WrapWomen LA Blog: With $10k donated to charity every episode, you don’t have to feel bad about laughing with — or at — the contestants
Polygon: Quibi’s food docuseries Shape of Pasta is a window into a disappearing world
The Daily Star: Foodies should bite on this well-made travelogue, as chef Evan Funke goes to Italy to find some of the more unique and forgotten shapes of pasta.
Arts Technica: Take The Shape of Pasta. In this series of miniature documentaries, a chef travels to remote corners of Italy to learn about forgotten pasta-making techniques, usually tucked away in small villages as passed down from generation to generation.
Datebook: Conversely, if you just want to feel good and that the world is a nice place, see “Shape of Pasta.” It stars chef and pasta maker Evan Funke, who is obsessed with preserving and replicating the various pasta shapes native to Italy.
Tech Crunch: The initial lineup includes “Chrissy’s Court” (in which Chrissy Teigen presides over small claims court), “Shape of Pasta” (a food and travel show starring chef Evan Funke), “Most Dangerous Game” (a dystopian thriller starring Liam Hemsworth) and “Survive” (a scripted plane crash drama starring Sophie Turner).
LA Times: Chef Evan Funke is in Italy with Nonna Cristina to listen and learn, and to make “Shape of Pasta,” an unscripted Quibi show that focuses each episode, you probably will not be surprised to learn, on a shape of pasta.
The Today Show: Jeffrey Katzenberg, co-founder of Dreamworks, joins TODAY from his home to talk about his new streaming service, launching Monday.
WorldScreen: "Top Elf" is picked up for season two on Nickelodeon.
Realscreen reached out to producer and long-time meditation practitioner Tim Duffy, co-founder of Ugly Brother Studios, for his thoughts on navigating our way through this time, through mindfulness.
Variety: “Shape of Pasta”: Chef Evan Funke takes viewers on a gastronomic tour of Italy in a quest to find the last remaining masters of the world’s most beloved food: pasta. From executive producers Tim Duffy, Mike Duffy, and April Jones; produced by Ugly Brother Studios.
E!: As we previously reported, a hilarious new dance competition show is heading to E!. The Funny Dance Show tasks your favorite comedians to learn choreographed numbers in the hopes of winning $10,000 for their charity of choice.
Dance Informa: You name it, choreographer Brooke Wendle has done it... Next up, Wendle is working on a hilarious new TV competition series called The Funny Dance Show.
Broadway World: "The Funny Dance Show" premieres on Wednesday, March 11 at 10:30pm ET/PT on E! during the new "Laughter Hours" programming block. Creators and executive producers Justine Marino and Heidi Heaslet will host the series.
Futon Critic: E!'s "The Funny Dance Show" has your favorite comedians attempting to move their feet to the beat as this new competition series premieres in March. Featuring Hosts Justine Marino and Heidi Heaslet and Judges Loni Love, Allison Holker and Justin Martindale, Comedians Compete For a Chance to Win $10,000 For a Charity of Their Choice
Deadline: Set in the North Pole, talented kid ‘elf-testants’ are paired with Santa’s elves in a series of physical challenges as they compete for the title of Top Elf and a wishlist of prizes for their community.
The Cinemaholic: The Viacom-owned network greenlit the holiday-themed competition, ‘Top Elf’, with the intention to entertain its family audience during the holiday season.
Deadline: Quibi uses its new series, Shape of Pasta, as demonstration for unique tech.
Paste Magazine: The 15 Holiday TV Specials You Can’t Miss This Season Including Top Elf!
Just Jared: Alex Wassabi Will Guest Judge on Nickelodeon's 'Top Elf' - See The First Look Clip!
Realscreen: Nickelodeon is growing its unscripted slate with new competition series Top Elf.
Futon Critic: Nickelodeon Celebrates the Holidays with Series Premiere of "Top Elf"
Variety: In today’s TV news roundup, Pop TV releases a teaser for the final season of “Schitt’s Creek,” and Nickelodeon kicks off the holiday season with “Top Elf.”
J-14: Get ready, people, because Nickelodeon is celebrating the holidays with a brand new competition series called Top Elf, and J-14 has all the exclusive details!
Deadline: ‘Shape Of Pasta’ Spotlights Chef Evan Funke’s Search For Masters Via Quibi
The Wrap: Chef Evan Funke to Star in ‘Shape of Pasta’ for Quibi
Eater: LA Chef Evan Funke to Star in ‘Shape of Pasta’ for New Video Platform Quibi
Hollywood Reporter: Quibi Orders Food Show Starring Chef Evan Funke
Sports Illustrated: Ron Funches’ New Comedy Central Special Showcases His Love of Wrestling
Variety: Ron Funches Reflects on ‘Do No Harm’ Comedy Creed in ‘Giggle Fit’ Standup Special
Variety: The Viacom-owned network said the four hour-long specials, led by comedians Ron Funches, James Davis, Chris Distefano and Roy Wood Jr. would air on consecutive Fridays throughout January at 11 p.m. eastern.
Deadline: “The Funny Dance Show” (working title) For more than a year, “Stand Up 2 the Streets” has played to sold-out crowds at the #1 Comedy Club in the country, The Comedy Store. Created and hosted by comedians Justine Marino and Heidi Heaslet, this one-hour format harnesses the conventions and spectacle of dance pop culture found in movies like the wildly popular “Step Up” franchise and TV shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars” but with a comedic POV.
New York Times: Mike Duffy Talks Reality TV and Russia
Realscreen: Ugly Brother joins NPACT
Realscreen: Amazon’s “Eat the World” among Daytime Emmy winners
Patch: Eat The World with Emeril Lagasse nominated for Two James Beard Awards
Eater: ‘Mind of a Chef’ and ‘Emeril’ Dominate Daytime Emmy Award Nominations
Deadline: ‘The Comedy Jam’ Ordered To Series At Comedy Central
Rolling Stone: See Jay Pharoah Cover Justin Bieber’s ‘Where Are U Now’on "The Comedy Jam"
Philly Inquirer: Philly's Duffy brothers talk about their new Amazon show, 'Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse'
Broadway World: Tony Capasso Named “Best in Class” on “Startup U”
"Start-up U" cast member Tim Draper Offers $1 Million to Charity
Forbes: Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse Eats and Travels the World for New Series (Exclusive Interview)
Variety: Spike TV Launches Unscripted Financial Help Series ‘Family Takeover’
The Wrap: ABC Family Picks Up "Startup U"
Variety: BSkyB’s Sky Vision Inks Development Deal with Ugly Brother Studios
Realscreen: Duffy brothers launch indie, partner with Sky Vision