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By A.J. Katz 

The Today show has traditionally been the morning news program of choice among younger news viewers. In this day and age, that means a lot of cord-cutters too. With that in mind, the franchise has developed a robust offering of summer digital programming for Today show fans who can’t get to a TV in the morning.

“This new season of digital original programming underscores our promise to deliver emotions and solutions to the Today audience,” said Ashley Parrish, executive producer for Today digital and vp of strategic content. “We are now expanding that promise to entertain and inform our loyal viewers all day, every day, and to bring them Today beyond the four hours of the morning broadcast.”

“There is an appetite from our audience and advertising partners for more quality Today content beyond the traditional television screen,” added Trevor Fellows, evp of digital partnerships, NBCUniversal. “We are delighted to roll out this new programming which allows for Today to reach viewers 24/7 everywhere.”


The new summer season of digital original video programming will run throughout the summer and early fall. The shows are produced by the Today digital team, and are available on, Today’s YouTube channel and on Today’s OTT apps, including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku.

Here they are:

  • Cold Cuts with Al Roker: Equal parts cooking show and celebrity interview with Roker. (NEW)

  • Donna Off-Air: Today contributor Donna Farizan sits down with celebrities after their Today appearance for an extended chat. (RETURNING)
  • Get It Together: Today contributor Anna De Souza shares life hacks that are fun, easy and get you out the door faster. (NEW)
  • Test Drive: Today editors try out buzzworthy lifestyle fads and share the truth about what’s worth it. (RETURNING)
  •  The Check Out: Today puts trending products to the test in this 100% shop-able series with Today producer Courtney Gisriel. (NEW)
  • The Upside: Good news guaranteed to put a smile on your face and heartwarming features that restore your faith in humanity. (NEW)
  • Walk in My Shoes: Beautiful, messy & real:Today highlights a subject’s journey of overcoming a life challenge. (RETURNING)
  • Why I Love My: An empowering, body-positive video series with celebrities sharing how they find confidence and embrace surprising parts of themselves. (RETURNING)