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IMDb launches digital series on Hollywood’s aborted comedy projects

Amazon-owned entertainment content site IMDb debuted a new digital docuseries today featuring comedians sharing TV concepts they pitched over the years that failed to ever get off the ground. UnMade offers a glimpse ...
January 16, 2019

Amazon-owned entertainment content site IMDb debuted a new digital docuseries today featuring comedians sharing TV concepts they pitched over the years that failed to ever get off the ground.

UnMade offers a glimpse behind the scenes that could have been. The various comedians’ scripts are then brought to life with a team of actors and a professional crew, offering a sense of what Hollywood missed out on, for better or worse.

The first three episodes dropped today (Jan. 16), with Jay Chandrasekhar, Kristen Schaal and Rainn Wilson (pictured) sharing their respective “unmade” projects. Future guests will include Nick Cannon, Bobby Moynihan, Tig Notaro, Paul Rust, Reggie Watts and Weird Al Yankovic.

IMDb has made the series available on its iOS and Android apps, and the recently launched AVOD service IMDb Freedive, available on desktop and Fire TV.

UnMade is produced for IMDb by LA-based comedy prodco Big Breakfast.

UnMade provides fans with a comedic new perspective on how the industry works, and why certain projects get made… or don’t,” said Steve Bernstein, GM of IMDb Video, in a statement. “Following the success of IMDb original series like The IMDb Show, So Far, No Small Parts and Casting Calls, we are thrilled to team up with Big Breakfast to offer even more original videos for our customers to dive deeper into the stories that shape the industry.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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