YouTube-famous comedian Ed Bassmaster is coming to cable in his first TV show — after a yearlong hold-up.
CMT announced that “The Ed Bassmaster Show” will round out the network’s new Thursday primetime lineup, and it’s slated to premiere Thursday, April 14, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. That will follow another YouTube pickup, “The Dude Perfect Show,” an unscripted series featuring the popular Dude Perfect crew known for their trick shots and stunt videos searching for the next crazy idea.
Originally, CMT had planned to debut “The Ed Bassmaster Show” last year, after teasing the show at its 2015 upfront presentation. According to a rep for the Viacom-owned cabler, there was a “slight delay in shooting the episodes”; then the decision was made to hold it to pair it with “Dude Perfect.”
Ed Bassmaster (born Edwin Rodriguez) has racked up 2 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and 523 million video views to date. His CMT show will feature a range of characters such as Skippy, the lovable yet annoying nerd who oversteps boundaries; Mumbles, who has an unintelligible accent; and fan-favorite Teste, Ed’s first alter-ego. The half-hour show also promises surprise celebrity guests.
“The Ed Bassmaster Show” is produced by Tony DiSanto’s DiGa Vision and exec produced by Adam Dolgins and Tom Gianas. Matt Trierweiler exec produces for CMT.
Watch a trailer of “The Ed Bassmaster Show” on CMT’s site here.