Morgan Spurlock’s feature-length-documentary-turned-web-series Mansome isn’t the only male-oriented Yahoo original program to hit the 57-plus-million-monthly-viewer-strong online video destination this July.
The entertainment entity that will bring you Tom Hanks’ much-hyped Electric City and has brought you Ken Marino, Erica Oyama, and Paramount’s Insurge Pictures’ Ben Stiller-guest-starring Bachelor spoof Burning Love, Katie Couric’s news and interview show, Bill Maher’s special on CrazyStupidPolitics, and more is now bringing you a set of shows meant to capture the male gaze.
Yahoo’s slate targeted towards young men includes:
☻Stunt Nation (Debuts July 11th with new episodes airing every Friday)
Logline: Five minutes. Two Amazing Stunts. One Ultimate Show.
Produced by: FishBowl Worldwide Media with Sal Masekela, Vin Di Bona, Bruce Gersh and David Beebe as Executive Producers
Host: Sal Masekela
What’s it about? Sal Masekela invites the biggest names in action sports to the Stunt Nation Beach House to break down unbelievable clips of amazing stunts. After catching up with each week’s guest, the Stunt Nation DJ introduces the Clip Collision segment where Sal and his guest battle it out to see who found the most epic stunt of the week and sometimes even perform one. The Stunt Nationaudience cheers each clip on, then the Yahoo.com audience takes over and leaves comments to determine which clip is the most epic.
☻KaBOOM! (Debuts July 11th with new episodes airing every Thursday)
Logline: Fun objects getting blown to smithereens featuring a gorgeous host, a hilarious explosives expert and plenty of firepower.
Produced by: Eyeboogie
Hosts: Tara Conner (former Miss USA) & Rene Diamante (demolition expert)
What’s it about? Each episode features Tara Conner introducing an item that is about to meet its demise. Objects include an ATM, Porta-John, a table of fast food, a Jacuzzi, a loaded golf bag, and much more. Our charismatic bomb-geek-expert, Rene Diamante, analyzes the fine points of what we can expect and how he is rigging the object for maximum kaBOOM!The aftermath is as fun as the set up.
☻And the aforementioned Mansome (Debuts July 23rd and airs daily Monday-Friday)
Logline: The world’s most influential men’s lifestyle experts and the world’s hottest women bring you daily advice on simply being a better guy.
Produced by: Warrior Poets
Host: Guest hosts each week with appearances by Morgan Spurlock, Will Arnett, & Jason Bateman
What’s it about? Mansome presents the ultimate guide to rising above masculine mediocrity. From booze and babes, to sex and style, to food and fitness – we’ve gathered the world’s most influential men’s lifestyle experts and the world’s hottest women to bring you daily advice on simply being a better guy.
The above and more will represent the third slate of programming to come from Yahoo this year. The fast-growing online video destination launched a handful of female-oriented original series earlier this year to add to its robust list of comedy shows.