Get ready to have those heartstrings tugged — a new reality series with Kristen Bell and Jennifer Lopez is about to pull hard. In fact, Bell and Lopez won’t be alone in the endeavor. The feel-good, pay-it-forward style show will also feature Lopez’s fiancé Alex Rodriguez, Tracy Morgan, Aaron Rodgers and Karlie Kloss with more stars to be revealed at a later date. So, you want the scoop, right? Here’s what we know.
The show will launch on Quibi, a new streaming platform (yes, another one) set to make its debut in April 2020. Lopez will actually be executive producing the series, which called Thanks a Million. It was actually first announced by Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, but it was easy to miss the memo since (a) it was announced at SXSW and (b) there weren’t any celebrities tied to it at the time. It’s pretty memorable now, thanks to the likes of Bell and Lopez.
Plus, the premise is heartwarming, to say the least. Each episode will be led by one of the featured celebrities, who’ll gift $100,000 to an unsuspecting individual who’s made a positive impact on their life. That individual must then pay it forward by gifting half of that sum to someone who’s done the same for them, and on it goes.
Over the course of ten episodes, $1 million will be put into the hands of everyday people. And, well, we can already feel the tears welling up in our eyes.
In case you’ve missed the other Quibi updates so far, there’s a lot to look forward to on the platform. Chrissy Teigen will be hosting her own courtroom series, which she’s been teasing on social media — and, no surprises here, it looks hilarious.
Other highlights include a horror series from Steven Spielberg which, get this, users will only be able to watch when their phone knows it’s dark outside. Oh, and did we mention Justin Timberlake is reportedly in talks to do a docuseries and Idris Elba will have a car-stunt reality show?
We’ll definitely be tuning in.