Chicken Soup for the Soul Studios Unveils New Series Slate

LOS ANGELES, CA

Chicken Soup for the Soul Studios, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company specializing in high-end television content, revealed its new production slate coming this fall. The studio announced four new shows, including Love Stories TV’s World’s Best Wedding and Wedding Talk, and Inside the Black Box Season 2.

 

“We have a solid lineup of programming coming from Chicken Soup for the Soul Studios that includes three avant-garde series, each with its own original and compelling story that gives viewers drama, love, laughter and possibly even a good cry,” said Chicken Soup for the Soul TV Group’s chief executive officer David Ellender.

 

Love Stories TV

A global media brand providing entertainment and wedding inspiration through emotional, high-quality video content, Love Stories TV is bringing its incredible wedding videos from its online platform to life through two new series:

 

World’s Best Wedding

Love to see how the world celebrates love? Premiering June 1, watch as couples from different cultures, backgrounds and orientations see their dream nuptials brought to life in some of the most stunningly beautiful, jaw-dropping wedding destinations across the globe. Airing on the Chicken Soup for the Soul streaming service, the series will have 40, 30-minute episodes that spur the romantic spirit in everyone and inspire the imagination with what’s possible when you say, “I do.”

 

Wedding Talk

What truly makes a wedding day momentous? Join co-hosts Olympic Gold Medalist and Olympic commentator Tara Lipinski, New York’s famed event planner José Rolón and renowned wedding designer Jove Meyer in examining what’s hot and what’s not in today’s weddings. The series will include footage from Love Stories TV as the trio dishes on the destinations, décor and – of course – the dresses. They will share inspirational ideas for viewers to create their own dream day if they open their minds to all the possibilities. Premiering in October, this expert trio isn’t about dragging the newlyweds down the aisle; instead, this is a celebration of a couple’s ceremony. 

 

Inside the Black Box - Season 2

Hosts Joe Morton and Tracey Moore explore the experiences of artists of color in this A-list packed series, which returns for season two in Q4 of 2022 on Crackle. Production will start in July 2022 in New York City.  

 

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL STUDIOS 

Chicken Soup for the Soul Studios develops and produces award-winning original, high-quality unscripted lifestyle series that bring out the best of the human spirit through positive storytelling. A division of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, the studio is behind popular shows, including the award-winning Going From Broke, which just announced season three, Being Dadon Netflix, Vacation Rental Potential on A&E, and the Emmy-nominated Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes on CBS.

 

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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