“Rising to Fame” is another series from Kinetic Content, best known for “Love Is Blind” and “The Ultimatum” on Netflix. But the lighthearted competition show — which premiered on ABC on Monday — came at just the right time.
“It’s an idea that makes you smile and take advantage of pop culture desserts: celebrity, mystery and gameplay. It’s a really fun show to watch and play with,” executive producer and Kinetic CEO Chris Curran told type.
Hosted by Kevin and Frankie Jonas, the series follows 12 celebrity relatives who live under one roof and try to hide their famous family. They will compete in challenges and forge alliances while trying to avoid elimination and win the coveted $100,000 prize.
Coelen, Eric Detwiler and Scott Teti serve as executive producers. Paul Osborne serves as showrunner and executive producer, while Brian Smith serves as director and executive producer.
For those wondering how famous the contestant’s family might be, fear not: The show boasts that it includes relatives of Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winners, MVP Hall of Famers, supermodels, movie stars, and a star “The greatest ever.”
“I think we have a lot of celebrity relatives,” Curran said. “I think the players in our game are related to a lot of very big black-body stars, and really a lot of stars that audiences know and love.”
Throughout the show, some celebrity relatives will be revealed to viewers at home, while others will remain secret until that person is eliminated or won. “It’s a balance of how much you reveal and who you reveal, and at the end of the day, I think our decision really comes down to what’s the most interesting way to tell the story,” Curran added. “We would reveal that one person or the other didn’t really have any particular rhythm or reason.”
The hosts also brought “such real enthusiasm,” he said, noting that they also didn’t know which celebrities were relatives of the actor and liked to speculate with others.
“Like many of Kinetic’s hit shows, ‘Claim to Fame’ is an addictive, must-see phenomenon for viewers,” said Rob Mills, executive vice president of unscripted and alternative entertainment at Walt Disney Television. ) Say. “Kevin and Frankie’s dynamic and visceral chemistry perfectly drives the show, and the series is perfect for an interactive experience that allows viewers to play and guess together as we unveil the contestants’ celebrity relatives. Monday night this summer, With Rise to Fame after The Bachelorette, we hope we can satisfy the guilt that everyone needs to watch.”
While Kinetic is home to “Love at First Sight,” “Love Is Blind,” and “The Ultimatum” — a type of relationship Coelen loves a lot — he’s also passionate about the concept of “rise to fame.”
“It doesn’t feel like other shows. It feels very fresh and unique and new, and I think it’s really hard to do in this environment,” he told type“That’s what we’ve always aspired to do – something new, interesting and engaging to the audience.”
Kinetic and Walt Disney Television’s alternative production “Rise to Fame” premieres Monday, July 11 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.