YOUR OWN SHOW: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star Winners to Debut Series in December
"Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star" winners Zach Anner and Kristina Kuzmi? debut their new series "Rollin' with Zach" and "The Ambush Cook" this December on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Earlier this year, more than 15,000 people auditioned to vie for the opportunity on "Your OWN Show" on OWN. Ten contestants with determination, passion and drive were plucked from obscurity to compete for the chance to host their own show on the network. During the series finale of "Your OWN Show" in a surprise twist, Anner and Kuzmi? were both named the winners. Anner chose to host a travel show and Kuzmi? selected a cooking series.
"Rollin' with Zach" will premiere with back-to-back episodes beginning Monday, December 12 (8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET/PT) and for three consecutive weeks (December 12, 19 and 26) will air 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET/PT for a total of six episodes.
Anner, an internet favorite when he auditioned for the show, will host "Rollin' with Zach," a travel show where he explores the country, meets new people, indulges in his favorite treats, and attempts new and exciting experiences he never imagined possible! According to Anner, "the adventure is in the attitude." Anner, who has cerebral palsy, became a fan favorite with his audition tape calling himself the "the sexiest palsy," even drawing the attention of Grammy Award winner John Mayer, who composed and performed the show's theme song "Let The Boy."
For a preview clip, click on: http://www.oprah.com/own/Official-Trailer-Rollin-With-Zach
"The Ambush Cook" will premiere with back-to-back episodes Saturday, December 3 (12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET/PT) and for three consecutive weeks (December 3, 10 and 17) will air 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET/PT for a total of six episodes.
Kuzmi?, born and raised in Croatia, has gone from food stamps to her own television series. At one point a single mother without a job, Kuzmi? turned to her passion for cooking. She will host "The Ambush Cook," a cooking show that proves anyone can be a great cook, one ambush at a time.
For a preview clip, click on: http://www.oprah.com/own/Official-Trailer-The-Ambush-Cook
ROLLIN' WITH ZACH
Zach Anner is obsessed with travel. In "Rollin' With Zach," he takes an authentic and often humorous approach to seeing the country. Anner may have cerebral palsy, but that's never stopped him! In every episode, Anner explores a new city and conquers his "top five" list for the destination, traveling from coast to coast. Each episode is filled with humor and emotion, as Anner meets new people, indulges in his favorite treats, and attempts new and exciting experiences he never thought possible! From surfing to sailing, rock climbing to water-skiing, he challenges himself to try the unexpected, and at times - the seemingly impossible. When things don't go as planned, Anner embraces the problem with his sharp sense of humor and a positive attitude, because travel is an adventure and sometimes you just have to "roll with it." The series is produced by Pie Town Productions and executive produced by Tara Sandler, Jennifer Davidson and Scott Templeton. Co-executive produced by Melodie Calvert.
"Los Angeles" - Monday, December 12 (8-8:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Zach starts off his show in Los Angeles where he counts down the top five things he's always wanted to do, from trying out to be a contestant on "The Price is Right," to learning to dance like a pop star, to surfing the Southern California waves.
"Chicago" - Monday, December 12 (8:30-9 p.m. ET/PT)
Zach is rollin' into Chicago where he'll take a spin on classic waterfront rides at Navy Pier, join in some summer festival fun at the Taste of Greece, and strap on his first pair of water skis ever on beautiful Lake Michigan.
"New York" - Monday, December 19 (8-8:30 p.m. ET/PT)
On this trip to the Big Apple, Zach is in New York City where he'll take a tour of Manhattan 2000 feet above the ground, try his luck at speed dating and fulfill a lifelong dream of doing stand-up at world-famous Caroline's comedy club.