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Big Breakfast order from MTV for new late-night talker

The L.A.-based studio behind Electus Digital's CollegeHumor Originals gets a greenlight for Middle of the Night Show.
April 22, 2015

During MTV’s 2015 upfront presentation on Tuesday, the network announced it greenlit the late-night comedy talk show Middle of the Night Show from Big Breakfast, the production company behind all of Electus Digital‘s video content, including its CollegeHumor Originals.

Middle of the Night Show is Big Breakfast’s first linear TV network series order announcement since the production company set up shop in Los Angeles last year. Earlier this year, TruTV ordered a half-hour pilot version of its CollegeHumor original digital series Adam Ruins Everything, starring comedian Adam Conover.

Described in a press release as a “fast-paced reimagining of the late-night comedy talk show,” Middle of the Night Show will be based in New York City. Each night, the show’s crew and live band crash the bedroom of an unsuspecting celebrity who is forced to host a talk show on the spot without any preparation and on very little sleep. CollegeHumor’s Brian Murphy (pictured) will produce the show and serve as the celebrity’s co-host.

The show executive producers include Sam Reich, Spencer Griffin and Jon Cohen of Big Breakfast, and Paul Ricci and Dane Reiley of MTV.

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Todd is StreamDaily's U.S. West Coast Correspondent. He has written for a wide range of publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, NylonGuys and, yes, even the Weekly World News. Earlier in his career, he served as senior editor for the pioneering alternative movie magazine Film Threat. You can reach him at toddrlongwell[at] or on twitter @toddlongwell1

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