"BEVERLY HILLS DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA"
05/17/2020 (08:00PM - 10:00PM) (Sunday) : Filmed earlier this year, NBC will air "The Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina" on Sunday, May 17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The fourth annual broadcast combines the star power of Hollywood with the competitive canine world to celebrate man's best friend in the glamourous way only Beverly Hills can provide. The show is co-hosted by award-winning TV personality, author and Broadway actor John O'Hurley (Seinfeld, Dancing with the Stars) and American Kennel Club-licensed judge and expert analyst David Frei. Emmy Award-winning journalist, author and TV personality Maria Menounos will welcome two and four-legged celebrity guests on the red carpet, NBC Sports correspondent Mary Carillo will report from inside the show ring and "American Ninja Warrior" host Akbar Gbajabiamila will provide behind-the-scenes access as digital contributor.
This year's dog-loving celebrity guests include Lauren Ash ("Superstore"), Brian Baumgartner ("The Office"), Reece Caddell ("All That"), Jade Catta-Preta ("The Soup"), Olivia Culpo, Ester Dean ("Songland"), Bo Derek, Doug the Pug, Parveen Kaur ("Manifest"), MJ Javid & Tommy Feight ("Shahs of Sunset"), Olympians Nastia Liukin and Greg Louganis, Ariana Madix ("Vanderpump Rules"), comedian Justine Marino, Caitlin McGee ("Bluff City Law"), Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier and Jocko Sims ("New Amsterdam").
Two newly AKC-sanctioned breeds will compete to be top dog this year. The Barbet (sporting group) is a water dog from France with a long, sweeping tail, a dense coat of curly hair and a distinctive beard. He's an agile athlete with a bright, friendly nature. The Dogo Argentino (working group) is a strong and intelligent hunting dog from Argentina, originally bred to hunt big game such as boar and mountain lion. He has a short white coat and expressive face.