KCETLink Picks Up Second Season of City Walk from Pasadena 360 production house Rigler Creative | KCET
KCETLink Picks Up Second Season of City Walk from Pasadena 360 production house Rigler Creative
"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
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
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.
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