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James Franco to Host TV Show About His Art Life

August 22, 2013 01:51:42 GMT

The Harry Osborn of Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' trilogy will host 'James Franco Presents', which highlights his many personal artistic pursuits and passions.


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James Franco gets his own TV series. The actor/director/screenwriter has added a TV show to his already packed schedule as Ovation officially announces "James Franco Presents", which will be hosted and executive produced by the Academy Award nominee.

The show will give viewers an "unprecedented look at the fascinating projects and real life adventures of James Franco...from his gallery exhibits to his students' films, the innovative series will also provide an exclusive opportunity to hear Mr. Franco's point of view on his most-personal passion projects, most of which have not been seen by the public."

Personal footage from Franco's past projects will be included and he will also let camera tag along to show his professional life. The Aron Ralston of "127 Hours" will introduce each segment in every episode but his screen time will vary depending on how he becomes the subject of the episode.

"This is a show where content dictates form and form dictates content. It is an art show that is an art piece, meaning the show has synched with the rhythms of my life and work," says 35-year-old Franco. Despite capturing Franco's real-life, the show is not dubbed a reality series but an "anthology docuseries."

Ten hour-long episodes of "James Franco Presents" will premiere in November on Ovation. Ovation chief creative officer Robert Weiss says the project "is the biggest series to ever be on" the cable channel.

"Presents" is not Franco's first foray into television. The "Lovelace" star had a role on Judd Apatow's series "Freaks and Geeks" and he has appeared on "General Hospital" in addition to guest starring on "The X-Files" and "30 Rock".

Franco will next be seen in the first two episodes of "The Mindy Project" season 2. He will also be the subject of a Comedy Central Roast scheduled to air September 2. Seth Rogen will host the roast with Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross and Sarah Silverman among the roasters.

© AceShowbiz.com




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