HLN Acquires ‘What Would You Do?'

Cabler Also Expanding Programming with New Dr. Drew Series

HLN has acquired the exclusive cable TV rights to the ABC series What Would You Do?

The network will begin airing back-to-back episodes of the hidden camera series on Thursdays and Sundays from 9 p.m.-11 p.m., starting Oct. 21.

The acquisition is part of a larger portfolio expansion of HLN, which includes the recent launch of new documentary series Nancy Grace Mysteries (Fridays, 8 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Making It in America (weekdays, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.) with host Vinnie Politan.

"HLN is exploring new programming dimensions that connect us with a broader audience while continuing to deliver what HLN fans want: must-see, must-share news that relates to how we live today," said Scot Safon, HLN GM and executive vice president.

HLN will also premiere a new show with network talent Dr. Drew Pinsky, Dr. Drew On Call, starting Oct. 22. The show, which will air Mondays through Wednesdays from 9-10 p.m., will take a more audience-driven approach to his HLN show Dr. Drew.