WE TV ACQUIRES 1ST SEASONS OF ZEUS NETWORK ORIGINALS, “THE REAL BLAC CHYNA” & “JOSELINE’S CABARET”
Premiering in 2021, the acquisitions mark the first time ever that both series will air on linear TV
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WE tv announced today the acquisition of two popular original series from Zeus Network, the first-ever SVOD network created by millennials for millennials, “The Real Blac Chyna” and “Joseline’s Cabaret.” Season one of “The Real Blac Chyna,” consisting of 13 hour-long episodes, will premiere on Thursday January 7, 2021 at 10pm EST, following the season 4 premiere of “Growing up Hip Hop: Atlanta.”
Season one of “Joseline’s Cabaret,” consisting of seven hour-long episodes, premieres later in 2021 on WE tv. It marks the first time that both series will air on linear tv since their premiere on Zeus. View a trailer for “The Real Blac Chyna” here.
“WE tv is focused on telling real stories about real people and real relationships, which makes the addition of ‘The Real Blac Chyna’ an obvious fit for our network,” said Lauren Gellert, EVP of Development and Original Programming for WE tv. “We’re thrilled to partner with Zeus and bring Blac Chyna’s and Joseline’s compelling, larger-than-life stories to our audiences for the first time ever on linear tv.”
“Zeus is constantly pushing the envelope with authentic, raw, and provocative, original content including, ‘The Real Blac Chyna’ and ‘Joseline’s Cabaret,’” said Zeus founder and CEO Lemuel Plummer. “Both shows were critical hits when they premiered on the Zeus network and have had tremendous success with our audience. We’re thrilled to license these compelling properties to WE tv. We are confident this partnership will bring new audiences to our networks.”
“The Real Blac Chyna” follows entrepreneur, model, and reality star Blac Chyna in the first season of this no-holds barred docuseries. The show reveals the behind-the-scenes dynamics of Chyna’s life and relationships never before showcased on screen, including – her ongoing efforts to change the direction of her sometimes controversial and always complex life; including relationship statuses with her mom Tokyo Toni, her exes, various lawsuits, business ventures, and more.
Season one of “Joseline’s Cabaret” follows Joseline Hernandez, the “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” superstar alum, in her hometown of Miami as she creates a sensual cabaret featuring her own original music and a group of dancers who aren’t quite ready to fall in line just yet. The “Puerto Rican Princess” faces her biggest professional challenge to date, all while juggling life as a mother, fiancé, mogul, and music artist.
“The Real Blac Chyna” is executive produced by Blac Chyna, as well as Zeus CEO Lemuel Plummer, Zeus President Jason L. Tolbert, and LJ Plummer for Zeus Network, with co-executive producer Jason Thomas Scott. “Joseline’s Cabaret” is created and executive produced by Joseline Hernandez, with Zeus CEO Lemuel Plummer, Zeus President Jason L. Tolbert, and LJ Plummer for Zeus Networks, along with executive producer Angelica Nwandu, music producer Ballistic Beats, and co-executive producers Jason Thomas Scott and Tameka Stevenson.
Founded by Lemuel Plummer, President and CEO, Zeus, and co-founded by social media superstars and partners King Bach, Amanda Cerny and DeStorm Power is the first subscription on demand streaming service created by millennials for millennials. The network features exclusive, original scripted and unscripted comedy and drama series, and other premium content. Zeus is available to subscribers for $3.99 per month on mobile phones and desktop computers at The Zeus Network. The Zeus mobile and connected TV apps will also be available on the Apple App store, Google Play Store, Roku and Amazon App Store, providing anywhere, anytime, any device access.
About WE tv
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.
December 11, 2020 10:09am ET by AMC