OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network picks up David Oulton’s Calgary based Talk Show ‘Face to Face with David’ to air on Mondays and Wednesday starting August 30, 2021
In less than a year Face to Face with David has gone from a COVID project in David Oulton’s Calgary living room, to an internationally syndicated talk show. David Oulton, an Alberta based actor, created the show as a pastime during the lockdown, and now has a new career interviewing the likes of Vanessa Williams, Carson Kressley, Perez Hilton, Margaret Cho, Natasha Henstridge and countless other recognizable names from Hollywood.
Already airing on Amazon Prime Video, OUTtv, Slice and Apple TV, the series is set to air on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada beginning August 30. The series will have a two-hour premiere beginning with the first season, and air Mondays and Wednesdays on the network at 11:00 am EST.
Initially filmed with an ultra-low budget in Oulton’s living room, the series premiered in July 2020 on Amazon Prime Video in the US and UK. Immediately receiving ratings success – still holding a 5/5 star rating in both markets – the series now airs against powerhouse names such as Ellen Degeneres and Kelly Clarkson. Face to Face with David is managing to hold its own. IMDb gives the show a rating of 8.7/10, compared to Degeneres’ 6.8, Clarkson’s 5.4, and far out rating competing Canadian series The Social (3.0/10) and The Marilyn Denis Show (4.9/10). It is also rated higher than The View and The Wendy Williams Show, proving the intimate and low-key concept of the show works against these heavily funded establishments in the talk show arena.
Each episode sees Oulton donning his now infamous Versace robe and a glass of wine to chat with his famous guests. The conversations all take a more high level approach, rather than focusing on current events, which allows the series to be viewed in any order, at any time, unique for a talk show format. Natasha Henstridge explained that Oulton, “has this unique ability to make you feel like you’ve known him for years, therefore spilling all your secrets”.
The series is created in an intentionally versatile way, which has been proven given it’s one of the only shows which airs simultaneously in a daytime, primetime, and late night timeslot, as well as streaming. From season three onward, the series is co-produced with OUTtv and airs in Canada, the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, and is expected to more than double the number of territories by year’s end.
In addition to the aforementioned, notable guests have included Corbin Bernsen, Melissa Rivers, Debra DiGiovanni, Ali Landry, Caroline Stanbury, Manjit Minhas, Amanda Tapping, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Gretchen Carlson, RuPaul’s Peppermint, Fortune Feimster, Josh Flagg and others.
The series is produced by Calgary based production house L&C Style Inc, and directed by Candace Schmidt.
David is available for interviews upon request.
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