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Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 6:58AM EST
Tom Brady's Facebook docuseries Tom vs. Time is on "pause" because he lost the Super Bowl
"The truth is we had a plan," director Gotham Chopra wrote on Facebook of the sixth and final episode, "but unconsciously, it was tied to the Pats winning the Super Bowl and, when that didn’t happen (congrats, Eagles!), I felt like we needed to pause and recalibrate."
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
Elizabeth Olsen to star in a half-hour dramedy on Facebook
The untitled 10-episode female-driven comedy has Olsen playing a widow, though no other details have been divulged. As Deadline notes, this series is “among the first high-end series ordered by Facebook as the social media juggernaut is making a push in premium original content.” Olsen will also serve as an executive producer.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Tom Brady kissing his 11-year-old son on his Facebook docuseries becomes a Super Bowl week story
Brady’s Tom vs. Time docuseries is making headlines again. Earlier this week, a Boston radio host was suspended for calling Brady’s 5-year-old daughter an “annoying little pissant” in reaction to her appearance on the Facebook Watch series. Now, Brady is making headlines for kissing his son on the mouth for an “uncomfortably” long time.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 11:59PM EST
Facebook Watch renews Make Up Or Break Up
The live relationship show will kick off its second season on Feb. 15.
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 2:45PM EST
NFL star Von Miller to host a live Facebook Watch comedy-variety show from his mansion
The Denver Broncos Super Bowl MVP from two years ago will host Von Miller’s Studio 58, which will feature comedy bits and celebrity guests from his mansion in the Mile-High City
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
Why is Facebook Watch such an ungainly mess?
Slate's Inkoo Kang says Facebook’s streaming TV service tries too hard to promote commenting in real time, resulting in a cluttered, overlapping interface.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 2:19PM EST
Jada Pinkett Smith to star in a Facebook talk show with her mom and daughter Willow
Red Table Talks will feature Smith, her mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris and 17-year-old daughter Willow and in “an inter-generational family talk show format."
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
Facebook Watch orders a Bear Grylls docuseries, plus action series Fly Guys
Bear Grylls: Face the Wild will push 10 of Grylls’ biggest fans out of their comfort zones in the wild, while Fly Guys will feature some of Europe’s top acrobats and stunt performers. Both shows premiere Feb. 2. ALSO: Facebook Watch orders half-hour drama Sacred Lies, based on the classic Grimm Brothers tale The Handless Maiden.
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 6:45PM EST
Tom Brady is getting the reality TV treatment on Facebook Watch
Tom vs Time will follow the 40-year-old New England Patriots QB as he turns 40 and attempts to win a record-setting sixth Super Bowl title.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 5:21PM EST
Facebook Watch is adding Stephen Colbert and James Corden clips
CBS will allow short-form clips from The Late Show and The Late Late Show on Facebook’s viewing platform, but the clips won’t be exclusive to Facebook.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 9:42AM EST
Facebook orders three unscripted Vice shows, including one hosted by Amanda Knox
Knox will explore how women and girls have been publicly “shamed” by the media in The Scarlet Letter Reports. Facebook Watch also announced Breaking & Entertaining, in which a Vice crew trashes a home under the guise of a party, followed by a thorough renovation. Vice's The Hangover Show will offer tips on combating hangovers.
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 2:17PM EST
Bill Murray and brother Brian Doyle-Murray to star in a Facebook comedy series on minor league baseball
The unscripted comedy Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray’s Extra Innings debuts on Facebook Watch next Monday.
Posted Tuesday 11/07/17 at 3:26PM EST
Buzzfeed announces a Bachelor-like reality show that lets viewers decide what happens next
RelationShipped on Facebook Watch will let viewers pick which of five bachelors goes forward and how their dating play out. Each of the show's 18 episodes will run 15 minutes and will be filmed in real time.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 11:40PM EDT
Don’t bet on YouTube Red and Facebook Watch disrupting the TV industry
The entry of the two tech companies in original programming isn’t going to kill the TV industry, says Tim Goodman. “Using Facebook doesn't mean people will watch TV on Facebook,” he says. “Watching YouTube videos doesn't mean people will pay to watch TV on YouTube or pay to subscribe to it, either. There are no analytics, no long-running sample size that indicates people will watch anything on either platform that is fundamentally different than what they choose to watch there now — up to and including pricey scripted fare.”
Posted Wednesday 10/18/17 at 7:01PM EDT
Facebook orders teen drama Skam, based on the Scandinavian series that released content online daily
The unusual release pattern puts out new content daily on the web before it’s repackaged for traditional television.