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YouTube Star Todrick Hall + Comedian Derek Gaines Land New MTV Series for 2015

YouTube Star Todrick Hall + Comedian Derek Gaines Land New MTV Series for 2015

MTV announced today the pick-up of two unscripted series set to debut in 2015: “Broke A$$ Game Show,” a half-hour comedy that hits the streets of NYC with hosts Derek Gaines and David Magidoff as they lure unsuspecting contestants to push their personal limits for cash; and “Todrick,” starring talented vocalist, actor, director, choreographer and popular You Tube star Todrick Hall (photo above) who invites viewers into his creative factory to watch his team collaborate on his weekly videos as they all pursue their dreams of performing and entertaining. 

“‘Broke A$$ Game Show’ and ‘Todrick’ have only one thing in common – they each have incredibly fresh and fun creative forces behind them,” said Susanne Daniels, MTV President of Programming. “We love the hilariously imaginative, unusual games in “Broke A$$” and we’re excited to bring Todrick’s tenacious energy and multi-dimensional talent to MTV for his first-ever series.”

Show Descriptions, via press release, follow; and then check out some of Todrick’s work underneath:

“Broke A$$ Game Show” – This half-hour comedy hits the streets of NYC, luring unsuspecting contestants to push their personal limits for cash.  By never wasting money on fancy lights, stages or expensive props, hosts David Magidoff and Derek Gaines bring the savings to the people with truly “broke a$$” challenges and irreverent games all promising cold hard cash in exchange for contestants’ dignity. 

Producers:

B-17 Entertainment (A Division of Core Media Group)

  • Rhett Bachner (EP)
  • Brien Meagher (EP)

Executives in Charge for MTV:

  • Lauren Dolgen
  • Colin Nash
  • Kristina Edwards
  • Jennifer Russakoff

Episode Order:

30-minutes/8 episodes

“Todrick” – In his new weekly MTV docu-series, quadruple-threat Todrick Hall lets fans into his creative factory and introduces them to the passionate troupe of creative collaborators who pour heart and soul into his weekly videos.  Unwilling to wait for Hollywood to make them stars, Todrick and his faithful crew write, choreograph, style, and direct full-scale productions weekly – all while balancing side jobs to pay the bills – to try to make their dreams come true on their own terms.  Visit Todrick’s YouTube channel to check out his unique talents and see what everyone has been raving about.

Brian Graden Media

  • Brian Graden (EP)
  • Danny Salles (EP)
  • Lois Curren (EP)
  • Gaurav Misra (EP)
  • LB Horschler – Executive in Charge

Executive Producers:

  • Scooter Braun / SB Projects (EP)
  • Todrick Hall (EP)
  • Danny Rose (EP)

MTV Executives:

  • Dave Sirulnick (EP)
  • Ryan Kroft (EP)
  • Jonathan Mussman – Executive in Charge

Episode Order:

30-minutes/ 8 episodes

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