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Fuse Sets New Original Series

Fuse will launch several new original series as part of its 2019-2020 programming slate, the network announced Wednesday.

The Latino and multicultural youth-targeted network’s new series include Made From Scratch, a docu-cooking series featured Latinx rapper Young M.A bonding with her grandmother over food; The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle West, a talk/variety show based on a popular podcast; and Sugar and Toys, an adult animated series. 

Also in development is Reverse Brothers with Ayo & Teo, an animated series that features a hip-hop/dance duo as they face challenges associated with galactic characters that frequent their pawn shop, said the network. 

The new shows join returning shows T-Pain’s School of Business, Future-History, Lie Detector, Complex x Fuse and Mind Massage.

“To successfully target this highly elusive audience, we’ve needed to experiment across platforms and find innovative ways to engage viewers,” said Fuse Media chief content officer J-T Ladt in a statement. “Continuing with this strategy, Fuse is migrating nontraditional IP that already has a built-in multicultural audience to the linear channel.”

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.