The Ellen Digital Network announced new and returning content during the 2019 Digital Content NewFronts on Wednesday. The network, from Ellen DeGeneres, promotes comedy, kindness, and authenticity through a wide array of series and specials. Celebrities and artists like Lea Michele, Ashley Graham, and Kristen Bell join influencers and experts to share original content on the platform.
“My digital studio is so fire, it’s lit… I can’t even. I mean, goals AF, you know what I mean? Yeah, I’m not sure either. But I do know that just over the last two years, our slate of original programming has received over 1 billion organic views (and everyone knows organic is better),” said Ellen DeGeneres. “And we’re just getting started. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve got this year.”
One of the big announcements was a collaboration with actress, singer and author, Lea Michele. In a new digital series titled “Well, Well, Well with Lea Michele,” the wellness enthusiast will provide informative tips to contribute to a healthy body and mind with a comedic look at today’s most outrageous trends.
The network also announced a partnership with storyteller and viral content creator, Jay Shetty. Known for his wisdom videos that have turned him into a global sensation, the life-transformation coach and viral video creator makes wisdom go viral through entertainment. Jay will share his knowledge and unique approach in a series of snackable content across multiple platforms to help others on their journey to live their life with purpose. EDN is also developing a larger celebrity-driven series with the former monk.
The Emmy Award-nominated “Momsplaining with Kristen Bell” is returning for Season 3 on May 8th, and continues to be a top performer on ellentube. That series has already been renewed for a fourth season. Additionally, “Fearless with Ashley Graham” will return for a second season in partnership with Total Wireless. Ashley, the body activist, entrepreneur, and supermodel, will continue to empower others to celebrate their individuality and live life fearlessly.
After a successful first season of “The Build Up,” EDN along with the series hosts – design and construction experts Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, also known as The Cousins – are looking for the next deserving community to give back to with life changing renovations and emotional reveals in Season 2. EDN will also bring fans the Ayesha Curry Project. Curry is sharing her journey from chef to boss lady. taking viewers along for the ride. In each episode, Ayesha will help young women as they make plans to dominate their respective industries and learn from her hustle.
Viral star and digital influencer Kalen Allen hosts “OMKalen,” a weekly news series for ELLEN’s digital platforms where he reacts to some of the most eye-popping, hilarious, and trending stories of the week. YouTube star and bestselling author Hannah Hart helps deserving couples orchestrate larger-than-life proposals in her program. From picking the ring to coming up with the perfect plan, Hannah makes dream proposals a reality.