Get those woofers ready. USA Network will broadcast the inaugural Beverly Hills Dog Show as part of a new partnership with the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills. Produced by NBC Sports Group, The Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina will air on USA on Easter Sunday, April 16 at 8/7c.
Hosted by breeder, owner, handler, author and judge David Frei and actor, author and Broadway star John O’Hurley, the two-hour TV presentation broadcast from the Fairplex in Pomona, CA, will culminate with the crowning of Best in Show. It also will feature the seven Best in Show finalists walking a fashion-show style runway while the judge decides the champion. Stars from NBCUniversal’s hit TV series also are expected to share top billing. Over 1,000 dogs from more than 200 eligible breeds are expected to participate in the competition.
In addition to the Easter night debut, USA will present a daytime encore on April 17, and NBC will air a daytime encore on Sunday, April 23. NBC Sports Network will also feature the show in its annual Thanksgiving Day Dog Show Marathon on Thursday, November 23.