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“CLEAR THE SHELTERS” SPECIAL SHOW TO AIR ON NBC AND TELEMUNDO STATIONS BEGINNING FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

Kelly Clarkson – host of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” and Telemundo’s Elva Saray and Sofía Lama – starring in “El Secreto de Selena,” will host special half hour programs for NBC and Telemundo stations to highlight heartwarming pet adoption stories from NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ 2019 Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign

NEW YORK, NY – (August 22, 2019) – Audiences everywhere can tune in to NBC and Telemundo stations beginning Friday, August 23 (check local listings) to watch a recap of the stations’ 2019 Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign that resulted in over 135,000 pets (and counting) - finding new homes. The special shows will feature adoption stories from this year’s pet adoption drive and exclusive celebrity content from PEOPLE – the leading entertainment news brand, and heartwarming animal stories from The Dodo, the #1 digital media brand for animal people, and the #1 most engaged with media brand in the world on mobile.

NBC and Telemundo Stations’ Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign spanned from July 27 to August 17, and included the participation of 1982 shelters, and 98 NBC and Telemundo stations. Since 2015, NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear the Shelters campaign has resulted in over 385,000 pet adoptions, with this number continuing to grow as shelters report in.

WHO: Kelly Clarkson will host a 30-minute “Clear The Shelters” special

that will air on NBC stations beginning Friday, August 23 (check local listings).

Telemundo’s Sofía Lama will co-host a half-hour “Desocupar Los Albergues” special with Elva Saray of Telemundo 52 / KVEA. The special will air on Telemundo stations on Saturday, August 24 (check local listings). The special will also air on TeleXitos network on August 25 (check local listings).

WHAT: The “Clear The Shelters” and “Desocupar Los Albergues” specials will showcase

the most heart-warming pet adoption stories from this year’s Clear The Shelters campaign, and feature exclusive content from PEOPLE, and The Dodo.

WHEN: “Clear The Shelters” special show to air on NBC stations beginning August 23,

“Desocupar Los Albergues” show to air on Telemundo stations on August 24, and on TeleXitos on August 25 (check local listings).

VIDEO: “Clear The Shelters” show sizzle reel

“Desocupar Los Albergues” show promo

Kelly Clarkson is among the most popular artists of this era. At NBC, Clarkson serves as a coach for NBC’s “The Voice.” Beginning September 9, she will host her own daytime and national syndicated program, “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” The Texas-born, singer-songwriter and Grammy Award-winning artist first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of the inaugural season of “American Idol.” Clarkson’s debut single, “A Moment Like This,” followed and quickly went to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, ultimately ranking as the year’s best-selling single in the U.S. Since then, she’s released eight studio albums, which have resulted in worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums, and 36 million singles.

Mexican actress Sofía Lama, an avid animal lover and proud pet parent, is renowned and celebrated for her work in famous TV programs in the U.S., Mexico and other international markets. Beginning Sunday, August 25, U.S. audiences will see Lama portray journalist Maria Celeste Arrarás on Telemundo’s “El Secreto de Selena” (Selena’s Secret), an investigative series revealing details about Selena Quintanilla’s tragic death, an adaptation of on the bestselling book by three-time EMMY® winning Telemundo journalist, María Celeste Arrarás. At Telemundo, Lama has played numerous important and leading roles for fan-favorite series, including “Sin Senos no hay Paraíso,” “Pecados Ajenos,” “Dueños del Paraíso,” “La Casa de al Lado,” "Rosa Diamante" and "Eva la Trailera", among others.

Elva Saray is host of Acceso Total a lifestyle entertainment show that airs on weekdays in 33 Telemundo markets. Saray has been recognized with two Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards including an award in 2017, for her role as show host and reporter of “Desocupar los Albergues” the special half-hour show that recapped NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ Clear The Shelters third annual campaign. She is also a frequent collaborator on Telemundo Network’s entertainment special Acceso VIP which provides audiences with access to celebrity interviews and behind-the-scenes accounts of the most important events in Hispanic music such as Latin Billboards and Latin American Music Awards. She joined Telemundo 52 / KVEA in 2011 as an entertainment reporter. Before this, she worked as an entertainment news reporter and host for other Los Angeles based programs.

About NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 42 NBC and Telemundo local television stations serving 30 markets, a regional news network and their associated websites and digital platforms, as well as a group of out-of-home properties, a production company, an in-house marketing and promotions company and two national multicast networks, COZI TV and TeleXitos. The local stations, which can be viewed in 38 percent of U.S. homes and in Puerto Rico, produce and deliver their local communities compelling and unique local news, real-time weather forecasts, consumer and investigative reports and entertainment programming across all platforms to help keep their English and Spanish-speaking audiences informed anytime and anywhere.

About Clear The Shelters
Clear The Shelters™ / Desocupar Los Albergues® is an annual, nationwide pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. Every year, NBCUniversal’s TV stations, plus NBC and Telemundo affiliated stations partner with local animal shelters and rescues in their communities to host Clear The Shelters events. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign was inspired by a 2014 North Texas pet adoption event hosted by NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX and dozens of area shelters that resulted in the most adopted pets in one day for North Texas. Since 2015, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters pet adoption campaign has inspired thousands of families all across the country to open their homes and hearts to shelter pets.

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