Dorothy Cascerceri's 'Celebrity Corner' premieres in nearly eight million homes on Thursday, January 30. Season 2 of her entertainment and lifestyle talk show will air at 6:30 p.m EST on WVVH-TV in the New York area, at 7:30 p.m. EST on WMCN44 in the Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware areas and on DorothyOnTv.com.
Renee Graziano, star of VH1's 'Mob Wives' and her sister Jenn Graziano, the hit show's creator and executive producer, will be Cascerceri's celebrity guests on the season premiere that will also feature Super Bowl party coverage.
Many talented individuals who work in the media industry hope to have their own television show at some point during their careers. Cascerceri, who is the executive producer and host of 'Celebrity Corner', realized that goal last year.
"Having a show in the first place, my own show, was an absolute dream come true. Looking back and seeing the quality of the show we produced and the way fans really connected with it, is something that I'm extremely proud of.
“You have to have a certain level of confidence to work in this industry and really put yourself out there. I think that Season 1 definitely increased my confidence in a way that didn't become egotistical, but instead became empowering. At the same time, the show was also very humbling.
“I feel honored, privileged, extremely lucky and undeserving of the 30 minutes our loyal viewers allow me to have with them each week. People are extremely busy juggling family, work and kids and it has really touched me deeply that 'Celebrity Corner' is such a priority for so many people,” Cascerceri said.
This seasoned journalist, motivational speaker and co-founder of a 100% organic cotton T-shirt line certainly stands out. Her unique experience speaks to everyone who strives for excellence in their lives and careers.
“My advice would be to accept the fact that it is a hustle, unlike anything else. If you can't accept that your commute might be two hours, or you have to work all weekends and holidays, or you will probably get paid less than elephants make in the circus, at least in the beginning, then this is not your calling.
“When I started out, I was working 40-plus hours at “The Intelligencer” (a suburban Philadelphia newspaper) as their Features Writer, dealing with daily deadlines and so much stress. On top of that, I was heading to New York City on weeknights after work to cover red carpet parties and events for “People” magazine.
"There were a lot of late nights and sometimes I wouldn't get home until 6 a.m. because of the limited train schedule. I would usually have just enough time to file my story with my editors at “People”, shower and be back at my desk at the newspaper. I did this for a long time!
“You have to really, really want it in order to work in this industry. And for people who aspire to be in front of the camera, you have to be a good writer and have experience producing to succeed. I started out as a writer. I am a writer first and foremost.
"It's not enough to be a pretty face. Anyone can read a teleprompter, but can you write an entire script? Employers look for people with a varied skill set. So, build those skills early on,” Cascerceri said.