9 AUG 2021

The Roku Channel to premiere 23 new original shows

The Roku Channel will be premiering 23 new original shows on August 13, all of them from the former short-form streaming platform Quibi’s library.

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The Roku Channel will be premiering 23 new original shows on August 13, all of them from the former short-form streaming platform Quibi’s library. The fresh slate will include a new season of “Thanks a Million,” a money-giveaway reality show from executive producer Jennifer López, which will now involve guest stars Matthew McConaughey, Chris Rock, Vanessa Hudgens and Lana Condor, among others.

Another title coming soon to Roku is “Mapleworth Murders,” the Emmy-nominated show starring Paula Pell, John Lutz and J.B. Smoove. Also on the slate are some previously unreleased Quibi titles: “Eye Candy,” a competition series in which contestants attempt to identify outrageous edible creations that look like everyday objects; cleaning competition “Squeaky Clean”; and docuseries “What Happens in Hollywood,” directed by Marina Zenovich.

The full list of the 23 shows includes: “&Music,” “The Andy Cohen Diaries,” “Benedict Men,” “Elba vs. Block,” Eye Candy,” “Fierce Queens,” “Floored,” “Gone Mental With Lior,” “Mapleworth Murders,” “Memory Hole,” “Nice One!,” “Nikki Fre$h,” “Run This City,” “The Sauce,” “Sex Next Door,” “Single Out,” “Skrrt With Offset,” “Squeaky Clean,” “The Stranger,” “Survive,” “Thanks a Million” (season 2), “What Happens in Hollywood,” and “Wireless”.

“While it’s only been a few months since the launch of Roku Originals, the response has been overwhelming. We’re excited to keep the drumbeat of premium series, featuring Hollywood’s top talent, available only on the Roku Channel with this next slate of original programming,”  said Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Alternative Programming at Roku.

While it’s only been a few months since the launch of Roku Originals, the response has been overwhelming” Brian Tannenbaum Head of Alternative Programming at Roku