Add VH1 to the list of networks carrying Live from Daryl’s House. Through a total of 62 original episodes, Daryl Hall’s critically acclaimed, award-winning series started out as a monthly webcast at www.lfdh.com and has now grown to include a total of four cable networks and over-the-air TV syndication to 70% of the country. Now carried on Viacom’s high definition music channel Palladia, along with Rural TV (RFD-TV) and Family Net, Live from Daryl’s House will now premiere on VH1 Saturday mornings, starting this weekend (3/9) from 8-9 a.m. with a separate East and West Coast feed.
The first VH1 episode will feature Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, followed by subsequent showings with Cee Lo (3/16), Train (3/23), Jason Mraz (3/30) and Fitz & the Tantrums (4/6).
“From the very beginning, Daryl’s goal has been to get the shows seen by as wide an audience as possible, through both online and traditional media outlets,” commented Jonathan Wolfson, co-executive producer of the series and Hall’s manager. “We appreciate the support Viacom has shown through our relationship with Palladia, and we look forward to furthering the branding of the Live from Daryl’s House by expanding to VH1. Along with RFD, Family Net and our syndication partners, we are well on the way to achieving those initial aspirations.”
“When I started, I knew that the only way I could do the kind of show I wanted to do was on the Internet,” Daryl told MSN.com recently. “It allowed a certain freedom of format and a different set of expectations. You can’t do that on a network. After proving myself on the Internet, I was lucky enough to be noticed by Palladia. I already had a tried-and-true format that fit in with what they do... I don't have anyone standing over me telling me what to do and what not to do. I think that’s what people like about it. It’s free of constraint and purely spontaneous, real and true. I am delighted they’ve decided to air the show on VH1.”
The past six years have marked a steady stream of superlatives and recognition for Live from Daryl’s House, with Hall receiving a Webby Award for Best Variety series from more than 10,000 entries at the 14th annual ceremony at N.Y.’s Cipriani Wall Street before garnering an O Music Award from MTV two years ago.
Along with airing every Thursday night at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on Viacom’s high-definition music channel Palladia, Live from Daryl’s House is syndicated nationally by Good Cop Bad Cop Productions. Executive producers for the show include Hall along with his manager Jonathan Wolfson.
The 62 episodes of Live From Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers including Shelby Lynne, Joe Walsh, Booker T and the MGs, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rob Thomas, Train, Smokey Robinson, Toots Hibbert, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Keb Mo, Dave Stewart, Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump along with newcomers such as Nick Waterhouse, Rumer, Chiddy Bang, Allen Stone, Nikki Jean, The Dirty Heads, Mayer Hawthorne, Eric Hutchinson, Chromeo, Matt Nathanson, Parachute, Plain White T’s, soul diva Sharon Jones, Diane Birch, hot new alternative band Neon Trees and veteran alternative mainstays Guster.