PBS Digital Studios is home to high-quality programs like PBS Idea Channel, Frankenstein M.D., and Blank on Blank, but no series in PBS’ digital network is funnier than witty, high-concept self-satire Everything But The News, which just began its second season on a brand new channel.
Everything But The News stars Steve Goldbloom as a fictionalized version of himself. In the show, Goldbloom is a slipshod journalist who can’t seem to do anything right. In the first episode of the new season, his producer describes him as “somebody who looks like they haven’t slept in three-and-a-half years.” Nonetheless, Goldbloom tirelessly heads on to tech hotspots in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, where he reports on new trends. Along the way, Everything But The News also manages to get in a few jabs at PBS’ expense.
The first season ran for ten episodes and features Goldbloom’s dispatches about Uber, VidCon, YouTube Space LA, and other recent developments in the tech scene. Season two will increase the episode count to 16, as Goldbloom looks into online dating, explores the world of YouTube stars (with some help from iJustine), and delivers his take on Bay Area tech startups. The first episode showcases his misadventures since the season one finale, including an ill-fated “appearance” on DNews.
Everything But The News doesn’t have a huge audience (yet), but it’s a funny web series that deserves attention. Go check it out–you can find it on its own brand new channel, where new episodes will arrive each Wednesday, or catch up with old episodes over at PBS Digital Studios.