Tune-In Alert: Group Nine Launches New Comedy Series on Thrillist’s Facebook Watch

“Cruisers and Shakers,” Features Hollywood Actor Ed Begley, Jr. and Broadway’s “Waitress” Star Adam Shapiro

First Episode Premiered Monday, January 7th
Company Release
January 8, 2019

NEW YORK, NY (January 8, 2019) Group Nine Studios today announced a new comedy series, “Cruisers and Shakers,” featuring Ed Begley, Jr. (Better Call Saul; Arrested Development; Portlandia) and Broadway’s “Waitress” star, Adam Shapiro (Sense8; The Affair). The five-episode series, created by David Lascher and Todd Camhe, will run on Thrillist’s Facebook Watch page and focuses on the perfect marriage of two of the most fascinating, talked about phenomenons in our zeitgeist -- Millennials and gig economy rideshare drivers.

“Cruisers and Shakers” is “Taxi” meets “Workaholics.” Just as “Taxi” was a show about dreamers, chasing their passions against a backdrop of New York City, “Cruisers and Shakers” captures that spirit for a new generation in the city of L.A. Our four best friends, just a few years out of college, are also dreamers, but with an edge and drive unique to the time.

After their four cushy years at UCLA, they’re pursuing their dreams: an actor, a fashion designer, an app developer and a good old-fashioned career slacker. Each episode will explore the balance between driving, chasing their dreams, and dealing with the interpersonal relationships of this close group of friends.

WHEN:       Every Monday beginning January 7, 2019

WHERE:     Thrillist’s Facebook Watch page

WHO:         Group Nine Studios

About Group Nine:
Group Nine Media is one of the world's largest digital-first media companies and the no. 1 social publisher in the U.S. Group Nine boasts over 5 billion monthly video views [source: Crowd platform specific analytics modules] and reaches over 80% of U.S. adults in their 20s [source: Nielsen]. With over 140 million social engagements each month [source: ListenFirst Media], Group Nine's brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. Group Nine is home to NowThis, the no. 1 most watched social news brand in the world; The Dodo, the no. 1 animal brand on digital; Thrillist, the most trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; and Seeker, the no. 1 most engaged science publisher on social. Group Nine acquired Emmy nominated, Cannes Lion and Sundance Film Festival award-winning production studio, JASH in 2017.

About Thrillist:
Thrillist means fun; we are the essential resource for how to spend your time and money. We're eaters, drinkers, travelers, and doers. We serve the curious and believe that new experiences are what drive the richest lives. We bring our passion, expertise, and taste to bear on the things that are truly worth your time and money. Life’s for living, and that’s why we’re here. Today will be great. In December 2016, Thrillist joined forces with NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker to form Group Nine Media -- a global top 10 publisher.


Pierce White

Group Nine Media

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