WATCH: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Variety Show Premieres Online
In keeping with today's apparent theme of releasing premieres early online, Joseph Gordon-Levitt released the first episode of his new variety show, 'HITRECORD on TV,' earlier this morning, nearly two weeks ahead of its Jan. 18 premiere on Pivot.
The show is a collaborative effort between the actor's HitRecord.com community, which started building up a following soon after its big launch in 2010. The first of eight episodes features the work of 426 contributing artists, all of whom are paid for their participation.
Furthermore, each programmed segment revolves around a particular theme and is filmed in front of a live studio audience, all of whom are recording the experience themselves. In honor of the series’ debut, the first episode’s theme is fittingly called “The Number One.”
For his part, Gordon-Levitt is very excited about this latest endeavor and even wrote a special message about it to his fans on YouTube.
“I’m deeply proud of this show, and I think you’re realllllly gonna like it,” the 'Don Jon' director remarked. “Honestly, making this thing together with all the artists from around the world in our hitRECord community has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life so far.”
Check out the former '3rd Rock from the Sun' star host his new show during the first 22-minute episode provided below and see if you'd consider it a hit or a miss.
What a super talented boy you are! A clever and delightful tribute to collaboration, interest and entertainment that must have involved an enormous amount of work.
A much needed change to the lack of variety we see these days, well done, I will be waiting for NUMBER TWO.