Yahoo! Lines Up Shows with Katie Couric, Jeff Goldblum


NEW YORK: Yahoo!’s newly unveiled programming lineup includes a male-targeted talk show with Jeff Goldblum, as well as a weekly web series hosted by Katie Couric, among other projects.

From the creators of Rock of Ages, Matthew Weaver and Chris D’Arienzo, comes Dancing with Myself, a musical "jukebox" comedy featuring classic ’80s pop songs. There are also a set of projects skewed toward men. This includes Stunt Nation, hosted by Sal Masekela; the demolition show KaBOOM and the daily series The MANual. Jeff Goldblum’s new talk show is also part of the men-focused roster.

Katie Couric’s new web show, Katie’s Take, launches on May 1. The weekly series will feature Couric as she explores topics and issues surrounding health, nutrition, parenting and wellness.

"The media and advertising industries are at a watershed moment, and no one is more poised to take advantage of the shift toward digital content than Yahoo!. Globally, we are a digital media powerhouse, providing high-quality, engaging and personalized content on every screen," said Ross Levinsohn, the executive VP and head of global media. "We’re partnering with industry leaders and top Hollywood talent, creating unique, premium experiences for distinct audiences around the world. By doing so, we create a tremendous opportunity for advertisers to connect with highly engaged and targeted audiences. We provide the content experiences that consumers want and the context that advertisers desire."

“Yahoo! is setting the standard for original online entertainment,” added Mickie Rosen, the senior VP of Yahoo! Media Network. “We’re bringing celebrated storytellers and sophisticated production capabilities to provide our audience with the types of immersive experiences they’re seeking more of on the Web.”

“Yahoo! has emerged as the top choice for marketers,” commented Wayne Powers, the senior VP of advertising sales for North America. “We understand better than anyone how to seamlessly blend their messages to target audiences within the context of our unique and compelling content experiences.”