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[07/12/17 - 09:30 AM]
Comedy Series "Hot Date" with CollegeHumor and Executive Producer Will Arnett Starts Production
Premiering on Pop this fall, the series dives into the rituals of dating with real-life married comedic duo Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy.

[via press release from Pop]

INSPIRED BY THE WILDLY POPULAR DIGITAL COMEDY SEEN ON THE #1 YOUTUBE COMEDY CHANNEL, "HOT DATE" HEATS UP IN CHICAGO IN NEW SCRIPTED SERIES FROM POP AND COLLEGEHUMOR

Executive Produced by Will Arnett, "Hot Date" Heads into Production This Week Starring CollegeHumor Online Sensations Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy

LOS ANGELES - July 12, 2017 - Hey, U Up?...Whether they're swiping right, casually dating or hitched and happy, viewers will be hooking up with HOT DATE, an innovative relationship comedy from Pop and CollegeHumor that kicks off production this week in Chicago. Executive produced by Will Arnett ("Arrested Development," "30 Rock") alongside CollegeHumor and its production studio Big Breakfast, HOT DATE chronicles the hilarious social mores of dating, sex and marriage in a 10-episode original television series.

Premiering on Pop this fall, HOT DATE dives into the rituals of dating with real-life married comedic duo Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy, two CollegeHumor stars whose "Hot Date" videos have garnered over 100 million views. Axford and Murphy star, playing multiple couples and even some of the supporting characters. Arnett makes recurring appearances throughout the season along with a line-up of guest stars.

"It's rare these days to find authentically funny, original voices like Emily and Murph," said Arnett. "I'm thrilled to be part of such an inventive show."

"We can't wait for our audience to watch Murph and Em's hysterical take on the highs and lows of romance," said Justin Rosenblatt, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Pop. "Through plot-centric vignettes and storylines, this funny real-life married couple chronicle relationship dilemmas many of us have faced. Whether you're married, divorced, single or celibate, no age range is off limits as this comedy covers the relatable stages of courtship from teen years and beyond."

Each half-hour episode of HOT DATE spotlights modern-day relationships and dating dilemmas such as the difficulty of making friends in adulthood, the pitfalls of dating for money, and spicing up sex lives gone...regular.

"Pop TV has broken through with some very cool, clever and hysterical comedies, and we are thrilled to partner with them on HOT DATE," said Drew Buckley, COO of Electus, which owns Big Breakfast and College Humor. "Pop TV's core viewership aligns well with the established CollegeHumor fan base, and together we look forward to creating a series that will have audiences talking."

HOT DATE is executive produced by Arnett's Electric Avenue Productions ("Gong Show," "Flaked"), Principato-Young Entertainment and Big Breakfast.

About Pop:

Fans don't sit at the outskirts of pop culture making snarky comments. They live right smack in the middle of it, sharing, creating and connecting their passions with others. Seen in more than 80 million homes, Pop gives fans a dedicated channel that loves being a fan as much as they do. A channel filled with optimism, humor, excitement and a passion for the great times in life - those you remember and those still to come.

Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B). The partnership combines CBS' programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate's resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Pop's ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series and the studio responsible for the worldwide box office phenomenon "La La Land," winner of six Academy Awards, the blockbuster "Hunger Games," "Twilight Saga," "John Wick" and "Now You See Me" franchises and acclaimed television series including "Orange is the New Black," "Nashville," "Casual," "The Royals" and "Greenleaf."

About Big Breakfast and CollegeHumor:

Big Breakfast is a television and digital production company, and the studio behind the massively popular and award-winning online videos of CollegeHumor. From its early days with CollegeHumor Originals through its Los Angeles launch in 2013, Big Breakfast has created some of the Internet's most successful online entertainment, and continues to develop original comedy for both online and TV. CollegeHumor is the #1 most-viewed comedy YouTube channel. With more than 4 billion lifetime views and 18 Webby Awards, their content is some of the most-watched, most-shared, and most-acclaimed on the Internet. The writers, actors and producers of Big Breakfast and CollegeHumor have gone on to work for Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, The Simpsons, Last Week Tonight, Inside Amy Schumer, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and more. Big Breakfast is excited to bring the irreverent, occasionally weird, consistently hilarious work that's made CollegeHumor one of comedy's most popular names to the rest of the Internet, to the world of television, and beyond. Like, to aliens. http://www.bigbreakfast.com

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[07/20/17 - 01:00 PM]
Discovery's "First in Human," Narrated by Jim Parsons, Begins Airing August 10
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[07/20/17 - 12:26 PM]
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[07/20/17 - 12:25 PM]
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[07/20/17 - 11:15 AM]
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[07/20/17 - 10:08 AM]
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[07/20/17 - 10:02 AM]
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[07/20/17 - 09:21 AM]
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[07/20/17 - 09:05 AM]
Hulu's Fall 2017 Programming Slate
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[07/20/17 - 08:30 AM]
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[07/20/17 - 08:27 AM]
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[07/20/17 - 07:58 AM]
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[07/20/17 - 07:04 AM]
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[07/20/17 - 06:12 AM]
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[07/20/17 - 02:45 AM]
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[07/19/17 - 02:30 PM]
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