List of original programs distributed by Facebook Watch

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Facebook Watch is a service that provides streaming of videos hosted by Facebook and access to "Facebook Original" series, shows that receiving funding from Facebook.

For short-form videos, Facebook originally had a budget of roughly $10,000-$40,000 per episode,[1] though renewal contracts have placed the budget in the $50,000-$70,000-range.[2] Long-form TV-length series have budgets between $250,000 to over $1 million.[2] The Wall Street Journal reported in September 2017 that the company was willing to spend up to $1 billion on original video content through 2018.[3][4]

It officially launched as Facebook Watch on August 10, 2017.

Original programming[edit]

Drama[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
SKAM Austin[5] Teen drama April 27, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 26–50 min. Renewed[6]
Five Points[7] Teen drama June 4, 2018[8] 1 season, 10 episodes 10–17 min. Pending
Sacred Lies[9] Drama July 27, 2018[10] 1 season, 10 episodes 28–34 min. Pending
Turnt Teen drama August 1, 2018[11] 1 season, 40 episodes 7–18 min. Pending
Sorry for Your Loss[12] Drama September 18, 2018[13] 1 season, 10 episodes 26–32 min. Pending

Comedy[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Strangers[14] Comedy-drama September 4, 2017 2 seasons, 17 episodes 12–27 min. Pending
Upcoming
Queen America[15] Dark comedy November 21, 2018[16] 1 season, 10 episodes 30 min. TBD

Continuations[edit]

Title Genre Prev. network(s) Premiere Seasons Length Status
I Want My Phone Back (seasons 2–3) Game show Comcast Watchable August 29, 2017 2 seasons, 20 episodes 9–12 min. Pending
Loosely Exactly Nicole (season 2)[17] Comedy MTV December 20, 2017[18] 1 season, 10 episodes 17–20 min. Pending

Animation[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Human Kind Of[19] Adult animation/Comedy September 16, 2018 1 season, 21 episodes 4–7 min. Pending
Upcoming
Liverspots and Astronots[19] Adult animation/Comedy October 18, 2018 1 season, 21 episodes TBD TBD

Docuseries[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Humans of New York: The Series[20] Reality August 29, 2017 1 season, 13 episodes 13–24 min. Ended[21]
Bill Murray & Brian Doyle-Murray's Extra Innings[22] Sports/Comedy November 20, 2017 1 season, 10 episodes 9–11 min. Pending
Tom vs Time[23][24] Sports January 25, 2018[25] 1 season, 6 episodes 14–21 min. Ended[26]
Fly Guys[27] Sports February 2, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 12–15 min. Pending
Behind the Wall: Bubba Wallace[28] Sports February 15, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 11–16 min. Pending
Inside the Madness: Kentucky Basketball[29] Sports February 17, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 20–29 min. Pending
I Am More: OBJ Sports September 14, 2018[30] 1 season, 16 episodes 5 min. Pending

Reality show[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Ball in the Family[31] Sports August 29, 2017 3 seasons, 50 episodes 14–26 min. Pending
Returning the Favor[14] Reality August 29, 2017 2 season, 32 episodes 18–26 min. Renewed[32]
Make Up or Break Up Reality September 7, 2017 2 season, 26 episodes 18–41 min. Pending
Win This House![33] Reality/Realty September 29, 2017 1 season, 8 episodes 32–57 min. Pending
No Script with Marshawn Lynch[34] Sports/Comedy October 12, 2017 1 season, 8 episodes 11–15 min. Pending
RelationShipped[35] Reality competition November 9, 2017 2 season, 22 episodes 13–28 min. Pending
BackCourt: Wade[36] Sports November 20, 2017 1 season, 5 episodes 6–11 min. Pending
The Tattoo Shop[37] Reality March 15, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 13–16 min. Pending
Bear Grylls: Face the Wild[27] Nature March 21, 2018 1 season, 10 episode 19–27 min. Pending
Help Us Get Married[38] Reality May 3, 2018 1 season, 12 episode 21–30 min. Pending
Huda Boss[39] Reality June 12, 2018 1 season, 10 episodes 16–24 min. Pending
Sneaker Hustle Reality August 26, 2018 1 season, 4 episodes 14–18 min. Pending
Troy The Magician[40] Reality September 5, 2018 1 season, 3 episodes 6–7 min. Pending
You Kiddin' Me[41] Comedy reality September 22, 2018[42] 1 season, 10 episodes 14–15 min. Pending
Big Chicken Shaq[43] Reality October 6, 2018[44] 1 season, 8 episodes 15–20 min. Pending

Talk show[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Von Miller's Studio 58 Sports/Pop culture January 31, 2018 1 season, 7 episodes 21–23 min. Pending
Red Table Talk Talk show May 7, 2018 1 season, 23 episodes[45] 16–19 min. Pending
Profile Talk show July 22, 2018 1 season, 12 episodes 16–40 min. Pending
Inspiring Life with Lewis Howes Talk show August 6, 2018 1 season, 5 episodes 14–19 min. Pending
After After Party Late-night talk show August 13, 2018 1 season, 30 episodes 11–15 min. Pending

Game show[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Confetti[46] Trivia game July 11, 2018 1 season, 27 episodes TBA Pending

News programs[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Fox News Update[47] News program July 16, 2018[48] 1 season, 132 episodes 3–13 min. Pending
Anderson Cooper Full Circle[47] News program July 16, 2018[49] 1 season, 55 episodes 11–24 min. Pending
Mic Dispatch[47] News program July 17, 2018[50] 1 season, 22 episodes 11–19 min. Pending
At What Cost?[49] News program July 18, 2018 1 season, 11 episode 4–7 min. Pending
Undivided ATTN:[47] News program July 18, 2018[49] 1 season, 10 episodes 3–5 min. Pending
Quartz News[51] News program July 19, 2018 1 season, 11 episodes 5–8 min. Pending
More in Common[52] News program July 21, 2018 1 season, 11 episodes 3–7 min. Pending
On Location[47] News program August 6, 2018[52] 1 season, 56 episodes 5–7 min. Pending
An Imperfect Union[49] News program August 22, 2018 1 season, 6 episodes 5–7 min. Pending
Real America with Jorge Ramos[47] News program September 6, 2018 1 season, 4 episodes 11–20 min. Pending
Chasing Corruption[47] News program September 18, 2018 1 season, 2 episodes 8–9 min. Pending
NowThis Morning[49] News program September 24, 2018[53] 1 season, 6 episodes 12–27 min. Pending
Consider It[54] News program October 4, 2018 1 season, 1 episodes 16 min. Pending

Live sports[edit]

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Length Status
Live: Stadium College Football[55] College football September 2, 2017 2 seasons, 25 episodes 174–226 min. Pending
Live: Stadium College Basketball[55] College basketball November 11, 2017 1 season, 66 episodes 91–153 min. Pending
WWE Mixed Match Challenge[56] Professional wrestling January 16, 2018 1 season, 12 episodes 22–35 min. Renewed
MLB Live[57] Baseball April 4, 2018 1 season, 25 episodes 173–297 min. Pending
JBA League[58] Basketball June 21, 2018 1 season, 20 episodes 123–175 min. Pending
BIG3 on FOX[59][60] Basketball June 22, 2018 1 season, 9 episodes 42–46 min. Pending
PGA Tour Live[61] Golfing June 23, 2018 1 season, 8 episodes 259–279 min. Pending
Nitro World Games[62] Action sports August 10, 2018 1 season, 28 episodes 394 min. Pending
Golden Boy Fight Night[63] Boxing August 11, 2018 1 season, 5 episodes 154–191 min. Pending
Friday Night Poker[64] Poker September 21, 2018 1 season, 1 episodes 272 min. Pending

Upcoming original programming[edit]

Ordered[edit]

Title Genre Seasons Length Premiere
Cut Through The Noise[65] News program TBA TBA 2018
The War Within[49] Docuseries TBA TBA 2018
The Birch[66] Horror/Drama 1 season, 15 episodes TBA TBA
Double Take[67] Comedy reality 1 season, 6 episodes 12–15 min. TBA
Limetown[68] Drama 1 season, 10 episodes TBA TBA
Nine Months[69] Docuseries TBA TBA TBA
Untitled teen soccer drama series[70] Teen drama TBA TBA TBA

In development[edit]

Title Genre
Untitled Cristiano Ronaldo docuseries[71] Docuseries

Exclusive international television distribution[edit]

These television shows, even though Facebook lists them as Facebook Watch originals, are shows that have been aired in different countries, and Facebook has bought exclusive distribution rights to stream them in other various countries. They may be available on Facebook Watch in their home territory and other markets where Facebook Watch does not have the first run license, without the Facebook Watch Original label, some time after their first-run airing on their original broadcaster.

English localized title (Original title) Genre Original Broadcaster Original Region Facebook Watch exclusive region Seasons Run Language
Professional Fighters League (PFL)[72] Sports/Mixed martial arts NBCSN United States All other markets N/A 2018 – present English

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