Alfonso Ribeiro To Host Hearst Show on ABC Stations


Hearst Media Production Group (HMPG), known for its production and distribution of wildlife programming, is rolling out a new weekly series starting April 6 that will air as part of the “Weekend Adventure” educational/informational program block on ABC O&Os and affiliates alike.

And, while it is named after a late, beloved host of wildlife shows of yesteryear, it is to be hosted by a man known for his hosting roles on Dancing With the Stars and America’s Funniest Home Videos as well as for playing “Carlton” on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Actor and original “Tap Dance Kid” Alfonso Ribiero will host Jack Hanna’s Passport, which takes a fresh look at “the most compelling stories from Hanna’s legendary career and his greatest past adventures across the globe.”

Jack Hanna’s Passport will celebrate the decades of adventures brought to audiences by the legendary wildlife ambassador Jack Hanna,” said Bryan Curb, HMPG EVP/General Manager for Education/Information.

HMPG recently acquired the library of programs hosted by Hanna, further expanding its presence in the genre. Overall, HMPG’s current program portfolio comprises more than 30 original series and boasts a library of more than 4,000 hours of programming; its content can be found in 97 countries.


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