HLN announced a whole slate of social media-infused shows in development Thursday, as well as teaming up with Twitter
Tweets are coming to the small screen.
HLN, which announced earlier this year that it would become the first TV network for the social media generation, announced another batch of social media influenced programming in development during its upfront presentation on Thursday, including the nightly one-hour news show “The Daily Share” and a program featuring LA radio favorite Chuey Martinez.
“The Daily Share,” which will broadcast from HLN's new studio in Atlanta, is billed as “a digest of what people are watching, searching, playing, sharing, shopping and creating in every aspect of their social media lives.” A premiere date will be announced at a later date, as will the show's host or hosts.
Martinez's offering, “Wkly M@shup with Chuey Martinez,” meanwhile, will be an ” exciting new ‘late night’ experience” during which Martinez will “invite an eclectic mix of social media stars, established celebs and other faces from popular culture, who are making, spinning and spreading news to join him for this late night talk show, that is one-part talk, two-parts performance, and a spicy splash of sketch comedy.
“I'm really excited to be working with (HLN General Manager) Albie (Hecht) & the entire HLN family,” Martinez told TheWrap. “Stay tuned!”
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The newly announced series join previously announced new offerings including “Keywords,” “NewsToonz” (formerly “I Can Haz NewsToons”), “One.Click.Away.” “Vacation Hunters” and “Videocracy.”
Read the full slate of newly announced series (which currently all have working titles” below.
” 2 Spouses, 3 Houses” –YouTube star Jessica Edwards (@JRiffleEdwards) looks at a couples’ social media ‘likes, hearts and pins’ to help her find three choices for their dream home; one perfect for one, one for the other, and one she thinks they both will ‘like.’ Created by Red Arrow Industries, the team behind the HGTV version of the hit series Love It or List It.
:America's Most Liked” — Now there's a game show that can take someone from Internet nobody to web superstar. One just has to use their special or unusual talents to compete in viral challenges and try to get the most “likes” from the all screens audience. Created by David Sidebotham's Babyfoot Productions, and Eero Hietala's Aito Entertainment, and developed by Michael Yudin, My Tupelo Entertainment.
“What's Trending” –A weekly look at the hottest trending topics and personalities that everyone is buzzing about and sharing. Hosted by co-founder of @whatstrending, Shira Lazar (@shiralazar). Created by Damon Berger and Shira Lazar/What's Trending.
“The Indie Machines Project” –Digital filmmakers Erik Beck and Justin Johnson (@indiemachines) are developing two 11 minute series, the interactive sketch show 5 Word Films, and animated parody talk show Action Tonight.
“Wkly M@shup with Chuey Martinez” — An exciting new ‘late night’ experience, hosted by one of LA's top rated radio personalities, Chuey Martinez (@ChueyMartinez), who will invite an eclectic mix of social media stars, established celebs and other faces from popular culture, who are making, spinning and spreading news to join him for this late night talk show, that is one-part talk, two-parts performance, and a spicy splash of sketch comedy. Created by Doug Greiff and Beatriz Acevedo, and inspired by the hit MiTu Network digital series, El Show w/ Chuey Martinez.
“Natural Born Mixer with Alex Ott” –This series follows master mixologist and scientist Alex Ott (@alexottscience), whose adventures and challenges are mined from his social media following. Created by Robert Small/Robert Small Entertainment (co-creator, Unplugged/MTV).
“Web Mysteries” — A half-hour series that seeks the truth behind the Web's most fascinating, amusing and otherworldly stories and videos. Created by HLN.
“News or Not” — This game show challenges viewers knowledge of real social media news headlines. Created by Nancy Glass & Eric Neuhaus/Nancy Glass Productions (Tanked/Animal Planet & Dangerous Grounds/Travel Channel).
“The Social Life” –Twitter star, travel junkie, sports fan and foodie, Ali Nejad (@Ali_Nejad) enlists his nearly one million online followers to help him take on missions–from building homes for the homeless to joining a pro soccer team for a day. Created by Ali Nejad and Hugh Arian/Echo Entertainment.
“Beyond The Like” — Sometimes, there's a lot more to a viral video than a quick thrill. From digital artist and director Joe Sabia, this themed half-hour series curates viral moments and explores how the individuals behind extraordinary projects have made their mark online.
“Trip Traders” — Tapping into the fast growing online community of people around the world who trade homes for vacations, the show will follow one ‘trader’ as they decide which of three offers to accept. Created by Alan Goodman.
In addition, the network teamed up with Twitter in a strategic partnership to visualize Twitter data live on air in new and compelling ways.”
Twitter will help power trending segments on shows like “Morning Express with Robin Meade.”
The HLN and Twitter teams are also working on a “Tweet DVR.” This feature will find the most buzzy tweets from HLN premieres and feature them in repeats of the same program.
“HLN's new focus on social conversation makes it a natural home for Twitter,” said Vivian Schiller, head of news at Twitter. ”With over 500 million tweets sent each day, Twitter's live, public platform will provide HLN rich content on the most compelling issues of our times.”