November 29th, 2010
07:00 AM ET
The doctor is in the house: HLN announced this morning that Dr. Drew Pinsky will be launching a new prime time show airing on the network beginning in the Spring.
A certified physician who specializes in coping with addictions, creating healthy relationships and navigating struggles between parents and children, Pinsky will be reflecting on the news stories and newsmakers HLN covers throughout the day and providing relevant observations and perspectives.
Dr. Drew tells CNN, “I'm looking forward to becoming part of the HLN family and digging deep to bring out the stories behind the stories that people are talking about. "
The good doctor is certainly no stranger to television. In addition to the new show on HLN, his latest edition of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" will premiere on December 1 on VH1. This infamous reality show brings together cast of celebrities seeking treatment for a variety of addictions. The new season will feature Rachel Uchitel, well known for her connection with the Tiger Woods scandal, as well as reality TV judge and original supermodel Janice Dickinson.
Pinsky – who also hosts the popular "Loveline" radio program – is a practicing physician with a private practice and is on staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital. He is also assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at the Keck USC School of Medicine.
Pinsky is the author of the New York Times bestselling book "The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America" (Harper-Collins) and "Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again" (Harper-Collins). He co-authored with Dr. Mark Young the first academic study on celebrities and narcissism
Scot Safon, executive vice president of HLN, said in a statement: “Dr. Drew informs and inspires audiences on subjects that matter most to them and their families, and he is an ideal fit for the HLN network. Whether the topics are in the news or simply in the daily lives of our audience, Dr. Drew will shed light, provide crucial information and give viewers something to talk—and think–about.”
Dr. Drew Pinsky is coming to HLN and tonight is on “The Joy Behar Show.” Watch “The Joy Behar Show” Monday at 9 p.m. ET on HLN
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