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Netflix greenlights new dating series 'Dated & Related'

08/24/2021

“Dated and Related” puts pairs of siblings in the hot seat and asks them to evaluate their family member’s moves. “Imagine having to think about your sibling dating — how they flirt, how they treat their partners, and what their signature moves are,” write Kelly and Lilley. “Having the person who knows you better than anyone should help you navigate the tricky world of dating.

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Issa Rae presents a new look at L.A. in Sweet Life: Los Angeles trailer

08/10/2021

From executive producer Issa Rae comes Sweet Life: Los Angeles, a whole new look at L.A. through the eyes of seven young, ambitious Black men and women at a point in their lives where they are finally seeing the fruits of their labor. Offering something in between MTV's The Hills and BET's Baldwin Hills, the new 10-episode series finds a way to mix business and pleasure. 

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Josh Groban To Host ‘Eye Candy’ Competition Series On Roku

08/05/2021

Josh Groban is taking up hosting duties of the new competition series Eye Candy, based on Nippon TV’s popular game show Sokkuri Sweets set for premiere in August on the Roku Channel. Executive produced by Chrissy Teigen, the title was part of now-defunct Quibi’s portfolio acquired by Roku earlier this year.

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Meet the cast of Sweet Life: Los Angeles, HBO Max's new unscripted series produced by Issa Rae

07/27/2021

Emmy nominee Issa Rae is finally realizing her dream of producing a show with a young Black well-to-do cast based in South Los Angeles, and it's giving off some classic Beverly Hills 90210 vibes. The series follows a group of longtime friends in their mid-20s as they come of age, navigate relatable quarter-life chaos, and propel each other towards personal and professional success.

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YouTube Originals docuseries 'Defying Gravity' wins PGA Award for outstanding sports program

03/24/2021

The Producers Guild of America’s 32nd annual PGA Awards ceremony is getting underway tonight, one of the bellwethers of the Oscar season. The virtual ceremony will hand out honors recognizing the year’s best in producing across film, TV and documentaries, kicking off with opening remarks from Tracee Ellis Ross.

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Chrissy Teigen Attached to Food Game Show ‘Eye Candy’ at Quibi

07/27/2020

Based on the popular Japanese game show format “Sokkuri Sweets,” the series features teams of celebrities and civilians attempting to identify edible creations designed to look like everyday, ordinary objects. The objective is to distinguish the edible creations from the not-so-edible objects; the real from the cake. Once the contestants make their choice, they must take take a bite so see if they’re right.

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Nick Cannon to Produce, Star in 'Celebrity Call Center' Unscripted Series at E!

06/29/2020

Nick Cannon will lead a group of celebrities giving advice to everyday people in our series on E!. The NBCUniversal cable network has greenlit 10 episodes of Celebrity Call Center, where a group of famous people give advice over the phone.

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'While Black' Nominated for
Best Short Form Series at
Critics' Choice Awards

06/08/2020

Ours and Snapchat's unscripted social commentary series While Black with MK Asante, has just been nominated for the Critics' Choice Award for Best Short Form Series. Critics Choice Real TV Awards winners will be announced via a press release on Monday, June 29. 

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'Top Elf' Renewed for Season 2 at Nickelodeon

02/19/2020

Set in the North Pole, talented kid ‘elf-testants’ are paired with Santa’s elves in a series of physical challenges as they compete for the title of Top Elf and a wishlist of prizes for their community. Series is hosted by Santa with visiting celebrity guests as judges.

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'Punky Brewster' Sequel Gets
Series Order at Peacock

01/16/2020

Peacock, NBCUniversal's upcoming streaming service, has ordered a 10-episode first season of Punky Brewster, with original series star Soleil Moon Frye set to reprise her role as the titular character who became a pop culture staple of the 1980s.

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Nickelodeon Orders 'Top Elf'
Holiday Competition

08/28/2019

Top Elf will bring seven kids with exception design and building skills to the North Pole for a series of holiday-themed challenges. The participants will compete to have their wish lists fulfilled - not for themselves, but for members of their communities.

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United Shades of America with
W. Kamau Bell Nominated
for 2 Emmys

07/17/2019

Our CNN original show United Shades of America w/ W. Kamau Bell has been nominated for 2 Emmys! Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program & Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program!

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David Ayer to Develop Private Military Contractor Series
at Showtime

06/28/2019

Training Day. Suicide Squad. The Fast and the Furious. End of Watch. Main Event Media is proud to be partnered with an ARTIST like David Ayer for our Showtime project The Company!

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Trey the Texas Medium
ordered at A&E

06/26/2019

This brand new project follows Trey Ganem, a man who both creates custom caskets as a master carpenter and claims to bring messages from the dead to loved ones for closure.

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Fuller House Star & Mom of Two Jodie Sweetin is Set to Launch
a Parenting Podcast

06/25/2019

Jodie Sweetin will team up with her best friend, therapist and life coach Celia Behar, as they talk teachable moments with the help of special guests.

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'Top Elf' Renewed for Season 2 at Nickelodeon

02/19/2020

Set in the North Pole, talented kid ‘elf-testants’ are paired with Santa’s elves in a series of physical challenges as they compete for the title of Top Elf and a wishlist of prizes for their community. Series is hosted by Santa with visiting celebrity guests as judges.

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PUNKY BREWSTER Reboot Starring Soleil Moon Frye in Works

06/04/2019

Another classic sitcom is eyeing a return with its original star! Soleil Moon Frye is set to reprise her role as the titular character that became a pop culture icon of the 1980s. Main Event Media will serve as executive producer. 

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Main Event Media Launches
Podcast Division

05/18/2019

All3Media America's Main Event Media has teamed up w/ Audioboom to launch an original podcast division and has prepared a slate of projects including TrumpMania and a series featuring Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin.

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Critics' Choice Real TV Awards

05/06/2019

United Shades of America w/ W. Kamau Bell has been nominated for a Critics' Choice Real TV Awards for best Ongoing Documentary Series.

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Snapchat Original
WHILE BLACK with MK ASANTE

04/04/2019

Snapchat maker Snap is getting ready to unleash 10 new shows on its audience: The company used its first-ever Snap Partner Summit in Los Angeles Thursday to announce new original content, ranging from unscripted daily entertainment news to scripted shows starring zombies, sneaker culture and teenage angst.

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Snapchat Sets 10
New Original Series 

04/04/2019

“In 2019, mobile will surpass television in time spent for U.S. adults. This transformation is creating massive new opportunities,” said Sean Mills, Snap senior director of content, during the keynote. “But realizing this potential is not as simple as repurposing old content for new screens. Mobile storytelling has to be different because the way we use our phones is so different.”

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Snapchat Orders
Original Shows

04/04/2019

Snapchat is doubling down on its Original Shows strategy.

The messaging app on Thursday morning unveiled a new slate of original scripted and serialized unscripted shows, as well as a handful of renewals.

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THE REDEMPTION PROJECT,
UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA to Premiere on CNN

04/03/2019

Original Series that follows CNN United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, produced by Main Event Media and All3Media America, is an eight-part Emmy Award-winning sociopolitical comedian Bell as he explores communities across the country to understand the unique challenges they face. 

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Jimmy Fox takes the hot seat in latest edition of
“Unscripted and Unprepared”

01/07/2019

As founder & president of Main Event Media, a production company within the All3Media global family, Fox is the executive producer and co-creator of CNN’s Emmy-winning series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. He has worked with the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bear Grylls, Martin Sheen, Sofia Vergara, Dog the Bounty Hunter, and the “Mob Wives” among other celebrities.

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AMAZON'S INSIDE JOKES:
AN EXCEPTIONAL REALITY SERIES

11/30/2018

Inside Jokes is easy to recommend: though its central action takes place in dim comedy clubs, it’s a bright and a nimble show that slides from one person’s life to the next, and is full of life and laughs.

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UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA W/ W. KAMAU BELL WINS
2 CREATIVE ARTS EMMY

08/08/2018

United Shades of America w/ W. Kamau Bell on CNN won 2 Emmys at this years Creative Arts Emmys. The categories won were Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program and Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program,

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AMAZON SETS JUST FOR LAUGHS DOCUSERIES

06/13/2018

From producer Jimmy Fox and director Neil Berkeley, the six-part docuseries will follow New Faces showcase hopefuls. The Montreal festival will be the subject of a six-part docuseries for Amazon from producer Jimmy Fox and director Neil Berkeley (Harmontown). Described as "Hard Knocks for standup comedy," the untitled series will follow up-and-coming comedians in New York and Los Angeles as they compete for the New Faces showcase, the segment of the fest that has given way to major comedic talent, including Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani and Jimmy Fallon. 

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MAIN EVENT MEDIA BOLSTERS DEVELOPMENT TEAM

05/08/2018

 “As we continue to expand our scripted slate and move into original podcast production – these are the women who will guide the company’s next chapter. I feel like Sandra Bullock assembling the Ocean’s 8 squad.”

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BREAKING HOMICIDE ON
MEGYN KELLY TODAY

04/10/2018

The 30-year-old unsolved murder of 7-year-old Michelle Norris is getting a fresh look on Investigation Discovery’s “Breaking Homicide.” Megyn Kelly TODAY welcomes the show’s hosts, police Sgt. Derrick Levasseur and forensic psychologist Kris Mohandie, along with Michelle’s mother, Julie Norris.

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PARAMOUNT NETWORK PRESENTS: "IT WAS HIM: THE MANY MURDERS
OF ED EDWARDS."

03/10/2018

Was one man responsible for killing JonBenét, Black Dahlia, and more? New documentary series says it's possible. 

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"THE UNSOLVED": TRUE-CRIME COLD CASE SERIES GETS GREEN LIGHT BY INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 

01/12/2018

Investigation Discovery has given the green light to The Unsolved, a true-crime cold case original series from Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence producers, for premiere in April.

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"UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA"
WINS EMMY

09/09/2017

CNN's United Shades of America wins the Emmy for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. 

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SCOREBOARD: SUNDAY, MAY 7,
CNN'S "UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA"
IN THE LEAD

05/08/2017

W. Kamau Bell went to Chicago to discuss gang violence in episode 2 of season 2 of CNN's hit series "United Shades of America." 

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"HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS" RENEWD
FOR SEASON 2 BY POP

09/18/2017

Pop has picked up a second season of hit comedy Hollywood Darlings set to begin production this fall.

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CNN'S "UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA" NOMINATED FOR 2 EMMY AWARDS

07/13/2017

CNN's "United Shades of America" was nominated for two categories: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, and Unstructured Reality Program. 

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HERE'S HOW HOLYWOOD BUILDS A MALIBU DREAM HOME - ON A VANCOUVER SOUNDSTAGE

04/15/2017

Tasked with designing a celeb-worthy Malibu abode in six weeks for a new television series on E!, production designer Daniel Novotny and set decorator Renee Read pull out all the stops.

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"THE ARRANGEMENT" RENEWED FOR SEASON 2 BY E!

04/13/2017

E! has ordered a 10-episode second season of its hit original scripted series The Arrangement.

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CNN'S TIMELY "UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA" GETS RETURN DATE

04/03/2017

“United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” begins its second season 10 p.m. April 30 on CNN.  

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JIMMY FOX LAUNCHES NEW PRODUCTION COMPANY BACKED
BY ALL3MEDIA AMERICA

01/13/2017

Emmy-nominated producer Jimmy Fox (United Shades of America), EVP of Objective Media Group America, has launched his own company, Main Street Media. The new outfit, which will produce both scripted and unscripted fare, will be based in Los Angeles and will sit under the All3Media America banner as part of All3Media’s Objective Media Group, where Fox has spent the last three years running the group’s U.S. operations. Productions, Studio Ramsay and Studio Lambert Associates.

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"UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA" NAB NAACP IMAGE AWARDS NOM

12/13/2016

NBC’s The Voice and CNN’s United Shades of America lead a list of nominations for the Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series at the 48th NAACP Image Awards.

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SPIKE ANNOUNCES "IT WAS HIM: THE MANY MURDERS OF ED EDWARDS."

11/11/2016

What would you do if an ancestry search revealed that your grandfather might be one of the most heinous serial killers of all time? For Wayne Wolfe, a shocking discovery made less than a year ago connected his family tree to deceased, convicted killer Ed Edwards. Now, with the help of Spike TV, Objective Media Group, and investigator John Cameron, Wolfe will attempt to shed light on his family history and seek closure for his father.

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"UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA" LANDS SEASON 2 ORDER FROM CNN

09/28/2016

United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell is returning for a second season. Eight one-hour episodes have been ordered, to debut next spring. In its first season, the series was nominated for an Emmy Award.

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CNN'S "UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA" SNAGS AN EMMY NOMINATION

07/17/2017

Networks like CNN often rack up news and documentary Emmy nominations. But this year, CNN has been nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. CNN earned its fourth consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. CNN also garnered its first-ever nomination in the “Exceptional Merit” category for Documentary Filmmaking for The Hunting Ground.