"You've seen travel shows. You've seen health shows. You've seen history shows. City Walk is all that, put through a hip filter of urban renewal and rediscovery. Impressive!" --Huffington Post
BURBANK, Calif. - June 4, 2014--KCETLink has announced it has picked up a second season of CITY WALK, the immersive television series that reveals the way walking is transforming cities all across America. Season Two of CITY WALK will premiere on KCETLink Sept. 18, 2014, continuing to spotlight the most walkable neighborhoods and cities in the U.S., while inspiring viewers to go out and explore their communities by foot.
The first season of CITY WALK showcased the vibrant pedestrian life in such cities as: Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New York. Season Two will explore new cities, storylines and neighborhoods, offer historical insight and a modern perspective on urban parks and architecture that influence and inspire walking and walkable communities. Viewers can also expect to see a greater emphasis on the greater Los Angeles area along with a new theme song, soundtrack, a splash of comedy and entertaining visits to an exciting variety of walkable cities all across America.
"Whether traveling in the U.S. or if you're looking for something right in your own backyard, City Walk is for you." --KCRW
Along with its commitment to a second season of the series, KCETLink will submit CITY WALK for consideration in the national Emmy race, a first for the recently merged network. The series will be considered for: Outstanding Informational Series or Special, Outstanding Editing for Non-Fiction Programming, Outstanding Cinematography for Non-Fiction Programming and Outstanding Directing for Non-Fiction Programming.
"CITY WALK is a unique series that we are proud to offer to our viewers," said Juan Devis, SVP, Content Development & Production. "The program provides a very different vantage point to experiencing major urban areas, including the historical and cultural influences that define the character of a city to the health and wellness benefits associated with taking in a city on foot. These program elements, among many others, fit perfectly within KCETLink's mission."
Added, CITY WALK executive producer, Thomas Rigler: "We are thrilled that audiences across the country embraced CITY WALK's first season, and we're delighted to once again work with KCETLink on Season 2. The network is at an extremely interesting point of completely re-inventing itself and has provided the most inspiring conditions to deliver on a creative premise that shows the transformation of our cities in an entertaining way. Initially conceived as a series of PSA's for the award-winning Every Body Walk! campaign, CITY WALK has evolved into a nationwide conversation on public television. We are honored to be the first series ever submitted for a national Emmy by KCETLink, and we look forward to premiering the new episodes later this year."
The entire first season of CITY WALK will be rebroadcast on KCET in Los Angeles and on Link TV nationally Tuesday and Thursday nights at 8 p.m. beginning June 3 through Sept. 12.
CITY WALK is available for viewers via mobile, online and social platforms. The series has a vibrant online destination at kcet.org/citywalk where visitors can stream full episodes, find show segments, web extras, related news, and tap into additional resources on how walking can change your life.
KCETLink is the national independent public transmedia organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV (375) and DISH (9410), in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery systems. The combined organization reaches a wide broadcast audience that includes Link TV's 33 million satellite subscribers and KCET's 5.6 million households in Southern and Central California. KCETLink is committed to driving public media innovation with smarter ways to access content that engages all audiences with global storytelling. For additional information about KCETLink productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.
About Rigler Creative
Rigler Creative is a full-service multi-platform production company delivering high-end film and video along with integrated marketing and online solutions for a variety of clients including brands, publishers, agencies and networks. Recent projects include the multiple award-winning Every Body Walk! awareness campaign for Kaiser Permanente, and the viral hit The West Wing Reunion PSA with Funny or Die. Rigler Creative recently produced the audiobook version for the young adult novel The Journeys of John and Julia, narrated by Janel Parrish of Pretty Little Liars fame, and also produces and curates the Content Summit at the esteemed Digital Hollywood Conference and Trade Show in New York and Los Angeles. For more information on the company or City Walk, please visit www.riglercreative.com or https://citywalktelevision.com.