OUTtv Commissions Three New Series
April 5, 2018
OUTtv COMMISSIONS THREE NEW SERIES
NETWORK ORDERS SENSE APPEAL, THE WHOLE PACKAGE AND HE’S FIT!
VANCOUVER, BC – April 5, 2018 – OUttv, Canada’s LGBTQ network, has commissioned three new series, Sense Appeal from Go Button Media, The Whole Package from Convergent Entertainment and He’s Fit! from Hey Qween. In addition, the network has ordered a fourth season of Don’t Quit Your Gay Job also from Convergent Entertainment.
Sense Appeal (10 x 30’) is a unique studio-based dating series that will launch Fall 2018. The series, from Go Button Media, tests all five senses when it comes to choosing a mate. In each episode, singles are put to the test, getting to smell, touch, hear and even taste their potential matches before picking just one of them to take out on a date.
“Go Button is thrilled about engaging in this sexy new social experiment with OUTtv and finding out what happens when someone’s senses, their body, makes dating decisions for them,” stated Natasha Ryan, Executive Producer, Go Button Media.
The Whole Package (10 x 30’), produced by Convergent Entertainment and premiering Fall 2018, is the ultimate search for a male underwear model. In conjunction with international underwear brand Dirt Squirrel, wannabe models compete for a chance to be a Dirt Squirrel model, photo spread in DNA Magazine and a cash prize of $5,000.
“We can’t wait to join Dirt Squirrel on their search to find the man who has the looks, attitude and charisma to be their next model,” said Philip Webb, Vice President of Production, Convergent Entertainment. “We look forward to bringing this sexy search to OUTtv viewers.”
He’s Fit! (10 x 30’), from Hey Qween TV, stars international health and fitness expert and author Craig Ramsay as he challenges some of social media’s biggest posers and jocks to a bunch of He’s Fit challenges, culminating in the Final Flex Battle. The series will launch on the network Fall 2018.
“Craig Ramsay is the perfect host for He’s Fit,” said Jonny McGovern, Executive Producer, Hey Queen TV. “Just like the show he is a sassy mix of sexiness, humor and fitness knowledge.”
In the fourth season of Don’t Quit Your Gay Job (5 x 30’), Adam and Tommy return to try their hands at lumberjacking, running food trucks and sanitation work, amongst other jobs, while Robyn Edwards presents and referees the competition. The first four seasons of the series aired in multiple territores including the U.S., the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and New Zealand.
“We are excited to announce these new series,” said Brad Danks, CEO, OUTtv Network. These commissions are another example of how OUTtv has continued to build our slate of original productions for LGBTQ audiences in Canada and beyond.”
About Go Button Media
Go Button Media is a boutique production company founded by Natasha Ryan and Daniel Oron in 2015. Together with extraordinarily talented crews, Go Button Media makes hybrid creative content for all screen sizes. Focusing on charismatic characters, universal stories and smooth delivery the company delivers punchy, addictive content. Projects include Mom vs Matchmaker (currently in season 3), WWII Documentary No Roses on a Sailor’s Grave, and the travel adventure series Discovering Routes.
About Convergent Productions
Convergent Entertainment is a Vancouver-based developer and producer of lifestyle, documentary, drama and factual programming for a worldwide market, including Operation: Vacation for LOGO/MTV Networks and OUTtv, Psycho Kitty for Discovery Europe and OUTtv, How Far Will You Go? For OUTtv and here! and the Outspoken documentary series.
About Hey Qween TV
Hey Qween TV is the gayest channel you’ll ever watch on Youtube! Every week, host Jonny McGovern and drag diva Lady Red Couture riff about current hot topics and interview amazing LGBTQ guests on our fabulous show “Hey Qween!” Recent guests include Alaska Thunderf*ck, Trixie Mattel, Aja, Dita Von Teese and many more to come! And if you’re in the mood for some delicious celebrity gossip, each week on Hot T, Jonny McGovern and his Hot T panelists dish on all the craziest tabloid rumors and throw some Hollywood shade. To learn more about Hey Qween TV visit heyqween.tv.
About Power Media
Power Media is home to HeyQween.tv, theStream.tv, emPOWERme.tv and home base, Power Media Studios which produces all of their content. With a digital family footprint of 70+ million views, 200,000+ Youtube subscribers and over 100,000 Instagram followers, the turnkey studio, specializing in “live” programming and events, also works with clients including Xbox, Lionsgate, HBO, Wizards of the Coast, Comic Con and countless others in the digital universe.
OUTtv is Canada’s national LGBTQ television network that offers a compelling mix of drama, comedy, talk and award-winning movies. Their original programming includes Sex & Violence, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, Don’t Quit Your Gay Job, Knock Knock Ghost and Fabulocity. OUTtv is the exclusive initial license holder for the Canadian broadcasts of Neighbours, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Untucked. OUTtvGo is OUTtv’s streaming platform where subscribers can stream their favorite series and movies and discover new content exclusive to the service. In Canada, OUTtvGo is available for iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Roku and on web browsers for $3.99 a month. To learn more about OUTtv visit outtv.ca.