CraveTV Announces New Original Series Inspired by the Popular MIKE ON MUCH Podcast

— October 1st, 2018

– Adapted from the Much Studios’ podcast of the same name, the eight-episode series is hosted by Mike Veerman, Max Kerman, and Shane Cunningham –

TORONTO (October 1, 2018) – Following the MIKE ON MUCH crew’s live podcast recording in front of a packed house at JFL42 at Toronto’s Second City this past weekend, featuring special guest Reggie Watts, CraveTV confirms today its latest original series, MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH. The eight-episode series is currently in production in Toronto and begins streaming on CraveTV later this year. Based on the popular Much Studios podcast of the same name, MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH is hosted by seasoned writer, director, and producer Mike Veerman; Max Kerman, lead singer of the four-time JUNO Award-winning rock band Arkells; and YouTuber and “pop culture aficionado” Shane Cunningham. “We’re thrilled to introduce Canada’s first interview series created specifically for streaming audiences,” said Tracey Pearce, President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. “With Veerman’s relatable and compelling interviews, and the infectious camaraderie of the three hosts, MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH is the perfect addition to our growing collection of CraveTV Originals.” Following a similar format to the podcast, each episode opens with a roundtable-style talk where long-time friends Veerman, Kerman, and Cunningham share stories from their professional and personal lives and deliver fresh perspectives on music, pop culture, and entertainment. A long-form interview segment anchors each episode, where musicians, comedians, authors, and actors chat with Veerman about their individual creative process. Cunningham caps off each installment with a Digital Dessert segment, a short-form comedic interview each Digital Dessert, Cunningham explores areas of conversation typically overlooked by most interviewers, with dead-pan wit and off-the-cuff humour. THE MIKE ON MUCH PODCAST, created in 2015, has featured interviews with celebrities and leading entertainment industry creatives including Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Lena Waithe (THE CHI), singer Camila Cabello, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Bobby Cannavale (VINYL), and director Michelle MacLaren (GAME OF THRONES, BREAKING BAD, THE DEUCE), across more than 100 episodes. MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH is produced by Bell Media Studios in association with Undrafted Productions. John Kampilis is Executive Producer. Host Mike Veerman and co-hosts Max Kerman and Shane Cunningham also serve as co-producers. Leah Borkwood is Director of Production, Bell Media Studios. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President and Head, Bell Media Studios. Justin Stockman is Vice-President, Pay and OTT Services. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.  

About Bell Media Studios:
Bell Media Studios is Canada’s leading end-to-end content creator, developing and producing 80 hours of live and taped programming in-house, each week. Award-winning titles include ETALK, THE IHEARTRADIO MMVAs, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, THE SOCIAL, YOUR MORNING, and many original specials. The Bell Media Studios-run Exploration Production Inc. (EPI) is a multi-award-winning producer of ambitious, original, entertaining factual documentaries and series, for both Discovery Canada and other international broadcasters, including MIGHTY SHIPS, MIGHTY TRAINS, and the upcoming MARINE DISASTERS. In association with Motion Content Group, Bell Media Studios produces original lifestyle series DOG TALES RESCUE and Gusto’s most-watched series WHERE TO I DO?. As the majority owner of Pinewood Toronto Studios, Bell Media Studios also oversees operations of the 33.5 acre (13.5 hectares) facility in Toronto’s Port Lands. The complex includes 11 purpose-built stages, offices, teaching facilities, and support services for a growing roster of domestic and international film and television clients.

About CraveTV:
Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library and essential past seasons of on-air titles from HBO’s iconic programming catalogue; hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials, which debut on CraveTV day-and-date with SHOWTIME in the U.S.; and new and library content from Starz. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Bell MTS, Access Communications, Cable Cable, CCAP, Cogeco, Eastlink, Execulink Telecom, Gosfield North, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Northwestel, NRTC Communications, SaskTel, Shaw, Tbaytel, TELUS Optik TV, Tuckersmith Communications, VMedia, Wightman Telecom, and WTC Communications. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Xbox One, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, select Samsung Smart TVs, and Amazon Fire TV. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca.?

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