Facebook Renews Jada Pinkett Smith’s ‘Red Table Talk,’ Inks New Spotify Pact to Play Songs From User Profiles

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Facebook continues pumping more money into its strategy of trying to engage users with new video and music content. The social giant has renewed Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” talk show — which has become Facebook Watch&#…

Jada Pinkett Smith’s ‘Red Table Talk’ To Return To Facebook Watch With More Episodes In Spring – SXSW

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Jada Pinkett Smith’s groundbreaking series Red Table Talk is set to return to Facebook Watch in May with more than 20 new episodes just in time for Mother’s Day. The news was announced at SXSW during a Facebook event where Paresh Rajwat, Fa…

Rolling Stone Docu Series ‘USA V Chapo’ Premieres On Facebook Watch In March

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Rolling Stone will premiere a documentary series on the infamous rise and takedown of the world’s most elusive drug kingpin, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera.
Five-episode USA v. Chapo: The Drug War Goes on Trial, directed by Bernardo Ruiz, from Rolling…

‘Will Smith’s Bucket List’ Series Set At Facebook Watch – Check Out The Trailer

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Will Smith wants you to follow along as he checks items off his lifetime to-do list. The veteran actor has teamed with Facebook Watch for a six-episode series called Will Smith’s Bucket List, in which he skydives, swims with sharks, drives a race…

Zac Efron & Anna Kendrick Set For Facebook Watch Animated Comedy ‘Human Discoveries’

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Facebook Watch’s new original animated comedy Human Discoveries has set Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick as its stars. The forthcoming series, which will debut later this year, comes from Chris Bruno and David Howard Lee with ShadowMachine founders Co…

Facebook Watch & MTV’s ‘Real World’ Reboot Final Cast Members To Be Determined By Fans

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This is the true story of how one social media platform partnered with MTV to bring The Real World back to the masses. Facebook Watch and MTV Studios are launching the previously announced reimagined version of the old school reality series. As an adde…

Facebook Orders Animated Comedy Series Starring Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron, Sets ‘Real World’ Reboot Fan Voting

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Facebook’s latest bid to drive viewers to its Watch video platform? A cartoon set in prehistoric times starring Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron. The social giant has greenlit animated comedy series “Human Discoveries” starring Kendrick (“Pitch …

Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick to Voice Facebook Watch Animated Series From ‘BoJack Horseman’ Producer

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Facebook Watch has ordered a new animated comedy series, “Human Discoveries,” starring Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick. It is co-produced by ShadowMachine founders Corey Campodonico and Alex Bulkley — both producers on “BoJack Horseman” — and Ninjas Runnin’ Wild, the companies announced on Tuesday.

“Human Discoveries” features a group of friends living at the dawn of human civilization, where they become the first people to discover basic necessities like fire and the wheel. They’ll also stumble onto more provocative innovations like art, fashion, racism, alcohol, small talk, and, perhaps most confusingly to them, monogamy.

The show, set to debut later this year on Watch, Facebook’s video hub, also features a who’s who of comedy stars, including Lamorne Morris, Jillian Bell, Paul Scheer and Lisa Kudrow.

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“With ‘Human Discoveries,’ we’ve assembled an incredible creative team and we’re proud to join forces with such uniquely funny and smart collaborators as Zac and Anna,” Campodonico said in a statement. “We look forward to sharing this show with everyone through Facebook Watch, our other amazing partner, for the series. It’s a new exciting, adventure for all of us.”

Executive producers on the project are Kirk J. Rudell, Bruno, Lee, Kendrick, Efron, Campodonico, Bulkley, Jason Barrett and Michael Simkin.

Bulkley and Campodonico launched ShadowMachine in 1999 and has since been involved in several well-received projects like “BoJack Horseman” and “Robot Chicken.” The company is currently producing “Pinocchio,”  Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion animated feature.

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Viacom International Media Networks Launches Interactive Gameshow ‘MTV Stax’ On Facebook Watch In UK

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Viacom is launching a live and interactive gameshow via Facebook Watch in the UK.
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‘Limetown’: Sherri Saum To Recur On Facebook TV Series Based On Podcast

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EXCLUSIVE: The Fosters alumna Sherri Saum is set for a major recurring role opposite Jessica Biel in Limetown, Facebook Watch’s 10-episode series based on the popular podcast, from Endeavor Content and Midnight Radio.
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Stephen Curry’s Drive to Win Subject of New Facebook Watch Series From ‘Tom vs Time’ Director

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Stephen Curry is the latest modern-day sports superstar to have a series on his personal life by “Tom vs. Time” director Gotham Chopra.  

The three-time NBA champion is the subject of the latest Facebook Watch series, “Stephen vs. the Game,” which chronicles the Golden State Warriors star’s journey throughout the 2018-19 NBA season. It is set to premiere later this spring.

“This past year has been an incredible chapter in my life — from the birth of my first son to winning a third championship — and we’ve been capturing it all,” Curry said in a statement on Monday. “This series is deeply personal, providing an in-depth look into the pivotal moments from the last year and exploring everything that is important to me.

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“It’s been a fun project to work on with my Unanimous team and Facebook. I have incredible fans, and I’m excited to share my life with them in a way I never really have before,” he added.

“Stephen vs. the Game” is executive produced by Unanimous Media and Religion of Sports, and directed by Chopra. Following “Tom vs. Time,” which featured Tom Brady’s life showcased in the same manner, the series marks the second installment in the Facebook Watch VS series, which aims to explore the personal motivations that drive some of the world’s most accomplished athletes.

Here’s the official description of the sports documentary series:

“Stephen vs The Game” delivers an unprecedented look into the life of Curry, a transcendent athlete who, through unprecedented three-point shooting and unbridled joy for the sport, is reinventing the way basketball is played. The series will explore what drives him on and off the court, including his family, faith, personal passions, and legendary work ethic — all of which have helped him become one of the most revered athletes in the world. The doc will also include never-before-seen childhood footage of Curry and behind-the-scenes footage from his 2018 NBA championship run.

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“Stephen has an amazing story that should really resonate with the Facebook community, which makes him the perfect next subject for our VS series,” Chopra said.

“A lot of people have heard about his faith, but I don’t think they know the half of it. Being able to ride shotgun with Stephen across this historic season and get a glimpse into the three foundational elements of his life — faith, family, and hoops — has been an amazing ride and something I think millions around the world will be fascinated by.”

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Despite being sidelined for 11 straight games earlier in the season with a groin injury, Curry is heading into his sixth NBA All-Star game in Charlotte, North Carolina, this Sunday.

Watch the trailer above.

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