In the five months since its snazzy presentation at Digital Content Newfronts, AOL has slowly rolled out its new lineup of original programming. It released Steve Buscemi’s Park Bench and season two of iJustine’s Hardwired in the spring before debuting the Fullscreen-produced Follow Me and James Franco’s Making a Scene in the summer. The fall will be another busy season for AOL; it has announced October arrival dates for five of its original programs.
Three of the programs that will debut in October are new original series that will begin their first seasons. As with previous AOL projects, all of these debuts are fronted by recognizable celebrities. Kevin Nealon will host Laugh Lessons, in which well-known comedians will attempt to teach their craft to kids. Zoe Saldana is at the center of My Hero, in which celebrities will set up heartfelt surprises for the people who have changed their lives. The third new original is True Trans, which stars Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace and hopes to provide an accurate, honest look into the lives of trans people.
The other two October debuts are, along with Hardwired and city.ballet., the only shows AOL renewed from its previous round of original programs. Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain will continue to explore the intersection of science, technology, and media in the second season of The Future Stars Here, while Nicole Richie will share more of her thoughts when #CandidlyNicole–which recently completed a TV run via VH1–returns.
All of these programs will debut in the next month: Laugh Lessons on October 6th, #CandidlyNicole on October 9th, True Trans on October 10th, The Future Stars Here on October 23rd, and My Hero on October 24th. You can watch them (and all other AOL originals) through the AOL On portal.