Reese Witherspoon's talk show 'Shine On with Reese' brings women voices to the forefront

Reese Witherspoon's talk show 'Shine On with Reese' brings women voices to the forefront

Reese Witherspoon is bringing out voices of women on her new show 'Shine On with Reese' which will feature actors, entreprenuers, activists and others.

Reese Witherspoon, actor, entreprenuer, cookbook author, and mother of three, is all set to host her first ever talk show, 'Shine on with Reese,' which will focus on women who have defied conventions and followed their own paths in the world.

The 42-year-old Oscar-winning actress's first unscripted series is set to premiere on July 17 featuring some of the most well known faces like Dolly Parton, Kacey Musgraves, America Ferrara and Pink. 

The series will air on DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW and U-Verse via the 'Hello Sunshine' (which is Witherspoon's third production company) VOD channel. In fact 'Shine On with Reese' is the first series to be aired on the channel which was recently launched by AT&T. The chief of focus of the channel lies in the workings of female creators and their stories, and other female-driven content. Witherspoon's 'Shine On with Reese' is one of the two new unscripted series that will debut on DIRECTV. 

The show is set to highlight what "inspires, motivates and gives joy" to female trailblazers as they share "their perspectives on ambition, work, family and hopes for the future". The website also stated that "Reese Witherspoon and her production company, Hello Sunshine, are teaming up with AT&T to launch an initiative with the goal of increasing the number of women working behind the camera in Hollywood." Applications were opened till June for teenage girls to apply for an eight-day-filming opportunity in Los Angeles. The note on the website had mentioned: "Participants in this program will gain experience in video production by creating a TV show from the ground up! Also, program participants will learn from women leaders making positive change within the film and digital video industries.”

Reese Witherspoon's new channel focuses on the encouragement of the women in the workforce. (Getty Images)
Reese Witherspoon's new channel focuses on the encouragement of the women in the workforce. (Getty Images)

Witherspoon has been enthusiastic about the show, and had mentioned in a press release which Page Six quotes, saying, "I am thrilled to have such like-minded, creative collaborators at AT&T to help Hello Sunshine pursue our mission of elevating and showcasing the voices of women that we have such admiration and respect for,” calling the women’s stories “equal parts entertaining, inspiring, thought-provoking and unabashedly real.” As Witherspoon assures of an equal doze of humour and sentiment, Daily Mail quotes Charlotte Koh, head of Digital Media and Programming at Hello Sunshine, saying, "It epitomizes our goal of telling unexpected stories from interesting women’s perspectives."

The other unscripted series on the channel 'Master the Mess' showcases the skills of the so-called "decluttering gurus", Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, who are the founders of the Nashville based business The Home Edit. The series which debuts on September 4 will see the duo transform spaces like pantries, closets and laundry rooms.