Scripps Launching New National Newsmagazine, Current Events Game Show

By Alex Weprin 

There is a new nightly newsmagazine coming to TV, courtesy of Scripps. According to B&C’s Michael Malone, Scripps is launching two new programs that will debut in seven of the company’s 13 markets: a newsmagzine called “The List” and a current events game show called “Let’s Ask America.” Their distribution would likely expand if the shows perform well.

Scripps says both shows are consistent with its journalistic bent. With Jim Paratore as executive producer, Let’s Ask America features contestants who are linked digitally from their homes to answer questions that Scripps says “are weighted toward current events.” The show is produced by Telepictures and paraMedia inc and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The format will be distributed internationally by Warner Bros. International Television Production.

The List is a nightly news magazine “at the intersection of news and pop culture,” says Scripps. “The show’s design is to entertain and pull back the curtain on the top-trending stories of the day delivered in the user-friendly and popular form of lists.”