TLC is set to help viral sensation Veronica Pooh take her common sense crusade offline with a new unscripted series.
Last year, Pooh (a.k.a. Veronica Nash-Poleate), became a viral sensation with her “Don’t Go in the Shark’s House,” a short video offering viewers advice on how to avoid being eaten by sharks, which was viewed more than 20 million times online across YouTube and Facebook. Her other videos, such as the common-sense “Cover your cough,” haven’t received nearly as much attention, but still pull in views in the hundreds of thousands.
Produced by Maverick TV and All3 Media America, TLC has started production on the eight-episode Miss Pooh to the Rescue (working title), which will follow Nash-Poleate, a school guidance counsellor with degrees in psychology and eduction, as she goes offline to meet her “congregation” and spread her “Pooh-losophy” in person with house calls.
Nash-Poleate will also join TLC’s multi-platform destination TLCme as a vlogger, offering fans her unique take on the latest trending topics as well as honest and humorous reviews of popular TLC shows.
“TLC has truly evolved into a multi-platform brand with TLCme as the destination for our audience year-round,” said Scott Lewers, SVP multi-platform programming & digital media at TLC, in a statement.
Miss Pooh to the Rescue is slated to premiere on TV in November 2016.