironman World Championships held annually in Hawaii. He began his television career as an analyst for NBC’s Sunday primetime NFL show, Football Night in America.

He founded and operates Helping Hands Foundations both in the U.S. and Korea, and is an active participant with numerous other charities including The Caring Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Pearl S. Buck International. Ward also started an after-school education program for kids in his home state of Georgia, where he attended Forest Park High School and went on to be a top scholar-athlete at the University of Georgia, earning All-SEC honors his senior year and finishing his college career as Georgia's second all-time receiver with 144 receptions. He currently lives in Atlanta with his wife and son.

Ward is represented by CSE Talent, which offers management and career assistance to its elite roster of over 200 clients including pro and collegiate coaches, baseball players, golfers, management, and news and sport media talent.

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December 29th, 2015
02:06 PM ET

HLN to End 2015 Up Double Digits in Total Day & Post 2nd Largest Growth Among Top 40 Cable Nets 

 

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HLN TO OUTPERFORM MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY FOR 19 STRAIGHT MONTHS

HLN TO RANK #1 ON WEEKENDS IN TOTAL DAY IN 2015

“MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE” RANKS AS THE #2 CABLE MORNING NEWS PROGRAM IN 2015; UP THE MOST IN THE MORNING; CONTINUES TO BEAT “MORNING JOE"

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  • HLN will end the year up double digits in Total Day; +10% among P2+ (285k vs. 260k) and +15% (122k vs. 106k) in P25-54 2015 to-date vs. 2014 while FOX News is declining –3% and MSNBC down –17% among P25-54.
  • Among the Top 40 cable networks versus year-ago in Total Day, HLN posts 2nd largest growth among P25-54 (+15%; behind only CNN);
  • In Total Day, HLN registers its highest yearly P25-54 delivery in six years (since 2009) and 3rd best on record;
  • HLN to beat MSNBC for 19 straight months in December 2015 (thru 12/25/15) in Total Day by +34% in P25-54, marking the first time that HLN will outperform MSNBC for a full year since 1999, plus scoring its biggest advantage since 1998;
  • HLN to rank #1 among the demo on weekends in Total Day 2015 to date (143k);

MORNING EXPRESS WITH ROBIN MEADE

  • “Morning Express with Robin Meade” (MXP) to rank as the #2 cable morning news show in 2015  among P25-54 (128k);
  • MXP to end the year up the most among cable morning news in P25-54 increasing +23% (128k vs. 104k) and Total Viewers up +27% (284k vs. 223k) 2015 vs. prior year;
  • MXP will continue its winning streak, beating MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for 20 straight months [6-9 a ET] by +38% in P25-54 (128k vs. 93k) in 2015 while FNC’s “Fox & Friends” slides –9%;
  • MXP is averaging its highest yearly P25-54 and P2+ performance since 2011.

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* Nielsen data based on 2015TD: 12/29/14-12/25/15. Data is a blend of most current Live+7 data streams

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