The Madison Square Garden Company’s music-centered cable channel Fuse has picked up three new, original series, all set to premiere by early 2013. They join the renewed Funny Or Die’s Billy On The Street, which returns with new episodes in the fall. Here are descriptions of Fuse’s new series:
A weekly half-hour mash-up of the funniest and most outrageous music-themed Internet videos and viewer-created clips, hosted by comedian Mike E. Winfield. Mike E. has not slowed down since his debut on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and, most recently, his reoccurring role on NBC’s “The Office.” Production is underway for 12 episodes, which are set to premiere this summer. “Off Beat” is produced by FishBowl Worldwide Media and Executive Producers Vin Di Bona, Bruce Gersh, Susan Levison and Beth Greenwald. Mike Gibbons (“Tosh.0″) is signed on as a creative consultant and the showrunner is Steve Melcher (“The Showbiz Show with David Spade”).
A behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the Vans Warped Tour as it travels across the country with more than 60 bands. With the rollout of ten episodes this fall, viewers will get to experience firsthand what it’s like for the young crew that keeps the tour rolling from city to city, while trying to enjoy the greatest, and yet most challenging, summer of their lives. “Warped Roadies” is produced by Magilla Entertainment (“Bayou Billionaires”) and Executive Producers include Matthew Ostrom, Brian Flanagan and Laura Palumbo Johnson.
With eight episodes set to kick off in 2013, “G-Life” follows an Italian-American rapper and his larger-than-life family as they try to launch the first “family style” run record label: Tracketeering Records. Viewers will get an inside look at G-Fella, along with his unrestrained and crazy relatives, as they do everything they can to achieve musical stardom. This new reality series is Executive Produced by Vem Miller (“Tattoo Rescue”) and produced through Miller’s Sweatshop Media.
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