By Sahil Patel
Jukin Media’s “Fail Army” brand is coming to your TV sets in the United States, too.
The unscripted TV series, which has a working title of “World’s Funniest Fails,” will debut on the broadcast network on Friday, January 16, at 8pm ET/PT. Pulling clips from the Fail Army channel, the series will feature a panel of comedians who analyze the viral “epic fail” videos in order to determine which one is the “Fail of the Week.”
This is the second TV-centric project for Jukin, after the company set a half-hour format with Dick Clark Productions for international markets earlier this fall.
In October, Jukin Media raised $1.2 million in a new “strategic round” from a group of investors that included Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments and Allen DeBevoise*. At the time, the company’s CEO Jon Skogmo said that the money will be used, in part, to develop original content formats for web and TV.
* Allen DeBevoise is an investor in VideoInk.