Yahoo! Taps Hulu, Launches 7 Original Series

By 10/06/2011
Yahoo! Taps Hulu, Launches 7 Original Series

Yahoo is premiering 7 new original online series this week, each targeting the female demo. The fall programming line-up features TV stars including Judy Greer, Cameron Mathison, Niecy Nash, and Morgan Spurlock.

Yahoo’s TV-quality programming ties into Yahoo’s latest video initiative: the re-vamped video hub Yahoo! Screen, which will also include Yahoo’s entire line-up of original shows, including Primetime in No Time, The Thread, and The Daily Ticker.

Yahoo! Screen is also syndicating video from Hulu, CBS, Howcast, Turner Sports, UFC, Revision3, and more than 70 other content creators, with the intention of assembling the most comprehensive premium video content library on the web.


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Two of the shows are in-house productions from Yahoo! Studios. The other shows are developed in partnership with production companies Electus, FishBowl Worldwide Media, Prime Content and Warrior Poets.

Here’s the line-up:

Reluctantly Healthy with Judy Greer (Arrested Development, Californication, 27 Dresses) – It’s easy to live healthy at home, but what do people like Judy Greer do that are always on the go, working long hours and traveling? Luckily Judy’s got a dream fitness team – trainer Tanja Djelevic chef Jared Sokoloff and nutritionist Carey Peters – to intervene and teach her and the audience how to live healthy on the go.

Let’s Talk About Love with Niecy Nash (Reno 911, Dancing with the Stars, Clean House) – Comedienne Niecy Nash hosts this weekly relationship show, which uniquely and positively examines a different love, sex or relationship topic in each loosely-formatted episode. In the premiere episode she tackles the subject of “why girls like bad boys” with a collection of her friends at the local spa.

Ultimate Proposal with Cameron Mathison (Dancing With The Stars, All My Children) – Each week Cameron Mathison and a team of experts help a new guy plan and deliver the proposal of a lifetime. In the premiere episode Cameron introduce you to Kenny, a hopeful love bird who plans to win over his girlfriend Cassie with a staged art show, original art work, a two part choreographed dance routine and live vocals. Will his attempt at the ultimate proposal pay off? Watch and be wooed!

Chow Ciao with Fabio Vivani (Top Chef) – Fabio presents back-to-basics tips and recipes to create a new delicious Italian meal each week. He uses fresh ingredients to prepare easy-to-follow recipes, simple comfort food dishes, and flavorful Italian meals in 15 minutes.

Your Friends Will Never Believe You with Ryan Rottman (Nickelodeon’s Gigantic) – In this series, Ryan Rottman and his celebrity friends invade America in unbelievable ways. Only they really do happen. Brief moments of random celebrity interaction, always followed with the line “your friends will never believe you,” are captured by hidden cameras. But what’s even more fun is watching the target try to convince their friends what just happened.

Blue Ribbon Hunter with Allison Fishman – Blue Ribbon Hunter is part food show, part travelogue, offering the Yahoo! audience a weekly combination of local flavor and cooking instruction as we travel to one-of-a-kind culinary food festivals across America. You’ll watch our host/chef Allison Fishman engage with locals and other chefs, discover unique recipes, and even enter the competitions too.

The Failure Club with Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, 30 Days, POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD) – A new documentary series about embracing the fear of failure in order to change your life. There are too many things we never try simply because we’re too afraid to fail. But what if you could remove that fear from your life?  Meeting each week for the course of a year, 7 different people will come together to do whatever is in their power to help each other try to achieve the things they’ve only dreamed of.

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