Yesterday we wrote about how Yahoo! is launching 6 new original web shows. Now AOL is launching 15 of their own original web programs. Some of the celebrities involved in AOL’s original programs include Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Richie, and Anthony Anderson.
“Consumers are watching web video everywhere and all the time — on their plasma screens in their living rooms, on their mobile phones, and on their tablets,” stated AOL On Original Video General Manager Karen Cahn. “With our premium quality original programming, AOL is bridging the gap between what people see on broadcast TV and what they see online.”
AOL is going to be launching the programs on their AOL On Network portal. The programs will also be available on 1,700 of their partner sites.
Below are descriptions from some of the shows as found from AOL’s statement about them.
“CITY.BALLET.”– Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Produced by Pretty Matches Productions and Zero Point Zero Production.
“#CANDIDLYNICOLE” – Fashion icon, creative director of House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate and mom, Nicole Richie, brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on Nicole’s clever twitter feed and will follow the outspoken host as she muses on her own daily insights and shares her uncensored perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey through life. Produced by Telepictures Productions and World of Wonder with executive producers Nicole Richie and Michael Baum.
“MY INK” – From award-winning producer Mike Tollin, the biggest names in sports share the personal stories behind their tattoos. Produced by Mandalay Sports Media.
“ANTHONY EATS AMERICA” ? Actor and comedian Anthony Anderson eats his way across America one kitchen at a time, as he connects with home chefs to learn the secrets of their signatures dishes. Produced by Principato-Young Entertainment.
“NOW EAT THIS! ITALY WITH ROCCO DISPIRITO” ? A unique intersection of travel, cuisine and health where Chef and New York Times best-selling author Rocco DiSpiritovisits Italian mamas in their homes in Sorrento, Italy to learn how to make authentic Italian dishes healthy and under 350 calories directly from the experts.
“INSPIRATION POINT WITH JONATHAN ADLER” – Iconic potter, designer, author, and personality Jonathan Adler shares his perspectives on creativity, inspiration, and adding style, craft, and joy to your life. Everything Jonathan makes reflects the company motto, “If your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it.” Produced by AOL Studios.
“THE SARTORIALIST” ? Photographer Scott Schuman searches the city streets for amazing fashion as well as the stories behind the style.
“FUEGO YOUR LIFE”? Bilingual sensation Sandra Vergara shares her spicy secrets to style and beauty in this new digital girls’ guide. Twenty-five-year-old Colombian-bornLatina spitfire, Sandra brings her passion and unfiltered point-of-view to this original series about adding fuego (fire) to any area of life. Produced by Telepictures Productions.
“SECOND CHANCES” – Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who’ve overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity. We’ll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.Producedby Ryan Seacrest Productions.
“HARDWIRED” ? Millennial tech gadgetguru and digital influencer Justine Ezarik aka iJustine explores the latest in wearable technology. Produced by AOL Studios.
“THE FUTURE STARTS HERE” ? Groundbreaking filmmaker andFounder of the Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain explores, with humor and insights, humanity’s evolution with technology.
“FLAT OUT” – High end documentary series following 17 year old NASCAR rising star, Dylan Kwasniewski, in his quest to become a top NASCAR driver and mark his spot in history on the race track. The new unscripted program follows Dylan’s life as he balances being both a teenager and NASCAR driver. Produced by Vuguru and NASCAR Productions.
“FATHERHOOD” – Enter the life of hilarious, Emmy Award-winning actor Hank Azaria as he wrestles with the multitude of challenges that come with being a first-time father. Produced by BermanBraun.
“FUNDED” ? Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston. Produced by AOL Studios with Cultivated Wit.
“ACTING DISRUPTIVE” ? Features Hollywood’s biggest names away from the cameras as they launch tech and new media start-ups. Hosted by Max Lugavere and produced by Tribeca Enterprises.
The new slate underscores the AOL On Network’s comprehensive video offering, from creation and syndication to monetization. Each program will live within the AOL ecosystem as well as across the 1,700 partner sites within the AOL On Network. Some of the series are live today at AOL On and the remaining series will roll out over the next several months.