NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Oz and Nate Berkus are throwing surprise parties for one another and their shows this February!
First, Dr. Oz – who provided counsel to Nate in late November during a bout of appendicitis – receives a surprise visit from "patient" Nate during "The Dr. Oz Show: Dr. Oz's Surprise Party," airing on Valentine's Day, Monday February 14. Unbeknownst to the doctor, the executive producers invited Nate for a follow-up on his appendicitis and surgery to serve as a medical assistant. Dr. Oz, Nate and the audience "Assistant of the Day" donned purple gloves to demonstrate with a real appendix the causes, symptoms and prevention of this painful inflammation. This was the first time Dr. Oz had seen his friend Nate and given him medical advice since his emergency appendectomy in November.
Then, on Tuesday, February 22, Dr. Oz surprises Nate's studio audience with an unannounced visit to "The Nate Berkus Show."
"I actually didn't know what appendicitis was," said Nate. "I called Dr. Oz while he was on vacation in Cairo back in November and I told him I can't stand up, something's wrong with my stomach. He told me 'You have appendicitis' and advised me to go straight to the hospital and that's exactly what it was. So I came to personally thank him for his help."
"To have Nate not only come on the show but to share his experience and give us an update about his condition was great for our audience," Dr. Oz said. "I hope that I'm as good a decorating assistant on his show as he was a medical assistant on mine."
Also as part of "The Dr. Oz Show: Dr. Oz's Surprise Party" episode, Dr. Oz's children Daphne, Arabella, Zoe and Oliver surprise their father to reveal the surprising things you never knew about Dr. Oz to his viewers. Then, comedian Judy Gold and Z100 radio host Carolina Bermudez surprise Dr. Oz's biggest fans to be part of Dr. Oz's countdown to the top 5 surprising things you can do to live longer in under a minute. He also discloses the surprising ways to break through your weight loss plateau, tries out a surprise dance workout with Stepp Stewart and surprises the entire studio audience with a special treat of massages after the taping.
ABOUT THE DR. OZ SHOW
Dr. Oz won an Emmy for outstanding informative talk show host at the 2010 Daytime Emmys. "The Dr. Oz Show" was nominated for Best Informative Talk Show. Last year "The Dr. Oz Show" debuted 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 Esquire magazine and is a contributing editor to 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.
ABOUT HARPO STUDIOS
Harpo Studios is the home of Harpo Productions, Inc. the most successful production company in daytime talk, producing the number one, award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and syndication's latest success, "The Dr. Oz Show," as well as having developed "Dr. Phil" and "Rachael Ray." ZoCo Productions, LLC, an affiliate of Harpo Productions, Inc., and Sony Pictures Television co-produce "The Dr. Oz Show." In September 2010, Harpo Studios launched "The Nate Berkus Show." Harpo Studios creates, develops and produces original TV programming for primetime, syndication, cable and digital platforms. Harpo Creative Works, an award-winning team of designers, writers and producers, offers its services to media clients outside of Harpo Studios as a full-service creative agency specializing in the design and execution of on-air, print and online promotion for broadcast and cable television across a wide range of multimedia. Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly "O, The Oprah Magazine" publication. Harpo Films, Inc. produces feature films and, through an exclusive deal with HBO, scripted television programming. Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah Radio (XM channel 156, Sirius channel 195 as part of its "Best of XM" package) on SIRIUS XM Radio and content for Westwood One. Harpo Retail manages The Oprah Store (www.theOprahStore.com), a free-standing retail venture located directly across from Harpo Studios and its companion website, and other retail and e-commerce projects. A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a multi-platform company that includes a cable network and the premier lifestyle website Oprah.com, debuted on January 1, 2011 in approximately 80 million homes, on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel.
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 122 channel feeds, which are available in more than 140 countries reaching almost 438 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 an HD movie channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, a new 3D channel, 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.
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