1620 Media announced today it is adding four new original scripted series to its programming roster.
The digital arm of top indie unscripted TV producer Pilgrim Studios (SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters,” Fox Sports 1’s “The Ultimate Fighter”), 1620 Media launched last month with six series, including “Inside the Extras Studio,” starring Barry Bostwick (“Scandal,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”).
The four new entries are all comedies, ranging from the misadventures of 28-year-old on a quest to lose his virginity to a collection of foul-mouthed puppets singing about life’s depressing realities:
“Bros”: Two overconfident buddies (Sarah Rodenbaugh and Brooke Heatley) make friends and deal with “haters.”
“Losing It”: A young Angeleno on the brink of 30 tries desperately to lose his virginity… and fails miserably.
“Realistic Street”: An anti-”Sesame Street” where adorable puppets tell viewers exactly how much life sucks.
“You’re Not Alone”: An Instagram video series of short animated pieces designed to inspire, comfort people navigating through life’s most frustrating everyday situations.
1620 plans to launch three additional shows this year, with lengths ranging from 15 seconds to five minutes per episode.
Headed by CEO Craig Piligian, Pilgrim Studios is located in Los Angeles’ Valley Village neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley. It has produced such series as “Bring It!” and the spin-off “Step It Up!” for Lifetime; “Fast N’ Loud,” “Misfit Garage” and “Street Outlaws” for Discovery; “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” and “Raising Whitley” for OWN; “David Tutera’s CELEBrations” for WE tv; “Wicked Tuna” and” Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks” for National Geographic Channel; “Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe” for CNN; “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” for TLC; and “Missing in Alaska” for History.
Pilgrim also produces the new FYI talk show “Kocktails with Khloé,” hosted by Khloé Kardashian. In the scripted realm and the new ABC Family series “Recovery Road.” Its original movies for Lifetime include “Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy,” “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” and the crime thriller “Stalkers.”