As we’ve done the previous two years, here is a rundown of all of the new and returning programming announced by presenters during 2015 Digital Content NewFronts. Keep on coming back throughout the year, as we keep track of which series launch and when.
“All in the Family” (New): Docu-series focusing on businesses run by families.
“Trials of Spring” (New): Chronicles the stories of six women who played central roles in the Arab Spring uprisings and their aftermaths. Produced by Abigail Disney’s Fork Films.
“The Graduates: Detroit Class of 2014” (New): Follows young people who graduated from a Detroit public high school in 2014 — the year the city declared bankruptcy.
“DealBook Explains”: Explainer series for the financially illiterate, from Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin.
TV: “36 Hours”: TV series based on the popular Times travel column, which will air on Travel Channel starting this fall.
“Brother Orange”: BuzzFeed’s first documentary which follows a BuzzFeed writer as he travels to China to meet the man who now has the iPhone he lost a year ago. The documentary complements a popular BuzzFeed story on the same subject.
“Morning Brief”: A 90-second series distributed at the break of dawn to get users downloaded on the most crucial stories that they need to know.
“Market Close”: A series for later in the day that covers “what you missed, why it matters, and what you need to know for tomorrow” in the business world.
“Handmade”: For the Bloomberg Pursuits vertical, this series will go behind-the-scenes tos how how some of the finest and most luxurious everyday items get made. Each episode will focus on a different product.
“Ultimate DJ,” a global Electronic Music competition-style live series executive produced by Simon Cowell, Patrick Moxey, Hamish Hamilton, Ian Stewart, and Kelly Belldegrun;
In addition to “Ultimate DJ” and the continuation of the successful partnership with Live Nation, Yahoo will add the largest music festivals and concerts featuring top artists. Additionally, Yahoo has announced:
- the “iHeartRadio Concert Series” in partnership with iHeartMedia to broadcast top events.
- “Superfan Live,” which will offer after-shows for prime time television fan-favorites.
- “Everybody’s Business,” a live weekly show on Yahoo Finance.
- “Yahoo News Live” with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric and the Yahoo News team.
Yahoo announced 14 new video series for a total of 47 original series across Yahoo’s Digital Magazine Channels:
- “I Am Naomi,” starring executive producer Naomi Campbell
- “Riding Shotgun with Michelle Rodriguez,” starring executive producer Michelle Rodriguez.
- “Thug Kitchen”
- “Made It With, Made Good”
- “The Pursuit,” from executive producers Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark, and director and executive producer Beth McCarthy Miller. “The Pursuit” is about what it means to be in your late 20s in 2015 in Manhattan, with an edgier, 21st century take on Friends in the era of social media. The series will follow a group of characters in pursuit of what their generation desires: success, love, material wealth, happiness…or maybe some, all or none of the above.
- “Community” (Launched)
- “Sin City Saints” (Launched)
- “Other Space” (Launched)
Maker’s upcoming slate of original content includes (all working titles):
“CAMP” — A coming-of-age story, adapted from James Franco’s “Palo Alto: Stories,” set in a fictional summer camp in the idyllic woodlands outside of the Bay Area. Campers explore their own sexualities, confront their teenage fears, and grow up together — navigating drama, making each other laugh, and forging the greatest memories of their young lives. From short story to short-form, the series is the first in a line of original content from the Rabbit Bandini_LAB, part ofMaker_LABS.
“Fashpad” — From the creators of CrashPad comes a new rapid-fire roundtable where fashion sensation P’Triquehosts guests in the Quad to highlight what matters most in the world…fashion!
“Fast or Fancy” — What happens when Daym Drops and Amy Pham team up to face off with their taste buds? Find out on this new series where high and low food culture battle for bragging rights. White Castle slider or Minetta Tavern Black Label burger? Red O braised short rib taco or the El Chato Taco Truck’s al pastor taco? Fast or Fancy?
“The Look of Knowing: Part 2” — Inspired by the hit mini-series The Look of Knowing, CutiePieMarzia continues her adventures in the next chapter of this dark and quirky story — this time featuring Maya’s two pugs. Its “Coraline” meets “The Cowardly Dog” meets the unique vision and storytelling of CutiePieMarzia.
“Maker Tales” — Classic fairy tales such as King Midas, Pinocchio, Hansel and Gretel, Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood are reimagined as music videos by some of Maker’s biggest stars including Tessa Violet, Iman Crosson, Dodger, Timothy DeLaGhetto, and more.
“Nursery Rhyme Mashups” — Join Maruki, Tooki, and Chuki on their animated adventures, where they combine classic nursery rhymes with modern musical genres for a perfect sing-along series.
“Party Girl” — A scripted comedy created by Lisa Schwartz that tells the story of an overachieving superstar, played by Lisa herself, who is forced to take a humiliating low-wage job and learns that it ain’t easy to make an honest living.
“Polaris Animated Universe” — The most popular online gamers and animators collide in an original anthology series bringing mash-ups, parodies, and fan-favorite moments to life from popular “Let’s Play” series and podcasts. Fresh and spontaneous, each format is an homage to the storied franchises and larger-than-life personalities that unite the gaming community around the world.
“The Taryn Show” — Who’s better at matchmaking, your friends or Tinder? What does a Facebook poke actually feel like? What if we could only communicate in 140 characters or less? Welcome to the world’s first late-night interactive digital experiment in web culture that features sketch comedy, interviews, and whatever else the interweb asks for — hosted by resident web geek Taryn Southern.
“This is Why You’re Single” — A scripted series about two shallow, narcissistic, and oftentimes reprehensible BFFs who find themselves in relatable but elevated situations as they search for love (or a sugar-daddy, whatever’s easiest) in this absurd and excruciating look at dating in the modern world.
“Toddler Tonight” — From the creators of “Convos with my 2-year-old” comes a new comedy that takes an irreverent look at kids through the lens of celebrity. “Entertainment Tonight,” “TMZ,” and “Fashion Police” get the toddler treatment by putting a paparazzi lens on kids eating what they shouldn’t, taking dance classes and sitting on the beach, a.k.a. doing what kids would normally do, but having adults provide comedic, color commentary along the way.
“Toy Detective” — A live-action mystery adventure that follows unboxing superstar EvanTube as he solves mysteries for toys (as Ace Ventura did for pets) with the help of sister Jillian and other YouTube friends. The EvanTubeHD Detective Agency quickly gets in over its head, falling victim to hilarious hijinks and ridiculous twists on their quest to solve crimes.
“Traveling Band” — A fresh new format from Portal A — a medley of music, comedy, and travel — the musical group The Gregory Brothers star in a semi-scripted mockumentary following their travels around the world, collaborating with unusual guests and being caught in unexpected situations. What happens when they realize 30 minutes before curtain in Vietnam that they have to make food and feed everyone in the audience? It’s the tour of a lifetime and we’re along for the ride.
“American Woman” — In collaboration with ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions comes an irreverent docu-series about the women who made America great. Maker talent will ride through revolutionary history in search of the tough mothers who helped create our young nation, starting with the original 13 colonies, a map and a dream to uncover the women behind the men.
TV: “I Am Maker” — Emmy® Award-winning producers World of Wonder team with Maker and ABC Family to share an unprecedented look at what it takes to become a YouTube star today. Inspired by the roots of Maker, the series is an aspirational docu-series that follows a group of content creators who live together and are mentored by the biggest online talent.
Mode Studios unveiled six new original series for 2015:
Mode Glam Channel:
“Give Me Room” Designers redesign and organize a room for better living. Each video, features a designer who, in one day, helps to organize and redesign living spaces for a few hundred dollars. Produced by Mode Studios. Carly Christman stars in the first episode, which will debut today.
Mode Brash Channel:
“Rad Pads” Tours of some of the most awesome homes across America that any guy would want to live in.Produced by Mode Studios. The first episode will debut today, featuring the Star Trek-themed Miami pad of entrepreneur, Marc Bell.
“Counter Culture” Food and alcohol experts provide a look into delicious meals and libations created in their restaurant, bar or boutique establishment. Each episode will feature a different host giving their own point of view on a particular food item, dish or drink, from artisanal cocktails to unique taco creations.Produced by Mode Studios. The first episode featuring John Gidding will debut on Thursday, April 30.
Mode Tend Channel:
“Our House” Home tours of some of the most stylish parents and family bloggers, designers, and celebrities and include one kid-friendly space in the home in each episode. Produced by Mode Studios. The first episode featuring Genevieve Gorder will debut today.
“Making Room” Easy interior design tips and tricks for organizing and maximizing space in the home. In each video, we feature a designer who, in one day, helps to organize and redesign an area of the home.Produced by Mode Studios. The first episode features Nicole Feliciano of Momtrends and debuts on Monday, May 4.
“Home Plate” Hosts give tips on how to create a meal that is both adult and kid-friendly. The show features everyday recipes that are accessible, simple and typically prepared using minimal steps. Produced by ModeStudios. Stylist and cookbook author, Annette Joseph, stars in the debut episode, which will run on Tuesday, May 5.
Conde Nast Entertainment
CNÉ announced today a 2015–2016 production slate of over 2,500 original videos including new and returning tent poles:
- “73 Questions” (Vogue)
- “Beauty This Week” (Allure)
- “Cyborg Nation” (Wired)
- “Golf Everywhere” (Golf Digest)
- “How To Think Like a Tree” (Wired)
- “Improv Imagination 2” (Vanity Fair)
- “Insert Style” (multi-brand), “It’s My Party” (Bon Appetit)
- “Kitchen Lab” (Bon Appetit)
- “Ladies Who Luxe hosted by Kandee Johnson” (Glamour)
- “Most Expensivest Shit” (GQ)
- “Salaam Dunk” (Teen Vogue)
- “Show Me Your Boudoir hosted by Jamie Greenberg” (Allure)
- “Strictly Ballet 2” (Teen Vogue)
- “The Perfect Match” (Glamour).
“Tyler Zone”: A comedic sci-fi series that will be featured exclusively on The Scene. Created by Keith Schofield and starring Community’s Danny Pudi, Tyler Zone is presented by Party Over Here, FOX’s Comedy Development Venture with The Lonely Island. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone serve as executive producers.
EMMY NOMINATED SERIES directed by and starring Steve Buscemi is back for a second season. “Park Bench” is a local’s take on the special people, places, and spirit of New York City. Through unscripted moments and conversations with both average New Yorkers, as well as Steve’s celeb friends, Buscemi takes viewers on a funny, first-hand journey/misadventure, told in his unique voice.
The original series born out of James Franco’s love for movies is back, but with a twist. Each episode of the new season will feature Franco and one or more fellow artists reimagining classic television shows for a digital audience. Throughout the 10-episode series his crew will reinvent old classics by swapping genres, characters and more.
“The HuffPost Show” is the news site’s first-ever live, weekly, digital primetime program. A smart, irreverent look at the week’s top news stories, “The HuffPost Show” features a blend of provocative commentary, lively panel discussions, edgy digital videos, and celebrity interviews. Roy Sekoff, President and Chief Creative Officer of HuffPost Studios and founding editor of The Huffington Post, and Marc Lamont Hill, host of “HuffPost Live,” are co-hosts of “The HuffPost Show.” The program, which is shot in front of a studio audience, broadcasts live from Los Angeles Friday nights at 9p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The show live-streams on the homepage of The Huffington Post.
“2 Point Lead,” hosted by comedian Yannis Pappas, goes beyond the news and offers a mobile-first, humorous take on the world of sports with social buzz in mind. Viewers can expect sports and satire combined like never before, featuring famous comedians and professional athletes in comedy sketches, interviews and man-on-the-street clips. Every day at 2 p.m. EST, “2 Point Lead” will spotlight the humor in sports culture and appeal to a younger generation of sports fans.
TechCrunch, one of the foremost sites for news and analysis on startups, venture capital, and Silicon Valley as a whole, has launched its first daily news show. “The Crunch Report,” hosted by Sarah Lane, recaps the most important and interesting tech stories of the day — across all areas of coverage the site has long been known for — in five minutes or less. The series is hosted at the top of the TechCrunch.com homepage for one hour every day. It is also be available via AOL On and iTunes.
“AOL.RISE” aims to be your first daily digital destination. Hit BREW on your coffee maker and by the time your cup is full we’ll have delivered to you an informative, engaging, and inspiring look at the day ahead of you. With a unique voice, pace, and visual style, AOL.RISE will be all you need to win at the water cooler. Get a heads-up on what people will be talking about — headlines, culture, and life tips distilled and packaged into a perfect bite-sized form. Just as every morning brings you a whole new set of possibilities, so does AOL.RISE. Each day feature a different mix of topics — from news and sports to music and finance to weather and lifestyle. Additionally, RISE will now include a new weekly segment featuring Kevin Jonas called, “This Week in Snapchat,” which will Jonas reviewing the hottest posts, trends, and collaborations on Snapchat — posted by the biggest users and brands today.
Fortunes can be won or lost at the NFL draft. A top 10 pick may be set for life, but a slide down the draft boards could result in the loss of millions of dollars. After the college football season ends, players have 4 grueling months of workouts, media training, and interviews to prove they have what it takes to make it at the next level. We follow three soon-to-be pro players, all jockeying for the life-changing moment of getting drafted in the NFL.
- “Rising Artists”
Rising Artists showcases the best in up and coming music, bringing you the bands you’ll love before you know they exist. Each month, a different Rising Artist will be featured over several short form videos: from live performances and day in the life footage, to Vine and Instagram videos in recording studios and backstage on tour. The next #1 song … Your next favorite band … While they’re on the rise.
- “What to Watch”
Hosted by Ricky Camilleri, “What to Watch” is a daily, 2–5 minute tour across what’s on all the screens out there, from the iPhone to IMax. Seriously, with all the videos, TV shows, movies and apps out there, someone’s got to cut through the clutter and cat videos to get you to the good stuff. What to Watch will also give you a fresh angle on what you’re already binge-watching.
- “Beyond the Horizon With Jared Leto”
This is a series dedicated to learning about the future from some of the most fascinating and innovative minds in the present. The creativity of the human race is becoming increasingly more impressive and technology that was unimaginable yesterday is becoming tomorrow’s reality. In this in-depth documentary interview series, Academy Award-winning actor, musician, and tech investor/advisor Jared Leto will engage in conversations about the future with the world’s most interesting visionaries in the arenas of science, art, technology and politics.
- “Act Like A Musician”
Everyone wants to be a rock-star even famous actors. In this groundbreaking series, today’s hottest actors get to live the dream by uniting with the bands they’ve always loved. In each episode, one lucky member of Hollywood’s elite will head into the rehearsal studio with his or her new musical mentors to learn how to play one of the band’s biggest hits. It all culminates with a one-time-only performance that is the best of both worlds. This is where the A-list meets the set list.
In a series that is both human and out of this world, we’ll go in depth with five of the finalists from the hotly contested Mars 100 competition: everyday people dead set on making Mars their final destination. Through interviews and extensive verite, we’ll uncover the obsession with the future, adventure, and space that’s propelling them to leave everything — and everyone — behind.
- “#BUILTBYGIRLS: Girl U”
Brought to you by Cambio’s hugely successful initiative #BUILTBYGIRLS (which saw our site recreated, designed and coded by girls), “#BUILTBYGIRLS: Girl U” follows a “class” of 4 bright and bold young women as they’re given a crash course in various disciplines by a different Influencer each episode. Lessons run the gamut from business and robotics to film and fashion, and conclude with a challenge that the girls must complete in just 24 hours. As an added twist, the girls will co-create the series with self-produced content in the form of confessionals and how-to companion videos.
- “The Thursday Sports Show with Ben Lyons”
As part of AOL’s previously-announced premium partnership with The Players’ Tribune, “The Thursday Sports Show with Ben Lyons” is a weekly destination where sports fans connect with today’s top professional athletes through candid player profiles, hilarious social media round ups, and irreverent field pieces. The show provides real fans with real access to the sports stars they love, each and every Thursday.
- “How It Happened”
As part of AOL’s previously announced premium partnership with The Players’ Tribune, “How it Happened” is a new storytelling vehicle for world-class athletes to spotlight the funnier side of the games we love. Our athlete narrators will guide viewers through their favorite behind-the-scenes story — from locker room pranks to epic off-field errors — while the narrative comes to life on screen via world-class animation. Whether it’s one athlete narrator or several contesting the details of the same story one thing is for sure…you’ll be surprised learning how it happened.
The Huffington Post
“Now What with Ryan Duffy”: Former VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy has been shot in Colombia, jailed in Cairo while covering the Arab Spring, and sojourned in North Korea. Now, instead of going around the world putting his life at risk, showing how utterly messed up the world can be, he’s taken on a new mission to put a spotlight on what’s working around the world and telling the stories of people working toward solutions to our many crises. In his new docu-series “Now What?” Ryan brings the same adventurous spirit to stories that give us a full and accurate picture of what’s happening in the world — not just the violence, tragedy, dysfunction and corruption, but the innovation, creativity, ingenuity and compassion too often overlooked by the media.
“The HuffPost 10”: 10 short films from 10 creative and diverse storytellers about 10 people, things or causes that together are making the world a better place. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of The Huffington Post, we are embarking on a project that truly embodies the spirit and vision behind the brand that has engaged and inspired hundreds of millions of people globally. This collection of stories is a celebration of what’s working globally and in our own lives from the perspective of the world’s greatest filmmakers and storytellers.
- “Culture Shock”: Groundbreaking ways the workplace is changing for the better as demonstrated by the world’s most progressive companies.
- “What’s Working”: A daily international look at the people, places and things that are making positive changes around the world. A counterbalance to the exploitative and negative stories most news focuses on.
- “Fabulous Stay-at-Home Dads”: An intimate look at the powerful men running the households behind the world’s most successful women.
- “Talk Nerdy To Me”: Nerd culture made sexy. Hardcore Nerdcore.
- “Thrive Science”: A scientific look at the emotional and physical benefits around sleep, meditation, mindfulness and general wellness.
- “16 and President”: A day-in-the-life of a presidential candidate. Grueling, unglamorous, intimate and revealing.
- “You’re Doing It Wrong”: A cooking demo video series showing basic kitchen hacks that undo conventional wisdom around kitchen classics.
- “Talk To Me”: Kids interviewing their parents. A revealing, intimate and probing Q&A session and look into the relationship between notable parents and their children.
- “Global Street Art Now”: Profiling the best and least known street artists making moves in the global art world.
- Premiere date: 2016
- Cast: James Franco, Daniel Webber, Sarah Gadon, Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones, George MacKay, Lucy Fry, Leon Rippy and Brooklyn Sudano
- Crew: Executive Produced by J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk
- Synopsis: Nine-hour limited event series based upon the best-selling 2011 novel written by Stephen King. 11/22/63 is a thriller in which high school history teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself … which doesn’t want to be changed.
- Premiere date: Summer 2015
- Cast: Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, Andrea Martin, James Urbaniak, Gabourey Sidibe, Cole Escola
- Crew: Executive Produced by Amy Poehler and Dave Becky. Created by Julie Klausner
- Synopsis: Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner star as best friends living in New York City. Their typical, irreverent behavior lands them in some very awkward situations.
- Premiere date: 2015
- Cast: Tommy Dewey, Michaela Watkins
- Crew: Executive Producer / Director Jason Reitman, Writer / Creator Zander Lehmann, Producer Helen Estabrook
- Synopsis: Casual follows the story of a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating (on-line and off), while living under one roof again and raising a teenager.
- Premiere date: Winter 2015
- Cast: TBD
- Crew: Executive Producer Jason Katims, Creator / Writer Jessica Goldberg, Producer Michelle Lee
- Synopsis: The 10-episode drama series examines a family at the center of a controversial faith–based movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power. Each hour-long episode will take an in-depth look at what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want.
“RocketJump: The Show”
- Premiere date: Fall 2015
- Cast: Freddie Wong and the RocketJump team
- Crew: Created / Produced / Written by Freddie Wong and the RocketJump team
- Synopsis: Each half-hour episode of the comedy series will chronicle the filmmaking behind RocketJump’s newest short. The eight full episodes will be released on Hulu on a weekly basis and the newly-created shorts will premiere on Hulu.
“Her Shorts” — In partnership with Planned Parenthood, Refinery29 introduces a short scripted film series. Told through a comedic or dramatic lens, each film focuses on a variety of women’s and men’s reproductive and sexual health issues. Featuring original work from Lena Dunham, Emily Ratajkowski, Mamie Gummer, Mae Whitman, Jack Antonoff, Jenni Konner, Richard Shepard and many more.
“S*!tty Boyfriends” — An original series from New Form Digital in partnership with Is or Isn’t Entertainment, with executive producers Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky, the makers of the award-winning series Web Therapy, and Kathleen Grace, this scripted narrative follows Amanda, who, desperate for a new perspective on her dating life, turns to her single, Internet-savvy Auntie Katie to tackle the question that every generation asks: “How do I find love?”
“The Skinny” — A co-production with wifey.tv, co-founded by Jill Soloway and Rebecca Odes, The Skinnyis a dark comedy series about a feminist comedian in Los Angeles trying to live, love, and get over her bulimia. Jessie Kahnweiler writes, directs and stars in this episodic series, alongside indie veteran Illeana Douglas.
“Five Phases” — A Refinery29 original scripted series written by Refinery29 features editor Vanessa Golembewski, presenting everyday situations in exaggerated, humorous, and occasionally absurd vignettes.
“Throwback” — In collaboration with production company World of Wonder, Refinery29 takes some of today’s hottest talent, unique personalities, artists, and musicians, and transform them into iconic “It Girls” from different fashion eras, such as Edie Sedgwick, Cher, Twiggy, and more.
“Fashionably Bound” — Refinery29’s expands its foray into virtual reality with a series that takes viewers on a stylish journey across continents for a 360-degree adventure.
“One Look” — Following the success of pilot episodes with Dior Haute Couture and Marc Jacobs, One Look is a glimpse into the world of Haute Couture; from the stress of the seamstresses to the meticulous handwork of specialized craftsmen to the multi-million dollar set designs, Visionaire explores the various elements that make Couture Week the best fashion show on earth.
“Daycation With Evelina” — YouTube fashion and beauty expert Evelina Barry takes guests on epic day trips in search of food, fashion, and fun, in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs.
“Style Out There” — Continue the journey with Refinery29 in Season 2 of Style Out There, exploring the globe to document the world’s style subcultures. From the beautiful, transgender Hijra community in India, to the fun-loving Decora girls of Tokyo, we shine light on untold style stories from around the world.
“Get Real” — The Refinery29 team challenges what’s considered “normal” about the human body through deep narratives that celebrate individual bodies — and all the qualities and quirks that make them unique.
“We Are The XX” — Kassidy Brown and Allison Rapson, co-founders of We Are The XX, travel across the globe and join arms with female revolutionaries, leaders, and activists to document the front lines of feminism.
“Trendsetters of Tehran” — In collaboration with Hot Snakes Media, Refinery29 lifts the curtain on stylish women in Tehran, Iran, exploring how they defy conventions and embrace self-expression by working to change the conversation in a society that has historically held them back.
“Dear L.A. With Jenn Im” — YouTube star Jenn Im has once again teamed up with Refinery29 for a new series that explores how personal style is not just about clothing. Through a variety of formats, Jenn will take viewers along for a look into the homes, beauty routines, and culinary secrets of some of her favorite people to discover exactly what defines someone’s “style.”
“Sound Off” — Refinery29 explores how style both influences and reflects music culture across the globe. The series celebrates not only how women are making strides in music, but how their personal style permeates and influences their musical style.
“Refined Wisdom” — A series of intimate conversations between emerging female directors and the feminist icons Refinery29 admires, bringing viewers a fierce look at the truth-talking dames of fame and their worldly insights.
“Four Elements and Fashion” — A cinematic series that vividly captures fashion as the four natural elements: silk with water, polyester with fire, chiffon with air, and cotton with earth. Advanced cinematographic techniques will give viewers an up close view of the way the material interacts with the elements.
“Foodie Prep School” — Refinery29 executive food editor Elettra Wiedemann will serve up scrumptious recipes à la carte with a distinct visual style that brings each step and ingredient to life.
“Gender Bender” — Refinery29 editors and guests explore the world of androgynous style, proving that your gender shouldn’t limit your style or how you dress.
“Split Second Styling Tip” — Refinery29’s fashion features director Connie Wang will school the audience on simple styling tricks and wardrobe hacks.
“What’s in Your Bag? With Esther Povitsky” — Comedian — and millennial woman — Esther Povitsky rifles through individuals’ bags, trunks, and other private areas to see what the contents reveal about them.
“8 Things To Know” — Stay in the know with this daily video manifestation of Refinery29’s “8 Things,” an editorial franchise that provides viewers with eight ripped-from-the-headlines topics to know when they start their day.
“R29 Original Presents…” — This concise and witty infographic format gives bite-sized overviews of timely topics, ranging from pop culture to politics.
“Macro Makeover” — The Refinery29 team will show viewers how to revitalize their beauty routine and master unexpected beauty tips with magnified, tight visuals that demonstrate each step in minute detail.
“Beauty Prep School” — Easy-to-follow tutorials where Refinery29 shows viewers how to build up a serious beauty repertoire and master the basics in hair, makeup, and nails.
“A Cut Above” — Pick up your sharpest knife and learn how to chop, dice, slice, and carve even the most unwieldy foods like a chef in these colorful, playful, and informative stop-motion cutting tutorials.
“60 Seconds To Fit” — Refinery29’s fitness and wellness editors provide daily fitness tips that viewers can master in just 60 seconds. Each move will focus on a body part, and will be tailored for beginner, moderate, and advanced exercisers.
“Facetime” — Breaking down beauty barriers, Refinery29’s beauty editors invite YouTube’s best makeup artists to a step-by-step makeup tutorial via video chat.
“Hack Your Heart Out” — An epic visual journey highlighting a wide array of lifestyle DIY hacks, tips, and crafts that teach the viewer how to get it done in timely, unconventional, and stylish ways.
“Trend Takeout” — Refinery29’s senior style editor, Annie Georgia Greenberg, will walk us through how to wear the latest trends by styling one trend piece into three separate looks, all filmed inside theRefinery29 closet.
“40/40 Live”: JAY Z’s The 40 40 Club in Manhattan is the setting for this exciting new talk show. Produced in collaboration with JAY Z’s Life+Times, and hosted by WNBA point guard Skylar Diggins, 40/40 Live blends the worlds of hip hop and sports celebrity to provide a fresh and unfiltered conversation around sports, fame, music and more. With the energy of this luxury sports bar as a backdrop and the rising talent of Skylar and her celebrity guests, 40/40 Live promises to be edgy, unpredictable and compelling.
“A Year in Space”: Today, Astronaut Scott Kelly is already aboard the International Space Station — part of an ambitious, one-year experiment to determine if Mars travel can ever be achieved. With unprecedented access, Time film-makers will chronicle Kelly’s entire mission in a multipart series, online and in print. A Year in Space will also follow Scott’s family back home, including his twin brother Mark — a retired NASA astronaut — who is serving as the other half of a unique experiment, comparing how identical bodies and identical genes respond to a year in decidedly non-identical environments. In A Year inSpace, technology, biology and the ambitions of humanity will converge in ways they never have before.
“Andi’s Apple”: Former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman is kicking off her single life with a fresh start in a new city. This series will capture Dorfman as she navigates the dating world of New York City while cultivating her passions for fashion, fitness and food. With the help of her pals, including a former Bachelor costar, the headstrong 28-year-old is learning about life — and love — on her own terms.
“At the Table”: With the casual nature of a kitchen table chat with close friends, At the Table offers generous servings of pop culture banter mixed with lifestyle and cooking tips. At the Table is a fun and informative new series hosted by three young, engaging personalities who on the one hand offer fascinating, unpredictable and highly social chat and celebrity gossip. And on the other, they provide simple and useful advice on everything from cooking, entertaining and crafts to organizing, and DIY. Fast, fun, and informative, everyone has a place at this table.
“Black Girl Magic”: In this inspiring new docu-series from Essence, the lives of six teenage girls from diverse backgrounds and circumstances will be brought to life vividly and poignantly. Directed by emerging African-American female filmmakers, each short film will be an intimate profile of a single girl, revealing her unique drive and her fondest dreams, capturing her courage and perseverance, and enchanting viewers lucky enough to witness that special phenomenon known on social media as “black girl magic.”
“Building Hope”: In this uplifting and heart-warming new series, Time Inc. teams up with Operation Finally Home, aTennessee-based non-profit dedicated to building mortgage-free homes for disabled veterans, allowing them to restart their lives. Building Hope will follow five military veterans — injured while stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan — as they return to their hometowns and are met by grateful communities, whose gestures of giving back take the shape of a new custom-built home for the veteran, and changed lives for everyone involved.
“Popography”: People and Entertainment Weekly join forces to produce a new digital series focused on the lives and careers of the world’s most renowned artists and entertainers. Hosted by People and EW Editorial Director Jess Cagle, each installment of Popography will take an intimate look at the pivotal moments that shaped one fascinating star: the early work, the big break, the career highlights, and current passions. Equally irreverent and revealing, we’ll experience these artists in a whole new light, with exclusive access to vintage photos, rare anecdotes, and unprecedented insight into what fuels star power.
“SI Films”: Built upon its rich tradition of storytelling, Sports Illustrated launches the next evolution of the brand — Sports Illustrated Films. From short features to full length documentaries, this new venture harnesses the journalistic excellence of Sports Illustrated with its Emmy Award-winning production team and acclaimed industry directors. Sports Illustrated has been at the center of sports’ greatest stories for more than 60 years. That journey continues today with the launch of Sports Illustrated Films.
“Social Currency: The New Famous”: An inside look into the world of today’s newest celebrities: the social influencers. These are the social media-savvy entrepreneurs who’ve mastered the art of self-promotion and amassed a supersized audience through YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms. Social Currency will profile a select group of social media’s hottest, newest personalities, and trace the strategy, hard work, and sheer luck on their journey to becoming “the new famous.”
“The Bullseye”: Taken from the wildly popular last page of Entertainment Weekly, The Bullseye is a fast-paced and irreverent new web series hosted by EW senior writer Tim Stack. Each weekly installment will feature Tim, his side-kicks, and a celebrity guest engaged in super-smart and rapid-fire conversation on the week’s buzziest hits, the lamest missteps, and the project or person that’s in the center of the pop culture bullseye. With Tim Stack’s unique mix of wit, camp and high energy at the center, this show hits right on target.
“The Next Star Stylist”: In this new reality competition show from the style experts at InStyle, viewers will get an inside look at the glamour, drama and dedication going on behind the scenes of the red carpet. Up-and-coming stylists will compete against each other for a high-stakes, career-making opportunity to dress a celebrity for a red-carpet event. Online voters will give thema chance, while a team of experts and celebrity stylists will coach and judge them. It all culminates in a red carpet debut that could launch the career of the Next Star Stylist.
“FM in the AM,” a new morning show from LIN Digital companies Federated Media and BiteSizeTV. The goal will be to create a lot of video content across different categories by tapping into Federated’s diverse creator network. The companies also hope to add new content partners in the future, especially from the world of news, as they test and iterate the ideal version of what the morning show can become.
Another Federated Media project is “Pintessentials,” which it’s producing in partnership with “Project Runway” executive producer Full Picture.
BiteSizeTV, meanwhile, has already spun-off three shows from “Hollywood Today Live” segments: “The Girl Spot,” “Our Green House,” and “Social Spin.” The latest of the three, “Social Spin,” will debut online later this summer.
Vevo announced fourteen returning originals in addition to new green-lit shows and over a dozen more in development.
“:60 With…,” which will premiere later this year, features an artist answering as many off-the-cuff, personality revealing questions as they can in 60 seconds, providing fans with a candid and uncensored look at their favorite musicians. The premiere episode will feature one of hip hop’s finest and former “Vevo Lift” artist, Kendrick Lamar, followed by none-other than David Hasselhoff, whose music video for “True Survivor” garnered one million views in 24 hours.
“Rhyme and Reason” features a hip-hop artist rapping 16 bars, and revealing the inspiration and history behind it. Joell Ortiz and Rapsody are set to kick off this series’ first two episodes.
Renewed series for 2015 include:
- “GO Shows”
- “Hot This Week”
- “Super Fan Showdown”
- “Do It Yourselfie”
- “Tour Exposed”
Recognized as the coolest girl on Instagram, trend explorer and entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman takes us on a journey to uncover the latest and hottest trends in style and lifestyle for millennial women — from fashion to fitness to beauty to music and everything in between. In HANNAHGRAM, Hannah’s investigations will be inspired by comments from her massive Instagram following. Along the way, we will get an inside look at the life of one of the most vibrant influencers in media.
UPSTAGED combines three irresistible elements: a voyeuristic look at some of NYC’s most expensive addresses, dramatic home transformations, and information on how to make it all happen with attainable items you can afford, curated from the places you already shop! In each episode, we go behind the scenes with Cheryl Eisen, New York’s preeminent home stager, and her team as they find the perfect items to transform the homes of the most demanding clients. Viewers will see the dramatic process unfold as well as learn the home stagers’ secrets for decorating tips, DIY tricks, and simple furniture hacks. UPSTAGED is a collaboration with Lionsgate and Rogue Atlas.
“POPSUGAR Beauty Junkie”
POPSUGAR BEAUTY JUNKIE is our weekly beauty series featuring trending and evergreen topics of high interest to our audience. Kirbie Johnson, POPSUGAR’s resident beauty host and guru, hosts this snackable, stylish, and highly visual series. Episodes blend step-by-step visual instruction, easy-to-read graphics, great music, personality, and expert beauty information. The series is perfectly optimized for social, mobile, and sharing, and we’ll be offering new episodes all year long.
“Knock Knock With Rachel Antonoff”
Fashion designer Rachel Antonoff has cult status with our audience; she combines relentless curiosity, a winning sense of humor, and an effortlessly cool approach to all things style. In KNOCK KNOCK, Rachel takes us inside the homes of the people who fascinate us and gets the stories behind the items they cherish most. Shot in an intimate style from Rachel’s first-hand perspective, the show will offer unique insight into their homes and lives — and let the audience share stories and memories about their favorite possessions.
“POPSUGAR RUSH” is a new, daily show about all things pop culture. POPSUGAR RUSH is made specifically for our millions of Facebook fans, who expect more from us than just a repeat of the day’s trending news. As a result, our editors in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles will go behind the stories to provide meaning, context, and humor. We’ll explain how we feel about the stories and why they should care. POPSUGAR RUSH will cover every aspect of the world of pop culture, including style, lifestyle, tech, and news. Our editors are both experts and true fans — and their enthusiasm is addictive. We call it POPSUGAR RUSH because that’s exactly how you will feel when you watch.
“Find Your Happy”
Finding happiness is top of mind for millennials, and POPSUGAR shows you how. FIND YOUR HAPPY is themed original content that inspires, encourages, and informs millennials on how to go after what they are looking for — through humorous, heartwarming, inspirational, and relatable stories — and lessons learned, as told by our editors, experts, influencers, and real people from all walks of life. Hilton and Chobani are already on board as sponsors, with more to come.
Fitness & Health
“Choose Your Challenge, Change Your Life!”
When POPSUGAR offers a challenge, millions join in, so this year we are launching our biggest challenge initiative ever. CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE! is a comprehensive series of challenges to kick-start your happier and healthier life. Whether your goal is to get in shape, get organized, enhance your relationships, or manage your finances, POPSUGAR has a challenge created just for you by the editors who live it every day. A big new content hub on POPSUGAR will offer snackable videos that give you hacks, tips, and tricks to make your challenge attainable, inspirational interviews with celebrities and experts to keep you motivated and on track, plus compelling articles and pinnable guides.
Food, Travel & Adventure
“Eat, Sleep, Repeat With Eden Grinshpan”
EAT, SLEEP, REPEAT, Eden Grinshpan — TV host, foodie, and world adventurer — follows Eden’s wanderlust, and her appetite, as she travels the world and spends 24-ish hours immersing herself in the local culture. We’ll be with her as she eats breakfast, lunch, and dinner with local influencers — bloggers, DJs, chefs, and hometown celebrities — at the places they go and the places only they know. Then, Eden will prowl until dawn for the late-night food adventures each city has to offer, from food trucks to all-night diners to street-side food stalls. As the sun rises, Eden collapses in a cab on the way to the airport as she learns of her next destination. EAT, SLEEP, REPEAT is a collaboration with Part 2 Pictures.
In INGRID DISHES, watch as Ingrid Nilsen — beauty expert, cooking aficionado, and YouTube personality with over 3.3 million subscribers — conjures up delicious meals while sharing memories, stories, and laughs with social influencers, celebrities in their own kitchens. As they prepare and share the meal, Ingrid and her guest will have an intimate and candid conversation that touches on everything — life, advice, and, of course, food.
“All My Friends Are Getting Married”
POPSUGAR and ABOVE AVERAGE are excited to announce their second scripted comedy, ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GETTING MARRIED, starring and produced by actress Mae Whitman (Parenthood, The DUFF). She plays Chloe, a single woman in her late 20s who is facing that time in her life when all of her friends are getting married — and now she’s up against the perfect storm: six bachelorette parties in a row. Each episode centers around another bachelorette party where Chloe must cope with life among a different group of friends, ranging from her college roommate and her co-worker to that awkward cousin she hasn’t seen in years. We’ll experience the humorous, quirky, and emotional ways we celebrate this strange rite of passage — not everything is penis whistles and pink tiaras!
“Seriously Distracted: The New Boss”
POPSUGAR and ABOVE AVERAGE’s critically acclaimed and award-winning comedy, SERIOUSLY DISTRACTED, is back for a sequel! Last year, the ladies of LeGrande PR tackled the workplace issues that matter most: Tinder, meeting One Direction, and getting famous Instagram followers. This year, the future leaders of PR are every bit as distracted — if not more — as they will be dealing with a big change at work: they’re getting a new boss — played by Nicole Richie!
Returning Franchise Series
“EAT THE TREND”
EAT THE TREND is one of the Internet’s hottest food shows! With fresh episodes every week, host Brandi Milloy uncovers trending food on social media, invents food mashups, and shares how to easily create it all in your own kitchen. Whether you want to make your own Ramen Burger, Cronuts, or even a Crunchwrap Supreme, EAT THE TREND is your source for buzz-worthy recipes and food trends.
“GET THE DISH”
In GET THE DISH, another POPSUGAR series that has become one of the most popular food shows on YouTube and Facebook, host Brandi Milloy shares a pop-culture-driven take on her culinary obsessions. With new episodes every week, GET THE DISH offers easy-to-follow, delicious, tested recipes (both savory and sweet!). Guest appearances include celebrity chefs and tastemakers sharing secrets to their most famous recipes. That’s not all! Brandi also breaks down foolproof entertaining tips and tablescape inspirations to make meals to remember.
“WE SPY STYLE”
WE SPY STYLE is POPSUGAR’s weekly show where style meets pop culture in a funny and informative talk format. In each episode, host Allison McNamara and co-host Elliott Morgan are joined by a celebrity/social influencer to break down the latest style trends and the week’s most shareable stories with a fashion angle.
With over 70 million views, CLASS FITSUGAR is our real-time follow-along workout show and one of the most enduringly popular fitness series online. Each week, fitness host Anna Renderer sweats alongside fitness experts and Hollywood’s hottest celebrity trainers to bring you inspiration and routines you can do anytime, anywhere. The show’s passionate following has even led to popular live CLASS FITSUGAR events held around the country.
“LIVE FROM THE SCENE”
POPSUGAR’s pre- and post-show coverage gets you in the know for all things relating to award shows. Our POPSUGAR hosts and style experts have complete access, and celebrity guests will arm you with everything you need to know about the big night ahead, or provide a wrap-up of what happened. It’s a crash course on the nominees, fashion predictions and analysis, what’s trending on social media, background on the presenters, performers, and big moments to expect from the show itself.
The Wall Street Journal
“The Fixer,” hosted by Michael Hsu, is a short-form series that will focus on everyday, lifestyle-inspired “life hacks,” and is targeted for younger WSJ readers and viewers.
“#TheShortAnswer” is an explainer series that will inform viewers about trending topics and news stories. It will be hosted by WSJ reporter Jason Bellini.
“WSJD Tech” will focus on personal tech. Hosted by Geoffrey Fowler and Joanna Stern, the series will review the latest gadgets and focus on how technology is impacting lives.
WSJ Custom Studios is producing “Americana,” described as the “ultimate anthology of American capitalism, highlighting 400 years of economics and entrepreneurship.” The project spans 40 short films, with each film focusing on a different thing that shaped American culture — from cotton to baseball.
Post Digital Network
“Surreal Estate,” which will go inside rich homes to see what type of things rich people buy. The series will be hosted by the Post’s real-estate columnist Jennifer Gould Keil.
“Do What You Love” will spotlight people who have unusual careers, from a blimp operator to someone who gets shot out of a cannon.
“Here to Help” is a comedy advice series in which an expert and a comedian both answer questions submitted by users.
Decider.com has a series called “Streamline,” which airs weekly on the website and on its Roku app. Hosted by columnist Meghan O’Keefe, the series offers Decider’s five picks for what to stream every week.
“One More Night,” where musicians of today pay tribute to the artists that inspired them by performing at legendary music venues.
“Blockumentaries,” which spotlights the cultural histories of different and influential city and town blocks around the country.
Vice decided to show off the shows it’s producing for its upcoming TV channel.
In total, Vice said it has 20 shows planned for its network, and has started shooting eight of them. They include: “Vice Portraits with Marc Maron,” in which the comedian interviews important guests; “Black Market with Michael K. Williams,” in which “The Wire” actor documents and explores the world of black-market car thieves first hand; and “Gaycation,” in which actress Ellen Page travels the world to explore and uncover LGBT issues.
Vice verticals Noisey (for music) and Motherboard (about science and technology) will also get their own self-titled documentary TV series.
“Fuck, That’s Delicious,” a food and interview web series hosted by chef-turned-rapper Action Bronson, will also graduate to TV on the new Vice network. Other TV shows include “Weediquette” (focusing on issues related to marijuana) and “Fashion Week International” (pretty self-explanatory).
“#O2LForever,” a documentary featuring beloved vlogging supergroup O2L (Our Second Life) while on their 2014 DigiTour before they broke up. The uninitiated will discover why Connor Franta, Kian Lawley, Ricky Dillon, Jc Caylen, Sam Potorff and Trevor Moran are the Beatles of this generation.
“The Outfield” stars wildly popular social media personalities Cameron Dallas and Nash Grier as varsity baseball players navigating difficult choices on and off the field as they enter their senior year of high school.
“Lazer Team”: Rooster Teeth’s Indiegogo record-breaking film “Lazer Team” features four small-town losers who stumble across an alien crash site and are bound together by an incredible battle suit that forces them to save humanity. Watch the trailer.
“Electra Woman and Dyna Girl”: The Sid and Marty Krofft reboot “Electra Woman and Dyna Girl” stars dynamic duo Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart, in partnership with Legendary Digital Media. More here.
“Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles” Season 2
From visionary producer and animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series), Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles turns the DC Universe upside-down. In this dark, alternate world, telling the good guys from the bad guys is never easy: Superman is not the son of Jor-El, he’s the son of General Zod; Wonder Woman is not from peaceful Themyscira, but rather the warring nation of Ares; and Batman is more vampire-bat than man…and he’s not Bruce Wayne. It is unclear if our greatest heroes are here to protect us…or to rule us. With Season 1 set to launch in June, Machinima, Blue Ribbon Content and DC Entertainment have already begun development on Season 2, a 10-episode follow-up to the initial limited series.
“DC’s Hero Project”
Machinima, Blue Ribbon Content, and DC Entertainment are setting out to discover the next great creator for the world of DC Comics. Eight contestants compete in elimination challenges to develop a live-action short video based on their own interpretations of characters from DC Comics’ Starman comic book series. Well-known guest judges and celebrity special guests will join bestselling writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and a panel of esteemed judges to oversee the entire competition.
A modern adaptation of DC Comics’ cult-favorite classic “Dial H For Hero”, #4Hero is a live-action, VFX-heavy action-comedy about a young woman named Nellie Tribble who is quietly desperate to make her mark on the world, but wholly unprepared to do so. Nellie stumbles upon a life-altering smartphone app that allows her to instantly become a Super Hero for a short amount of time. The problem is her super powers are dictated by whatever is trending on social media at that moment, and they are always only semi-useful.
“Clive Barker’s Creepy Pasta”
For the first time, horror legend Clive Barker is stepping away from the creatures of his own imagination and entering into the world of Internet horror fan fiction, affectionately known as Creepy Pasta. Starting with viral urban legends (e.g. Jeff the Killer, Slender Man and Ben Drowned), Clive Barker’s Creepy Pasta is an original series of live-action, blood-curdling short films. These new tales will be curated and adapted by Barker from submissions obtained through the creepypasta community, and produced by Machinima to scare you to your core.
“Dead or alive, you’re coming with me.” OCP’s Security Concepts Division’s RoboCop program is back in an all-new, short-form limited web series, based on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s 1987 classic action film. RoboCop returns to Delta City where viewers ride along with the now standard-issue RoboCop officers as they respond to calls from dispatch. Tapping into current themes of the surveillance state, the series is shot from the first person point of view of the RoboCop officers’ heads up display, along with security cameras, dash-cams, and drones.
Machinima will bring audiences an all-new original animated series based on Jim Bonacci’s hit online game Happy Wheels and produced by BMP Digital, the digital division of Bunim/Murray Productions (‘The Real World’, ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’). This must-see 10-episode short form series, which will feature fan-favorites such as Wheelchair Guy, Irresponsible Dad and Lawnmower Man, will expand upon the game that has more than 8 million players a month and showcase its notorious dark humor and penchant for blood and gore. Additionally, with over 3.1 billion video views amassed, BMP Digital is looking to leverage the voiceover talents of YouTube influencers such as Toby Turner (15.2M YouTube Subscribers, Cartoon Network’s The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange) and others who have made this game so iconic.
“Jerome ASF’s The Baka Chronicles”
Adding to the gaming fervor, Machinima’s iconic Minecrafter Jerome ASF (3.6M YouTube Subscribers), will be teaming with N00b Adventure creator Jim Schwerfeger for an all-new series — The Baka Chronicles. Featuring Jerome ASF’s most beloved character, Baka, the series follows two unlikely server admins who problem-solve the hilarious antics of griefers, trolls, and kids who wreak havoc across their favorite multiplayer Minecraft server. Little do our heroes realize this job is a massive headache.
“High School 51”
Created and produced by Roberto Orci (Transformers, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek, Sleepy Hollow, Lost, Fringe) and Legion of Creatives, and starring Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow, Tainted Love, Drumline, MADtv), High School 51 is as out of this world as the name implies. Hidden away in the heart of Area 51, Dream Lake High School is filled with mind-blowing technology, top-secret government programs and a student body that is cool, quirky, attractive, and…well, alien. No one from the outside has ever been allowed into the school and no human has ever attended…until now.
For 16-year old Alex Valencia, the first and only human ever to attend Dream Lake, high school is going to be tough. Fitting in will be one thing but his biggest challenge just might be saving the human race!
Additionally, Machinima is announcing the return of some of its most popular shows including:
- “Chasing The Cup”
- “Battlefield Friends”
- “Sanity Not Included”
- “Deck Wars”
“SMOSH: THE MOVIE”
Will premiere during VidCon on July 23. Starring Anthony & Ian, the movie is a high-concept Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure for 2015. The movie also features a number of other top YouTubers including Grace Helbig and Jenna Marbles, among others. A summer-long promotional buildup will be capped off with a live streamed red carpet premiere attended by dozens of top talent, making this event one of the most buzzed about launches of the summer.
“EVERY [BLANK] EVER”
Beginning with EVERY Instagram EVER, this new scripted series will cover topics relevant to every millennial. For the past decade, Anthony and Ian have been the sole faces of programming on the SMOSH main channel. Every [Blank] Ever marks the formal introduction of four new SMOSH cast members, further cementing SMOSH as the modern day SNL for the younger generation.
“Prank It FWD”
Changing the perception of pranks by surprising people through positive, uplifting outcomes. Prank It FWD has received 100 million+ views to date. The series will debut a special back to school edition this summer, before returning with a new season just in time for Thanksgiving.
“Super Fan Builds”
The show, presented by Break, follows Hollywood’s top prop makers as they build one-of-a-kind items is back with new builds for super-fans of comic books, video games, movies, and pop culture.
“Gentleman Up: A Mission to Better Mankind, One Guy at a Time”
Made Man asks men to “Gentleman Up” as we educate them on how they could expand their horizons and focus on bettering themselves. We challenge guys across every aspect of their lives and push their knowledge base through a series of engaging content and offline events. We will continue the effort in the fall of 2015 with a charitable partner.
Part Intervention, part Queer Eye For the Straight Guy, this new video series follows a host and subject-matter expert as they hold an intervention for a guy who’s been called out by his friends and needs help in a serious way.
Host Paul F. Tompkins has an intimate conversation with celebrities in an actual Speakeasy bar about their life, career, and new projects.
“Honest Trailers: The Brutally Honest Truth About Movies”
This hilarious trailer spoof series parodies iconic movies and TV shows to uncover the brutally honest truth behind Hollywood’s biggest hits.
“Movie Fights: Where Real Nerds get into Real Fights Over Fake Movies”
Each week, this video and podcast series hosts our film-buff panelists, as they battle it out during an epic hour of movie madness.
A team of hosts tries out some of the most trend worthy (and sometimes weirdest) beauty techniques and products the internet has to offer. Real girls, real beauty, really weird.
Like your social feeds, the hottest entertainment news never stops. Clevver News Feed is your number one stop for the latest news headlines and discussions about trending celebrity, movie and music news. Our signature quick-fire news franchise serves up the content our audience craves, faster than anyone else.
“Daily Hollywood Rundown”
Fusing late-breaking news with a fun, interactive social media approach, Daily Hollywood Rundown gives viewers a fresh look at the top trending stories in entertainment.
Discovery Digital Networks
Collective Digital Studio
“ReThink”: Why do we wear a flat hat and awkward gown when we graduate? Why do we encourage children to assault a hollow, paper mâché animal at birthday parties? Why do we hunt for pastel-decorated eggs every Easter? Who makes these rules? Rhett & Link believe it’s time to ReThink the arbitrary stuff that has been taken for granted for too long. In every installment of this Good Mythical Morning segment, the two go head-to-head in reimagining a social convention, tired tradition, or played out product by offering a completely new, and always ridiculous approach.
“Epic Tool Time”: Harley Morenstein and the dudes of Epic Meal Time are ready to bring more epic-ness to their 6.7 million subscribers. The guys are putting away the oven mitts and grabbing power drills to create extreme gadgets that men only dream about in their new series Epic Tool Time. If there’s a device to be developed that will make men’s lives easier, Epic Tool Time will invent it.
“Fake Company Incorporated”: With more than 382 million views, Charlie Todd and the Improv Everywhere team will bring new scenes of chaos and joy to an office environment in this new digital series. A fake office will serve as a hidden camera playground where the team will surprise unsuspecting workers with the weirdest, most fun day on the job they’ve ever had.
“Prank Week”: Get ready for the most outrageous pranks of the year when CDS presents Prank Week this November.Prank Week brings together YouTube’s biggest mischief makers Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, Roman Atwood, Dennis RoadyFouseyTube, Whatever, Matt Espinosa, Rudy Mancuso, Logan Paul and Ownage Pranks, who combined have more than 42 million subscribers, for five full days of prank programming that will bring in more than 5 million viewers daily and 180 million total views.
“Shaycation”: Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell has built a social media empire across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and now she has one of the fastest growing lifestyle channels on YouTube. In Shaycation, Mitchell makes the perfect travel companion, guiding audiences on explorations to some of the world’s most exotic locations including Belize and the South of France.
“Science of Fashion”: This new original series from the creator of Wendy’s Lookbook explores the intersection of science and fashion. From the anatomy of the dress to the history of the heels, Wendy and crew will take audiences on a fact-finding, fun-filled journey.
StyleHaul had three programming announcements:
“Vanity,” which will star Denise Richards, Karrueche Tran, and Alex Frnka, is the network’s first scripted series. it comes from Bernie Su, the co-creator of the Emmy-winning transmedia series “The Lizzie Bennet Series.” Much like “Gossip Girl” in tone, “Vanity” will debut on June 11, with Maybelline already on board as a brand partner. The beauty brand was involved with the project from the very beginning, StyleHaul said.
Untitled Sean Avery/James Cox project: The network is working with former NHL star Sean Avery and “Wonderland” director James Cox on a new series inspired by a true story about how Instagram propelled a couple of New York City kids to create a successful fashion line.
“Fresh Dressed,” a feature-length documentary film acquired by StyleHaul and Samuel Goldwyn Films at Sundance, which will debut via a limited theatrical release on June 26 before transitioning to the paid VOD window on Vimeo. The film, directed by Sacha Jenkins and produced by Mass Appeal and CNN Films, documents the importance of fashion in New York’s hip-hop culture.
“Faceoff,” an ongoing head-to-head competition against digital superstars Dude Perfect.
“The Ultimate Tour,” where world champion Ultimate Frisbee star Brodie Smith engages first hand with fans around the world, letting his millions of fans choose his itinerary.
“Running the Pitch” with digital gaming star AirJapesFIFA, which brings top soccer gamers into pro soccer stadiums.
“Challenge Accepted,” where pro athletes like the NBA’s Jeremy Lin and world lacrosse champion Paul Rabil compete in fun contests.
“Most Valuable Prank,” an uplifting and inspiring show that begins as a prank but turns into making a young fan’s sports dreams come true.
“Record Smashers,” a comedy where digital superstars attempt to set increasingly absurd sports-based records.
“Next Trick Shot Superstar,” which will tap Whistle Sports network’s 72 million fans to find the next great trick shot artist and celebrity.
Endemol Beyond USA
“Neurotica”: This comedic scripted series is from Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, writers/producers of “The Office,” HBO’s “Hello Ladies” and the hit film “Bad Teacher” with Cameron Diaz. Mitchell Kraut is a twentysomething whose search for love is constantly sabotaged by his own warped yet well-meaning mind.
“True Internet Tales”: Executive produced by Emmy-nominated “E! True Hollywood Story” producer Michael Lynn, “True Internet Tales” investigates the real stories behind some of the Internet’s most popular personalities, viral videos, and memes.
“Bad Girl”: Using outrageous disguises and the latest hidden camera technology, superstar Brittany Furlan will go back to her prankster roots and revisit the wacky style of her early iconic Vine videos.
“Deep Insider”: Featuring digital influencers and traditional media stars, this series gives first-person accounts of celebrity encounters, pop culture trends and current events in a new-style talk show for the digital age.
“Legends of Gaming”: Star-gamers in this U.S. adaptation of the winning UK-born format face aspiring challengers chosen from the YouTube community by popular vote. Hosted by YouTube and gaming star Toby Turner.
“Rule’m Sports”: As with its successful UK counterpart starring YouTube sensation KSI, this North American adaptation led by YouTube star Jesse Wellens (“PrankvsPrank”), follows a popular digital hero from this side of the pond as he challenges star-athletes to amazing feats of sporting prowess.
“Offsides”: In the perfect companion to Rule’m Sports, a top YouTube prankster conspires to prank celebrity athletes. One Prankster. Endless Athletes. Epic Humor.
“Milonakis 2.0”: A reboot of Andy Milonakis’s hit MTV show, the digital series features a variety of irreverent sketches, man-on-the-street segments and music videos starring Andy and his many special guests.
“Masterclass” is an original series about living life to the fullest and not being afraid of trying new things. The series features male and female hosts getting schooled by experts in a wide-range of fields including welding, surviving in the wilderness, knife-making and dancing.
“Pitbull Presents” introduces the audience to people who play a profound role in Pitbull’s everyday life including a chef, an audio engineer, a “b-boy” dancer, an artist and more.
Discovery Digital Networks
“Flying the Globe”: The YouTuber known as FunForLouis (Louis Cole) will travel the world in 60 to 90 days, visiting 22 cities in between and filming his travels for Discovery’s Seeker network.
Discovery Live has added to its animal cams (which often come with tentpole events, like the “Reindeer Cam” near Christmas). Now, the network has 100 live-streaming cameras that let you check out animal activity all over the world.
Discovery’s TLC launched a digital network, TLCme. It will feature personalities from TLC’s TV series, and content will be divvied up amongst categories including family, home, beauty, style, health, and food with lots of how-to videos and “life hacks.”