CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FUSION TV today announced that the first season of 'The A.V. Club' will premiere March 16 @ 9PM. The weekly show will be hosted by The A.V. Club's editor-at-large John Teti and feature the editorial brains behind the iconic pop culture site sharing their distinct perspective on movies, music, television, and more.
"Last year, my A.V. Club colleagues and I surveyed the media landscape and reached a troubling conclusion: There simply aren't enough television shows. To remedy that shortfall, we're taking matters into our own hands," Teti said in a post today.
The A.V. Club is an entertainment website for pop-culture obsessives, by pop-culture obsessives. Publishing since 1993, The A.V. Club's videos, reviews, interviews, and features can all be found at AVClub.com.
'The A.V. Club' show is produced by Onion Studios. Alicia Haywood, MaryBeth Searls and James Fleischel serve as executive producers. This marks the first series to premiere on FUSION TV from a Fusion Media Group digital brand; last fall the network aired an election special from the editors of The Onion.
"FMG's collection of digital brands serve young, savvy, and highly engaged audiences -- and now we have a unique opportunity to extend the reach of these leading brands across new platforms," said Daniel Eilemberg, President of FUSION. "We are excited to bring the passionate, pop culture obsessed voice of The A.V. Club to a broader audience on our FUSION TV network."
ABOUT FUSION MEDIA GROUP
The Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division of Univision Communications Inc, serves young, diverse audiences with content that reflects their shared values and passions across platforms and languages. FMG's English-language properties include two cable networks, FUSION TV and UCI's interest in El Rey Network, as well as a collection of leading digital brands that span a range of categories: technology (Gizmodo), comedy and satire (The Onion, Clickhole), sports (Deadspin), pop culture (The AV Club), music (TrackRecord), lifestyle (Lifehacker), women's interests (Jezebel), news and social justice (Fusion), African American news and culture (The Root), gaming (Kotaku) and car culture (Jalopnik). Other assets include Univision.com, the leading Spanish-language website for U.S. Hispanics; Univision Creator Network, a leading U.S. Hispanic focused network of YouTube channels; as well as Univision Story House, a content development and production unit, which produces original content for UCI's portfolio of owned networks as well as third party networks and platforms. For the fourth quarter of 2016, when FMG included all these properties, FMG reached an average of over 65 million unduplicated unique visitors per month in 2016 across its owned digital properties and 90 million when including its network of partner sites.
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