A Day in the Life (TV series)

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A Day in the Life
A Day in the Life Logo.jpg
Genre Documentary
Directed by Morgan Spurlock
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 10 (List of episodes)
Production
Producer(s) Warrior Poets
Running time 22 minutes
Distributor Hulu
FremantleMedia Enterprises
Broadcast
Original channel Hulu
Original run August 17, 2011- – September 29, 2012
External links
Website

A Day in the Life is a 2011 internet television documentary web series, distributed by Hulu as its first original long-form programming venture.[1] The first season includes six episodes starring Morgan Spurlock,[2] whose production company, Warrior Poets, produced the show.[1]

Production[edit]

Spurlock produced the show with his production partner, Jeremy Chilnick, through Spurlock's production company, Warrior Poets.[3] Each episode follows a notable person around for 24 hours.[2] The series is distributed by Hulu, which had ventured into short-form web television original content.[4]

The show marks the beginning of what Business Wire describes as a new Hulu initiative to "support creatively and financially the work of independent storytellers".[3] The Huffington Post describes the original programming effort as an opportunity to open the chapter that "sets Hulu on a course of semi-independence, where it can produce shows outside of its parent companies".[2] Previously, Hulu had been known for making repeats of existing content available,[4] primarily from Disney, News Corp. and Comcast.[2]

The original episodes aired on both the free Hulu service and the Hulu Plus subscription service every Wednesday for six weeks, beginning August 17, 2011.[3] The first season featured Richard Branson, will.i.am, Russell Peters, Gregg Gillis (better known as Girl Talk) and Misty Copeland. The series premiere episode featured Branson.[2] Episodes are 22 minutes each.[1]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No. in
series
Title
September 29, 2011 "(01)Richard Branson"
The British Billionaire, launches Virgin America and receives a pitch from Adrian Grenier for shft.com.
October 6, 2011 "(02)Russell Peters"
Laugh with stand-up comedian Russell Peters as we experience a day with him on the New Majority tour.
November 3, 2011 "(03)will.i.am"
He visits Paris to inspires kids, works with a fashion designer, and plays with the Black Eyed Peas at the Stade de France.
November 10, 2011 "(04)Girl Talk"
Hang with electronic musician Girl Talk as he performs at an outdoor music festival.
November 17, 2011 "(05)Misty Copeland"
Watch the beautiful and talented Misty Copeland inspire young dancers at the Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx, as well as collaborate with a choreographer at the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
November 24, 2011 "(06)Mr. Brainwash"
Follow street artist Mr. Brainwash as he uses the city as his own personal canvas.

Season 2[edit]

No. Title
September 28, 2012 "(07)Marc Maron"
Experience a day in the life of comedian and podcaster Marc Maron.
October 5, 2012 "(08)Jason "Mayhem" Miller"
Spend a day in the life of UFC fighter Jason "Mayhem" Miller.
October 12, 2011 "(09)Mario Batali"
Experience a day in the life of culinary superstar Mario Batali.
November 2, 2012 "(10)Stephanie Izard"
Join Top Chef winner and restaurateur Stephanie Izard as she takes us through a day in the life of a working class chef doing it her own way.
November 9, 2012 "(11)Joel McHale"
See a day in the life of The Soup host and Community cast member Joel McHale.
November 30, 2012 "(12)Das Racist"
Join indie rap sensation Das Racist as they take us through the day before their big performance with Philip Glass at the Tibet House Benefit Concert.
December 7, 2012 "(13)Tim Ferriss"
Experience a day in the life of Tim Ferriss, entrepreneur and author of "The 4-Hour Workweek."
December 14, 2012 "(14)YACHT"
Join indie pop duo YACHT as they return home to Portland for a special concert.
January 4, 2013 "(15)John Fetterman"
Join John Fetterman, "America's Coolest Mayor," as he fights to make a difference for the families of Braddock, PA.
January 11, 2013 "(16)?uestlove"
Join musician and producer ?uestlove as he faces some new opportunities and challenges.

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