As the streaming industry floods with video platforms, services are turning to original content as a way to stand out in a sea of competitors. Following this trend, Time Inc’s PeopleTV, the ad-supported video service from People and Entertainment Weekly, has announced the launch of two new original series: “Hollywood’s Greatest Untold Stories,” and a brand-new episode of “Couch Surfing” with guest Thomas Haden Church (last week’s series premiere featured EGOT winner Rita Moreno).
“Hollywood’s Greatest Untold Stories” is a new in-depth docuseries, based on Entertainment Weekly’s popular franchise. The series will take a look at some of Hollywood’s unknown and strange tales, which have supposedly never been told, according to the company.
Entertainment insiders featured in the show will include: Baz Luhrmann, who dissects host Hugh Jackman’s 2009 musical number, which also included Beyonce and Zac Efron; Corey Feldman, who delves into the 1989 “Stars of Tomorrow” musical number featuring then up-and-comers: Blair Underwood, Patrick Dempsey, Christian Slater, and Holly Robinson, Joely Fisher; and Hayley Mills, the last-ever recipient of the Academy Juvenile Award® (Juvenile Oscar).
“Couch Surfing,” hosted by Lola Ogunnaike, will feature famed film and television stars as they stroll down memory lane to watch and react to their own notable performances. The series premiere featured EGOT winner Rita Moreno, who reminisced about the iconic “West Side Story” musical number, “America” where she says she may have physically injured co-star George Chakiris for life.
“Couch Surfing” and “Hollywood’s Greatest Untold Stories” join PeopleTV’s current slate of original series, including: “The Jess Cagle Interview,” hosted by PEOPLE’s Editor-in-Chief; “PEOPLE Now,” hosted by Jeremy Parsons and Andrea Boehlke; “Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions;” “PEOPLE Cover Story;” “PEOPLE Weddings;” and “The Perfect Fit.”