By Erin McPherson, Yahoo! VP and head of video
A four-inch tall crime fighter, a pair of Hollywood starlets who abuse their personal assistant, and a celebrity who explores the “first times” of fellow stars -- sounds like a good time to me! These are the storylines for just a few of the new original video shows Yahoo! will be launching this year. And tonight, stars from these shows will be joining us at our Digital Content NewFront to unveil their shows and announce new partnerships with some of the best-known brands in the media business. Below is just a snapshot of what’s to come!
Coming soon, you’ll be able to catch some of the biggest names in entertainment in our new shows:
“Tiny Commando” - An action-packed series following a four-inch-tall private investigator who uses his awesome fleet of vehicles to fight crime, starring Ed Helms, Zachary Levi and Gillian Jacobs.
“We Need Help” - Stars Cheryl Hines and Rachael Harris exploit their shared personal assistant in the world of the rich and semi-famous.
“Losing Your Virginity with John Stamos” - John Stamos interviews celebrities to get the scoop on their first times, on life before fame, and on the insecurities they faced during their teens.
“Fashion Recipe” - Celebrity stylist Brett Alan Nelson shows you how to get the most from an article of clothing every episode.
“Cinema & Spice” - Julianna Strickland and Natasha Feldman explore food and film while teaching viewers new cooking skills and decorating ideas.
“Grill Girls” (working title) - A new grilling show featuring Chef Megan Mitchell sharing her grilling secrets and tips for everything from steaks to peaches to pizza.
And for those of you who like to binge on shows, all of the episodes of our “Fall Comedy Lineup” will be released at one time so you can watch the shows at your own pace, whenever you want.
In addition to our original programming, we will also be unveiling a number of new partnerships to bring you content from some of today’s largest media brands, including:
WWE - Yahoo! will be the premier global video distribution partner for WWE, with a dedicated hub on Yahoo! for all WWE content beginning summer 2013.
ABC News - Three of ABC News’ top franchises - “Nightline,” “World News With Diane Sawyer,” “and Good Morning America” - are coming to Yahoo! as unique, daily, digital-native extensions.
CNBC “Talking Numbers” - Yahoo! Finance and CNBC will debut their third original co-production, “Talking Numbers,” debuting in May.
Condé Nast - Yahoo! will distribute lifestyle content from Condé Nast Entertainment’s video content, inspired by the iconic Condé Nast brands, across the Yahoo! network.
And to cap off the evening, we’ll have a special performance from the Grammy-nominated group, The Lumineers! You’ll be able to see them perform exclusively on Yahoo! from anywhere around the world. Tune in to the Yahoo! Music live stream at music.yahoo.com at 8:00PM EDT / 5:00PM PDT.
Until then, check out what’s playing now!