In February 2020, Demi Lovato received the great news that they were going to get their own talk show, creatively titled The Demo Lovato Show. And that show would premiere on Quibi, a platform set to launch just two months later. Great news! Except the only problem was, Quibi quickly went sour, and after trying with zero success to find a buyer willing to save it, Quibi was done by October. Which likely put Quibi’s demise right up there with frozen yogurt on the list of things Demi hates. It looked like Demi’s talk show was officially dunzo, but by miracle of miracles, it was rescued by Roku and will premiere there next month.
Roku bought Quibi’s entire content library in January 2021 for less than $100 million. Inside Quibi’s old catalog of content is all nine episodes of The Demi Lovato Show. So if you’re a Roku person, get ready, because, on July 30th, you’ll have 90 whole minutes worth of Demi Lovato interviews at your fingertips. Yes, only 90 minutes – because each episode is 10 minutes long. via Yahoo! News:
Lovato’s show will address “some of today’s edgiest social topics in frank and honest discussions,” according to Roku. Guests on the short-form series include Jameela Jamil, Lucy Hale and transgender beauty icon Nikita Dragun, with more to be announced. In each 10-minute episode, Lovato will lead discussions across a range of topics including, police reform, feminism, trans rights, sex positivity, mental health, and UFOs.
The Demi Lovato Show is the first of more than a dozen Quibi programs (rebranded as Roku Originals) to premiere for the first time anywhere. Roku in January paid substantially less than $100 million to snap up the assets of Quibi, after the mobile subscription-video startup went belly-up less than a year after launching.
Demi released a statement about the release of their 9-episode talk show, and it sounds like they’re very excited that Roku saved The Demi Lovato Show from getting dumped in the metaphorical trash, along with all those other Quibi shows. And of course, you can expect Demi’s patented brand of sorry-not-sorry honesty and openness.
“Some conversations can be difficult, but I’ve never been one to shy away from speaking candidly about things. We wanted to create a space that normalizes living your own truth – where people can speak, engage and more importantly, learn, together. There’s something therapeutic about having raw discussions that people can relate to and with The Demi Lovato Show no topics are off limits and opinions are welcome. I’m so excited for people to see how these conversations unfold on The Roku Channel.”
Many of the topics covered on Demi’s show sound a lot like the content you’ll find on Demi’s podcast, 4D with Demi Lovato. And it’s being reported that Demi’s first guest will be Jameela Jamil. Jameela is a hard-core authenticity warrior who demands nothing but the utmost transparency on social media. Demi has been known to pop up on Instagram working enough filters to cause a server farm to overheat, and that makes Demi look like the general idea of Demi Lovato. I can’t wait to see how this plays out. Jameela and Demi already recorded an episode of 4D with Demi together and it didn’t turn nuclear. So they’ll probably play nice. But the drama-lover in me can always dream that Demi will go off. Like, Jameela will make a comment about filters being the product of Satan, to which Demi responds by signaling to the director to cut the cameras while announcing they’re having technical difficulties.