Mario Lopez continues as host of "Extra," the Emmy® Award–winning entertainment news program, for the show’s 21st season which begins September 8, 2014. This will be Lopez’s seventh consecutive season as the show’s host, after co-hosting "Extra’s" weekend edition since January 2007.
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EXTRA, fresh off its win for the first-ever Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Entertainment News Program, welcomes two new co-hosts joining the series alongside longtime host Mario Lopez.
Tracey Edmonds and Charissa Thompson will join Lopez for the show’s 21st season premiering September 8, 2014. Edmonds is an award-winning producer and CEO of production company Edmonds Entertainment, whose latest project is the hit series "Deion’s Family Playbook" on OWN. Thompson is currently the co-host of "Fox Sports Live" on Fox Sports 1.
Lopez, Edmonds and Thompson will continue to broadcast from "Extra’s" home at Universal Studios Hollywood, the entertainment capital of Los Angeles, bringing the latest breaking news from the worlds of entertainment and pop culture from a variety of locations throughout Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk, home to world-class retailers, restaurants, thrill rides, iconic movie characters and the Studio’s famous backlot.
Fans of "Extra" and theme park guests visiting from around the world have a chance to participate in "Extra’s" daily entertainment event, which takes place Monday through Friday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and includes live appearances from A-list film and television actors, musicians, athletes and newsmakers. Fans are also able to interact with Lopez, Edmonds and Thompson and have a chance to ask questions, pose for pictures, get autographs, enjoy live musical performances and see their favorite stars up close and personal.
"Extra" continues to be the only show in the genre to showcase the electricity of a live audience, and takes its viewers on a coast-to-coast trip in every episode, from Hollywood to hotspots at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to their H&M Studio in New York City’s Times Square, providing a hip, fresh and unique approach to breaking entertainment news.
"Extra" is helmed by senior executive producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey. Her senior production team includes executive producers Theresa Coffino and Jeremy Spiegel. "Extra" has fully staffed bureaus in New York and Las Vegas. With correspondents and producers around the globe, the show offers a half-hour edition every weekday and an original hour-long weekend installment. Seen in more than 98% of the country, "Extra" airs on major market affiliates, including the key NBC Television Owned-and-Operated Stations. "Extra" is produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.