GRAMMY®-winning musician, composer, author and EMMY®-nominated television personality Paul Shaffer brings his popular SiriusXM® radio show to AXS TV, as the network presents the series premiere of Paul Shaffer Plus One. The weekly 30-minute program kicks off its eight-episode inaugural season on Sunday, September 15 at 8pE/5pP.
Beloved for his role as David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick during the combined 33-year run of Late Night With David Letterman and Late Show With David Letterman, Shaffer has forever cemented his place in entertainment history, enjoying a celebrated career collaborating with some of music’s most influential artists. When he’s not performing with fellow industry icons, he’s welcoming them into his studio as guests on Paul Shaffer Plus One. The new series finds the multi-hyphenate star sitting down for candid conversations with his close friends and fellow legends, as they discuss their legacies, influences, and experiences in the music industry, and, when their conversation takes an organic turn, performing impromptu versions of some of their most enduring hits.
Season One’s roster opens with a visit from guitar virtuoso Joe Walsh on September 15, and also includes appearances by Hollies/CSN/CSNY’s Graham Nash (Sept. 22); chart-topping rock showman Sammy Hagar(Sept. 29); ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons (Oct. 6); Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen (Oct. 13); blues pioneer Buddy Guy (Oct. 20); Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls, the beloved This Is Spinal Tap character portrayed by funnyman Harry Shearer (Oct. 27); and R&B superstar Smokey Robinson (Nov. 3).
“AXS TV is proud to present the series premiere of Paul Shaffer Plus One,” said Evan Haiman, Vice President of Music Programming and Production, AXS TV. “The program is the perfect complement to our lineup, providing our viewers with even more of the high-quality music programming they’ve come to expect from the network. Many people know Paul from his run with David Letterman, but he’s also an acclaimed and award-winning musician with extensive knowledge and invaluable insight into the music industry. Paul Shaffer Plus One gives viewers a rare glimpse into the man behind the piano, as he sits down with an impressive slate of fellow legends—getting them to open up about their extraordinary lives and careers as only he can.”
Shaffer’s longtime manager, Panacea Entertainment Chairman Eric Gardner, is the executive producer for both the radio and the TV series. Haiman joins Gardner as the executive producer for the AXS TV shows.
About AXS TV
Launched in 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban in conjunction with AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and CBS, AXS TV has established itself as the premier destination for music and entertainment programming. The network delivers an eclectic programming roster that includes original series such as The Big Interview With Dan Rather,Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar, and Real Money, as well as hard-hitting mixed martial arts events, and a slate of acclaimed documentaries and iconic concerts from some of music’s most influential artists. AXS TV is also the U.S. home of the popular New Japan Pro Wrestling and WOW-Women Of Wrestling promotions and Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA). AXS TV is currently available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see www.axs.tv.Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstv; Instagram; and YouTube. Press information is available at axstvmediacenter.com.
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