On September 3rd, Derek posted on his Snapchat a little teaser about a new show that he will be a part of on October. The show is called “Give” and it is Blair Underwood’s project. As we mentioned in our first post about it, the show will air on NBC on
October 7, 2016 (Note: Scroll down for update)
In a new interview for Yahoo, Blair gives more details about the show. Below is an excerpt, but for more info be sure to check the interview. Thanks HappyHough for the heads up!
You have another new show coming up — Give — on NBC’s Saturday morning schedule. I got teary just watching the sizzle reel of the series, which will help viewers get to know a lot of smaller charities that make huge impacts in their communities. How did the series come about?
I am so excited about this show. It premieres October 1, and we will do 26 episodes. This was an idea that was brought to me by my business partner, Gary Reeves. We went to Anthony Melikhov, who founded an organization called Unite4:Good. He’s a phenomenal philanthropist, and he said, “Yeah, I love this, I’ll finance this. I want you to produce it.” I said, “Okay.” It’s about getting a team together: 30 minutes, one celebrity — like Derek Hough — two charities. We see the work the charities are doing, where they may have a need, and by the end of the show we give them some assistance. Jenna Bush Hager is hosting it for us. She’s in every episode. I’ll do at least three episodes as a celebrity ambassador, and I’ll come back and do some deliberations.
We always love seeing the celebrities getting involved in charity, so we are excited to see this show!
While trying to find information about what time “Give” will air, we noticed that the premiere (October 1) was moved to October 8, 2016 due to a big Golf tournament that takes place during the first weekend of October.
Due to this, we are not sure when exactly Derek’s episode will air…October 8 or 15? Logic says October 15 but be sure to tune in (we will!) on NBC on October 8 at 12pm (ET) for the premiere just in case 😉 If we find more info about Derek’s episode, we’ll sure keep you updated.
And few more details about the show from the press release:
Give introduces viewers to the world of philanthropy through the stories of small charities making a big impact. The series features NBC News correspondent and the founder of UNICEF’s Next Generation Jenna Bush Hager, esteemed actor Blair Underwood, and passionate celebrity philanthropists from film, television, music, sports, and business who are all on a mission to inspire others to do good. In each episode one of these celebrity ambassadors will visit two charities that use innovation, best practices, and dedication for change in their communities and the world. With the help of some of the country’s top foundations, we’ll meet these inspiring individuals to see how they do it through the eyes of our celebrity ambassadors.