The Vulture Show is in development at IFC. The unscripted series is inspired by New York Magazine’s Vulture. IFC says The Vulture Show will deliver smart, irreverent and ‘slightly off’ entertainment news.
Like Vulture, The Vulture Show will cover TV, movies, music, art, books, theater, and celebrities. The Vulture Show is produced by Vulture, in partnership with Matador and Superb Entertainment. Meryl Poster, Jay Peterson, and Todd Lubin executive produce.
Here is the IFC press release:
IFC ANNOUNCES SERIES DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH NEW YORK MAGAZINE’S VULTURE
THE VULTURE SHOW TO TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT ALL THINGS POP CULTURE
NEW YORK – May 25, 2016 – IFC today announced that the network is developing a new unscripted series inspired by New York Magazine’s premier entertainment site, Vulture, and its particular comedic sensibilities. The project, titled The Vulture Show, will deliver smart, irreverent and ‘slightly off’ entertainment news, covering TV, movies, music, art, books, theater and celebrities with the outlet’s signature, sharp perspective. The Vulture Show is produced by Vulture in partnership with Matador and Superb Entertainment and executive produced by Meryl Poster, Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin.
“IFC has found the perfect pop culture accomplice with New York Magazine’s Vulture,” said Christine Lubrano, SVP, Original Programming, IFC. “We look forward to developing a show that provides our viewers with a sophisticated and humorous first-look at all things entertainment before it’s the news everyone is buzzing about.”
“It’s fitting that we bring Vulture to TV with IFC, whose offbeat sensibility matches our own,” said Adam Moss, Editor-in-Chief, New York Magazine. “We’ve had a tremendous response to our Vulture Festival events, and are excited for this next incarnation of Vulture.”
From TV, film, music and comic books, to comedy, video games, celebrities and current events, Vulture covers everything at the forefront of the entertainment industry. The Vulture Show brings the same energetic, clever and comedic devouring of pop culture to the small screen with a dual-hosted talk show, commentating on arts & entertainment in the sophisticated way only Vulture can. The weekly series will feature some of Vulture’s most influential contributing voices and will be comprised of in studio features, field pieces and celebrity guest interviews.
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IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Series like Portlandia, Documentary Now!, Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang! air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On Slightly Off.
Vulture, the entertainment destination from the team behind New York magazine, is a beacon for passionate fans who want a smart, comprehensive take on the world of culture and offers around-the-clock, wall-to-wall coverage of movies, TV, music and beyond. Vulture’s writers and editors celebrate culture both high and low, because you never know where the next truly brilliant moment will come from. Website: http://www.vulture.com/.
Matador is a full-service content production company with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Founded in 2013 by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin, the company is a creative collaboration between two experienced producers and longtime friends, bringing together their unique vision and knack for making popular and innovative content across a variety of platforms. After only three years, Matador has produced over twenty-eight series for TV as well as sports and feature documentary specials, virtual reality content and digital programs across multiple networks, including Lip Sync Battle (Spike), Hellevator (GSN), Banksy Does New York (HBO) and the upcoming series Geeking Out (AMC).
Superb Entertainment is a new production company founded by acclaimed producer Meryl Poster, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Superb is developing scripted and unscripted programming, including comedy, drama, lifestyle, competition, docu-series and talk formats.
Time Inc. and ABC News just announced the People magazine-inspired People’s List TV series will premiere in June. A People Magazine Investigates TV show is slated to premiere on Investigation Discovery, in fall 2016. The Vice TV show, from Vice magazine, just finished its fourth season on HBO.
What do you think? Are you a fan of these magazine inspired TV shows? Will you check out The Vulture Show? Who would you pick to host the new entertainment TV series?