New Season. New Studio.

January 19th, 2012, by

Welcome to our 9th season on PBS!

The first week of Season 9 is off to a wonderful start, with our recent three-part “Remaking America” panel discussion and two full nights of our conversation with Academy Award-winning actor and tireless human rights activist Sean Penn.

In addition to our Season 9 launch, we’ve got fresh digs, as our show is now housed in L.A.’s state-of-the-art Encompass Digital Media Studios, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles.

On-set photo. Encompass Digital Media Studios. Photo courtesy: Van Evers, Tavis Smiley Media, Inc.

Photo courtesy: Van Evers, Tavis Smiley Media, Inc.

Hope you’ve been watching this week and will continue to tune in each night throughout the season.

And remember, as always, episodes are available on our site the day after they have aired on your local PBS station.

  • Shelly

    Beautiful!! Congratulations on the 9th season!! We look forward to more inspiring shows!! Great work!!

  • allan

    Remaking America was great! Three shows was not enough- please do more!

  • Deborah J. Steele

    Greetings: To My Dearest Tavis,

    “This just looks fabulous!” … (smile) … These “fresh Digs” -(as you describe), and the selected colors & design layout is very nice indeed! …

    It truly presents an (openness of contrast), with a more “inviting & relaxed feel”, in which, I am very sure that, your (future guest) will “truly enjoy!”… (smile) …

    Also, with in this design package, it truly reflects a total “ refine look”, with its “Bold Red” (clean line designs) which, too, also highlights the city lights of Los Angeles in a very nice way! …

    “Thanks for sharing the new updates!” … (smile) …

    Sincerely, with warmest regards & blessings,
    Ms. Deborah J. Steele
    (Your Watchful Angel & Smiley & West Team Member – 2012)
    1/20/12 – AM

  • wanda bisor

    looking forward to season nine I will be retiring feb. 2012, so i’ll be up al nite watch your show

  • Ana

    Fantastic start to the new season but…THEY NEED TO GIVE YOU AN HOUR SHOW. Come on! It’s been 9 years and you’ve more than proven yourself, more than others. Are you listening out there?!! You need to give Mr. Smiley an hour!!!! …and as always, keep the peace.

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