Emmy Award-winning “Extra” kicks off its 27th season September 8 with veteran entertainment journalist Billy Bush as anchor and managing editor, bringing his top industry relationships, his signature interview style, and his unique point of view to the show's storytelling.
“Extra” was the only entertainment newsmagazine in the genre to remain in-studio and in production throughout the pandemic. “Extra” responded swiftly to the crisis by revising its entertainment-focused content to cover COVID-19 and its impacts on pop culture and our viewers, with the help of a team of renowned InstaMD physicians and experts. “Extra’s” coverage of COVID-19 will also continue as news breaks in Season 27.
As part of the reimagined format from last season, “Extra” continues to showcase Billy’s skills as one of theleading journalists in entertainment. Cameras follow Billy behind the scenes and inside the newsgathering process. Viewers not only get in-depth coverage of entertainment and pop culture, they see the story behind the story.
Originating from a high-tech studio set in a working news room in Burbank, California, Billy and the “Extra” team work their deep-rooted contacts to break news, make headlines, and advance the biggest pop culture stories of the day.
Billy will be backed up in Los Angeles by returning correspondent Jennifer Lahmers, and new correspondent Rachel Lindsay, a lawyer, podcast host, and “The Bachelorette” alum.
“Extra” has bureaus in entertainment capitals: New York, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Fronting coverage from Times Square is former NFL star and NFL Network host and CBS Sports commentator Nate Burleson, and attorney and former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst; country singer Jana Kramer taps into her Nashville relationships to report from Music Row; and Charissa Thompson covers all the goings-on in Las Vegas. Longtime correspondent Renee Bargh will cover stories in Australia.
"Extra" is helmed by Senior Executive Producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey. Her senior production team includes executive producers Theresa Coffino and Jeremy Spiegel. 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 key stations owned and operated by FOX Television.
"Extra" is produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.