For the third year in a row we’re layin’ out the most comprehensive list of which shows were announced by each presenter. On trend this year, similar to last year, are docu-reality series formats as well as a heavy skew towards music, comedy, and news genres.
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CNN’s GREAT BIG STORY
“The Great Big Show” — a long-form weekly TV program that will present the very best of Great Big Story’s global storytelling.
“That’s Amazing,” which will uncover the incredible and surprising things people are doing with nature and the elements. Coming this fall.
Really Great Big Stories: Starting in November, Great Big Story (in partnership with CNN Films) will roll out a six-part series of shorts called “Really Great Big Stories.” Six amazing tales of genius, exploration, magic and wild determination, from both award-winning and up-and-coming filmmakers.
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NEW YORK TIMES
The Fine Line — Olympics: Rio de Janeiro 2016: Using a seamless integration of video, text and motioncapture graphics, and released in the weeks leading up to Rio, the series will break down how each athlete competes, illuminating the techniques they use to gain an advantage in their sport.
The Inside Track: Making of Tomorrow’s Hits: The Inside Track will tell the story of how music is made, one hit song at a time. The Inside Track will feature singer-songwriters whose process tells us something about the state of music both today and tomorrow.
Out There: News From the Other Side: Out There takes viewers to the forefront of space exploration, continuing The New York Times’s rich legacy of science reporting. Using gorgeous scientific imagery, expert commentary and new visual techniques, Out There will capture the excitement, romance, and curiosity of traveling into the unknown.
The Art of Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business: In The Art of Better, PulitzerPrize-winning reporter Charles Duhigg will examine the science of productivity and share perspectives that can transform the way we work.
Two Tales of a City: Two Tales of a City will feature two travel writers with two vastly different budgets. Viewers will watch as the travel world’s odd couple explores the same city through different lenses.
Chartland: Pulitzer Prize-winner David Leonhardt will deliver sharp answers to modern life’s interesting but puzzling questions with a series of dynamic charts. Chartland seeks to silence ongoing debates about complex societal issues and personal decisions and give viewers an in-depth look at how charts and visualization can articulate fresh ideas that will make you rethink some seemingly routine life decisions.
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SMOSH Summer Games 2: Camp: Intense competitions, epic fails, and classic SMOSH comedy are abound during this month-long, bi-annual competition series where SMOSH takes their bizarre challenges to camp, out this summer.
These 5 People: A new sketch series from SMOSH that chronicles all the very different, sometimes hilarious, and very natural human reactions to some of life’s biggest and most #relatable events.
Beauty Trippin’: The hit series Beauty Break hits the road. Charismatic hosts, Joslyn Davis and Lily Marston take their exploration of the beauty world out of the studio to experience some of the trendiest (and oddest) beauty treatments and cutting edge health/fitness activities.
Diss Track: Pop-culture’s greatest feuds are finally settled in the most direct way possible off their Twitter accounts — a diss track. Our amazing team of comedians and lyricists impersonate the biggest stars in musicand entertainment, forcing them to finally bury the hatchet through mash-up tracks and parody music videos.
Man At Arms: Reforged with Danny Trejo: After nearly 100 weapons created, more than 100 million views, and consistently dominating the newsfeeds of gaming and geek pop-culture fans around the world, Man At Arms is bringing on a new iconic host who is known for an iconic weapon — Machete, Danny Trejo. In this new format of the hit series where our blacksmiths created weapons from popular video games, comics, movies and more, Trejo will walk viewers though history, the builds, and of course the demonstration and destruction fans love.
Pawsplay: If two things rule the internet, it is nerds and cat videos. We combine the two in a new series that celebrates the mash up pop-culture and pets.
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The Beatles: Eight Days A Week: A documentary based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962–1966) — the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” Creators: True Jack Productions, Refuge, Inc., Universal Television
The Path, Season Two: Starring Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy, The Path follows a family at the center of a controversial cult as they struggle with relationships, faith and power. Creators: True Jack Productions, Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Kaling International
The Mindy Project, Season 5: The comedy series from best-selling Author and Creator Mindy Kaling has continued to garner acclaim and captivate fans on Hulu. The Mindy Project is a single-camera comedy series created by and starring Emmy®-nominated writer/producer and New York Times best-selling author Mindy Kaling that follows a skilled OB/GYN navigating choppy waters of both her personal and professional life. Creators: Funny or Die
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Renewal: A second election special from Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog will debut exclusively on the service later this year. Following the success of Triumph’s Election Special 2016, Robert Smigel will return as the voice and creator of Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog for a brand new special that will be premiere just in time for the election.
DELI is a food-centric digital and social experience targeted to the U.S. Hispanic millennial market. As part of the collaboration, Telemundo and NBC Universo platforms will feature the most popular recipes and series in English and Spanish. Creator: Tastemade
“Much Ado About Nada” is a short-form series that combines Telemundo’s rich history in telenovela production and storytelling and Buzzfeed’s expertise in insights-based publishing and distribution. Creator: Buzzfeed
“Fat Camp” will follow fitness enthusiast Hutch Daley as he stops running from his chubby childhood and teams up with a group of young misfits at a neighboring fat camp. Creator: Fluency Productions
“Part of the Family” is a new community-driven influencer program targeting millennial families.
“All Star Collabs”: New initiatives featuring wildly popular creators such as Eva Gutowski and Devin Supertramp, allowing brands to authentically integrate into premium content by creators who consistently reach several millions of views.
“Immersion”: A 360 video production of hit series “Immersion” from Rooster Teeth. In the show, Rooster Teeth hosts test whether or not they can recreate elements of videos in real life, transporting viewers inside their favorite games using 360 video.
In Plain Sight: two short-form programs that use a mix of humor, live action and animation to present health-related topics in a way that’s straightforward and easy to understand.
Teens & Stress: Underscoring its commitment to premium video programming, WebMD highlighted its work with Soledad O’Brien and her media production company, Starfish Media Group, on its 3-part “Teens & Stress” series, which documents the experience of teens as well as the efforts of educators, influencers and administrators to reduce the record levels of stress impacting kids in schools and homes across America.
“Path to a Breakthrough” and “WebMD Wellness Wednesday with Robin Roberts”: A new 5-part series from Rock’n Robin Productions called “Path to a Breakthrough” highlights some of the most promising areas of medical innovation. The two are also developing a new 2-and-a-half-minute weekly segment for broadcast television called “WebMD Wellness Wednesday with Robin Roberts,” which will explore a new topic each week, from general health to fitness and healthy beauty.
“Battlegrounds”: A world-spanning competition series in which creators attempt to accomplish epic feats in an effort to win a $50,000 prize.
“Legends of Dunk”: A slam dunk competition consisting of eight regional competitions around the world.
“Fifty Large”: A host travels cross-country, hitting 50 sporting events in 50 states with epic flair, on a budget of $50,000.
“Crushing History”: Hosts put fresh spins on recreations of famous moments from sports history.
“Hall of Gamers”: Athletes are pitted against gamers in settings that span from the couch to the field.
“#WorldTrickshotDay”: A new “holiday” that will feature Whistle Sports creators doing cool, fun and exciting trick shots around the world.
Man vs. The Machine: New technological advances have catapulted AI (Artificial Intelligence) into everyday life, from Google’s face recognition algorithms to Siri’s ability to understand your drunkenly slurred come — ons. In Man vs. The Machine, AOL pits your average, run of the mill, comedian against AI at tasks ranging from detecting sarcasm in a human voice to identifying unripe fruit in an assembly line. Our humble human and the Machine will then be judged on a number of criteria and a winner declared at each episode’s end.
The Down Round: For most of the past decade, business in Silicon Valley had been booming, seeing start-up valuations skyrocket. But what goes up must come down. This series takes a look at the current climate of Silicon Valley to discover what might come next.
Bitcoin: Digital Gold?: Few wild ideas lit up the tech scene quite like Bitcoin, with its promise to sideline central banks, establish a global currency, and even bring world peace. The hackers who invented Bitcoin, however, are a disillusioned group, divided amongst themselves on obscure technical issues and universally disappointed by scandals around the currency. Host and author Nathaniel Popper guides viewer through the evolution of the digital currency and what the future could hold.
World’s Most Dangerous Unboxings: Last year, unboxing videos got more than 1 billion views…and that’s before they were DANGEROUS! One of the most popular features on Engadget, unboxings get exponentially more awesome when they’re staged in some insanely dangerous places, like on a zero-G plane, on the hood of a Ferrari, or in a shark cage.
Game Fnatic: Meet Fnatic, one of the hottest and most competitive eSports teams in the world. The team is a well-oiled machine, but they have one spot to fill and are looking for the next great gamer to join the pack. This is GAME FNATIC, the docu-reality series that follows five of the best amateur gamers as they are challenged mentally, emotionally, and physically in a series of skill tests and extreme gaming competitions. One player’s life will change forever when he joins the team, launching him into the world of pro-gaming
Car-Boom: Do you have a car you love? Have you had it for a lifetime? Do you want to send it off in the most explosive way possible? In every episode a clunker car is blown up, driven off a cliff, crushed, catapulted or destroyed in another spectacular final send-off.
Stars Selling Cars: Autoblog is putting the glamour back in… buying used cars? We’ll put today’s celebrities on the lot and watch as they try to sell a car to unsuspecting customers. Whether it’s a car-loving star athlete selling a vintage Mustang, or a comedian who knows nothing about cars, our celebs use every trick in the book to try and close the deal.
MAKERSMen: The #MAKERSMen video series is built off the success of the MAKERS. This series will highlight a different man in each episode, who is either a self described feminist and/or active in positively impacting women/women’s rights.
Election Explainers: Election Explainers is HuffPost’ s definitive election issue explainer series leveraging our editorial thought leadership in news and politics. The series will break down the most important and complex issues facing voters today in friendly, accessible and unique ways.
Sustainable Self: We live in a world facing multiple crises. Big issues from global warming to food waste can easily overwhelm us. Sustainable Self puts a spotlight on the choices we make in our everyday lives and how they can have big effects on the entire planet.
Zainab Salbi Project: Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International and host of The Nida’a Show, will travel the world, including some of the most conflict-ridden areas, telling the stories of innovative, brilliant and resilient women in the Zainab Salbi Project. Discover the simple truth of what people are saying and feeling in other parts of the world as never heard before.
Celebs Have Issues: HuffPost is passionate about putting a spotlight on the most important issues that affect us all. And we’re not afraid to have fun while doing it. Celebs Have Issues will feature celebrities talking about the issues they care about most, a powerful and very HuffPost-y way to combine entertainment with impact.
Beyond the Horizon with Jared Leto Season 2: The Future. Vast, unknowable and uncertain, but forever fascinating and unfolding before our very eyes. In this in-depth interview series, Academy Award winning actor, musician, director and entrepreneur Jared Leto focuses on the future of humanity with the world’s most interesting visionaries in science, art, technology and politics.
Condé Nast Entertainment
Project: Her: focuses exclusively on female filmmakers and their mentors, who will include Lesli Linka Glatter (“Homeland”), Mimi Leder (“The Leftovers”), Betty Thomas (“Private Parts”), Sarah Treem (“The Leftovers”) and Kasi Lemmons (“Eve’s Bayou”). The program will follow their journeys together through social videos and culminate in the finished project premiering on CNÉ’s digital video network.
Big Script: also in partnership with Indigenous Media, actor/producer Josh Hutcherson (“Hunger Games”) and Michelle Hutcherson’s Turkeyfoot Productions, is a film incubator that pairs young filmmakers with the industry’s hottest scripts and scales them down into short films, also to be distributed on CNÉ’s network. One of the first projects will be directed by Hutcherson.
That’s What She Said: The third incubator is a “Creators in Residence” program aimed at today’s millennial filmmakers, and will help them develop and produce content outside of the traditional system. First up is the scripted comedy series, “That’s What She Said,” executive produced and created by Samantha Ressler and directed by Matt Spicer. Ressler (“This Is The End,” “Modern Family”) also co-stars with Nathalie Love (“Elvis and Nixon”).
House of Waris: Waris Ahluwalia hosts a regular dinner party with interesting luminaries. The first episode features Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), comedianHoratio Sanz and filmmaker Liz Goldwyn.
The Life by Playboy: Get an inside look at the process of editing the iconic lifestyle section of Playboymagazine.
Tech 360: Famed tech blogger, Jon Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo, and model / pro-gamer, Amy Willerton, take audiences on a full-fledged tour of the most hallowed tech destinations. Tech 360 is Playboy’s first series shot in virtual reality.
Meccas: Playboy explores the world’s most sought after destinations — from the one wave that every surfer dreams of riding, to the vineyard every sommelier dreams of visiting. The pilot episode is shot in Cuba’s rum haunts.
Coaching Trees (Chef Edition): In this documentary series, Playboy delves into the interconnections between the most respected chefs. The first episode shows how lauded chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller has spawned a movement of perfectionist cooking from French cuisine to hamburgers and fried chicken.
Journalista: In the hosted documentary series Journalista, Playboy correspondent, 25-year-old Yoonj Kim takes audiences into the fascinating worlds of sex, drugs, and alternative lifestyles through experiential and immersive journalism.
Food & Spirits
What The Food?!: Preeminent molecular gastronomist Wylie Dufresne (WD50) and molecular mixologist Dave Arnold (Booker & Dax) star in this food series that’s more MythBusters than traditional food show. Watch them deconstruct and reconstruct celebrities’ favorite food in each episode.
Dinner Date with Furious Pete: YouTube star Peter Czerwinski, better known by his stage nameFurious Pete, has built a following of more than four million viewers by showcasing both his inspiring fitness regimen, as well as his competitive eating ability. How can a guy with washboard abs eat 12 pizzas? The world isn’t fair. That’s how. In Dinner Date, Pete teaches guys how to cook impressive yet easy meals for their dates, and his female friends give him feedback on both his food and dating skills.
The Booze Room “All the News That’s Fit to Drink”: In this weekly comedy news show, comedianJosh Wolf (Chelsea Lately) and world renowned mixologist Alex Day (Death & Co.), discuss the news of the week. One part news, two parts comedy and one stiff drink.
Sprout: Follow protagonist Chris Cooper, an overweight, foul mouthed, cigarette smoking Hollywood-type, through a hilarious satirical view of Los Angeles culture. Expect lots of fun cameos from actors and social media stars.
Fronting: Infused with high caliber actors from popular films and TV shows and featuring Facebook and Vine star Jon Paul Piques, Fronting is a raucous comedy series about a group of misfits running a sports agency together.
Robots Are Hard: Set three years into the future, this scripted comedy series follows the brilliant engineers at an artificial intelligence (AI) robotics company. Their only problem is that their robots, who are all played by social media stars, have more personality than they can handle and there is no way to destroy them. Robots Are Hard is created by Aaron Shore (The Office) and Jonathon Magnum (Whose Line Is It Anyway?).
Strangeplay with Mr. Sark: Hosted by the Grand Poobah of gaming and YouTube sensation Mr. Sark, this series explores the world of gaming. Through hilarious skits, reenactments and game play commentary, viewers are taken on a journey of the latest in gaming with appearances by the biggest names in the industry.
Gamer Next Door: Brought to you by hardcore gamer and Playmate Pamela Horton, Gamer NextDooris what every gamer wants: a chance to catch up with influencers in the gaming community; a way to check out previews, learn limited edition details and dispel game rumors; and an opportunity to play some video games.
Facebook Live: Mashable announced that it will produce more than 35 hours per month of original programming for the Facebook Live platform.
“El Pulso Live”: Mashable and Telemundo are expanding their El Pulso partnership through Facebook Live with a new weekly video show, “El Pulso Live” to be hosted every Wednesday by social influencer Christian Acosta. The series will review the latest technology social chatter among Latinos and highlight the most viral trends.
Garrett Reisman and David Stern Collaboration: Mashable has teamed up with astronaut Garrett Reisman and producer David Stern (Mozart in the Jungle) to create new original video series that bring the awe of outer space to earth in whimsical ways.
Scamalot: Comedian James Veitch, whose TED Talk now has nearly 10 million views, will be releasing the second season of Scamalot across a variety of Mashable platforms later this summer.
DARE Short Film Sequel: About 15 years ago, two kids from film school made a touching, coming-of-age short film about a gay teen. Some 12 years later, they decided to drop that film onto YouTube — unannounced. 36 months and 9 million global views later, Mashable Studios is partnering with the original filmmakers to make the sequel following the same characters — aged in real life, and facing adulthood in the age of Tinder.
Bravo Short-Form Web Series: Mashable will be debuting four short-form digital series later this year with Bravo TV.
Royal Crush, the #1 series on AwesomenessTV’s YouTube channel, with over 43 million views, will return for two more seasons. Produced in collaboration with Royal Caribbean International, Royal Crush achieved positive metrics that were stronger than comparable TV spots according to a custom study AwesomenessTV conducted with Nielsen. Royal Crush viewers were twice as likely to show an increase in purchase intent and nearly twice as likely to recall the Royal Caribbean brand unprompted compared to those who viewed a standard television ad. Starring Meg DeAngelis(Dance Camp), the series is currently shooting season three in the Caribbean onboard the Oasis of the Seas and will be traveling to Alaska for season four later this year.
Guidance, one of go90’s top performing series returns for a second season with new cast members. Featuring a new guidance counselor charged with investigating a grading favoritism scandal, season two explores events that culminate in a bloody and violent situation at the Homecoming Dance.
t@gged is a scripted contemporary psychological thriller that follows three teenage girls who try to figure out who “tagged” their social media profiles to a horrific murder online, before the killer finds them, debuting on go90 later this summer.
Collide with BMG: StyleHaul and BMG have partnered to bring fashion, beauty and music together in one incredible experiential program: Collide. BMG’s rising stars have partnered with StyleHaul creators to create original content. The first of BMG’s talent to participate is Andra Day. She launched her career on YouTube, has been nominated for two Grammys and collaborated with Spike Lee on her music video for Forever Mine.
Free to Fall + VR: Popular YA book Free To Fall, released in 2014, is set in a not-so-distant future, where every choice is dictated by an app designed to ensure optimal decision-making. StyleHaul has launched a VR-series based on the book that features the protagonist Rory as she enters her first year in college. Each 22 minute episode will have a 3–5 minute 360-segment where the viewer will be able to follow Rory from a first person perspective and truly tap into her emotional journey as she undergoes critical moments in the story.
Material Girl and Pia Mia: Madonna’s fashion line Material Girl has recently crowned singer Pia Mia to serve as 2016 Creative Director. In partnership with Iconix, StyleHaul will produce a docu-series documenting Pia’s role and giving viewers and intimate look into her world and her artistic inspirations. The first episode will launch on July 14th on StyleHaul and align with the launch of the Material Girl collection exclusively at Macy’s.
Animal Close-Up: National Geographic is serving up the cutest, funniest and strangest faces of the animal kingdom. Each episode brings viewers closer to the animals they love, alongside important stories and insights, to provide a better understanding of these adorable creatures.
Before Mars: National Geographic Channel’s first-ever digital short series, Before Mars, sets the scene for the highly anticipated fall event series MARS. The six-part series, set in present day 2016, presents a heart-warming story about change, exploration, discovery and friendship, while entertaining and engaging the audience with a combination of mysterious cliffhangers and hopeful adventures. It also creates a narrative arc to the larger series debuting in November, with twin girls’ struggle to adjust to their new rural home, paralleling mankind’s desire to one day make Mars home.
Get Out: A Guide to Adventure: National Geographic’s first how-to series, Get Out, features adventure experts as they share insider tips and tricks to owning the outdoors like a pro, taking viewers one step closer to living like a Nat Geo explorer.
InTime: Through hyper-lapse technology, InTime takes viewers on a high-speed romp through iconic travel destinations around the world.
Invisible: Ever wonder how a bat lands upside down? We’ll show you the unbelievable acrobatics of a bat, frame by frame. What happens in the split second a human bursts into laughter? Or sneezes? Or cries? We’ll break these down in (often hilarious) slow motion with scientists and psychologists explaining frame by frame.
Limitless: In Limitless, National Geographic goes inside the bodies and minds of individuals who seem almost super-human, surprising viewers with insights into what makes a world-class athlete physically superior to the rest of us.
NGenius: In National Geographic’s original web series targeted at millennials, host Angeli Gabriel answers intriguing questions that plague the human mind in an entertaining, engaging and relatable way. Covering topics from science to history and sprinkled with quick wit and pop culture references,NGenius is Nat Geo’s answer to the trendy YouTube explainer series that have gained extreme popularity in the digital age.
NG Gold: Through National Geographic’s extensive arsenal of filmmakers and scientists, we have access to some of the most special, wild and unbelievable moments around the globe. These include capturing a crocodile’s mouth clamping down on a camera, discovering an elusive shark in an underwater volcano or witnessing a baby blue whale nursing its mother in the wild.
The Real (City): Everyone knows that the best way to experience a city is to talk to the locals. In The Real (City)National Geographic Travel takes viewers to cities around the world, uncovering the hidden gems known only by the inhabitants who live there, and inspiring each of us to pack our bags.
Wild_Life With Bertie Gregory: In Nat Geo WILD’s first digital series, wildlife filmmaker Bertie Gregory journeys to the Pacific Northwest in search of the elusive coastal wolves that inhabit one of the last places on the planet where a wild forest meets a wild ocean. While in the field, Bertie navigates harsh terrain filled with unexpected encounters, all in an effort to find and film wolves that seem more like ghosts of the Northwest than actual creatures.
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Text Committee: Have you ever committed the worst social media faux pas by sending the wrong text, making the wrong comment, or liking the wrong video? Then you’re in desperate need of The Text Committee, led by actor and social media phenomenon Matthew Espinosa, a secret group from another dimension devoted to saving you from your social media disasters.
Family Fun Day: 46 loads of laundry, 41 ounces of cereal, seven hours of homework, four trips to the market, six hours of sleep, wake up. Rinse. Repeat. Welcome to the average day of the Internet’s most popular family channel, Family Fun Pack. Meet Kristine and her family as she navigates the world of YouTube and running the family business.
Good Mythical Crew: Ever wonder what it’s like to peek behind the scenes of the #1 daily talk show on the internet? It turns out that Good Mythical Morning fans really care. This series, which launched in April, features the quirky crew that helps Rhett & Link run the most popular daily talk show on YouTube. It’s already averaging 1.4 million viewers per episode.
Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Made: We’ve scoured the Internet to find the most insane backyard inventors, creators, and makers to showcase them on this weekly show. We’ve scraped through every Reddit, SubReddit, and SubSubReddit, so you don’t have to. Join Matthew Santoro, the King of YouTube facts, to see how these amazing backyard fantasies come to life.
ELLEN DEGENERS DIGITAL NETWORKS
Damn, Daniel Boyz: Ellen teams up with Damn, Daniel creators Joshua Holz and Daniel Lara for an all-new original series featuring the Internet phenomenon debuting on Snapchat later this year.
Ellen’s Pet Dish: From Warner Bros.’ digital production unit Blue Ribbon Content, Ellen’s Pet Dish is an all-new animated series that will take viewers behind the scenes at Ellen’s home. What do Ellen and Portia’s beloved pets do all day while Ellen and Portia are away? They watch TV of course! Ellen’s Pet Dish chronicles their animated adventures, sassy small talk and comedic commentary on clips from The Ellen DeGeneres Show. There might even be some pet guest stars stopping by…
She’s Brielle-iant: This original series for ellentube features 4-year-old whiz kid and The Ellen DeGeneres Show favorite Brielle Milla showcasing her smarts on topics ranging from science’s periodic table to the human body, world countries, experiments and more. The first She’s Brielle-iant episode generated more than 18 million views.
tWitch & Allison’s Dance Challenge: Young dancers go head-to-head for the opportunity of a lifetime in this dance-competition series hosted and judged by famed choreographers Stephen “tWitch” Boss (The Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ) and his wife, Allison Holker of Dancing with the Stars. The first original series for ellentube, tWitch & Allison’s Dance Challenge features six incredible kid dancers vying for a chance to perform on an episode of Ellen. The series has generated more than four million video views to date.
#MadeByYou: From sleepy pets to mess-making toddlers and more, Ellen loves sharing the best videos sent in by her TV show viewers and online fans. Ellen’s team curates the best of these clips to create weekly episodes of #MadeByYou which debut on ellentube. In addition to the user-generated content, compilations also feature best-of moments from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, selected by Ellen and her production team. Episodes currently have more than 32 million views.
Epic or Fail: Ellen’s favorite game to play on her show has become a new series for ellentube, hosted by beloved shorts-wearing Ellen Show staffer Andy Senior. The program showcases user-generated videos and allows viewers to play along in real time, guessing whether the results of the stunts in the videos will be an epic success or a massive fail.
Spin For Ink* — Putting ink on your body is a major decision, so what better way to bring those stories to life than with a game! Celebrity tattoo artist and model Romeo Lacoste gives fans a new tattoo of their dreams, but only if they earn it through a series of extreme challenges. (Life + Style)
Worthy* — Beauty guru Charisma Star handpicks inspirational stories and aspirations — submitted by her fans — to feature and discuss, all in an effort to help them reach their goals. By sharing life advice and positive action, this series allows the online community to shift their focus away from telling others how to live, what to do, and how to be beautiful. (Life + Style)
The Remember Hour* — In a post-apocalyptic society, someone needs to step up to the plate to educate children. Creator Chad Quandt brings audiences a dystopian puppet show where characters Rash and Skid share their knowledge of the past with fans. (Gaming)
Can I Crush It?* — Kali Muscle puts his very, very large muscles to the test and gets out some aggression — taking suggestions from fans on what he can and cannot crush. No object is safe from the biceps! (Gaming)
Thai Machine — Timothy DeLaGhetto and Ricky Shucks are huge foodies, so it’s no surprise they decided to get their very own food truck. Unbeknownst to them though, this was no ordinary food truck. Join the guys on epic adventures as they are transported through history. Can the timeless appeal of tasty food help Tim and Ricky blend into historical moments while they try to find their way home? (Entertainment)
What Happened to the Babysitter — When 4-year old Romeo is left with the babysitter, things spiral out of control. Watch as he uses his superhuman skills to battle the evil adversaries and save the babysitter — all before his parents come home. Directed by special effects wizard Patrick Boivin, co-produced with Les Productions Kinesis, and featuring ParkerGames, SoothingSista,MakeupByEman, and Liam Heneghan of HBomb94 as the babysitters, each episode is a visually eye-popping adventure where Romeo does something mischievous, which backfires in a larger-than-life, fantastical way. (Kids + Family)
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Cooking Rodriguez: POPSUGAR has expanded its successful relationship with Broadway Video through Más Mejor, Broadway Video’s new premium comedy studio powered by Latino voices, in partnership with POPSUGAR Latina. The first project is a scripted comedy, Cooking Rodriguez, created by Marlena Rodriguez (writer on season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). COOKING RODRIGUEZ follows Penelope, an aspiring YouTube host, as she cooks her way through her grandmother’s Cuban recipes and, despite her best efforts, falls victim to kitchen mishaps and her grandmother’s sharp tongue.
EveryMom: EveryMom is POPSUGAR’s first project developed through a new partnership with Onion Studios. The scripted show is from the development arm of The Onion, the nation’s leading comedy and news satire brand. The comedy series is about America’s most popular new mommy influencer, who is secretly a single, childless 27-year–old dude living in Brooklyn, NY. The show both satirizes mommy -influencer culture and millennial entitlement while celebrating motherhood. The series was created by The Onion’s editorial director, Josh Modell, who was inspired to create the series based on the experience of having his first child.
The Matchelorette: The Matchelorette is a real-life romantic comedy that follows two best friends as they right swipe enough matches to stage their own DIY version of a Bachelorette-style competition. That’s right, from their tiny bungalow, the search for love (or at least a viable crush) is on . . . unbeknownst to the suitors. The series is produced in partnership with SoulPancake, Rainn Wilson’s award-winning media brand that has become the most recognized name in meaningful entertainment by creating inspiring, uplifting, shareable, and socially relevant content about the human experience.
Finding Fido: The Dog Who…: Finding Fido: The Dog Who… tells the emotional true stories of dogs who’ve changed their owners’ lives forever. At the end of each episode, the hero dog will be photographed by famous dog photographer Seth Casteel, capturing a one-of-a-kind image and presenting it to the owner. The online series is inspired by cable network Z Living’s (which has a TV series partnership with POPSUGAR) upcoming television show Finding Fido, produced by 3 Ball Entertainment (The Biggest Loser). The series will also partner with organizations to promote awareness for dog adoption.
A Beautiful World: When it comes to beauty, every culture plays by its own rules — and POPSUGAR’s audience is fascinated with them. In A Beautiful World, actress and blogger Jamie Chung will explore the beauty rituals that have come to define cultures all over the world. From skin care practices handed down through generations to new and exotic regimens women swear by, Jamie will uncover the world’s best beauty secrets that millennial women all over the world look to for inspiration.
Pretty Unfiltered: Pretty Unfiltered is a new series based on the belief that a key to beauty is embracing yourself and celebrating what makes each of us unique. In Pretty Unfiltered, some of the internet’s most influential women, including Lilly Singh, Shay Mitchell, Grace Helbig, and Felicia Day — and many more — join host Kirbie Johnson to share their personal stories, insecurities, and struggles all in the name of championing differences and learning to find acceptance.
GLOW: Glow by POPSUGAR is a new brand and channel focused on well-being that will offer content to inspire and help our audience to glow by eating healthier, exercising more, and lowering stress — and having fun doing it all. Videos like our popular Flat-Belly Salad, 3 Smoothies For Weight Loss, and Workout Snacks Under 200 Calories are all crafted to be easily shared and incorporated into your life. Look for our new Glow channel on Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, and, of course, POPSUGAR.
Lens by ShopStyle: In this new series, audiences will follow our style-hunting tandem on the road as they discover and film what fashion looks like — right now — all across the country. They will capture everyone from real girls to top influencers for the first-ever all-video fashion Instagram. You’ll be able to see the looks immediately, in video, on the Lens by ShopStyle Instagram, as well as watch the series to experience what it’s like to shoot the world’s most interesting fashion. This is the first original video series from POPSUGAR sister brand ShopStyle, the powerful digital shopping platform.
NEWS AND CULTURE:
POPDOCS: POPDOCS is POPSUGAR’s foray into documentary filmmaking, news, and inspiring long-form reporting. The first theme — Women Breaking Barriers — is a 32-part series sponsored by Chevrolet. Our approach to storytelling focuses on game-changing talent, a deeper exploration of mainstream trends and under-the-radar movements, and important events and themes that are relatable and relevant to POPSUGAR’s young female audience.
Know Your Vote: POPSUGAR believes it’s critical for its audience to be informed and engaged in issues that will impact their lives — and the audience has responded strongly. As we progress toward an election that will have a major impact on the lives of young women, we are launching Know Your Vote,our reporting initiative focused on delivering the facts and important stories around the presidential election. Further, as part of POPSUGAR’s shift to including issue-related content, the company announced a partnership with Rock the Vote focused on registering millennial women to vote in the presidential election. Our goal is to get 1 million people registered to vote. And we’ll do it!
Magic Mike Live + Cosmopolitan — An exclusive, year-long content partnership between Cosmopolitan.com and Channing Tatum’s new live show at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas that brings the box office smash Magic Mike to life. Expect multiple video series, articles, galleries, Facebook Live broadcasts, virtual reality, Snapchat takeovers, Instagrams, quizzes and more.
WhoHaHa + Cosmopolitan — Actress/director/producer Elizabeth Banks brings her new women’s comedy site WhoHaHa.com into partnership with Cosmopolitan.com to create an original female-centric comedy series that will be distributed across both platforms.
All In — Want to know what it’s like to audition to be a Jets cheerleader? To try out for The New York City Ballet? The Olympics? The opera? Each episode will follow one woman who, after years of dedication and preparation, gets the chance to make her dream a reality. Viewers will go behind the scenes as she puts it all on the line in what could be a life-changing moment. From Triple Threat TV, producer of MTV’s True Life and more ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries than any other entity.
SnapHacks — Exclusively on Cosmopolitan’s Snapchat Discover, this tip show delivers 10-second hacks across beauty, fashion, food and fitness to make life easier, more creative and hassle-free for the Snapchat audience.
Beautiful Nights — On special nights, the right makeup is as important as the right outfit. In this new beauty series, Cosmopolitan.com inspires viewers to create their own sexy, sultry, sophisticated looks.
Show Day — What’s a pop star’s life really like? This new series from Hearst and Sony Music takes an exclusive look inside the crazy, hectic world of a performer on the day of a big show. Each episode will follow a different Sony Music artist from sunrise to stage as they hit a new city and navigate through the interviews, fittings, rehearsals, sound checks, mishaps, laughs, rituals and more, leading up to the transformational moment when they grab the mic and take the stage.
How Do I Wear That? — The latest looks from the runway can be incredibly intimidating, or feel ridiculously out of reach for real women with limited funds. In this smart, service-oriented series, stylist Celia Lee Roach shows viewers exactly how to wear today’s trendiest looks.
My Turn — Every day, ELLE.com features the stories of inspiring, powerful women who break boundaries and lead change. In this new signature video series, these amazing women share the one life-changing moment when they found their voices and inner strength, and the profound lessons it taught them.
How to Be a Man with Frank Kobola — After years working at Cosmopolitan.com, average-guy Frank Kobola is on a mission to reclaim his manhood. Each episode follows Frank in a ridiculous attempt to master the “manliest” of tasks, from chopping down a tree and changing a tire, to drifting cars and day-trading. Frank quickly learns that “being a man” isn’t as easy as it looks. Luckily for us, he’s just as hilariously hapless at Esquire.com as he was at Cosmopolitan.
Manhood — A first-of-its-kind documentary series that gets real men talking about their aspirations, insecurities, confusion and conflicts; the moments of doubt and moments of clarity that define them as men. With a raw, unfiltered look at the changing definition of manhood and the lives of men, the series and companion content across Esquire.com will spark conversation about fatherhood, careers, relationships, regret, optimism, pride, identity and more.
Who’s That Guy? — Esquire’s Editor-in-Chief, Jay Fielden, stars in this Facebook Live series where interactive game show meets style-packed talk show. Launching this summer, each episode will feature Fielden and a well-known guest, along with Esquire’s Facebook audience, playing a guessing game that combines celebrity, humor, and fashion in a way that only Esquire can.
The Younger Games — Beauty may be skin-deep and aging inevitable, but that doesn’t stop our quest to find the fountain of youth. From cold lasers to lunchtime facelifts, this series follows host Kelly Deadmon on her mission to turn back the clock, one doctor’s visit at a time.
BAZAAR Unbridaled — Brides today often feel trapped by tradition, bogged down by outdated fairy tales and overwhelmed by too many Pinterest boards. And while sweetheart necklines and Cinderella skirts work well in the movies, if you really want to turn heads as you walk down the aisle, you’ve got to find a modern style that’s all your own. In this series, HarpersBazaar.com and stylist Anita Patrickson help brides-to-be find a wedding-day look that is anything but basic.
The Sweet Guide to Living a Better Life — Did you know you can learn basic calligraphy in a few hours? Have you ever held a sloth? Should you go to Tallinn, Estonia? (Yes, you should.) In this new series, exclusive to Snapchat Discover, Sweet suggests daily horizon-expanding, joy-inducing ways to unplug, explore, and live passionately.
Dear Basketball (from Sports Illustrated) — Sports Illustrated is teaming up with NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s Kobe Studios and Believe Entertainment Group for an exclusive multi-platform development project devoted to Dear Basketball, Bryant’s poetic tribute to the game. The collaboration includes the world premiere of Dear Basketball, the animated short film on SI.com, as well as a series of SI Films mini documentaries that take viewers behind the scenes of Bryant’s first venture since retiring from the NBA in April. Dear Basketball, the animated film, will be narrated by Bryant and is the embodiment of his epic retirement poem, visually bringing it to life in a new and compelling way with world renowned animator Glen Keane set to helm the new production and five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams providing the musical backdrop. To read more click here: http://bit.ly/1TLmUGz
The Jess Cagle Interview (from People and Entertainment Weekly) — Hollywood’s most fascinating stars and creative minds open up about their childhoods, their inspirations, their finest moments and their greatest challenges in this series which showcases in-depth conversations with People and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle. Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa McCarthy, Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field, Anderson Cooper (with his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt) and Chelsea Handler are among the A-list stars featured in this new kind of celebrity interview show that’s moving, funny and surprising and is delivered across multiple platforms, in both long form and shareable, irresistible clips.
Southern in the City (from Southern Living) — New York City sets the scene for this funny, fresh, family-friendly show starring Southern Living Editor-at-Large and NBC News correspondent Jenna Bush Hager. In Southern in the City, Bush Hager will seek out southern traditions and personalities at large in the Big Apple. Bush Hager, a native Texan, finds these quirky, lovable Southerners and shares their inspiring, heart-warming stories and southern specialties, including food, fashion, entertainment and décor.
Entertainment Weekly’s POP DOCS — Revealing the little-known stories behind some of the biggest moments in pop culture history, this new long-form documentary series, executive produced by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”) will bring to light the surprising beginnings and unconventional paths that led to well-known Hollywood endings. The show will ask questions such as: what did a kid show’s casting director see in five aspirational performers that helped them become the next generation of Hollywood A-listers? And how did a little known comedian with a satirical news show become more trusted by America than many of today’s leading news anchors? EW’s POP DOCS is a co-production with Morgan Spurlock’s production company, Warrior Poets.
The ESSENCE of America — Presented through an authoritative lens, this uplifting, multi-part series boldly addresses topics that have a direct impact on the African-American community. Highlighting everyday people, the inspirational series aims to expose a broader audience to often-overlooked stories that matter and deserve national attention. Offering solutions and resolution through detailed reporting, each individual special will tackle a specific area of interest in-depth.
New Mom / New Style (from InStyle) — InStyle editor Kahlana Barfield Brown lives for fashion. It’s her job, after all. But she’s six months pregnant and has no idea what’s coming her way. How will she function on two hours’ of sleep? Will she be able to change diapers without cutting her trademark fingernails? Full of these and other questions, Kahlana turns to celebrity moms for guidance. From water breaking to stretch marks to one terrifying nursing bra, Kelly Rowland, Brandy and other stylish moms prepare Kahlana for the most joyful but least glamorous experience she will ever have. New Mom / New Style delivers the unfiltered scoop every new or soon-to-be mom needs to hear, whether she’s barefoot and pregnant or toughing it out in stilettos.
TIME Influencers — This new series is inspired by TIME’s unparalleled annual TIME100 franchise and event, which brings together into one room for one night the world’s most influential people — leaders and titans of business, politics, culture, science, and philanthropy. The series features unexpected conversations of global influencers, sharing their histories, passions, and hopes with one another and with the viewer.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: Swim Unfiltered — Developed exclusively for social media, this groundbreaking series will give fans personal access to top global trendsetters. You’ve seen them on magazine covers, billboards and runways and taking over your social media feeds, but you’ve never been along for a journey like this. Through exclusive access that only SI can provide, get ready for a behind-the-scenes first-person vantage point for the parties, grueling workouts, glamorous photo shoots and moments of self-reflection and determination with the world’s most beautiful models. The annual SI Swimsuit issue is 12 months in the making, but in reality it happens every single day and in some of the most beautiful locations around the world. With this new series to debut in bi-monthly installments, you’ll learn just what it’s like to be part of the Swimsuit family through the ups, the downs and all the moments in between, and you’ll experience it entirely via social platforms. Unprecedented. Uncensored. Unfiltered.
Broke Gourmet with Gabi Moskowitz (from HelloGiggles) — In this original series, popular food blogger and chef Gabi Moskowitz of The Brokeass Gourmet cookbook takes over the kitchen with friends and celebs to show how to make gourmet meals on a budget while also sharing witty cooking hacks. From “Break-Up Brownies” (sure to make you forget your ex!) to “Hungry & Hangry Nachos” that will blow your mind, Gabi offers Instagram-worthy solutions to everyday cravings and demands. The show is designed for Time Inc.’s HelloGiggles audience of career-oriented, budget-conscious millennial women who love to have fun times and pretty things, and of course, enjoy great food.
American Lives (from People and Time) — We interact in shallow, topical ways with countless others every day, but we rarely have the opportunity to go beneath the surface and dig into their lives, feel their heartache, see their joy, witness their regret or know their fears. This series will feature the in-depth stories of overlooked Americans who are all around us. Whether it’s the cute coffee barista, the sad woman on the bus or the determined bicyclist on the sidewalk, viewers will come to know uncelebrated, ordinary people who have lived extraordinary lives. American Lives is co-produced with Madica Productions, producers of Netflix’s hit show Chef’s Table.
DRIVE/TRAIN (from The Drive) — Chris Cantle is obsessed with speed. For years, as a motorsports writer and photographer, he’s covered the action from the sidelines. Now, in the new series,DRIVE/TRAIN, Cantle is putting his own skin on the line, getting behind the steering wheel, handlebars or helm, and challenging professional racers on their own turf. In this 12-episode series, Cantle learns to race motorcycles, rally cars, go karts, jet skis, sand buggies, GT racing cars and any other crazy machine he can get his hands on. Then, it’s a one-on-one showdown against a pro, who has trained for years just to put punks like Cantle in their place. This is one man’s quest to be faster than he ever thought possible.
Human Limits: premiering in Partnership with Coors Light. Celebrates humans that have pushed the boundaries of body, psyche, or spirit. This series is to understand our limitations and how these individuals defy them by choice or in circumstance. To inspire humans to understand the innate power we have inside us.
unFail: Successful people talking about their biggest not failures. Not just struggles, but failure that almost lost them everything. We explore how they used their failures to reach their massive success. To inspire Humans to choose action over fear.
Forbes Founders: Leveraging a partnership with Forbes, we will find the most interesting, capable, and exciting Millennial entrepreneurs who will change the way we all live and thrive, now and into the future.
Dime Docs: Round ball stories. Curated by Baron Davis.
HumanDroid: Man and machine are merging. We’re exploring this merger to question the definition of humans as related to mind and body covering smartphones to exoskeletons.
Next Level: The future of gaming. This series will cover everything from full immersion VR to body modifications enabling sensory feedback, and VR theme parks like THE VOID.
Americanize Me: which looks at how generations of immigrants in the U.S. have added their native foods to the American menu. This series celebrates American diversity through a melting pot of food — from cashew chicken to chimichangas to fortune cookies. View the “Americanize Me” trailer here.
The Blind Spot: which covers the history that millennials lived through but wasn’t covered in school. While an entire generation was being born or teetering on toddlerhood, major events of the mid-’80s and ’90s were happening that continue to shape relevant discussions today. From Rodney King to the Oklahoma City bombing, this series uncovers stories from the younger generation’s history blind spot. View a trailer for “The Blind Spot” here.