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Thrillist unveils debut content slate

Group Nine-owned lifestyle publisher Thrillist has unveiled four shows set to premiere this winter as part of its first-ever content slate, including two new series that launched earlier this month. The ...
December 10, 2018

Group Nine-owned lifestyle publisher Thrillist has unveiled four shows set to premiere this winter as part of its first-ever content slate, including two new series that launched earlier this month.

The six-part Instachef, which premiered Dec. 5, can be streamed on IGTV, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Each episode is hosted by chef Cliff Skighwalker, joined by a celebrity co-host, meeting chefs who cook from their homes and sell their food via Instagram. Co-hosts include Big Sean, Machine Gun Kelly and Leslie Grace. Gatekeepers (pictured), which premiered Dec. 7, is available to stream on YouTube, Facebook Watch, Prime Video and Twitter, and sees host Justin Lizama going across the country in eight episodes to meet culinary gatekeepers who can offer the best insight into different cities’ food scenes.

Meanwhile, Somm To Go is set to air in the first quarter of 2019 on YouTube, Facebook Watch, Amazon Prime Video and Twitter. In the eight-part series, entertainer and fast food aficionado Daym Drops challenges sommelier and champagne expert Ariel Arce to pair wines to the fast food of his choosing.

The List Show(wt), an animated format made up of 21 short-form episodes, will also drop in Q1 of 2019 on YouTube, Facebook Watch and Twitter. In it, comedian Mekki Leeper reinterprets existing Thrillist editorial lists — from urban legends to pop tarts to frozen pizza — in comedic ways.

Thrillist has also re-upped its show Really Dough? for its sophomore season. Ongoing series Eat Seeker and Late Checkout will continue to run weekly and twice-weekly, respectively.

“Thrillist continues to prioritize developing quality video programming so that we can offer our audience more touchpoints of what they’ve known to trust and expect from us in food, drink, travel and entertainment content,” said Thrillist president Ocean MacAdams, in a statement. “Our new slate marks the next step in our brand’s evolution to becoming a truly multi-platform distributed media company. We couldn’t be more excited to bring fresh new talent and series — as well as re-up one of our top performing series of 2018 — to fans across platforms.”

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