NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Emmy® Award-winning, nationally syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show," now in its third season and the number one syndicated talk show among Women 25-54*, brings viewers this November critical, need-to-know information, outrageous stunts and insightful celebrity interviews.
First, on Thursday, October 27, Dr. Oz explores the biggest breakthroughs for every body type, starting with targeting and attacking specific types of body fat.
On Friday, October 28, we go on location to the Turtle Back Zoo in N.J., where three women sequestered in cages live on a Paleolithic diet for three days. Watch as the women live on the foods people were designed to eat and their blood work undergoes positive changes.
Fitness expert and creator of the famed P90X program, Tony Horton, appears Monday, October 31, with three women who show off their spectacular results from the popular program.
One of most controversial and philosophical shows ever produced by "The Dr. Oz Show" premieres Tuesday, November 1, when Montel Williams returns, this time to discuss a person's right to die. Williams, who lives with painful muscular dystrophy, emotionally reveals his three suicide attempts and his position on whether people should have the option to end their life. Patients facing severe health challenges join the discussion, as well as leading psychiatrist Keith Ablow, M.D., who counters Williams' point of view. This impassioned debate is a one-of-a-kind show not to be missed.
Monday, November 7, is the newest show in Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You, the season-long health challenge that teaches viewers the path to optimum health while giving them the chance to win $1 million dollars. In this third installment, Dr. Oz teaches women over the age of 40 to lose 40 pounds of belly fat and re-energizes the hundreds of thousands of participants already enrolled in the program.
Internationally acclaimed alternative health icon Dr. Andrew Weil appears Wednesday, November 9, to reveal how his personal battle with depression led to his epiphany in creating his four week plan to happiness.
Renowned supermodel Tyra Banks appears Monday, November 14, to take on body image issues and discuss her lifelong battle with her own body perception. Tyra chats with members of the audience about their likes and dislikes of their own body features and how to overcome hang-ups and feeling self conscious.
On Thursday, November 17, popular televangelist and author Joel Osteen appears for an examination of the healing power of prayer for medical miracles. Audience members who believe they lived a medical miracle share their stories as Pastor Osteen and Dr. Oz talk about the role of faith in overcoming insurmountable odds. Dr. Oz shares his role in groundbreaking research done on prayer in hospitals and studies which he participated in years ago. It is a thorough examination of the audience's belief in God, in prayer, and ultimately in themselves.
ABOUT "THE DR. OZ SHOW"
Dr. Oz won his second consecutive Emmy® Award for outstanding informative talk show host at the 2011 Daytime Emmys. "The Dr. Oz Show" won its first Emmy® Award for Best Informative Talk Show in 2011. "The Dr. Oz Show" debuted in 2009 with the biggest ratings in seven years in daytime television and maintained impressive ratings throughout the season.
Dr. Oz has served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and "YOU Having a Baby" as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". He has a regular column in TIME Magazine, AARP and O The Oprah Magazine. He is also the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio's "Oprah Radio."
Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.
Cleared in over 99% of the country, "The Dr. Oz Show" is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT. "The Dr. Oz Show" is executive produced by Mindy Borman; Amy Chiaro is co-executive producer. The show is filmed in front of a studio audience in Studio 6A in New York's legendary Rockefeller Center.
Harpo Studios is the home of Harpo Productions, Inc., the most successful production company in daytime syndicated talk, having produced the number one, award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and developed "Dr. Phil", "Rachael Ray", "The Dr. Oz Show", "The Nate Berkus Show" and "The Rosie Show." Harpo Studios also creates, develops and produces original programming for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Through its various Harpo entities, the company offers branded entertainment via magazine content, feature film and scripted television projects, online and digital offerings, and satellite radio.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION
Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT is a leader in local language productions around the world, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 120 channel feeds, which are available in more than 142 countries reaching more than 500 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.
*Source: Nielsen: 9/12/11-10/16/11
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