AOL Launches New Shows with Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow and Others
AOL is launching 15 new web series, including shows from such stars as Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Rocco DiSpirito, Anthony Anderson and Sofia Vergara's younger sister, the company announced Tuesday.
"We've focused on creating a common thread through all of our series on this slate, namely authentic voices, sharing remarkable stories," Gabriel Lewis, head of AOL Studios, said in a statement. "Whether the voices are lighthearted, insightful, or inspirational, all of them are genuine and unique."
Several series launched Tuesday at AOL Originals, with others slated to premiere in the upcoming months. Those premiering Tuesday include Richie's #CandidlyNicole. Based on her Twitter feed, the series will feature the reality star-turned-fashion designer musing on her life, career and parenting.
Parker will executive-produce City.Ballet., a docudrama that gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to perform in the New York City Ballet.
Paltrow and her longtime friend and trainer Tracy Anderson will host the health series Second Chances, which features inspirational tales from women who overcame hardships and transformed their lives through diet and exercise. The show will be produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions.
DiSpirito and Anthony Anderson will star in the site's two new food series. Now Eat This! Italy with Rocco DiSpirito finds the chef learning to make healthy and authentic Italian dishes that are under 350 calories in Sorrento, Italy. Anthony Eats America features Anderson eating homemade dishes across the country.
Fatherhood will chronicle Azaria's life as a first-time father, while Vergara's sister, actress Sandra Vergara, will headline Fuego Your Life, in which she'll share her style and beauty secrets.
AOL will also premiere Flat Out, a docuseries following 17-year-old NASCAR driver Dylan Kwasniewski.
Other new series include My Ink, in which athletes share the stories behind their tattoos; Inspiration Point with Jonathan Adler, a style series starring the famed designer; The Sartorialist, a fashion series with photographer Scott Schuman; tech series Hardwired and The Future Starts Here, the latter with Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain; and business series Funded, about crowdfunded businesses, and Acting Disruptive, which follows Hollywood's biggest names as they try to launch media start-ups.
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