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Ellen DeGeneres Signs 4-Series Deal With HBO Max

  • The Wrap
Ellen DeGeneres Signs 4-Series Deal With HBO Max
HBO Max has signed daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to a four-series deal.

The upcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia has given a straight-to-series pickup for three of DeGeneres’ shows, with a fourth one in development. The three series ordered already are: “Ellen’s Home Design Challenge,” “First Dates Hotel” and “Little Ellen.” The docu-series “Finding Einstein” is the one in development.

“Ellen is a singular talent, and a powerhouse, creative triple-threat that we are lucky to have now bringing her talents to bear on behalf of HBO Max,” said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max and president, TNT, TBS, and truTV. “Ellen’s flair for home design and matchmaking will most certainly inspire and delight – but HBO Max is full service, so as not to leave the kids out she’s bringing them back to the hilarious misadventures of her childhood in an imaginative animated series.”

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HBO Max Orders Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘Ellen’s Home Design Challenge’, ‘Little Ellen’ & ‘First Dates Hotel’ Series

  • Deadline
HBO Max Orders Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘Ellen’s Home Design Challenge’, ‘Little Ellen’ & ‘First Dates Hotel’ Series
Ellen Degeneres is one of the biggest TV names on WarnerMedia’s talent roster, and the company’s upcoming streaming platform HBO Max is getting in business with her in a big way.

The streamer has teamed with DeGeneres and her A Very Good Production on four new original series. HBO Max has given straight-to-series orders to the unscripted Ellen’s Home Design Challenge, a home design competition show; and First Dates Hotel, a matchmaking series based on the hit UK format; as well as to animated children’s series Little Ellen, centered on DeGeneres as a child.

Additionally, HBO Max, set to launch in spring of 2020, has put in development Finding Einstein, a docuseries which seeks to find a new generation of Einsteins who are motivated to change the world for the better.

DeGeneres announced the deal today on her The Ellen DeGeneres Show, along with a free two-year
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Ellen DeGeneres Sets Four Series at HBO Max

  • Variety
Ellen DeGeneres Sets Four Series at HBO Max
Ellen DeGeneres is substantially expanding her producing portfolio.

The multi-hyphenate, who signed a three-year extension to her daytime hosting gig earlier this year, is behind four new shows coming to HBO Max, three of which have been handed straight-to-series orders, and one of which has been put in development.

DeGeneres announced the pickups on her talk show and, in typical Ellen fashion, also surprised her audience with a two-year HBO Max subscription in celebration of the news. The three series orders in question are for design competition show “Ellen’s Home Design Challenge,” dating show “First Dates Hotel,” and 2D animated children’s series “Little Ellen.” The show in development is a docu-series titled “Finding Einstein.”

“I’m very excited to bring my new shows to HBO Max. I don’t know who Max is, but I can’t wait to work with him,” DeGeneres joked.

All four series come
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'We're The Jasons' Follows Best Friend Comedy Duo on Disastrous Tour

'We're The Jasons' Follows Best Friend Comedy Duo on Disastrous Tour
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. We're The Jasons Tweetable Logline: The Jasons, a small time comedy duo are followed by a camera crew as they embark on a cross country comedy tour. It's a disaster. Elevator Pitch: Lifelong best friends and comedy duo, The Jasons, are followed by a camera crew as they embark on their first cross country comedy tour. Instead of bringing their careers to the next level, they get lost in the middle of the dessert, cause a talk show host to quit her job on air, ruin a sorority party, get kicked out of a nursing home and accidentally set fire to a small New York City theater.
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