Fusion to Launch Oct. 28Taps Jorge Ramos, Leon Krauze to Lead Primetime News Block 8/01/2013 10:09 AM Eastern
Fusion, the new network from ABC News and Univision, will launch on Monday, Oct. 28, the companies announced on Thursday.
The network also announced some of its initial programming, including a flagship 8 p.m. news program America with Jorge Ramos anchored by the Univision newscaster and Open Source with and Leon Krauze, a daily news analysis program to air at 10 p.m.
At launch, Fusion will be available on Cablevision, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS and Google Fiber.
Fusion has also hired David Javerbaum, former executive producer and head writer of The DailyShow to oversee content for a nightly block of satire programming including Sports Bar (working title), a nightly sports comedy talk show hosted by three members of the comedy troupe Harvard Sailing Tea. to air Monday through Thursday at 9 p.m. A second primetime half-hour of satire programming is to be announced.
From 6-8 p.m., the network will air an untitled commentary program hosted by Alicia Menendez and D.N.A., a fast-paced interactive show hosted by Derrick N. Ashong.
On weekend nights, the network will program original series, specials and documentaries including Strange Medicine, a 12-part half-hour series following the search for the most exotic medicines around the world and Back Home, which follows a different celebrity guest to their family’s country of origin.