People/Entertainment Weekly Network’s “Scandal Superfan Recap: Gladiators Don’t Run” – a New Live 16-Episode Series from Time Inc. – Premieres Thursday, January 26 at 11 PM ET

PEN Names Laura Coates as Host, High-Powered Former D.C. Federal
Prosecutor and Best-Selling Author

New Video Partnership with Burst Offers Ultimate Real-Time Fan

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN), the
free streaming network, today announced the premiere of “Scandal
Superfan Recap: Gladiators Don’t Run” on Thursday,
January 26 at 11 PM ET
, a new live weekly 16-episode series that
will offer fans the opportunity to discuss the latest plot twists and
surprises from ABC’s hit show “Scandal” with signature fan social
integration. Laura Coates, former federal prosecutor with the U.S.
Department of Justice and renowned TV legal analyst, has been named host
of PEN’s exclusive live streaming series, and will be joined each week
by a new panel of “Scandal” fanatics, including esteemed journalists and
editors from People and Entertainment Weekly. In partnership with Burst,
the mobile video platform that provides the technology that makes this
experience truly participatory, fans will drive the discussion with
real-time mobile videos at
Viewers will also engage via Twitter and Facebook Live and join the
conversation directly with @PeopleEWNetwork.

“We are excited to offer this ultimate fan experience as we expand live
PEN programming that allows viewers to discuss, debate, commiserate and
celebrate the shows and events they love,” said JJ Miller, Executive
Producer, Style and Entertainment Group, Time Inc. “Coates brings a
unique D.C. insider’s perspective as the host for this
must-join/must-watch weekly event.”

“Having worked across all three branches of government, I’ve had a front
row seat to real life scandals and the clearance to fix them,” said
Coates. “It’s such an honor for me to join the PEN family and have the
opportunity to share my passion for the law and for ‘Scandal’s’ fashion,
passion and drama.”

PEN’s “Scandal Superfan Recap: Gladiators Don’t Run” will bring together
a myriad of voices to dissect what they just saw on “Scandal,” one of
the most highly talked about programs on TV. A new partnership with
mobile-video platform Burst will allow the series’ host and special
guests to engage directly with fans and offer viewers a heavy dose of
user-generated video commentary integrated into the show in virtual real

“Burst is proud to play an integral role in this new programming event
for PEN,” said Paul Levy, Co-founder, Burst. “Burst’s OTT solution will
provide PEN with a simple and effective platform to incorporate
real-time viewer participation creating even more engagement into the

PEN’s “Scandal Superfan Recap: Gladiators Don’t Run” joins the network’s
live stream program offering that includes the upcoming “People, EW &
TNT’s SAG Awards® Red Carpet Live,” the live, red carpet
streaming pre-show in celebration of “The 23rd Annual Screen Actors
Guild Awards®” on Sunday, January 29 at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30
p.m. PT. PEN live programming also includes recent red carpet coverage
of the 68th Annual Emmy Awards, the 50th Annual
Country Music Awards, the 22ND Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
and the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

“Scandal Superfan Recap: Gladiators Don’t Run” is produced by Time
Inc. (NYSE:TIME) at the leading content company’s in-house studios,
where other PEN originals are filmed and produced.

Will Mellie or Frankie win the election? What should Olivia do about
Jake? Will Rowan return? To join the conversation, fans can visit,
or download the PEN app on mobile and connected devices and connect at
@PeopleEWNetwork and


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that allows fans free, daily access to the most fascinating topics in
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