'The Revolution' Adds Medical, Relationship Experts
The Revolution, ABC Daytime’s newest entry, is filling out its host ranks. The show adds psychotherapist and relationship expert Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry and OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton as co-hosts of the daytime lifetime show. They join previously announced hosts Ty Pennington (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), Project Runway’s Tim Gunn and celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. Additionally, Washington Post finance columnist Michelle Singletary will contribute weekly segments.
The announcement came Monday from Brian Frons, president of daytime at Disney/ABC Television Group.
Dr. Ashton has worked as a medical correspondent for CBS News and has appeared on Fox News and as a regular guest expert on The Dr. Oz Show. She is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is an attending physician at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ, an affiliate of New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Atlanta-based psychotherapist Dr. Davis Henry has been featured on Vh1’s What Chili Wants, TLC’s My Strange Addiction and Swift Justice with Nancy Grace.
The Revolution is set to bow in January and is one of two daytime shows along with The Chew that Disney-ABC devised to replace soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live.
The Chew premiered Sept. 26 to 2.5 million viewers with approximately 600,000 in the show’s target demographic of women 18-49. Those numbers were on par with ratings for the much more expensive All My Children. But by the end of its first week on the air, The Chew – which is co-hosted by Michael Symon, Clara Hall, Daphne Oz (daughter of Dr. Mehmet Oz), What Not to Wear host Clinton Kelly and Mario Batali – had dipped below All My Children’s ratings for the same week a year ago in the target female demo.
The Revolution is produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA, the producers of The Biggest Loser and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson serve as executive producers.