British television talk show host Jonathan Ross' talk show, 'The Jonathan Ross Show,' will premiere in the United States on December 24 on DirectTV's Cinémoi channel, announced Cinémoi North America president Daphna Edwards Ziman today.
Ross, who famously quit the BBC two years ago (way to get off at the right time) when he was the BBC's highest paid TV personality, hosts his program on ITV.
His debut episode will feature guests Michael McIntyre, Sienna Miller, Jamie Oliver, Sheridan Smith, Ellie Simmons, Jonnie Peacock and Charlotte Church.
"We are excited to introduce him to American viewers," said Ziman.
Landing Ross' series is a big get for Cinémoi, which is only a few months old. Ziman calls the show an "internationally successful entertainment talk show" and described Ross as a "sophisticated, humorous and agile host."
Beginning in January, the show will air every Saturday night in the United Kingdom and the United States.
"ITV and Cinémoi are proud to join forces in launching the Jonathan Ross Show in America," said Rod Sherwood, CEO of Cinémoi North America.
I wish I had DirecTV. I have seen Ross on YouTube a few times and I enjoy his program. What do you make of this news? Will you be tuning in?