James Franco is getting a reality TV show

The actor will star in and produce "James Franco Presents"

By Prachi Gupta
August 21, 2013 6:50PM (UTC)
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Well, it finally happened: James Franco, the artistic movement, is getting a reality TV show.

In "James Franco Presents," Variety reports that Franco will grace America with his presence (presents) on TV network Ovation, which currently airs reruns for shows like NBC's "Smash" and Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance?" The show will feature Franco doing what Franco does best, which of course is everything. From Variety:

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With “Presents,” Franco will pull back the curtain on the many side projects he is perpetually involved with, from his latest art exhibit to his work in collegiate classrooms. The series will give viewers a glimpse at highlights of the hundreds of hours of video he’s shot over the years that’s never been seen before, including some of his experimental short films. In addition to plumbing his past work, Franco will also let cameras tag along in other facets of his professional life as well.

Ovation CCO Robert Weiss attempts to elevate the show by describing it as an “anthology docuseries.” “The show sees the word [sic] of art through James’ eyes,” he told Variety. “All the different exploits that James is involved in, this show encompasses.”

There will be ten hours of this "docuseries," starting November. Here's Van Franco's modest announcement, via Instagram:


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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