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YouTube Shows: New Series from Katy Perry, Ellen Degeneres and More

Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy ("The Super Slow Show")
Connected Theater
May 5, 2017

YouTube has announced seven new series for the streaming service. The new YouTube shows were first announced at the site’s Brandcast event for advertisers, which was held on Thursday, May 4.

The new lineup includes “Ellen’s Show Me More Show,” which follows Ellen Degeneres on a twice-a-week journey behind the scenes of her popular talk show and “I Am: Demi Lovato,” starring the musical artist as she writes and records her newest album.

The “Katy Perry Live Special” is also highly anticipated.

Other new YouTube shows include:

“Good Mythical Morning”: Worldwide YouTube superstars—and hosts of YouTube’s most popular daily show—Rhett & Link will go to new heights in a long-form expansion of Good Mythical Morning, giving fans even more of what they crave: larger-than-life stunts, zanier challenges, and over-the-top laughs.

“Kevin Hart: What the Fit?”: Kevin will team up with celebrity friends and YouTube stars each week as they attempt to master a different trending, grueling and sometimes ridiculous workout routine.

“Best.Cover.Ever.”: From Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemol Shine North America, Best.Cover.Ever. is a cutting-edge talent competition series hosted by Ludacris where emerging talent from across the globe submit covers to YouTube to vie for the ultimate prize: an opportunity to perform a duet with a superstar artist. Submit your cover now at

“The Super Slow Show”: YouTube stars The Slow Mo Guys will test the latest in technology to reinvent the way we look at celebrities, music, pranks, comedy sketches and more, giving a one-of-a-kind glimpse into what the world looks like in slow motion.

In the past year, YouTube has released 30 series and movies. Many of these titles have required a YouTube Red subscription to view. The seven series announced on Thursday do not, however. Instead, they’ll be ad-supported.


It’s been a busy time for streaming video in recent weeks.

Original video content on Snapchat arrives in the coming months from some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including NBCUniversal, Vice Media, and the NFL. Meanwhile, Twitter recently announced plans to bring live video 24/7 to its social feeds from 12 initial video partners, including MLB, Bloomberg, and Live Nation.

Are there YouTube shows you hope to watch? Let us know below.