Fusion to Launch Oct. 28

Taps Jorge Ramos, Leon Krauze to Lead Primetime News Block
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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.

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