WWE Network has premiering eight new original TV series this year, and three of them are collaborations with big names in the industry.
Not only is “Jackass” co-creator Jeff Tremaine introducing a new half-hour comedy to viewers in 2015, Jerry Springer and Seth Green are, too.
Tremaine’s “Swerved,” which he calls “the ultimate mash-up” of his brand of entertainment, will premiere in May. The network did not reveal any other details about it while making the announcement on Monday.
Talk show host Springer — a man best known for encouraging guests on his daytime TV show to duke it out on the air — will host “Jerry Springer Presents WWE Too Hot for TV.”
The half-hour series featuring Springer re-introducing the most outrageous moments from WWE history will be available in April on WWE Network’s video-on-demand library, with new episodes weekly.
“I suspect 25 years of ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ qualifies me to comment on outrageous behavior,” Spring said. “And what is more outrageous than the entertainment, drama and craziness of the WWE. This is going to be fun.”
Green, who created animated Adult Swim hit “Robot Chicken,” is providing the young network’s most unique offering: “Camp WWE.”
The short-form animated comedy series produced by Green’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios will imagine WWE superstars and divas when they were kids at their favorite summer camp. And much like the WWE, it’s run by none other than Mr. Vince McMahon.
The network’s first adult comedy will premiere in late 2015.
“We’re insanely excited about this collaboration,” Green said in a statement. “WWE is one of the most heartfelt and professional organizations I’ve worked with. We’re beyond happy to help them realize this vision.”
Other shows premiering on the wrestling-oriented network launched a little over a year ago include “Live! With Chris Jericho,” “Diva Search,” “WWE the List,” “Culture Shock” and “Unfiltered.”
WWE Network surpassed 1.3 million subscribers following Sunday’s WrestleMania 31, which was the most viewed WrestleMania in history.
“We believe that exceeding 1.3 million subscribers reflects the successful execution of our strategy and puts us on the path to transformative growth through WWE Network,” McMahon, WWE chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “We remain focused on driving subscriber value by delivering the most compelling user experience and new content, evidenced by our new original series and partnerships with Seth Green, Jeff Tremaine and Jerry Springer.”