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Crave Gets Candid with New Original Series MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH IN CONVERSATION WITH…, Debuting December 21

– Crave’s first original interview series is adapted from the Much Studios’ podcast of the same name, and is hosted by Mike Veerman, Max Kerman, and Shane Cunningham –
– Featured guests include Alessia Cara, Jodie Whittaker, Noel Gallagher, and Sting & Shaggy –

“Let’s get the parenting out of the way first, then get to the sex, drugs, and rock and roll, which if you do it properly does lead to parenting.” -Noel Gallagher

“I’m making music quite selfishly, to amuse myself or the people working with me. It’s very much an in-the-moment thing, and it has to be. Creativity is really about this moment now.” -Sting

TORONTO (December 3, 2018) – Delivering insightful interviews, hilarious personal stories, and pointed opinions on everything from entertainment to music to pop culture, Crave’s new original series MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH IN CONVERSATION WITH… debuts on Friday, Dec. 21 with eight episodes ranging in length from 30-45 minutes, it was announced today. The series joins Crave’s new “From the Interweb” Collection – also launching on December 21 – which features other titles that were inspired by web series or podcasts such as HBO’s POD SAVE AMERICA, 2 DOPE QUEENS, and HIGH MAINTENANCE.

Hosted by seasoned writer, director, and producer Mike Veerman, Max Kerman (lead singer of the four-time JUNO Award-winning rock band Arkells), and JUNO-nominated director and “pop culture aficionado” Shane Cunningham, each episode of MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH features long-form interviews, candid conversations, and sometimes cringe-worthy comedic segments.

Celebrity interviews featured in the eight episodes include Alessia Cara, Jared Keeso (LETTERKENNY), Jodie Whittaker (DOCTOR WHO), Leon Bridges, Lights, Nile Rodgers, Noel Gallagher, and Sting & Shaggy.

To preview the first three episodes of MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH, click here

Following a similar format to the popular THE MIKE ON MUCH PODCAST, each episode opens with roundtable talk where long-time friends Veerman, Kerman, and Cunningham share stories from their professional and personal lives and deliver fresh perspectives on music, pop culture, and entertainment. Then, Veerman sits down with a featured guest for a long-form, one-on-one interview segment. Veerman’s well-researched questions and down-to-earth approach allow him to have honest and engaging conversations with his guests, getting to the heart of their experiences and creative process.

Cunningham, a stand-up comedy enthusiast and self-proclaimed “pop culture aficionado,” caps off each episode with a Digital Dessert, a short-form comedic interview that explores areas of conversation typically overlooked by most interviewers. With dead-pan wit and off-the-cuff humour, Cunningham delivers an interview that is rarely what viewers, or even the other hosts, expect. Digital Dessert guests featured this season include Vinny and Deena (JERSEY SHORE), comedian Chris Redd (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Canadian rock band Monster Truck, and more.

The series joins Crave’s growing slate of original programming which also includes the smash-hit comedy LETTERKENNY (a brand new six-pack arrives on Christmas Day); six original stand-up specials (three new specials will debut in early 2019); and the upcoming mockumentary series NEW EDEN.

MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH is an adaptation of the Much Studios’ THE MIKE ON MUCH PODCAST. Created in 2015, the podcast has featured interviews with celebrities and leading entertainment industry creatives including Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Lena Waithe (THE CHI), singer Camila Cabello, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Bobby Cannavale (VINYL), and director Michelle MacLaren (GAME OF THRONES, BREAKING BAD, THE DEUCE), across more than 100 episodes.

MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH is produced by Bell Media Studios in association with Undrafted Productions. John Kampilis is Executive Producer. Host Mike Veerman and co-hosts Max Kerman and Shane Cunningham also serve as co-producers. Leah Borkwood is Director of Production, Bell Media Studios. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President and Head, Bell Media Studios. Justin Stockman is Vice-President, Pay and OTT Services. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.

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Crave Gets Candid with New Original Series MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH IN CONVERSATION WITH…, Debuting December 21

– Crave’s first original interview series is adapted from the Much Studios’ podcast of the same name, and is hosted by Mike Veerman, Max Kerman, and Shane Cunningham –
– Featured guests include Alessia Cara, Jodie Whittaker, Noel Gallagher, and Sting & Shaggy –

“Let’s get the parenting out of the way first, then get to the sex, drugs, and rock and roll, which if you do it properly does lead to parenting.” -Noel Gallagher

“I’m making music quite selfishly, to amuse myself or the people working with me. It’s very much an in-the-moment thing, and it has to be. Creativity is really about this moment now.” -Sting

TORONTO (December 3, 2018) – Delivering insightful interviews, hilarious personal stories, and pointed opinions on everything from entertainment to music to pop culture, Crave’s new original series MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH IN CONVERSATION WITH… debuts on Friday, Dec. 21 with eight episodes ranging in length from 30-45 minutes, it was announced today. The series joins Crave’s new “From the Interweb” Collection – also launching on December 21 – which features other titles that were inspired by web series or podcasts such as HBO’s POD SAVE AMERICA, 2 DOPE QUEENS, and HIGH MAINTENANCE.

Hosted by seasoned writer, director, and producer Mike Veerman, Max Kerman (lead singer of the four-time JUNO Award-winning rock band Arkells), and JUNO-nominated director and “pop culture aficionado” Shane Cunningham, each episode of MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH features long-form interviews, candid conversations, and sometimes cringe-worthy comedic segments.

Celebrity interviews featured in the eight episodes include Alessia Cara, Jared Keeso (LETTERKENNY), Jodie Whittaker (DOCTOR WHO), Leon Bridges, Lights, Nile Rodgers, Noel Gallagher, and Sting & Shaggy.

To preview the first three episodes of MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH, click here

Following a similar format to the popular THE MIKE ON MUCH PODCAST, each episode opens with roundtable talk where long-time friends Veerman, Kerman, and Cunningham share stories from their professional and personal lives and deliver fresh perspectives on music, pop culture, and entertainment. Then, Veerman sits down with a featured guest for a long-form, one-on-one interview segment. Veerman’s well-researched questions and down-to-earth approach allow him to have honest and engaging conversations with his guests, getting to the heart of their experiences and creative process.

Cunningham, a stand-up comedy enthusiast and self-proclaimed “pop culture aficionado,” caps off each episode with a Digital Dessert, a short-form comedic interview that explores areas of conversation typically overlooked by most interviewers. With dead-pan wit and off-the-cuff humour, Cunningham delivers an interview that is rarely what viewers, or even the other hosts, expect. Digital Dessert guests featured this season include Vinny and Deena (JERSEY SHORE), comedian Chris Redd (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Canadian rock band Monster Truck, and more.

The series joins Crave’s growing slate of original programming which also includes the smash-hit comedy LETTERKENNY (a brand new six-pack arrives on Christmas Day); six original stand-up specials (three new specials will debut in early 2019); and the upcoming mockumentary series NEW EDEN.

MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH is an adaptation of the Much Studios’ THE MIKE ON MUCH PODCAST. Created in 2015, the podcast has featured interviews with celebrities and leading entertainment industry creatives including Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Lena Waithe (THE CHI), singer Camila Cabello, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Bobby Cannavale (VINYL), and director Michelle MacLaren (GAME OF THRONES, BREAKING BAD, THE DEUCE), across more than 100 episodes.

MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH is produced by Bell Media Studios in association with Undrafted Productions. John Kampilis is Executive Producer. Host Mike Veerman and co-hosts Max Kerman and Shane Cunningham also serve as co-producers. Leah Borkwood is Director of Production, Bell Media Studios. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President and Head, Bell Media Studios. Justin Stockman is Vice-President, Pay and OTT Services. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.

For more information

Adam Slinn

adam.slinn@bellmedia.ca

About Bell Media Studios:
Bell Media Studios is Canada’s leading end-to-end content creator, developing and producing 80 hours of live and taped programming in-house, each week. Award-winning titles include ETALK, THE IHEARTRADIO MMVAs, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, THE SOCIAL, YOUR MORNING, and many original specials. The Bell Media Studios-run Exploration Production Inc. (EPI) is a multi-award-winning producer of ambitious, original, entertaining factual documentaries and series, for both Discovery Canada and other international broadcasters, including MIGHTY SHIPS, MIGHTY TRAINS, and the upcoming MARINE DISASTERS. In association with Motion Content Group, Bell Media Studios produces original lifestyle series DOG TALES RESCUE and Gusto’s most-watched series WHERE TO I DO?. As the majority owner of Pinewood Toronto Studios, Bell Media Studios also oversees operations of the 33.5 acre (13.5 hectares) facility in Toronto’s Port Lands. The complex includes 11 purpose-built stages, offices, teaching facilities, and support services for a growing roster of domestic and international film and television clients.

About Crave:
Delivering more Emmy® Award-winning programming than any other service, Crave is Canada’s premium entertainment offering, with HBO, SHOWTIME®, Starz, Hollywood-hit movies, a superior collection of kid’s movies and programs, and thousands of hours of acclaimed television series, specials, factual programming, and originals that can’t be found anywhere else. Crave is the exclusive home of HBO in Canada, delivering HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, documentaries, films, and live specials, as well as titles from HBO’s extensive off-air library. Crave is also home to current SHOWTIME series and specials, and past SHOWTIME hits. Crave is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet via iOS and Android, and on AppleTV. It’s also available through participating television providers across six 24-hour High Definition linear and on demand channels. Crave is from Bell Media, Canada’s leading content company, providing Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming on network, specialty, pay, and digital platforms. Visit our website at www.Crave.ca.?

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