A-list talent looks to unscripted shows as a celebrity flagship

A-list stars cash in on their celebrity

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The Future. If it seems like every star has their own unscripted show these days, you’re not wrong. The content demands of the streaming era have led to blank checks for celebrities who want to bank on their names to have a little fun and explore their hobbies. And with the writers strike still going strong, it may be the only thing they can still work on right now.

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Stars are cashing in on their celebrity.

  • Elizabeth Banks has been hosting ABC’s Press Your Luck in between acting and directing gigs.
  • Selena Gomez has found time to release several seasons of her Max cooking show, Selena + Chef — scoring an Emmy nomination.
  • Stanley Tucci and Eva Longoria have each done travel food shows for CNN that explored dishes from their heritage.
  • Robert Downey, Jr. is transforming his extensive car collection into the most impressive garage of EVs on Max’s Downey’s Dream Cars.
  • And Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph brought their comedy chops to Peacock’s holiday-themed cooking competition show, Baking It.

Considering how long and intensive it is to work on scripted film and TV, having an unscripted show to return to may be a low-key way to stay in the conversation and make some extra money.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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