NBC OWNED TELEVISION STATIONS RING IN 2017 WITH SPECIAL PROGRAMMING DEDICATED TO THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, INCLUDING A “LIVE” RED CARPET PRE-SHOW

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Sara Gore, Jacque Reid and TODAY contributor, Lilliana Vazquez return as co-hosts of NBC stations’ centerpiece show, “1st Look LIVE on the Red Carpet” on Sunday, January 8 at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT

NEW YORK – (December 16, 2016) – The NBC Owned Television Stations will kick off the 2017 awards season with two hours of special programming dedicated to celebrating Hollywood’s golden night, The Golden Globe Awards. The programming includes a one-hour LIVE red carpet pre-show on the night of the Golden Globes, a half-hour show dedicated to discussing red carpet fashion and tips, and a second half-hour special that will be devoted to special celebrity interviews. All three shows will air on NBC stations located all across the country and in Puerto Rico (check local listings). The stations’ special shows will lead up to the presentation of the “74th Annual Golden Globe Awards,” which will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon and air on Sunday, January 8 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on NBC.

“We are thrilled to deliver our viewers two full hours of special programming that will highlight one of the most spectacular nights in Hollywood, the Golden Globe Awards,” said Meredith McGinn, Senior Vice President of COZI TV and LX.TV Productions, which are part of the NBC Owned Television Stations division. “From Ashley Roberts’ awards predictions, to Cat Greenleaf’s one-on-one interviews with celebrities, to our red carpet pre-show “1st Look LIVE on the Red Carpet,” viewers won’t be able to miss a single Golden Globes and Hollywood moment!”

Ashley Roberts, host of NBC’s Emmy-award winning lifestyle show, 1st Look kicks off the festivities with a special half-hour episode, 1st Look: Hollywood’s Golden Night that will air on Saturday, January 7 after SNL (check local listings). In this special episode, Roberts will roll out the red carpet in honor of the Golden Globes alongside actress and comedienne Lisa Lampanelli to talk about awards predictions and look at this year’s host with the most, Jimmy Fallon. They will also pay a tribute to acceptance speeches with everyday people they meet in the streets of Los Angeles.

To get the latest updates from A-list musicians and celebrities including Kathy Griffin, Ryan Phillippe, Sting and Vincent D’Onofrio, viewers can watch Cat Greenleaf’s half-hour show Talk Stoop Award Season Kickoff, which will air on NBC stations on Saturday, January 7 and on Sunday, January 8 (check local listings).

On Sunday, January 8, Hollywood’s most awaited day, the centerpiece of the stations’ programming will be 1st Look LIVE on the Red Carpet. This one-hour, red carpet pre-show will air LIVE from the “74th Annual Golden Globe Awards” and will be hosted by New York Live’s Sara Gore and Jacque Reid. They will be joined by TODAY contributor Lilliana Vazquez. The show will feature interviews with the biggest stars in television and film as they walk down the red carpet into the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. 1st Look LIVE on the Red Carpet will air on Sunday, January 8 at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT and lead up to the Golden Globe’s pre-show on NBC at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT.

To see the latest red carpet photos and up-to-date information about this year’s awards show, including the list of nominees and winners, as well as a “Guess Who Wore It” interactive game highlighting what the stars wore to the award show and in previous years, you can visit your local NBC-owned station’s website. The special Golden Globe’s section featured in all station websites will also include news stories about Golden Globe nominees, DeMille winner Meryl Streep’s most notable film roles, which stars to follow on social media leading up to the awards show, an analysis of nominations in all the major categories with a breakdown of who should win vs. who is projected to win each category, “Amazing Golden Globe Moments” and a Golden Globe Bingo game with downloadable Bingo cards that will be based on events that could happen during the show, among others.

To follow all the action before and after the award show, visit Sara Gore (@Sara_Gore), Jacque Reid (@JacqueReid), Lilliana Vazquez (@TheLVguide), Ashley Roberts (@ImAshleyRoberts) and Cat Greenleaf (@CatGreenleaf) on Twitter.

About NBC Owned Television Stations
NBC Owned Television Stations, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, includes 11 local broadcast television stations and a regional news network serving the largest markets in the nation, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami-Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and Connecticut, as well as Puerto Rico. The stations produce and broadcast more than 17,000 hours of local news and information programming and enterprise journalism each year that is important and relevant to the communities they serve, delivering it across multiple online, social media and digital out-of-home platforms. The division also operates COZI TV (www.cozitv.com), a national network that brings viewers some of America’s most beloved and iconic television shows and hit movies, as well as the lifestyle production company, LX.TV, and the in-house marketing and promotions company, NBCUniversal Skycastle.

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