Starting early: The USA Network will make the pilot episode for its new dramatic thriller, “Mr. Robot,” available May 27 on a wide array of digital and VOD platforms targeting millennials, ahead of its cable debut.
“It is more important than ever to push boundaries in order to break through the clutter and reach new audiences,” said Chris McCumber, president of USA Network. “ ‘Mr. Robot’ which has already garnered awards before it has even aired, gives us a unique opportunity to make some noise and drive word of mouth through this innovative pre-linear strategy.”
Additionally, for the first time ever, the network will release a version of the pilot with Spanish language subtitles across On Demand platforms including Xfinity On Demand, YouTube and on Hispanic sites.
The series premiere also will be simulcast on sister cable network NBC Universo with subtitles at 10 p.m. June 24.
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Every subsequent episode of the series will be made available with Spanish subtitles on VOD, and NBCUniversal owned-and-operated digital channels.
Wrap it up: Animal Planet’s top-rated series, “River Monsters,” will conclude its seventh season with the two-hour special event “River Monsters: Jurassic-sized Prehistoric Terror” at 8 p.m. May 25.
This will mark the end of Animal Planet’s annual “Monster Week.”
In the special, freshwater detective Jeremy Wade embarks on a mission to uncover horrifying killers from the depths of time.
By a nose: Nick Cannon will kick off the festivities for NBC’s broadcast of “Red Nose Day” with “Red Nose Day Danceathon with Nick Cannon,” streaming live on NBC.com beginning Wednesday, May 20.
“America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon will attempt to dance non-stop for 24 hours in honor of the inaugural Red Nose Day celebration in the United States, leading into the “Red Nose Day” telecast at 8 p.m. May 21 on NBC.
Streamed live from the NBC Experience Store at Rockefeller Center in New York City, the day of dance will be filled with guest DJs and musicians, celebrity drop-ins, and a variety of dance acts and troupes. Viewers can support Cannon’s endeavor through sponsorship and donation.