TRAVEL CHANNEL RENEWS NEW HIT SERIES “PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA”
NEW YORK (June 4, 2019) – After a record-breaking first season, Travel Channel has greenlit 26 new episodes of the hit series, “Paranormal Caught on Camera.” The show, which launched on Wednesday, February 13, posted a 50% increase year-over-year for its time slot and ranks in the top 3 of all Travel Channel original series. Over 13.2 million total viewers have tuned into the first season to date. New episodes will air early next year.
“‘Paranormal Caught on Camera’ gets right to the good stuff and delivers strange and unexplained phenomena that our audience can’t get enough of seeing,” said Matthew Butler, general manager, Travel Channel. “These are head-scratching videos that are so crazy and unbelievable that you want to see them over and over again… and may convert even the biggest skeptics out there. Plus, it’s just plain fun to watch!”
Each hour-long episode of “Paranormal Caught on Camera” showcases the most amazing, eye-opening and downright scary paranormal videos from around the world, as a panel of experts and specialists breaks down the footage and analyzes what exactly the eyewitnesses captured. The season finale will air on a special day on Sunday, June 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
“Paranormal Caught on Camera” is produced by Meetinghouse Productions, Inc. for Travel Channel. For Meetinghouse Productions, the executive producer is Jason Cilo. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Charles Nordlander, Matthew Butler is general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
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VICELAND RENEWS ACTION BRONSON’S “F*CK, THAT’S DELICIOUS” & “TRAVELING THE STARS: ACTION BRONSON AND FRIENDS WATCH ‘ANCIENT ALIENS'”
SEASON TWO TO PREMIERE JULY 17
June 4, 2019, Brooklyn, NY – VICELAND has ordered new seasons of two of its popular (and inimitably titled) series: F*ck, That’s Delicious and the meta-comedic Traveling The Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch Ancient Aliens hosted by network staple: chef, rapper, and raconteur Action Bronson.
Production is underway on Action Watches Ancient Aliens (its shortened, unofficial title) in Los Angeles with a July 17 (9:00 PM) premiere planned. The fourth season of Bronson’s signature series F*ck, That’s Delicious will begin production later in the year.
In making the announcement, VICELAND president Guy Slattery commented, “We couldn’t be happier to have more Action on the channel. He’s a singular talent whose passion, knowledge and energy leap off the screen.”
On returning to VICELAND for the two series, Bronson added, “I’m happy to continue my life’s work.”
ABOUT ACTION WATCHES ANCIENT ALIENS
Hailed by The Boston Globe as “a stunningly elastic achievement in meta-television, [that] deserves a special Emmy that also functions as a bong,” Action Watches Ancient Aliens features Bronson combining some of his favorite things: food, friends, the History series Ancient Aliens and weed. Each episode features Bronson and company watching, commenting, praising and extrapolating on the long-running series exploring controversial theories that extraterrestrials have visited Earth and influenced its culture for millions of years.
Season Two will feature a new roster of Aliens fans including musicians Cypress Hill, Dru Hill, and Miguel; actors David Alan Grier and TV’s “Urkel” Jaleel White; as well as, professional wrestlers and athletes, reality stars and porn stars sharing the couch (and the kush) with Bronson. Last season, special guests included Tyler the Creator, comedian Eric Andre, as well as, multiple Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge
ABOUT F*CK THAT’S DELICIOUS
Going into its fourth season, F*ck, That’s Delicious was dubbed “a corrective to the self-seriousness of foodie culture” by The New Yorker and spawned a best-selling cookbook of the same name. The show, as always, continues to chronicle the edible odyssey of rap’s greatest bon vivant. Flanked by his friends and collaborators, Bronson demonstrates in each episode, no matter the location or level of cuisine, food and wine (and weed) are meant to be enjoyed and life is to be savored as much as possible wherever the road leads.
MTV Studios and Quibi sign deal to reimagine iconic franchises “Punk’d” and “Singled Out” for a whole new generation
New York, NY (June 4, 2019) MTV Studios, a unit of MTV and Viacom’s (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) and Quibi today announced a deal to reinvent two of its iconic franchises: “Punk’d” and “Singled Out.” Available exclusively on Quibi, both will be reimaginations of the pop culture classics and each will feature 20 new episodes of under 10 minutes in length, offering an optimal viewing experience for those on the go. “Punk’d” will be produced by STXtelevision in association with MTV Studios. “Singled Out” will be produced by MTV Studios.
The deal continues the rapid expansion of the MTV brand and business beyond its traditional platforms with the launch of new streaming channels, live events, documentary films and studio productions for third party platforms with MTV Studios.
“This deal builds on MTV’s strategy of reinventing our iconic shows to reach new audiences on pioneering new platforms like Quibi,” said Chris McCarthy, President of MTV. “We are excited to be working with Jeffrey, Doug and the Quibi team to reinvent ‘Punk’d’ and ‘Singled Out’ for a new generation of fans.”
“For the generation who grew up watching ‘Punk’d’ and ‘Singled Out’ on MTV, this represents a long overdue reboot of two well-loved shows. It’s also an opportunity to bring these enduring and classic MTV franchises to a brand new audience on our exciting new platform,” said Doug Herzog, Quibi.
The show that coined the verb, “Punk’d” dared to go where no show had gone before. Now that technology can really augment reality, we’re back to pull the boldest pranks on the biggest stars in Hollywood. This time around, no one is safe.
Hailed as one of greatest dating shows, “Singled Out” is back to hook up a new generation of daters. While downloading a dating app has never been easier, sorting through the singles is harder than ever. “Singled Out” narrows down the dating field, as less choice means more real connections. In this reimagined version, anyone and everyone can find love no matter their sexual preference. Who will be swiped out and who will be “Singled Out”?
Nickelodeon Renews Four Hit Series from Its Powerhouse Preschool Portfolio
Net Greenlights New Seasons of PAW Patrol, Bubble Guppies, Abby Hatcher and Butterbean’s Café
NEW YORK — Nickelodeon has renewed some of the biggest hits in preschool TV: PAW Patrol, Bubble Guppies, Abby Hatcher and Butterbean’s Café. The renewals – a seventh season of PAW Patrol, a fifth season of Bubble Guppies and second seasons of Abby Hatcher and Butterbean’s Café – are part of the network’s new content slate and ever-expanding powerful preschool portfolio. Nickelodeon is currently home to nine of the top 10 preschool shows on all TV, including number-one ranked PAW Patrol. Year to date, Nick is the number-one basic cable network for Kids 2-5, Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11.
In the seventh season of PAW Patrol (26 half-hour episodes, produced by Spin Master Entertainment), the heroic pack of pups – Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky, Zuma, Everest and Tracker – go on super-charged adventures after receiving all-new abilities when a super power replicating baddie, the Copycat, arrives in Adventure Bay. Then, the PAW Patrol travel to Dino Land where they meet new pup and dinosaur expert, Rex. With brand-new rugged Dino Rescue gear, heavy-duty vehicles and tools, the pups are ready for action-packed prehistoric rescue missions. PAW Patrol features a curriculum that focuses on citizenship, social skills and problem solving.
Season five of Bubble Guppies (26 half-hour episodes) will introduce brand-new guppy Zooli, a spunky and smart student, animal expert and fin-tastic friend to the guppies’ school class. Together, the guppies will dance, sing, play and learn valuable lessons as they embark on all-new underwater adventures. Set to a soundtrack of catchy, educational pop songs, Bubble Guppies features a curriculum that infuses the core elements of kindergarten readiness, including math, literacy, the arts, science and socio-emotional development.
In the second season of Abby Hatcher (26 half-hour episodes, produced by Spin Master Entertainment), Abby and her best Fuzzly friend Bozzly lend a helping hand to some new Fuzzly pals as they explore their incredible hotel home, encounter a shuttle bus full of surprises and zoom off to new locations with Abby’s souped-up bike and Fuzzly-finding gear. Abby Hatcher features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting empathy, compassion and problem-solving skills.
Season two of Butterbean’s Café (20 half-hour episodes) continues to follow Butterbean, her fairy friends – Dazzle, Poppy, and Jasper – and her little sister Cricket, as they use teamwork to successfully run their neighborhood cafe and whip up healthy snacks and sweet treats for the citizens of Puddlebrook. Butterbean’s Café showcases creative cooking and features a curriculum with social-emotional lessons that highlight kindness and gratitude, and leadership skills.
DYING TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO JEN AND JUDY NEXT?!
NETFLIX’S “DEAD TO ME” RENEWED FOR SEASON 2
- Liz Feldman’s dark comedy about a dynamic female friendship that dives into the painfully unfiltered, weirdly funny waters of grief, loss and forgiveness has been picked up for a second season.
- Creator Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls, One Big Happy) will serve as showrunner and executive producer on season two.
- Stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini will return to the series as Jen (Appelgate) and Judy (Cardellini).
- Executive Producers Jessica Elbaum (Booksmart, Hustlers) from Gloria Sanchez Productions, Will Ferrell (Succession, Drunk History) and Adam McKay (Succession, Drunk History) of Gary Sanchez Productions as well as Christie Smith (Nathan for You, Tosh.0) and Christina Appelegate.
- Dead to Me is produced by CBS Television Studios for Netflix.
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