Televised: Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented By Purina
NBC Sports Group, Creator of NBC’s Popular Thanksgiving Day “National Dog Show,” to Produce New Program as Part of Multi-Year Agreement with
Kennel Club of Beverly Hills and Purina
USA Network will broadcast the Beverly Hills Dog Show for the first time ever as part of a new partnership with the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills. Featuring the canine stars of the show on a one-of-a-kind dog-friendly red carpet, the inaugural BEVERLY HILLS DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA – produced by NBC Sports Group – will air on USA Network at 8/7c on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Over 1,000 dogs from more than 200 eligible breeds are expected to participate in the competition. The crowning of Best in Show will be the culmination of the two-hour television presentation – and will also feature the seven Best in Show finalists walking a fashion-show style runway while the judge decides the champion. As part of the broadcast, stars from NBCUniversal’s television hits are expected to share top billing.
Created by NBC Sports Group in a multi-year agreement with the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills and Purina, the new program will be hosted from the Fairplex in Pomona, California by legendary breeder, owner, handler, author and judge David Frei, alongside award-winning actor, author and Broadway star John O’Hurley. Frei and O’Hurley also co-host television’s most-watched canine competition, NBC’s “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina.”