The Avenue (web series)

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The Avenue
Genre Reality
Starring Gigi Gorgeous
Arta Ghanbari
Rachel G.
Claire Jzekova
Opening theme "Call 911 (Florrie Remix)" by Florrie
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 2
Production
Executive producer(s) Scott Fisher
Jacob Morris
Stéphane Paré
Release
Original network YouTube
Original release March 15, 2011 (2011-03-15) – April 14, 2013 (2013-04-14)

The Avenue is a Canadian reality-based web series starring YouTube personality Gigi Gorgeous. The series premiered on January 25, 2011 on The Avenue YouTube channel.

Background and release[edit]

The first season was distributed primarily on Blip with the second season only on YouTube. Scott Fisher, Jacob Morris and Stéphane Paré serve as executive producers and were all in their second year of studying at Ryerson University.[1]

The second season of The Avenue premiered in November 2012 with a larger concept.[2] New characters had been added including Gregory's next door neighbor, Shannon. As well as his love interest, Jay. Aspiring fashion model, Jessica, did not return for a second season.[3]

Controversy[edit]

The series received some negative press attention for the way it portrayed Toronto, with VICE writing: "This isn’t the first time that self-involved rich kids have used their assets to transform their over privileged lives into what they think is quality television."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Love it or hate it, people are watching The Avenue". The Globe and Mail. August 23, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Auriemma, Adam (January 23, 2013). "‘The Avenue’ Star Gregory Gorgeous: Trapped in the YouTube Closet?". The Daily Beast. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ Manarino, Matthew (November 26, 2012). "Gregory Gorgeous Talks ‘The Avenue’ Season 2 & Reality TV On YouTube [INTERVIEW]". NewMediaRockstars. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Why Are The Only Reality T.V. Shows About Toronto So Awful? | VICE | Canada". VICE. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2016-12-01.