HBO has ordered We’re Here, a six-part unscripted series that recruits small-town residents across America to participate in a one-night-only drag show, from Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram and Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation. We’re Here will debut this spring on HBO. Read more via Deadline.
Unscripted television’s embrace of drag culture continues with a new series on the way from U.S. premium pay net HBO. The network will debut the six-part unscripted series We’re Here this spring, fronted by former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley. Read more via Realscreen.
Realscreen presents an ongoing series spotlighting producers who are reinventing their approaches to their craft — through revamping their business models, exploring new genres of unscripted and non-fiction content, moving into multi-platform territory, or all of the above. Here, we talk to B17 and Thumb Candy founders Brien Meagher and Rhett Bachner about bringing the […]
Newsweek: ‘Living Undocumented’: Brothers featured in Netflix series say they’ve had to go in hiding and give up school to avoid ICE
It was just over a year ago that Camilo Dunoyer, now 18, first drew national attention to his family’s plight with a social media video. In it he described how, after more than 15 years of carefully following all the right rules to remain in the U.S., his family could soon end up deported back […]
Los Angeles Times: First-rate immigrant stories are all over TV. You just need to know where to look
It’s two hours before Luis has to deliver his toddler son, Noah, to Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be deported. He’ll reunite his son with the boy’s mom, Kenia. She’s Luis’ girlfriend, and she’s six months pregnant. But like his young family, Luis is also undocumented. If he steps into the ICE handoff facility to […]
EW is partnering with the forthcoming streaming service Quibi to launch Late Night This Morning, a daily recap show highlighting the smartest monologues, best interviews, and must-see sketches from the previous evening’s slate of late-night shows. Our hosts will also provide classically EW commentary, including which show “won” the night. Read more via Entertainment Weekly.
EXCLUSIVE: In this era of social media and stress, Quibi is looking to become a destination of relief with The Daily Chill, a premium meditative experience part of their Daily Essentials for those looking for an on-the-go escape from the anxiety that lingers in the air every day. Read more via Deadline.
Washington Post: ‘Murder in the Bayou’: A docuseries about eight unsolved murders aims to expose police corruption
A railroad bisects the town of Jennings, La., dividing the ghetto from the upper-class neighborhoods of Jefferson Davis Parish. Between 2005 and 2009, every few months someone discovered a female body dumped either in a waterway or on a desolate back road. There were eight in total, and they fit a pattern: The women were, […]
In Netflix’s Living Undocumented, an immigration lawyer attempting to enter an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Texas with her client in the middle of the night is blocked by an agent who shoves her across the door’s threshold and causes her to fall. Later, the agent returns and allows her inside. Read more via Vulture.
HBO Max is continuing to build out its children’s programming with series orders for two kids competition series. The two shows, “Karma” and “Craftopia,” have both received eight-episode orders at the nascent streamer. “Karma” will be hosted by YouTube star Michelle Khare, while “Craftopia” will be hosted by Lauren Riihimaki, aka LaurDIY of YouTube fame. Khare […]