AXS TV announces new celebrity interview show 'Paul Shaffer Plus One' starring Paul Shaffer
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AXS TV is excited to announce Paul Shaffer will host an upcoming new celebrity interview series, “Paul Shaffer Plus One.” The show is slated to premiere as an hour-long program on SIRIUSXM and a half-hour program which will air on Sunday nights in primetime this summer.

“Paul Shaffer Plus One” will feature music and TV icon Paul Shaffer sitting down with his fellow music legends and friends for candid, up-close-and-personal discussions of their careers, experiences and more.

Per a press release associated with the series announcement, the new entertaining and informative new series will feature four-time Emmy nominee Paul Shaffer in a recording studio setting, at times sitting behind the piano. As he discusses the origins of certain songs, Shaffer may also deliver an impromptu performance.

Some of Shaffer’s upcoming celebrity guests include classic rock legend and “Rock & Roll Road Trip” star Sammy Hagar, Crosby Stills & Nash’s Graham Nash, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, blues legend Buddy Guy and more.

Shaffer explained the show’s format in a statement saying, “In this show, I get to go one-on-one with all my favorite recording artists. We talk mainly music and if the topic turns to a specific tune, we demonstrate in song. It’s a dream come true.”

Paul Shaffer has forged a prolific career in music, television, and entertainment for more than five decades. He’s well-known for his longtime tenure as bandleader on “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Late Show with David Letterman.”  He’s also a Grammy-nominated musician who has released two solo albums.

Shaffer has also collaborated and performed with a wide array of artists including Ronnie Wood, Diana Ross, Grand Funk Railroad, B.B. King, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Brian Wilson and many more.

”Paul Shaffer Plus One” joins AXS TV’s robust roster of classic rock and music-focused programming including “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar,” reality show “Real Money” starring rock legend Eddie Money, the original countdown series “Top Ten Revealed” and “The Big Interview with Dan Rather.” Overall, AXS TV delivers over 200 hours of dynamic original programming.

“AXS TV is proud to partner with SiriusXM to bring Paul Shaffer Plus One to our viewers across the country,” said Evan Haiman, vice president of music programming and production, AXS TV in a statement. “The series is the perfect complement to our growing lineup, and represents a continuation of AXS TV’s commitment to providing the absolute best music-themed programming on television today.”

A premiere date for “Paul Shaffer Plus One” is still TBA. Find AXS TV on your TV and stay tuned to AXS for programming news and updates.