“Extra: The Entertainment Magazine” now called “Extra” debuted on Monday 5 September 1994 in syndication. This show/series has also been known as “Extra, Extra” and “Extra: The News Magazine”. This series was a copycat of “Entertainment Tonight” that debuted on 14 September 1981 in syndication. “Entertainment Tonight” also known as “ET” was produced by the “Paramount” corporation and “Extra” was originally produced by one of its’ biggest competitors in the entertainment industry the “Time Warner” corporation. Both shows are seen Monday through Friday at many different times throughout the Country, sometimes in the AM but mostly in the PM. “Extra” also airs a weekend 1-hour special show.
This series is a combination entertainment news and gossip show with interviews, breaking stories, taped segments and sometimes in studio guest stars. The very first co-hosts of this series were Arthel Neville and her partner Dave Nemeth who both hosted from 1994 to 1996. The person who has hosted or co-hosted the show the longest time is current co-host Dayna Devon who has been on the show since 2000. The longest running interviewing correspondent on the series is currently Michael Corbett who began on the show in 2000.