2020 Beverly Hills Dog Show rescheduled to May 17

2020 Beverly Hills Dog Show Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Erik Voake/NBC)
2020 Beverly Hills Dog Show Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Erik Voake/NBC) /

The 2020 Beverly Hills Dog Show telecast rescheduled for May 17.

The 2020 Beverly Hills Dog Show telecast has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 17 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Officially the Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina, the event is in its fourth year, and took place in February 29-March 1, just before the coronavirus pandemic really broke loose.

It was originally scheduled to air on April 5, which was Palm Sunday, but that was delayed due to inabilities to record the voiceover narration, as host David Frei explained while talking to Fidose of Reality‘s Carol Bryant in a Facebook Live interview.

In addition to Frei, his longtime cohost John O’Hurley (Seinfeld, Family Feud) will also be giving commentary, with contributors including longtime sports broadcaster Mary Carillo, American Ninja Warrior host and former NFL player Akbar Gbaja-Biamilla and TV personality Maria Menounos will all also be working behind the scenes to give viewers a better understanding of what goes on during dog show weekends.

“We all love our dogs, of course,” Frei said in a press release. “So we invite fans to celebrate these four-legged stars with us at the Beverly Hills Dog Show where they can cheer their favorites. After it’s over, hug your own dog and remind them they’re always Best in Show!”

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Leading the star-studded celebrity guest list is social media superstar Doug the Pug, and among the human guests this year are actors Lauren Ash (Superstore), Brian Baumgartner (The Office) and Caitlin McGee (Bluff City Law).

Other human stars in attendance are 2020 Miss America Camille Schrier and goal-medal-winning Olympians Greg Louganis (diving, 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul) and Nastia Liukin (gymnastics, 2008 Beijing). Louganis has gotten into dog agility since his Olympic days.

Leading up to the 2020 BHDS telecast, the NBC Sports Network will air marathons of previous canine content in what they’re calling “The Dog Days of Spring,”, as well as previous National Dog Show telecasts and Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge competitions. From Monday, May 4 to Thursday, May 7, these will air from 7 p.m. ET to 3 a..m. ET, while Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, they will air from 8 p.m. ET to 3 a..m. ET.

That’s a whopping total of 46 hours of canine sporting competitions!

The Best in Show winner of the 2019 BHDS was Bono the Havanese as part of a spectacular year, while other BIS winners have included a Wire Fox Terrier named King in 2018 and a Doberman named Ripcord in 2017.

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