Out There with Melissa DiMarco
|Out There with Melissa DiMarco|
|Genre||Comedy, Celebrity Interviews|
|Created by||Melissa DiMarco|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||8|
|No. of episodes||144|
|Executive producer(s)||Melissa DiMarco|
|Running time||approx. 22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Out There Productions Inc.|
|Original network||City National – Rogers Media Inc. (present)
Global National (previous)
|Original release||Fall 2004 – present|
Out There with Melissa DiMarco is an award-winning, internationally distributed comedy and celebrity interview show that stars actor and television personality Melissa DiMarco. The show mixes one-on-one celebrity interviews with scripted comedy that focuses on DiMarco’s misadventures as an entertainment journalist. Episodes currently air on City's national network and OMNI.1, while excerpts from DiMarco's celebrity interviews air on OUTtv.
Concept & Style
Out There stars Melissa DiMarco as an entertainment journalist. The plots follow DiMarco in her relentless quest to score celebrity interviews and red carpet exclusives, a quest that is constantly undermined by her eccentric production team, family, friends, and most of all, her own anxieties and neuroses.
Out There's comedy sequences mix a raw shooting style with narrative voiceover that present DiMarco’s often quirky private thoughts. The fictionalized storylines parody typical celebrity journalism and are loosely based on DiMarco’s true-life experiences as both an interviewer and an actor.
Celebrity Interviews & Events
In every episode, the celebrities DiMarco interviews appear as themselves, often playing along with the comedy during the show's many comic sequences. Among the celebrities DiMarco has interviewed on Out There are Pierce Brosnan, George Clooney, Cameron Diaz, Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, Queen Latifah, Ludacris, Matthew McConaughey, Brad Pitt, and Gene Simmons. Updates and excerpts from these interviews are syndicated internationally.
Out There was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Creative Excellence at the 39th U.S. International Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles.
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