Purina, NBC and ‘Better Together’ podcast host, Maria Menounos, are giving pet lovers the perfect excuse to cuddle up on the couch for an evening of family-friendly entertainment on Sunday, May 17, with the primetime broadcast debut of the fourth annual “Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina.” The star-studded show, which was filmed prior to the pandemic, will air on Sunday, May 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT/MT on NBC and is sure to bring a smile to dog lovers’ faces as they watch a parade of perfectly primped pups compete for the illustrious title of ‘Best in Show.’
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The Beverly Hills Dog Show adds another chapter to the storied tradition of Purina and NBC partnering to bring family-friendly entertainment options to TV while highlighting hundreds of amazing dogs in and out of the show ring. This year’s show will feature more than 1,500 dogs representing more than 200 eligible breeds, including the Barbet (sporting group) and the Dogo Argentino (working group), two newly AKC-sanctioned breeds, all competing for the top prize. Legendary dog show analyst, David Frei, and beloved TV personality, John O’Hurley will co-host the show offering expert insights and color commentary, while NBC Sports’ Mary Carillo and Maria Menounos give behind-the-scenes access to the competing pups and two-legged and four-legged celebrities in attendance.
“The Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina is one of my favorite events to be a part of each year, and as a red-carpet correspondent for the show, I give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some star-studded interviews with pet-loving celebrity guests,” said Maria Menounos, along with her poodle, Whinnie. “As a dog mom and pet lover, I love working with Purina to showcase how we are better together with our pets in both good times and challenging times. My three dogs and family can’t wait to watch!”
Purina wants to see how pets are watching the show at home with their families too. Viewers are encouraged to post their Beverly Hills Dog Show ‘Dog Watching Moments’ on social media during the show air on May 17 using the hashtag #BevHillsDogShow. Select posts will be reshared on Purina’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.