ABC adds four short-form series in digital expansion
ABC is expanding the network’s digital offerings this year, adding four new short-form series to the ABC app for desktop, mobile and connected TV devices. The new series include “What To Text Him Back” from relationship expert and New York Times bestselling author of “Get the Guy” Matthew Hussey; “This Isn’t Working” from YouTube star Lisa Schwartz; “Farm to Plate,” from Tastemade and Aussie culinary sensation Guy Turland; and “She Talks,” which tells the empowering stories of women who have turned their passions into paychecks.
A new episode of “On the Record” is also available featuring rising RnB star Yuna and on September 15 “A Little of Your Time with Quinn Marcus” will debut with up and coming comedian and talk show host Quinn Marcus.
What To Text Him Back features relationship expert and New York Times best-selling author of “Get The Guy” (available on Amazon), Matthew Hussey as the autrhor breaks down dating in the digital age. From inappropriate sexts or just the simple, yet often confounding ones like, “hey,” viewers will never be lost in “textlation” again.
This Isn’t Working follows Sarah Turner (Lisa Schwartz), an aspiring actress with a negative bank account balance, taking on an endless stream of embarrassing part-time jobs to make ends meet. Along with her roommates (the uptight and straight-laced Nicole and the free-spirited hippie Jake), Sarah represents a new generation overwhelmed with the trials of adult life but underwhelmed with the idea of working a 9-to-5. Actress, comedian and YouTube star Lisa Schwartz, known online as Lisbug, co-produced and wrote the series with Sean Kearney. The series is also executive produced by Schwartz and Kearney, along with Maker Studios, and Chris Hanada and Tanner Kling of Retrofit.
Tastemade’s Farm to Plate is hosted by Aussie chef Guy Turland. You can follow along as he explores the foraging phenomenon, trekking through land and sea to pick the freshest local ingredients from the most interesting places. Guided by people who truly understand the ingredients and prepared in the great outdoors, Turland discovers what it truly means to eat well and be happy.
On the Record features Muslim RnB songbird Yuna this month. From being an aspiring law student in Malaysia to singing part time with local bands to now collaborating with RnB superstar Usher on her latest single “Crush,” Yuna shares how she found her voice while balancing the Muslim traditions she holds sacred.
She Talks offers advice from real-life women entrepreneurs Alli Webb, founder of DryBar; Wendi Levy and Kim Etheridge, co-founders of Mixed Chicks; Chelsea Shukov and Jamie Grobecker, co-founders of Sugar Paper; and Zhena Muzyka, founder of Zhena’s Gypsy Tea. They share the sacrifices and triumphs of striking out on their own.
On September 15, “A Little of Your Time with Quinn Marcus” will go live in conjunction with Marcus’ role as the official social media correspondent for the 2016 Emmys. Marcus is best known from MTV’s “Girl Code” and MTVu’s “Quinnterviews.” In “A Little of Your Time with Quinn Marcus,” interviewees are asked to share some aspect of their everyday lives with Marcus. Unassuming and always just a little awkward, Marcus balances the fine line between being intimate and being totally invasive. #ALittleOfYourTime
Current ABC digital series include: “All My Gay Friends are Getting Married,” “Boondoogle,” “Forever 31,” “I Can Find $3000 In Your Home,” “On The Record,” “Newborn Moms,” and “Tastemade’s “Get Cookin’”.