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'The Dr. Oz Show' Premieres Today Nationwide

Sony Pictures Television - 09/14/2009

"The Dr. Oz Show," a high octane, multi-topic hour-long series hosted by trusted health expert, best-selling author, and world-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, premieres in syndication today (check local listings). Episodes airing during its premiere week feature two of the recently announced "Core Team Oz" guest contributors, fashion and style expert Tim Gunn ("Project Runway") and fitness specialist Bob Harper ("The Biggest Loser"). Also debuting this week as a member of Core Team Oz is "America's vet," Dr. Marty Becker, the popular author and regular veterinary contributor on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America."

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In the premiere episode airing Monday, September 14, Dr. Oz explains why 40% of American women are suffering from a less-than-satisfying sex life. He also gives advice on overcoming sexual dysfunction and offers tips on the best ways to turn on a partner. Plus, Dr. Oz shares some surprising news on the number one surgery women do not need and reveals shocking information on the hazardous germs lurking in purses that could make people sick.

On Tuesday, September 15, "The Dr. Oz Show" focuses on the H1N1 ("swine flu") virus with "The Next Pandemic: 5 Things You Need to Prepare." Statistics say that 150 million are at risk and up to 90,000 could die in America alone. The show looks at who is the most susceptible, what the key symptoms are and how to stay safe with five can't-be-missed, life-saving tips.

"The Fountain of Youth: Dr. Oz's Top 10 Anti-Aging Secrets" airs on Wednesday, September 16. From bug spray to surprises in typical food pantries, Dr. Oz reveals astonishing toxic ingredients that are found every day in American homes that can speed up the aging process. Dr. Oz offers healthier alternatives to these products that can help prevent aging, plus renowned veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker performs a RealAge intervention on an overweight dog and its owner.

On Thursday, September 17, fashion expert Tim Gunn makes his first appearance on the show as he provides uplifting makeovers for a mother and daughter, who are breast cancer survivors, plus metabolism boosters, information about what your urine says about your health and bathroom germs that will make you squirm.

"Dr. Oz's Highway to Health Bus with Bob Harper - Part 1" finishes premiere week for "The Dr. Oz Show" on Friday, September 18 as Dr. Oz's "Highway to Health" tour bus is revealed. Dr. Oz enlists Harper's help as he launches one of the show's big events of the season. Thirty-five people from the land of Oz--Kansas City that is--kick off the first all-American national challenge to add 10 years to one's life in 60 days.

Dr. Oz has served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored five New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". He has a regular column in Esquire magazine and is a contributing editor to O, The Oprah Magazine. He is also the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio's "Oprah Radio."

Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 250 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.

Cleared in over 99% of the country, "The Dr. Oz Show" is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT. "The Dr. Oz Show" is executive produced by Mindy Borman; Amy Chiaro is co-executive producer. The show is filmed in front of a studio audience in Studio 6A in New York's legendary Rockefeller Center.

ABOUT HARPO

Harpo Productions, Inc. produces the number-one-rated, award-winning, The Oprah Winfrey Show, creates and develops original TV programming for primetime, syndication and cable television and operates Oprah.com (www.oprah.com), a premier lifestyle website. Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine publication. Harpo Films is dedicated to high- quality scripted dramatic programming. Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah Radio (XM channel 156, Sirius channel 195 as part of its "Best of XM" package) on Sirius XM Radio. A joint venture between Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a multiplatform company, will debut in 2010 in more than 70 million homes on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION

Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT is a leading producer of local language scripted and non-scripted programming. SPT also sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio, which includes branded networks AXN, Sony Entertainment Television, and Animax, is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 119 channel feeds available in more than 130 countries, reaching almost 400 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT is a part owner of cable channel GSN, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States, and for Sony Music Entertainment. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

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