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Weekly ‘Central Ave’ Confirmed to Return in First-Run Syndication

Two Half-Hour Episodes Produced Per Week

Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury and record-breaking producer Will Packer (“Night School,” “Girls Trip”) will bring back the nationally syndicated, multicultural, investigative entertainment and pop culture magazine show “Central Ave” for the full 2020-21 season on Saturday, September 26, with two original weekly half-hour episodes. Following a limited run last year, the half-hour series will air in 210 markets including on Fox Television Stations, Sinclair, CBS and The CW-Plus.

“Central Ave” tackles pop culture and other topics from a “socially conscious and diverse lens,” and is hosted by former BET personality Julissa Bermudez and Olympic track star Sanya Richards-Ross.

“’Central Ave’ has changed the way audiences view and relate to pop culture and the entertainment world,” said Will Packer. “The diverse and powerful stories featured on this show are meant to provoke, infuriate and inspire people to make positive changes that will impact our society and the world around us.” 

The series also features a diverse group of skilled correspondents with different areas of expertise; Van Lathan, formerly of TMZ, along with Kennedy- Rue McCollough, Sloane Glass, Melissa McCarty, Neima Abdulaha and Zach Greenburg.