Pop TV has ordered three new scripted TV shows: Clique; Hot Date; and Swedish Dicks.
A drama series, Clique stars Aisling Franciosi, Synnove Karlsen, and Louise Brealey. Check out the preview, below.
From College Humor, the Hot Date TV series is a sitcom starring Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy. Watch the preview for it, as well.
Swedish Dicks is also a comedy, featuring an aging stuntman. Peter Stormare, Johan Glans, Keanu Reeves, and Vivian Bang star.
Check out the Clique TV series trailer.
Watch the Hot Date TV show trailer.
Learn more from these excerpts of a Pop press multi-show press release.
POP ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING SLATE FEATURING NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES, SPANNING MORE THAN 400 HOURS OF ORIGINAL CONTENT
Digital Powerhouse CollegeHumor Teams Up with Pop to Launch Scripted Television Comedy “Hot Date” with Executive Producer Will Arnett and Electus’ Big Breakfast
From the Creative Team behind “Skins” Comes the Highly Anticipated and Provocative Scripted Drama “Clique”
Global Box Office Stars Peter Stormare (“Fargo”) and Keanu Reeves (“John Wick”) Deliver High Octane Comedy in Lionsgate/Viaplay’s Scripted Series “Swedish Dicks, Private Investigators”
LOS ANGELES – April 13, 2017 – Diving deeper into scripted television, Pop announced its 2017-2018 slate today, driven by a roster of premium series and marquee talent. The network’s programming line-up includes seven new and returning series; a line-up of cultural television touchstones, including the greatest medical drama of all time; and nine new projects in development with industry-leading producers and stars.
As one of the fastest-growing networks in television, Pop unveils its programming slate with momentum across its advertising business, distribution and audience. Season over season, Pop added 58 new national advertisers, expanded its distribution on traditional cable and over-the-top platforms and drove double digit growth in viewership among A18-49 (+21%) and W25-54 (+13%), according to Nielsen (Total Day, L+7).
“Pop continues to defy industry trends with consistent year-over-year growth in all areas of our business and a line-up of premium content featuring award-winning talent in front of and behind the camera,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Pop. “Backed by two owners who are industry-leading content companies, we look forward to our biggest year yet.”
“Pop’s new slate features programming that takes broad, familiar constructs and puts a forward-thinking, contemporary spin on them,” said Justin Rosenblatt, EVP, Original Programming and Development. “Building on our breakout original series, SCHITT’S CREEK, and feeding our audience’s appetite for feel-good fare, we’re confident that our new crop of shows will ignite the curiosity of viewers, while complementing our existing programming schedule.”
Pop’s schedule features over 400 hours of original programming in addition to a curated line-up of shows that emotionally resonate with the network’s Modern Grown-up™ audience. The slate includes:
HOT DATE is a half-hour scripted comedy created in partnership with digital powerhouse CollegeHumor and its studio, Big Breakfast (“Adam Ruins Everything”). Executive produced by Will Arnett’s Electric Avenue Productions (“Gong Show,” “Flaked”), Principato-Young Entertainment and Big Breakfast, HOT DATE stars Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy, two of CollegeHumor’s most celebrated cast members. The duo’s sketch videos of the same name have garnered over 100 million online views. The television series heads into production this summer and will premiere in fall 2017.
CLIQUE: On the heels of its Buyer’s Coup de Coeur Award at MIPTV’s 2017 MIPDrama Screenings, CLIQUE is a primetime drama series from the creative team behind the cult smash hit “Skins.” The show brings childhood soulmates Georgia (Aisling Franciosi, “The Fall”) and Holly (break-out newcomer Synnove Karlsen) to a university, where a few weeks into the so-called best years of their lives, Georgia gets drawn into an elite clique of alpha girls, led by mysterious professor Jude Monroe (Louise Brealey, “Sherlock”). CLIQUE is created and executive produced by Jess Britain alongside executive producer Bryan Elsley.
Swedish Dicks, Private Investigators
SWEDISH DICKS, PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS stars Peter Stormare (“John Wick: Chapter 2,” “Fargo,” “The Big Lebowski”), Johan Glans (Best Male Comedian, “Swedish Comedy Awards”) and features Keanu Reeves (the “John Wick” and “The Matrix” franchises) in a single-camera comedy from Lionsgate and Viaplay about an aging ex-stuntman stuck in the past and an overly optimistic Swedish DJ stuck in the digital world. Together they get unstuck by forming the private detective firm Swedish Dicks – solving some of the strangest and wildest cases LA has ever seen. Season one of SWEDISH DICKS, PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS will premiere with 10 episodes in fall 2017, featuring guest stars Traci Lords (“Cry-Baby,” “Melrose Place”), Anthony Lapaglia (“Without a Trace,” “Frasier”), Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight,” “Suits”) and Margaret Cho (“30 Rock,” “Drop Dead Diva”). Season two begins production this summer.
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7/19 update: Pop has changed the Swedish Dicks, Private Investigators title to simply Swedish Dicks.
What do you think? How do you like the sound of these new Pop TV series? Which ones will you watch?