BET's Julissa Bermudez and Olympic track star and five-time gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ros are hosts with multiple correspondents on the road. By having two women of color as hosts, Packer said, "it gives us a different lens and perspective." After the Witherspoon package, for instance, both were offered up their own favorite Witherspoon moments.
In the same episode Wednesday, the show also did an extensive piece on Dolly Parton, a well-loved Southern figure who will be co-hosting the CMA Awards and has a major Netflix anthology series "Heartstrings" (shot in Atlanta) coming up.
“Central Ave” is shooting at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Midtown. “We are acknowledging Atlanta” by basing it here, Packer said. “You saw it with the opening of Tyler Perry Studios. We are now one of the entertainment capitals of the country.”
Other markets where it’s airing: New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington D.C., Houston, Phoenix, Detroit and Minneapolis.
On Fox 5, “Dish Nation” is being temporarily subbed out at 7 p.m. but still airs at midnight.
“Central Ave,” 7 p.m. weekdays, Fox 5