Actor John O’Hurley’s ‘Pet Shoppe’ Bows On Evine Friday

We already reported that actor John O’Hurley, who played Elaine’s boss on “Seinfeld,” was coming to Evine with pet products.

The No. 3 home shopping network on Monday put out the press release on his premiere.

Here it is:

Former “Seinfeld” Star (J. Peterman) and Host of “The National Dog Show” John O’Hurley Brings Pet Products to Evine

Debuting February 17, “Pet Shoppe with John O’Hurley” will blend shopping with entertainment and feature unique pet products and live demonstrations

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Evine Live Inc. (“Evine”) (NASDAQ:EVLV), a multiplatform video commerce company (, today announced that it will premiere “Pet Shoppe with John O’Hurley” on February 17, featuring the former “Seinfeld” star and host of “The National Dog Show.” Blending entertainment, education and shopping, the show aims to provide animal lovers with an assortment of unique products and helpful pet care tips.

“Everyone immediately recognizes John O’Hurley as J. Peterman on ‘Seinfeld,’ but many don’t know of his love for dogs,” said Bob Rosenblatt, Chief Executive Officer of Evine.


“John has made his mark on the dog community, both as a New York Times best-selling author and host of ‘The National Dog Show’ for the past 15 years. He also has a quick, witty style that we feel will make for a highly entertaining show. We’re thrilled to partner with John in this endeavor and look forward to expanding our pet business while inviting new viewers to Evine with a show that will make them smile.”

Premiering Friday, February 17 at midnight, 6am, 11am and 6pm ET, “Pet Shoppe with John O’Hurley” will offer a variety of unique and innovative items for both dogs and cats. During the show, O’Hurley will share his expertise with viewers and provide education on different dog breeds, with the intent to help pet owners better understand their four-legged family members.

“Pets are my passion and having the opportunity to share that with viewers in such a fun way is a dream come true,” said O’Hurley. “As a dog owner myself, I believe it is essential to understand what your pet needs and the best ways to care for them. By educating viewers of the temperament of different breeds and arming them with the right products, I hope I can help pet owners everywhere live happier lives with their furry friends.”

Here is the boilerplate on O’Hurley:

John O’Hurley has become one of the most versatile players in entertainment. As the longstanding host of ‘The National Dog Show presented by Purina,’ John is probably best known as J. Peterman from the record-breaking, hit sitcom ‘Seinfeld.’

O’Hurley’s career began in daytime television where he appeared on several soap operas. He also starred on the inaugural edition of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” ultimately winning the championship. John went on to play Billy Flynn, the male lead in Broadway’s ‘Chicago’, and has since hosted the syndicated game show, ‘Family Feud.’

He has also written three books, including New York Times’ bestsellers: ‘It’s Okay to Miss The Bed On the First Jump,’ ‘Before The Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have To Do It: Life Lessons From A Wise Old Dog To A Young Boy,’ and ‘The Perfect Dog,’ published by Penguin Books. John is an animal lover who’s thrilled to share his lifetime experiences to help advise viewers who love their pets as much as he loves his own.

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4 Responses to “Actor John O’Hurley’s ‘Pet Shoppe’ Bows On Evine Friday”

  1. Carolyn Simpson Says:

    I hope he focuses on shelter dogs as well as pedigree types. I have three rescue dogs that faced certain death in southern overcrowded shelters. If you knew the truth about what happens to these animals(dogs and cats) you would never buy a dog. You would open your heart and rescue one from your local shelter. Incidentally,mine were all adults when I got them and they are the best They seem to just know that they were saved. their love and loyalty is beyond belief. You can find pedigreed dogs at shelters too, but for the most part they are mixed breeds. They all need us. If we humans are stewards of this earth we have to be more responsible.

  2. Twat Waffles Says:

    I’ve had 14 dogs, 4 cats, birds, hamsters, and goldfish in my entire life so far. They make a home a home! Loyalty and love that is unmatched.

    Carolyn you made a great post!

    • Vera Says:

      Great posts, Twat Waffles and Carolyn. I’m more of a cat person but I love all pets and believe in “adopt, don’t shop”. My kitties are shelter rescues or rescues off the street.
      I like O’Hurley and thought he was hysterical on Seinfeld. I, too, hope he focuses on shelter pets more. And I’m hoping that his products are natural/organic to keep our fur kiddies safe. Just like us, they absorb things through their skin. We don’t want toxins on our pets.
      I will try to watch later and see what it’s all about. And here’s a big hug to everyone who rescues pets!

  3. QueenCeleste Says:

    I was just able to watch a bit. It was good to see him paired with Skip Connelly, a low-key host I’ve liked since the early days of Value Vision.

    Good to read the replies of fellow animal lovers. Grew up with pound dogs or dogs we just found wandering, pre-micro chipping. He seems like a very nice man and it’s great to see his concern for dogs, but I also would love a bigger focus on shelter dogs. The idea of so many languishing in shelters and pounds (and heinous puppy mills) and being euthanized is sickening and heartbreaking. Not to mention cats, my cats just urged me to write!

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