Here Are the Shows Coming Exclusively to Facebook Watch, Its New Original Video Hub

Publishers include Business Insider, ATTN, Hearst and more

Dozens of publishers and pages will create original content for Facebook's Watch platform.
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Late Wednesday night, Facebook announced the roll-out of its TV-like programming slate for its new vertical called Watch, which will feature original shows from dozens of publishers and companies.

NASA, Mashable, MLB and more will produce episodic content for viewers to like, comment and keep up with. Facebook will also categorize videos that have already started conversations, like “What’s Making People Laugh” or “What Friends Are Watching.” Facebook hopes to produce around 40 original shows for Watch.

Below is the list of shows and publishers that have announced their programming commitments for Watch:


Health Hacks—Starring Jessica Alba, Health Hacks will focus on healthy living issues from diets to drinking habits.

We Need To Talk—Hosted by Catfish creator Nev Schulman and his wife Laura Perlongo, We Need To Talk is a relationship advice show for the digital world.

The Atlantic

Animalism—Ed Yong, a science writer for The Atlantic, will explain new discoveries in the animal kingdom.

Myths You Learn In School—This series will debunk errors in American lesson plans and dives into what it means to get a good education. Viewers can expect bright infographics and information on current issues.

Business Insider and Insider

Cool, But Does It Really Work?—Insider will investigate new viral inventions that have taken the internet by storm. From unspillable wine glasses to a humane spider catcher, Insider will test out these products in five minute episodes.

The Great Cheese Hunt—This series will be a “global quest to find the most delicious cheese dishes the world has to offer.” The first five episodes span three countries and five cities as Insider reporters seek out the cheese dishes that have captivated its digital audience already.

Science the Sh*t Out Of It—With weekly episodes of three to four minutes, this is a Mythbusters-meets-Brain Teasers type show. Each episode tackles a key question of everyday life: Is coffee good for you, how much sleep is enough, will sitting all day really kill you and others.

Rising Stars with Neil deGrasse Tyson—In collaboration with StarTalk Radio, Rising Stars is a one-on-one interview series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson that focuses on the young generation of leaders in innovation and tech.

Condé Nast Entertainment

Virtually Dating—A five-episode series from CNE’s The Scene, Virtually Dating will premiere later this month. Two people are set up on a blind date that takes place entirely in virtual reality.

Discovery Communications

Celebrity Animal Encounters—From Animal Planet, this show will feature celebrities like Kristen Bell, Fabio, and Justin Hartley as they share their personal stories with loveable, crazy, shocking and hilarious animals. These five animated stories are produced by Asylum Entertainment.

Still a Mystery—Each episode of this limited series, from Investigation Discovery, will re-examine a single crime that still has unanswered questions. Through original interviews with law enforcement, family members and private investigators, and featuring social media activity and news footage, this show will present evidence and new theories.

Say Yes to the Dress—A spinoff of the popular franchise on TLC, this original series features brides that are surprised at designer trunk shows and treated to the ultimate bridal experience with expert help.

The Dodo

Comeback Kids: Animal Edition—Viewers will see determined animals facing difficult conditions or challenges and the people who refuse to give up on them. Each episode features one animal’s rescue and rehabilitation journey.

Pet Parent Lifehacks—This weekly series shows tips and tricks for pet parents in order to keep their pets healthy and happy.

Party Animals—Another documentary series that celebrates senior animals who have reached significant milestones in their lives, from “bark mitzvahs” to “cat-quinceañeras.”

Gabby Bernstein

A New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker and life coach will use recorded and live episodes to connect with fans and answer their burning questions.


Daily Refresh—Viewers will see trending moments, stories and news.

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