Saturday, April 30, 2016

On The Air: Chicken Soup For The Soul's Hidden Heroes (2015)

Here's a hidden camera show that isn't offensive to the senses, but rather comfort food for the whole family.

Chicken Soup For The Soul's Hidden Heroes, to use the full title, launched in October as part of CBS' Litton-packaged Saturday lineup. Actress-reality show vet Brooke Burke-Charvet (Melissa & Joey, ex-Dancing With The Stars) serves as host/narrator for the lunch hour series, which follows ordinary folks doing some extraordinary things to help people.

And, too, there is the occasional celebrity profile. In this case, from November, here's animal rights advocate Beth Stern, wife of radio icon Howard Stern.

With the networks moving back to programming Saturday mornings with non-animated fare, like in the early days of television, this is the sort of show that would make a good topic for a class report, don't you think?

Rating: A.

We'll be looking at other parts of CBS/Litton's Dream Team block in the coming weeks.


Goldstar said...

I know that broadcast network Saturday morning cartoon blocks aren't a thing anymore thanks to 24 hour cable channels and online streaming services, but does CBS really believe that this is the sort of thing that kids will flock to on a SatAM? If I were a kid, I think that I'd just start sleeping in Saturdays.

hobbyfan said...

Not so much the target demo that is drawn to the cablers like moths to light, but teens and young adults. That also applies to Game Changers, which we'll cover another time.

Steven Dolce said...

Fuck Litton Entertainment for destroying our Saturday mornings.

hobbyfan said...

Sorry, Steve, but it is what it is. In a way, Saturday morning television has come full circle, as networks didn't start programming first-run shows for kids until the 60's after using daytime repeats of night-time shows in the 50's, a practice that continued until the early 70's (Bewitched on ABC for parts of 2 seasons).

In the future, please tone down the language. I get the anger, but let's remember that there might be younger folks reading this here blog......