OWN to premiere “Your OWN Show” winners’ series

Kristina Kuzmič and Zach Anner, winners of OWN's Your Own Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star, will have December premieres for their series, Rollin' with Zach and The Ambush Cook.
November 14, 2011

Kristina Kuzmič and Zach Anner (pictured), winners of OWN’s Your Own Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star, will have December premieres for their series, Rollin’ with Zach and The Ambush Cook.

Anner’s travel series, Rollin’ with Zach, is set to premiere with back-to-back episodes on December 12  at 8 p.m. EST/PST.  The six-episode series sees Anner exploring the country, attempting a top five list of things he should do in each featured city, including trying out for The Price is Right in Los Angeles and performing stand-up comedy at New York City’s famous comedy club, Caroline’s.

The host, who has cerebral palsy, was a fan favorite with his audition tape, which drew the attention of singer John Mayer, who composed and performed Rollin’ With Zach‘s theme song “Let The Boy.”

The series is produced by Pie Town Productions and executive produced by Tara Sandler, Jennifer Davidson and Scott Templeton, and co-executive produced by Melodie Calvert.  A preview clip can be seen here.

Meanwhile, Kuzmič’s The Ambush Cook will premiere with back-to-back daytime episodes on December 3, at noon EST/PST. Her six-episode cookery series series sees Kuzmič ambushing unsuspecting people, bringing them to her kitchen and teaching them how to cook simple recipes, from braised short ribs to pistachio crusted tilapia.

The series is also produced by Pie Town Productions, and co-executive produced by Liz Sterbenz. For a sneak peek, click here.

Kuzmič and Anner were selected from 15,000 audition entries to appear on last year’s Your OWN Show, and beat out eight other contestants to each host their own show on the network.

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