Get a bowl of popcorn and a bowl of dog treats ready. The whole family, including those members with four paws, will want to gather together to watch the new reality show premiering on CBS in late May.
“Dogs in the City” stars New York City dog guru Justin Silver, a master at resolving issues between canines and their owners – no matter whose behavior is at fault. The series will premiere Wednesday, May 30th (8:00-9:00 pm, ET/PT) on CBS.
According to the network announcement, Silver is known in NYC as the “go-to guy” for all things dog-related. He has a creative and instinctive ability to connect with his canine customers while solving dilemmas for their two-legged masters. In each episode, he meets with clients who present a range of relationship problems, lifestyle changes or domestic issues – from a couple looking to move in together, but she’s terrified of his golden retriever, to a recently divorced couple whose dog is having a rough time adjusting to joint custody. Silver gets as imaginative as necessary to reach a satisfying resolution, often finding that the owners can be a special breed themselves.
“Dogs are at the center of the story here, but this is a show that reveals as much about human nature as man’s best friend,” said Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn. “Dogs are often a lightning rod for their owners’ emotions and dysfunction at home. Justin has an amazing gift to break down these complex issues with incredible heart, humor and, sometimes, much-needed candor.”
Justin Silver has been taking care of dogs and their owners for more than a decade. A dog trainer, behaviorist and owner of a pet care company, Silver is also a comedian and founder of Funny for Fido, a nonprofit that raises money for homeless animals by producing a yearly stand-up comedy event. Silver firmly believes that every dog can be trained to be a wonderful companion by working on issues calmly and confidently with both his four- and two-legged clients.
Julie Weitz, Carol Mendelsohn, Jen O’Connell and Nick Emmerson are executive producers. Gerry Greengrass serves as co-executive producer. Dogs in the City is produced by CBS’s Raquel Productions Inc. in association with Shed Media US Inc. and Carol Mendelsohn Productions.
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