'Insider' gets makeover

Show debuts new set, correspondent and segment

"The Insider" is getting a makeover for its sixth season, which launches Monday.

The syndicated entertainment newsmagazine will introduce a new set, a new segment and a new correspondent, Chris Jacobs.

The segment, "What Side Are You On?" will feature "Insider" host Lara Spencer moderating a panel debating hot pop culture topics. There will be two permanent panelist -- "Insider" correspondents Samantha Harris and Jacobs -- with a group of recurring guests including Niecy Nash and Sharon Osbourne alternating as the other two panelists.

"We're doing entertainment news with a point of view," "Insider" executive producer Linda Bell Blue said. "Chris Jacobs is a strong reporter, very well spoken and a real student of pop culture."

Jacobs, best known as host of TLC's "Overhaulin'," is repped by Precision and Ken Lindner and Associates.
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