As if Joseph Gordon-Levitt hasn’t charmed you enough this year, the dimpled multi-hyphenate is bringing his talents — and those of dozens of regular people like you — back to television.
HITRECORD ON TV is JGL’s updated take on the variety show, extended from his popular online production community hitRECord, which features open collaboration among artists, writers, photographers, musicians, and basically any other creative type you can dream up. Each episode will feature standout segments created by the site’s everyday contributors — the pilot, for instance, is themed around “The Number One” and includes a short film, animation, music, live performances, and more, all of which were created by regular users.
EW has the exclusive first look at the trailer for the innovative new series, which premieres Saturday, Jan. 18, on Pivot at 10 p.m. ET. Also, scroll ahead for a look at the key art for the show.
To be sure, Gordon-Levitt is aiming for audiences who appreciate the hard work that goes into creating art, and his show can almost certainly be called genre-defying. As the modern television variety show dates back to, say, The Ed Sullivan Show in 1948, it’s clear that Gordon-Levitt (who serves as host, creator, and executive producer) is making a noble effort to usher millennials into a new type of variety, fueled by the growing power of online collaboration.
Will you tune in to HITRECORD ON TV? Or, more accurately, will the show inspire you to contribute your own material?