FUSE UNVEILS PREMIERE DATES, NEW PROGRAMMING, FOR PUMPED UP FALL LINEUP

Network Announces Season 5 Renewal of Breakout Series ‘Complex x Fuse,’ Expansion of Digital Documentary Series ‘Soundcheck To Stage’ and New Documentary ‘The Candidates’ 

‘Made From Scratch’ Guest Stars Also Announced, Including Ally Brooke, G-Eazy, A$AP FergBig Boi, DaniLeigh, Dave East, Jhené Aiko, Rick Ross, Vic Mensa and Saweetie

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, August 14, 2019Fuse Media, a cross-platform entertainment media brand for the multicultural millennial and GenZ audience, announced today that the Fuse channel has set premiere dates for its new fall lineup.  Additionally, Fuse has unveiled the guest star list for new series Made From Scratch, renewed popular series Complex x Fuse for a fifth season, expanded the digital documentary series Soundcheck To Stage to linear and will premiere The Candidates, a new documentary in its Fuse Docs franchise.

In all, five new programs will premiere this fall alongside the returning Complex x Fuse.  The series include previously-announced Made From Scratch and The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle West.  The new installments under the Fuse Docs banner will be previously-announced Don’t Be Nice and new addition to the franchise, The Candidates.  And multiplatform series Soundcheck to Stage will feature rapper Rich The Kid.

The programming premiering this fall exemplifies the company’s successful strategy of leveraging both homegrown and acquired content that was born on digital platforms, and developing it into new shows for linear television. Made From Scratch originated as a YouTube format where it has averaged 2.7 million views per episode, while Complex x Fuse curates popular content from Complex’ digital network and brings it to TV for the first time. The Read is based on a popular podcast, and a long-form episode of digital series Soundcheck to Stage is being made for TV. The digital premiere of the series featured Billie Eilish and generated more than one million views on YouTube.

“By migrating nontraditional programming to Fuse’s linear channel, we have blurred the line between ‘digital’ and ‘TV’ programming to create a diverse fall lineup,” said Fuse Media Chief Content Officer J-T Ladt. “With Complex x Fuse continuing to attract new viewers, we tested our in-house digital format Made From Scratch as a half-hour on linear. We are excited that experiment performed and Made From Scratch is making the jump to linear, alongside The Read and a Soundcheck to Stage.”

On the documentary side, the network’s Peabody and Emmy award-winning – and Emmy, NAMIC and NAACP Image Award-nominated – franchise, Fuse Docs returns with two new U.S. television premieres.  Spotlighting young, idealistic and diverse people who are celebrating their cultural heritage and identity, confronting issues, and overcoming prejudice, Fuse Docs documents their journeys and partners with organizations to help ignite a multiplatform conversation around each title.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS AND PREMIERE DATES

The new and returning series airing on Fuse network this fall include:

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