Cali National Parks Featured in Emmy-Nominated “Rock the Park”

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New Death Valley Episode Premieres Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 A.M. ET

Followed by Episodes Featuring Joshua Tree, Santa Monica Mountains and Sequoia National Parks Airing This Spring.

Rock the Park,” now a Daytime Emmy-nominated adventure show geared towards teens and their entire families that airs on The CW Network and taps into America’s love affair with national parks, has partnered with Visit California to produce four episodes set in California national parks to help promote the state’s “Dream Big” brand initiative. This spring, “Rock the Park” travels to Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Sequoia National Park, four distinct parks that capture the diversity and beauty of California. “Rock the Park” follows hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith as they come face-to-face with some of the most awe-inspiring places on Earth. The first California national park episode is set in Death Valley and premieres Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. ET during The CW and Litton Entertainment’s “One Magnificent Morning” Saturday morning lineup.


“We are excited to have ‘Rock the Park’ visit four of California’s iconic and diverse national parks,” said Caroline Beteta, president & CEO of Visit California. “California offers something for everyone, and this trip through four regions of our state will offer visitors plenty of opportunities to explore, dream and do big things.”


Visit California’s “Dream Big” platform highlights California as a place and destination for dreamers. Whether musicians, inventors, actors or outdoor enthusiasts, California’s landscapes, people and environment have always inspired residents and visitors to “Dream Big.” The platform perfectly aligns with “Rock the Park’s” mission to inspire Americans to get on the road and remind viewers that the national parks are one of America’s greatest gifts to the world.


California is home to Death Valley, the largest national park in the lower 48 states, as well as more than two dozen diverse national parks, monuments and sites, making the state a natural choice for the show to visit, offering amazing diversity in landscape, wildlife and adventure.


“California’s ‘Dream Big’ promise aligns perfectly with the spirit communicated in ‘Rock the Park.’ We celebrate the opportunity to shoot in and showcase this amazing state,” said Colleen Needles Steward, CEO of Tremendous! Entertainment, the production company behind “Rock the Park.”


In addition to the Death Valley episode on April 4, “Rock the Park” will feature:

  • Joshua Tree National Park on April 11
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on May 16
  • Sequoia National Park on June 13


Check local listings for details.

Credit: CW Network, Visit California, Litton Entertainment and Tremendous! Entertainment.


About The CW Network:

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. Delivering a total of 20 hours of programming a week, The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW programs one hour on weekday afternoons, and a five-hour Saturday morning educational and informational block. A leader in digital and social media, The CW’s shows are also available to stream on and on its popular mobile and tablet app, and the network also recently launched a digital-only studio, CW Seed. For more information, visit


About Visit California

Visit California (formerly known as the California Travel & Tourism Commission) is a non-profit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state’s travel industry – that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. According to Visit California, travel and tourism expenditures totaled $110 billion in 2013 in California, supporting jobs for 965,800 Californians and generating $7.1 billion in state and local tax revenues. For more information about Visit California and for a free California Official State Visitor’s Guide, go to For story ideas, media information, downloadable images and more, go to


About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, is the first program block of its kind airing Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features all original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy® winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, Emmy® nominated Sea Rescue and Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!, including Emmy® nominated Lucky Dog, Emmy®, Emmy® nominated The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, All in With Laila Ali, and Emmy® nominated Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton recently announced the new block of programming for The CW, One Magnificent Morning. The new block launched October 4, 2014. Litton’s news division, Litton News Source, distributes Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network.  For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit


About Tremendous! Entertainment

Tremendous! Entertainment (TEI) is a television production company built on the mission “where character matters,” which drives its approach both on and off screen. Led by Founder and CEO Colleen Needles Steward, TEI is committed to telling uplifting stories featuring passionate characters with the audacity to try to change the world. This fuels the company’s success in numerous unscripted genres from docu-series, survival and paranormal to food, history and travel. Current series include reality innovators like two-time James Beard award winner Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Travel Channel), now in its 12th year; Angels Among US(TLC); Ghost Asylum (Destination America); Young Marvels (Ovation); and Rock the Park (The CW), among others. TEI has state-of-the-art production and post-facilities in Minneapolis, MN and Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit



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