NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maximum Effort Channel, a partnership between Fubo and Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort, revealed the channel’s fall programming slate today which includes The Syd + TP Show, an unscripted comedy starring WNBA’s Sydney “Syd” Colson and Theresa “TP” Plaisance, set to premiere on September 18th at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Upcoming originals Discontinued, co-produced with Nacelle, and Flip A Coin will join the fall line up alongside originals Bedtime Stories with Ryan and Podcats: The Pawdcast. Betty White’s Off Their Rockers also joins the channel’s current syndication programming which includes Alf, Fifteen, Kids in the Hall, Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place and more.
Maximum Effort Channel Fall 2023 Programming Slate
The Syd + TP Show
Logline: World Champions and bench warming besties Sydney Colson and Theresa Plaisance are determined to become the faces of the WNBA, despite the fact no one asked them to. This buddy comedy series follows Syd and TP on their quest to become the most famous basketball players on earth through a mix of stunts, interviews, hijinks and a complete lack of shame.
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Credits: The Syd + TP Show is co-produced by Maximum Effort, Fubo and TOGETHXR, the trailblazing media and commerce company co-founded by world-renowned professional athletes Alex Morgan, Chloe Kim, Simone Manuel and Sue Bird.
Producers: Sydney Colson and Theresa Plaisance; Executive Producers: Reni Calister, Jessica Robertson, Quanny Carr of TOGETHXR, Carly Usdin, Katy Dierks, Pamela Duckworth and David Gandler of Fubo, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Hill and Ashley Fox of Maximum Effort; Co-Executive Producer: Kayla Johnson and Molly Milstein; Supervising Producers: Justine Brown and Kimberly Mason. Director: Carly Usdin.
Logline: Screen Legend Bruce Campbell takes us on a journey through the past using defunct products, subjects, and phrases. Weaving humanity’s story with once great brands like Blackberry and Blockbuster, Bruce and a team of comedians snarkily comment on the human condition, just before AI destroys it.
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Credits: Bruce Campbell hosts the series, created and directed by Brian Volk-Weiss, who also serves as Executive Producer alongside Ryan Reynolds, George Dewey, Kevin Hill, Ashley Fox, and Patrick Gooing of Maximum Effort, Cisco Henson, Laura Coconato, Ben Frost of Nacelle, and Pamela Duckworth and David Gandler of Fubo.
Flip A Coin
Logline: A human flips a coin.
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Credits: Executive Producers: George Dewey, Pamela Duckworth, David Gandler, Kevin Hill, Jason Curtis, Oren Brimer, Brooke Loonan, Shayne Brookstein, and Josh Rathmell
“Our show is the first of its kind - bringing the WNBA to your homes in a way that’s never been brought before,” said Sydney Colson and Theresa Plaisance. “If you have a heartbeat, this is absolutely for you. It’s WNBA players like you’ve never seen before-raw, wild and absolutely outrageous. So many of us are natural born entertainers and multifaceted women so we’re excited for people to be able to witness that.”
“Syd and TP are star personalities, and we're thrilled they and Togethxr have partnered with Maximum Effort Channel to showcase their greatness off the court,” said Kevin Hill, head of television development at Maximum Effort. “The channel is growing and our fall slate is an example of our long term goal to deliver clever comfort to everyone who needs it.”
“We’re so excited to unveil the programming slate for Maximum Effort Channel’s first fall season,” said Pamela Duckworth, head of Fubo Studios. “This season has it all - from sports stories to nostalgia to game shows - further fulfilling our programming promise to deliver maximum comfort. Viewership of the channel, which is anchored by Bedtime Stories with Ryan, has grown steadily since our June launch. It’s been really fun creating programming and content innovations that consumers and advertisers have embraced so quickly.”
“Collaborating with Maximum Effort and Fubo to create The Syd + TP Show marks a moment in our industry where women athletes are being recognized for the talented multi-hyphenates that they are, and TOGETHXR is proud to make this our first comedy series. The magnetic chemistry of Syd and TP promises chaos and laughter, and an entirely new dimension of off-the-court sports entertainment. We can’t wait to share it with the world,” shares Reni Calister, executive vice president, content, TOGETHXR.
Maximum Effort Channel, curated by Ryan Reynolds and the Maximum Effort team in partnership with Fubo, is available to watch on Fubo as well as Amazon Freevee, LG Channels, Plex, Sling Freestream, Tubi, VIDAA, VIZIO Watchfree+ and Xumo Play.
About Maximum Effort
Maximum Effort makes movies, tv series, content and cocktails for the personal amusement of Hollywood Star Ryan Reynolds. We occasionally share them with the general public. Producers of the Deadpool films, Free Guy, The Adam Project and Welcome to Wrexham.
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