Mumbai: Mindy Moore Borman has been named executive producer of the new syndicated series DR. OZ (working title) from Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television, starring Dr. Mehmet Oz, which will premiere next fall. It was also announced that the show will be produced in New York, in high definition (HD).
"Mindy has terrific ideas, boundless creativity and a true passion for health and wellness. She has an innate sense of how to help make Dr. Oz a magnetic daily show that will entertain people and enhance their lives," said Harpo Productions president Tim Bennett.
"Dr. Mehmet Oz is someone I believe in wholeheartedly," said Borman. "He delivers hopeful and impactful information and has a deep connection with the audience, as seen through his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and his many best-selling books. I am thrilled to be spearheading the launch of his show with Harpo and Sony."
Borman is a veteran producer of numerous daytime and primetime television series including high profile shows such as The View, Good Morning America, and Big Brother (Season 5). A seasoned and highly-respected producer, Borman has developed and launched a wide variety of shows for network, cable and syndicated television. Borman has also served as vice president, Alternative Development for Fox Television Studios.
Borman garnered one Emmy Award from two nominations during her highly successful tenure on the top-rated series, The View, another Emmy nomination for her work as an editorial producer at Good Morning America for "Coverage of a Live News Event, Yitzak Rabin Funeral Coverage," and a fourth for her work on Later with Bob Costas.
Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, MD, better known to millions as Dr. Oz will debut his first-run syndicated series next year, an entertaining and informative multi-topic, hour-long health and wellness talk show. The series, DR. OZ has been cleared in over 80% of the country to date. Packed with the latest health headlines, medical breakthroughs and inspiring stories, DR. OZ will feature important information that impacts your life in areas including weight loss, nutrition, staying young, looking your best, relationship issues, fitness, money, parenting, intimacy and handling conflict and stress.
"We’re thrilled with how the marketplace has received Dr. Oz" said SPT president, distribution John Weiser. "He has an established brand and a connection with viewers and advertisers and with the show cleared in 80% of the country it is evident he is everything stations are looking for."
Dr. Oz has earned a reputation as America’s Doctor through regular appearances over the past three years as the health expert for The Oprah Winfrey Show and is the nation’s preeminent and trusted expert on health and wellness. He is professor and vice-chairman of surgery at Columbia University as well as medical director of the Integrated Medicine Center and director of the Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center. As the co-author of the best-selling YOU series, Dr. Oz is also a publishing phenomenon. In addition to numerous appearances on network morning and evening news programs, Dr. Oz is the host of the The Dr. Oz Show on Oprah & Friends Radio on XM Satellite Radio Channel 165 and Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 195, giving viewers crucial information on health issues and sparking in-depth conversations about the essentials to living longer, more vibrant lives. He has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine and one of Esquire Magazine’s 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century.