Online ticketing service Fandango is coming to television. Starting on Thursday, segments of its digital series Fandango Frontrunners will air as part of the syndicated entertainment news show Access Hollywood.
In the series, hosted by Fandango chief correspondent Dave Karger (pictured left), celebrity guests discuss their work on films in awards contention.
Karger will join Access Hollywood host Billy Bush (pictured right) on Thursday to introduce the initial installment, featuring Karger’s interview with Birdman co-star Emma Stone.
Frontrunners‘ third season premiered earlier this month on Fandango’s online and mobile network, which is visited by 30 million unique guests per month, and on the Movieclips YouTube channel, recently acquired from Zefr, which has 9 million subscribers and averages 230 million monthly views.
In addition to Stone, the new season’s guests include Angelina Jolie (director of Unbroken), Reese Witherspoon (Wild), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Hilary Swank (The Homesman), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Edward Norton (Birdman), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and Phil Lord and Chris Miller (the writing and directing duo from The Lego Movie).
The plan is to a show a new Frontrunners segment each week on Access Hollywood during awards season.
Both Fandango and Access Hollywood are owned by NBCUniversal.