Houston Fox owned station KRIV will debut a new half-hour late night show about subjects it called taboo.
The show, called The Nightcap, will be hosted by Carolina Sanchez and will “explore all of the taboo and provocative topics that television often avoids.” The show will feature interviews with newsmakers and celebrities visiting its signature pink couch to share their opinions on controversial topics. The set will include a full bar with a rotating cast of bartenders pouring up cocktails. The Nightcap is produced by Raabe Pegado, with editing and photography by Jake Hooper.
“We hope to add The Nightcap to our successful list of non-news local programming initiatives which already include What’s Your Point and The Isiah Factor: Uncensored,” said senior vice president and general manager, D’Artagnan Bebel. “We have taken non-traditional routes of identifying passions and potential within our station’s talent to create successful brands and shows that showcase them and resonate with viewers. Producer Raabe Pegado and Host Carolina Sanchez are the next winning combination.”
“We’re using this unique opportunity to talk about all the stuff you’re not supposed to talk about – especially on TV!” said Sanchez. “We’ll explore and question other lifestyles and cultures with an enthusiastic, open mind and hope to leave our viewers happily pondering new perspectives.”
Sanchez joined KRIV in 2013 as an associate producer before transitioning to the digital team. Sanchez later moved in front of the camera as the host of the station’s social media news show The Break.
The show will debut on October 10 and will air weeknights at 11:30 p.m.