Mario Lopez Joins Access Hollywood

TVLine | 7/17/2019 | Ryan Schwartz
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After 11 years at Extra, Mario Lopez is making the jump to Access Hollywood. The Saved by the Bell vet will join Kit Hoover and Scott Evans as host of NBC’s entertainment news show, succeeding Natalie Morales, TVLine has learned.

In addition to Access Hollywood, Lopez will preside over its daytime counterpart, Access Live, which will now be called Access Daily. Both gigs begin on Monday, Sept. 9. Lopez has also signed an overall development and producing deal for both scripted and alternative programming with Universal Television.

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“We are thrilled to have someone of Mario’s caliber join our Access team,” Maureen FitzPatrick, a senior executive producer of both Access Hollywood and Access Daily, said in a statement. “Mario has grown up in the business and is able to offer our viewers a unique insight...
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