The online entertainment studio and distributor of mostly comedic programming is behind Videocracy, a show in which a host and panel will discuss the day’s most exciting social media stories. That premise squarely fits into Executive Vice President and General Manager of HLN, Albie Hecht’s new vision for the cable and satellite television channel as a destination for the social media generation.
But while My Damn Channel CEO/Co-Founder, Rob Barnett and company are testing out television, Hecht is crossing platforms, too. The HLN executive is producing a new series for My Damn Channel along with Robert Small dubbed, T:3 Showdown. The “interactive talent competition” debuts Monday, March 10 and will allow viewers to judge three contestants performing three talents in each video. Three new contestants will appear in front of the camera each week, the top five will be selected for a finalists’ showdown, and the one winner will receive a pilot development deal for My Damn Channel series.
In addition to its collaboration with Hecht, My Damn Channel also announced the addition of three more new shows to its programming slate. Those include:
- Honchos – An animated comedy series from creator Rory Covey with new episodes every Wednesday, in which “members of the indie improv team, Taco Knight playing movie producers and insane movie pitchers.”
- Self-Help – A new comedy series premiering Tuesday, March 18, with new episodes on MyDamnChannel.com every Tuesday. The series was created by “Danny Abrahms, who plays both patient and therapist tackling issues with work, dating, sex and more in psychiatric self-diagnosis.”
It’s worth noting both of the above series were acquired after the 2013 New York Television Festival and were big crowd pleasers at the event.
- Bill & Sons Towing – A comedy series funded by Canada’s Independent Production Fund and produced by Mark De Angelis and Charles Ketchabaw, starring The Imponderables, a four-man Canadian sketch troupe. You can catch the first season in its entireity on MyDamnChannel.com on Thurdsay, March 6 before season 2 premieres on Thursday, March 27.