"Many know Chachi's polished persona as an award-winning dancer and online star, but few have had the chance to be entertained and inspired by the resilient teenager as she takes on the highs and lows of fame and early adulthood."
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 11, 2015
DanceOn, Inc. – the dominant digital network for dance and music entertainment – launched "Chachi's World", a new docu-series centered on the life of influencer and winner of MTV's "America’s Best Dance Crew," Chachi Gonzales. Produced by BMP Digital, the digital arm of Bunim/Murray Productions ("Keeping up with the Kardashians" and "I Am Cait"), "Chachi's World" premiered Monday, Nov. 9, exclusively on go90, the mobile-first social entertainment platform and leads an ongoing partnership with 27 original series to follow through 2017.
"Chachi's World" stars teenager Chachi Gonzales alongside her sister/business partner Dominique Gonzales, manager Clinton Ray and super cute, human-like dog Lexi. The documentary-style show follows the dancer, choreographer and fashionista's newfound fame and blossoming solo career, which has gained her more than 3.3 million social media followers and more than 60 million YouTube views.
The 12-episode series showcases the fearless Houston native's thrilling journey as a rising teen star and digital influencer in Hollywood with help from her older sister and business manager. Also along for the ride is fellow Internet star and boyfriend Josh Leyva, who together with Chachi create a modern day dynamic reminiscent of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz of "I Love Lucy".
"Fans will see a side of Chachi Gonzales never seen before," said DanceOn CEO Amanda Taylor. "Many know Chachi's polished persona as an award-winning dancer and online star, but few have had the chance to be entertained and inspired by the resilient teenager as she takes on the highs and lows of fame and early adulthood."
Each 10-minute episode -- the perfect length for her mobile-first following -- highlights Chachi's quirky, fun-loving personality. The show also features professional drama and an emotional homecoming at which time Chachi publicly opens up about the hurdles of becoming an independent young woman.
Welcome to "Chachi's World".
Watch the YouTube teaser here: https://youtu.be/q61FjH91bcA
DanceOn joined go90's list of partners for mobile-first programming in September 2015. "Chachi's World" is the first offering from this DanceOn/go90 partnership. "So You Think You Can Dance?" creator and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe launches the next original DanceOn Studios release - choreography competition show "Every Single Step." DanceOn will supply go90 with more than 80 hours of video content for the new mobile first video service within the next few years.
"Chachi's World" was executive produced by Jennifer Stander, Stephanie Cohen, Chachi Gonzales, Dominique Gonzales, Clinton Ray, Gil Goldschein, John Roberts and Jenny Hope. Kesila Childers and James Mahan served as co-producers.
DanceOn is an entertainment focused digital media company celebrating music and dance in pop culture. Through multi-platform storytelling and diverse, influencer-driven programming, DanceOn reaches engaged millennials seeking on-demand music content everywhere.
The network's 5B+ views, 27M+ subscribers and 40M+ fans across platforms make DanceOn the largest entertainment network for dance on any platform and one of the most influential players in music discovery through video. DanceOn was a major programmer behind party dance trends like Trap Queen, Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae, and Hit the Quan which all hit Billboard's Top 20 in Summer 2015. DanceOn recently launched the fourth season of its premier competition franchise Dance Showdown with many more YouTube originals to come and is a launch partner of Verizon's go90 mobile video service.
DanceOn was co-founded by CEO Amanda Taylor, Madonna, Guy Oseary and Machinima Chairman Allen DeBevoise. Investors include Allen DeBevoise, AMC Networks, Third Wave Ventures, Plus Capital, and Luminari Capital among others.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (30 seasons on MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray’s programming also includes I Am Cait, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Dash Dolls, Stewarts & Hamiltons and Total Divas (E!), Real World and The Challenge (MTV), Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime), Bad Girls Club and Fix My Mom (Oxygen), and Valerie’s Home Cooking (Food Network). Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.