Access Hollywood

Access Hollywood

Weekdays @ 2 PM

"Access Hollywood," currently in its 14th season in national syndication, is an entertainment newsmagazine that provides viewers with the latest showbiz news, in-depth celebrity interviews, and behind-the-scenes accounts of the most important events in Hollywood. The news magazine's continuous efforts to break new ground by giving viewers the inside stories they want to see have helped it gain substantial growth in popularity and ratings.

The weekday half-hour edition of "Access Hollywood" is dedicated to providing comprehensive coverage of the most important entertainment stories of the day in a sophisticated-yet-fun-to-watch style. From delivering exclusive breaking news and revealing discussions with the biggest stars in Hollywood to previews and access to the latest motion pictures, television and music projects, the daily edition provides one-stop shopping for viewers hungry for the latest in entertainment news and the hottest fashions. The expanded one-hour weekend edition of "Access Hollywood" allows for in-depth feature stories and theme shows, including annual previews of major award shows (the Oscars®, the Emmys®), the summer rock tours, the new fall television season, countdowns of top actors, top models, top movie blockbusters, greatest bands of all time and behind-the-scenes looks at hotspots in New York and Los Angeles, to name a few.

The on-air team at "Access Hollywood" is led by Billy Bush, who, as anchor, offers an engaging and fresh take on the world of entertainment news. Joining Bush are weekend co-anchors and daily show correspondents Shaun Robinson and Tony Potts, and special correspondent Maria Menounos. Bush was named co-anchor in June 2004, after serving as the show's east coast correspondent since December 2001. Robinson joined the show in May 1999 from WSVN-TV in Miami, and Potts arrived in April 1999 after serving as a freelance reporter for ABC's "Good Morning America." Menounos arrived in August 2005 after reporting on film, television, music and fashion for "Entertainment Tonight."

"Access Hollywood" is taped on Stage 1 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California, where the show is headquartered. The senior production team responsible for "Access Hollywood" consists of executive producer Rob K. Silverstein, senior producer Claudia Eaton and supervising producers Adam Jordan, Mike Marson and Ryan Patterson. In addition to the Burbank newsroom of more than 100 dynamic producers, researchers and writers, "Access Hollywood" also maintains a fully staffed New York bureau and has producers and correspondents around the world contributing to its half-hour weekday and hour-long weekend editions. Seen in over 90% of the country, "Access Hollywood" airs on major market affiliates, including the NBC Universal Television owned stations.