Music cabler Fuse is going Green.Green

Net has greenlit two original shows set to premiere in the fall: Doc series “Mad Genius,” and interview- and performance-based “Lay It Down,” hosted by Cee-Lo Green of r&b group Gnarls Barkley.

On “Lay It Down,” Green will chat with musicians of several genres, including hip hop, pop and r&b.
Guests will play a handful of tunes and then discuss the songs in-depth. Jason Hervey, Eric Bishoff, and Hayma Washington exec produce.

Half-hour “Mad Genius” examines rebellious artists whose eccentric personalities have resulted in a memorable songlists. Planet Grande Pictures produces, with John Watkin and Eamon Harrington exec producing.

“These programs further demonstrate Fuse’s unique perspective on music programming by adding an entertaining interview and performance show hosted by an acclaimed name in music, and a powerful documentary concept, to our array of live music events and artist-centric programs,” said Sal LoCurto, senior VP of programming.

Fuse, owned by Madison Square Garden Media, recently announced new weekly series “A Different Spin With Mark Hoppus,” which will premiere in September. Net is also set to telecast a Maroon 5 show July 27 from the Beacon Theater in New York.

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