Los Angeles-based, multicultural and youth-skewing entertainment brand Fuse Media has bolstered its forthcoming programming slate with a variety of music-influenced series.
Anchoring the 2019-2020 unscripted linear and digital slate is the docu-culinary series Made From Scratch (pictured; 8 x 30 minutes), which features Latinx rapper Young M.A bonding with her grandmother over food. Produced by the Fuse Content Studio, the debut season will also feature such talent as T-Pain and Ayo & Teo entering into the kitchen.
The long-form series order stems from a digital pilot episode that generated nearly four million views on Fuse’s YouTube channel.
Made From Scratch will premiere across the linear Fuse network later this year.
Elsewhere, Fuse has commissioned Avalon Television to produce the talk/variety format The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle West (working title; 10 x 30 minutes). Inspired by their podcast of the same name – with more than 85 million listens worldwide – the Fuse series will see the pair using their “honest brand of cultural commentary and perceptive opinions” to dive deep into the roots of a variety of issues affecting their millennial and Gen Z peers.
The above join the previously announced new strand Fuse Films, which spotlights independent films that tell stories about and by members of underserved communities, and premieres on May 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Fuse Media will release three new docs this year as part of its Peabody award-winning ‘Fuse Docs’ series, showcasing young, idealistic and diverse people celebrating their cultural heritage and identity in the face of prejudice.
In addition to previously announced Sickboy (April 6 premiere) and I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (May 18 premiere), other docs in the strand will include the Max Powers-directed Don’t Be Nice (October 2019 premiere) and Minnow Films’ Killer in Our Classroom: Never Again (2019 TBD premiere).
Finally, eight non-scripted series will return across the Fuse linear network and Fuse Media’s digital platforms. They include Big Boy’s Neighborhood (100 x 120 minutes; debuts March 20); season two of the Citizen Jones-produced T-Pain’s School of Business (8 x 30 minutes; July 16); as well as digital series Future – History, Lie Detector (Fuse Content Studio), Mind Massage (Fuse Content Studio), and A Seat With… (Fuse Content Studio).