MEREDITH CORPORATION'S PEOPLE AND THE CW NETWORK TEAM UP FOR TWO ROYAL PRIMETIME SPECIALS
"PEOPLE PRESENTS: HARRY & MEGHAN'S AMERICAN DREAM" AND
"PEOPLE PRESENTS: WILLIAM & KATE'S ROYAL ANNIVERSARY"
TO PREMIERE THIS SPRING ON THE CW NETWORK
January 26, 2021 (Burbank, CA) - The CW and Meredith Corporation have teamed up again to broadcast two new one-hour specials centering on the Royal family. PEOPLE PRESENTS: HARRY & MEGHAN'S AMERICAN DREAM features the story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first year in America following their shocking split from the Royal family. The CW will air the special on Tuesday, March 30 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). PEOPLE PRESENTS: WILLIAM & KATE'S ROYAL ANNIVERSARY is a celebration of the Cambridges' 10-year wedding anniversary and will air Thursday, April 29 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).
PEOPLE PRESENTS: HARRY & MEGHAN'S AMERICAN DREAM follows the lives of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who stunned the world by existing royal life. One year later, they are very much living the American dream with multimillion-dollar streaming deals and a California mansion to call home with two-year old Archie. But a personal tragedy and ongoing tensions with brother Prince William and Kate have at times clouded their first year of freedom. This one-hour special will trace Harry and Meghan's journey from royalty to celebrity.
PEOPLE PRESENTS: WILLIAM & KATE'S ROYAL ANNIVERSARY is a celebration of the Cambridges' 10-year wedding anniversary. From college sweethearts to tying the knot in the wedding of the century, Prince William and Kate Middleton are celebrating 10 years of marriage. The Royal couple are now a party of five and redefining the royal parenting playbook while at the same time cementing themselves as the future of the monarchy. Get the inside scoop from PEOPLE on all things William and Kate as we toast the couple who will one day be crowned King and Queen.
These documentary specials are an informative and entertaining chronological re-telling of the "fab four" that will feature archival footage with animation, graphics, fun explainer pods, and expert commentary from PEOPLE's Royals team. The TV specials are the latest in a partnership between PEOPLE and The CW Network that began last year with the broadcast of the two-hour documentary, "PEOPLE Presents Harry & Meghan: A Royal Rebellion."
PEOPLE PRESENTS: HARRY & MEGHAN'S AMERICAN DREAM and PEOPLE PRESENTS: WILLIAM & KATE'S ROYAL ANNIVERSARY are co-productions between Meredith Corporation, Green Couch Entertainment and Rapture Productions. Executive producers for Meredith Corporation are Dan Wakeford, Cynthia Sanz and Rachel Feinberg; Green Couch Entertainment executive producers are Paul Reaney and Scott Weiner; and executive producer for Rapture Productions is Jennifer Ducker.
Meredith Corporation's (NYSE: MDP) PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism when it launched as a weekly in 1974 with a mission to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Ubiquitous and still at the center of pop culture more than 46 years later, the PEOPLE brand is accessible across all media and platforms (print, digital, video, OTT, mobile, social) bringing more than 100 million consumers a unique mix of breaking entertainment news, exclusive photos, video, unparalleled access to the red carpet, celebrities, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling newsmakers of our time. An essential component of PEOPLE's editorial vision remains human interest stories, which touch and often mirror the lives of our passionate audience. ComScore ranks the PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Digital Network No. 1 in the entertainment news category. PeopleTV, the advertiser-supported OTT streaming service from PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly that launched in 2016, features original series and special focusing on celebrity, red carpet, pop culture, lifestyle and human-interest stories. PEOPLE is an award-winning 24/7 news organization headquartered in NYC with reporters worldwide. For more information visit PEOPLE.com and follow @people on Twitter and Instagram, @peoplemag on Facebook, and the PEOPLE channel on YouTube and on Snapchat's Discover.
About The CW
THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. and CBS, launched in 2006. The CW is a multiplatform network that broadcasts a six-night 12-hour primetime lineup, Sunday through Friday and streams its ad-supported content, free, without login or authentication on CWTV.com and The CW app which is available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW's digital network, CW Seed, launched in 2013, and offers beloved limited-run series, as well as past seasons of recent fan-favorite television shows. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.
About Green Couch Entertainment
Green Couch Entertainment is an award winning, full-service production company that creates and produces non-scripted content for networks, brands, and digital outlets worldwide. Husbands Scott Weiner and Paul Reaney, who are the company's founders and business partners, have decades of experience producing shows for American and international broadcasters, cable networks, and syndicators, as well as creating brand content for clients including Time Inc., P&G, Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, and SC Johnson. Weiner and Reaney were also executive producers on the 2019 YouTube Originals documentary "The Deported" with Rosario Dawson, which raked up 39 million viewers and won several film-festival awards. Prior to joining forces, individually they helped launch franchises including "America's Got Talent," "The Wendy Williams Show," and many game shows including "The Chase," "Family Feud," and "Let's Make a Deal." Their biggest production to date is their four-year-old son Louie.
About Rapture Productions
Rapture Productions was founded in New York in 2011by creator Jennifer Ducker, a twenty-year veteran of British and U.S. television, with the goal of bringing rarely heard voices to the screen. Ducker's expertise includes work on the global megahits "Hell's Kitchen," Emmy nominated "Andy," and three-time Bafta winning "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!" Rapture's clients include some of the biggest names in U.S. television including Fox, A&E Networks, Netflix, CNBC, and The CW Network. Rapture will release its first feature length documentary, "After Orange," in 2021.