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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Announces New Television Show, Charms the Pants Off Our Asses

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 28, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 28, 2013 |

You’re probably familiar with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ongoing production project, HitRecordJoe, where he and his brother have created a space online to allow artists, writers, dancers, singers, designers, illustrators, etc., etc., to collaborate on songs, movies, shows, etc., etc. He’s taken it to film festivals, and gone on tour with it, and JGL is wicked passionate about it. It’s kind of like of like a collaborative Prairie Home Companion for the Interent age, only it’s cool, and when JGL talks about it, it’s very infectious. To wit: This video announcing a television show built around HitRecordJoe projects.

The idea sounds super cool. Honestly. I’m excited to see what they come up with, and even more excited that JGL will be hosting the show himself because, as a host, he’s basically the best (as anyone who has seen him introduce his movies at film festivals also knows). The catch? It’s on a new network called Pivot. Pivot is devoted to “entertainment that inspires social change and our target is millennials, but other than that we are a general entertainment network with all types of content: drama, comedy, talk and documentaries.”

That’s cool! But who knows if its on our cable channel lineups, or if it ever will be. Will we actually be able to see HitRecordJoe? I dunno, but I do appreciate that it will exist.


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