New Streaming Service Reviving Two MTV Shows, Will Launch With 50 Original Shows

Literally, everybody is here: Chance The Rapper, Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Lopez, and more have their own Quibi shows.

5 Comments

Get ready folks, another streaming service is coming our way. Quibi is a platform seeking to stand out from the already crowded field of streaming services by focusing on short-form videos for the mobile device.

The app is set to launch with 50 original shows on April 5. Two of the shows, Punk'd and Singled Out, happen to be revived MTV series. Chance The Rapper will host Punk'd, and from the trailer, Megan Thee Stallion will be one of the celebrities pranked. Keke Palmer and Joel Kim Booster will host Singled Out and link singles to a "pool of diverse singles through social media."

There's quite a few celebrities who will have their own "bite-sized" shows, including Jennifer Lopez who is hosting a charity-esque series, Chrissy Teigen who is doing her own take on "Judge Judy," and Idris Elba whose show was probably pitched as, "A hot man in hot cars."

Quibi will also run, what they call, "movies in chapters." These are scripted stories told in 7 to 10 minute episodes. Again, some big Hollywood names come up. Liam Hemsworth is acting in an action-thriller where his terminally-ill character agrees to play a deadly game in order to provide for his pregnant wife. Sophie Turner will star in a show about the survivors of a plane crash finding their way out of the wilderness they landed in.

This isn't all: Quibi plans to release a total of 175 original shows in its first year, so expect to see way more content rolled out in the upcoming months. The Quibi app can be pre-ordered now for $5 with ads and $8 without ads. The service is also offering a free 90-day trial, which you can get by signing up for service through the Quibi website before April 6.

Disclosure: ViacomCBS is GameSpot's parent company

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 5 comments about this story
5 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for Mech_Battalion
Mech_Battalion

81

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

This shits gonna crash and burn. Who wants to pay for shit that is shorter than a 10 minute youtube video??

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ClunkerSlim
ClunkerSlim

306

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

"Movies in Chapters" worked so well for Stargate Origins. That's what relaunched the entire franchise! Oh... wait... no. That didn't happen because the concept fucking sucks. Sorry. My mistake.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for mcnichoj
mcnichoj

868

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Punk'd revival could have worked but why stick a big name rapper behind it? Like if you were gonna go that route why not get Tyler the Creator? The dudes catchphrase is him laughing hysterically, so he'll give a guaranteed authentic reaction every time where as Chance felt very forced here.

BTW someone pick up Bo Burnham's old show already. That deserved at least two seasons.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for skyhighgam3r
SkyHighGam3r

3463

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Not Beavis & Butthead, don't care.
(That 2009 season was top shelf)

2 • 
Avatar image for Pyrosa
Pyrosa

7626

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 44

User Lists: 0

Why would anyone with half a brain choose to spend their time watching this?

Upvote •