Lionsgate partners with Facebook on Kim Kardashian West’s You Kiddin’ Me
Lionsgate has announced that they are joining forces with Facebook on Kim Kardashian West’s You Kiddin’ Me, a nonfiction series that will be available on the social network’s Facebook Watch video platform. The ten-episode series, produced by Lionsgate, will be executive produced by Kim Kardashian West, Jennifer O’Connell, Brian Tannenbaum, Peter M. Cohen, and Melissa Stokes.
Inspired by Kardashian West’s own fun family antics, You Kiddin’ Me is a comedic prank series where the kids are in charge and celebrities must do everything their own children say. Highlighting the hilarity of unscripted and unfiltered comments from kids of all ages, the new series peeks into the family relationships of Hollywood stars as children prank their famous parents and the unsuspecting public.
You Kiddin’ Me will be available via mobile, desktop, and Facebook’s TV apps. Members of the Facebook community will be chosen to participate in pranking their favorite celebrities. In addition, the producers and the celebrity kids will crowdsource top prank ideas from the Facebook community to be used in the show.
Kardashian West says: “I know from firsthand experience that children are wise beyond their years and can come up with the craziest things, so imagine how funny it will be to see them make all the decisions. I’m delighted to be working with the Lionsgate and Facebook teams on this exciting new venture and invite viewers to witness their favorite celebrity parents get pranked when we launch the series on Facebook Watch.”
Lionsgate EVP of Alternative Programming, Jennifer O’Connell, added: “We’re excited to be working with Kim on our first premium series for Facebook Watch, led by a world-class creative team and what promises to be a stellar cast. We continue to expand the range of our platform partnerships and look forward to collaborating with the Facebook team in bringing viewers a buzzworthy, high-quality unscripted series that taps into the fun family dynamics that Kim knows best.”
You Kiddin’ Me joins a growing roster of premium unscripted series that includes the recent launches of The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale on Netflix and Music City on CMT, as well as the upcoming Kevin Hart: What the Fit for YouTube.
The partnership was negotiated by Lance Klein of WME and Brian Tannenbaum, SVP of Creative & Business Affairs, Alternative Programming on behalf of Lionsgate.
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