MTV greenlights “Todrick,” “Broke A$$ Game Show”

MTV is boosting its unscripted slate with the half-hour comedy series Broke A$$ Game Show and a YouTube star-fronted variety show entitled Todrick (pictured).
October 23, 2014

MTV is boosting its unscripted slate with the half-hour comedy series Broke A$$ Game Show and a YouTube star-fronted variety show entitled Todrick (pictured), which will both debut next year.

Set in New York City, the B-17 Entertainment-produced Broke A$$ Game Show will challenge contestants off the street to push their personal boundaries in order to win cash prizes. Executive producers on the 8 x 30-minute series include B-17′s Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher, as well as MTV’s Lauren Dolgen, Colin NashKristina Edwards and Jennifer Russakoff.

Meanwhile, the docuseries Todrick stars the titular YouTube star Todrick Hall, who will invite viewers into the studio where he creates video content with his team.

The 8 x 30-minute series is produced by Brian Graden Media, with Brian Graden, Danny Salles, Lois Curren and Gaurav Misra serving as executive producers and LB Horschler as executive in charge. Exec producing for MTV are Dave Sirulnick and Ryan Kroft, with Jonathan Mussman serving as executive in charge.

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’s president of programming, in a statement.

“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,” the exec added.

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