HBO Max is teaming up with Emmy Award Winner Ellen DeGeneres, ordering three original shows straight to series. The new deal with Ellen will launch “Ellen’s Home Design Challenge,” “First Dates Hotel,” and “Little Ellen,” on the platform, as well as a new docu-series called “Finding Einstein” which is in development.
DeGeneres announced the pickups today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and surprised her audience with a two-year HBO Max subscription in celebration of the news.
“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.”
Ellen DeGeneres added, “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.”
The network explained that “Ellen’s Home Design Challenge,” will feature DeGeneres giving eight forward-thinking designers the chance to push their creativity to the limit. DeGeneres will be on hand to weigh in on each challenge and provide humorous, colorful commentary. The show “Little Ellen” will be a 2D animated children’s show that explores the world through the eyes of a hilarious and unpredictable seven-year-old Ellen DeGeneres. On her adventures in her musical hometown of New Orleans, Little Ellen takes big risks and makes big mistakes, but she’s always able to laugh at herself and bounce back when things don’t go as planned. “First Dates Hote” takes matchmaking to new heights. Based on the hit UK format devised by Twenty Twenty Productions, Ltd., this dating series set at an affluent boutique hotel will find single people from multiple generations gathering for an intensive and tailor-made romantic experience. After fun, amusing and potentially disastrous dates at the hotel restaurant, poolside and under the stars, if the potential lovers like each other, they can choose to stay on for a second date in the hopes of finding out if they’re ultimately a match.
“Finding Einstein” is currently in development, and it is an inspiring docu-series, blessed by the Einstein estate, that will seek out, celebrate and support a fresh generation of Einsteins.
The HBO Max lineup also includes Haley Lu Richardson and Barbie Ferreira in “UNpregnant,” a “Gossip Girl” reboot, the new “Doctor Who” series’ streaming rights, “The Flight Attendant,” “Love Life,” “Station Eleven,” “Made for Love,” “Dune: The Sisterhood,” and an animated “Gremlins” show.
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