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The Roku Channel will bring 30 Quibi shows back to life on May 20th

May 13th, 2021 at 8:51 PM
Roku Originals

There are more streaming services than any of us can hope to keep track of at this point, but that isn’t stopping Roku from joining in with original programming of its own. On Thursday, the company announced that 30 Roku Originals will debut on The Roku Channel on May 20th. Roku acquired the catalog of Quibi after the ill-fated streaming service shut down, so if you ever signed up for Quibi, these shows should look familiar.

Unlike most other streaming services, The Roku Channel is completely free to use on supported devices. If you want to give it a test drive, you can access The Roku Channel online at therokuchannel.roku.com.

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Here are the synopses for all of the Roku Originals coming to The Roku Channel next Thursday:

  • #FreeRayshawn – From executive producer Antoine Fuqua, award-winning #FreeRayShawn stars Stephan James as an accused man whose difficult pathway to exoneration–and survival–hinges upon placing his trust in a stranger (Laurence Fishburne) and asking a nation to bear witness.
  • About Face – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gets up close and personal with today’s biggest beauty icons including Kylie Jenner, Huda Kattan and more to hear their stories, inspirations, and learn what it takes to build a beauty empire.
  • Bad Ideas with Adam Devine – Adam Devine has always had a thirst for adventure. While most avoid danger, Adam not only faces it head on – but he adds his own twist to make what he’s doing a truly bad idea. Now, he’s roped his celebrity friends to come along for the ride.
  • Barkitecture – Heartthrob contractor Tyler Cameron and interior designer Delia Kenza build custom, luxury dog homes for the furry friends of celebrity clients.
  • Big Rad Wolf – American Apparel was initially celebrated for its provocative advertising and message of social change. Then the unpredictability of its founder imploded the iconic company. This is the story of the brand — good, bad, and ugly — as told by the people who lived it.
  • Blackballed – Nominated for Best Sports Show by Critics Choice Real TV Awards. The series highlights the five days during the 2014 NBA playoffs, when Doc Rivers, Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and the LA Clippers led an unprecedented movement of athletes to hold racism accountable.
  • Centerpiece – Visionary Florist and Host Maurice Harris interviews creatives about their process. As they open up about their journey, Maurice uses his incredible flower design skills to create a beautiful centerpiece that reflects their conversation.
  • Chrissy’s Court – The cases are real. The decisions are legally binding. And the judge…is Chrissy Teigen.
  • Cup of Joe – Joe Jonas has toured the world as a pop star. Now he’s ready to explore it as an average Joe. As he journeys through eight cities worldwide, celebrity friends will help him experience them as a local.
  • Die Hart – Kevin Hart, playing a version of himself, is on a death-defying quest to become an action star. And with a little help from John Travolta, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Josh Hartnett…he just might pull it off.
  • Dishmantled – Take two blindfolded chef contestants. Blast a dish into their face. Then make them recreate it for celebrity judges to win a cash prize. Hosted by Tituss Burgess
  • Dummy – An aspiring writer (Anna Kendrick) befriends her boyfriend’s sex doll and the two take on the world together.
  • Fight Like a Girl – Ten women. Paired with WWE Superstars. Together they find the strength, courage, and ability to transform themselves both on the inside and out.
  • Flipped – Jann and Cricket think they have what it takes to become TV’s newest house-flipping couple. Unfortunately, a Mexican drug cartel thinks so too. Now the delusional duo has to survive their newest project — renovating the cartel’s mansions.
  • The Fugitive – Mike Ferro is an innocent man on the run, desperate to clear his name. Clay Bryce is the determined cop trying to track him down. Let the chase begin.
  • Gayme Show – Glitter. Rainbows. Grand entrances. Matt Rogers & Dave Mizzoni host as two straight contestants compete in a series of physical, mental, and performance challenges to test their gay knowledge. Who will reign forevermore as “Queen of the Straights”?
  • Iron Sharpens Iron – Top pro athletes from different sports grind in the gym together and trade training secrets. There will be sweat. There will be pain. But most of all, they will learn what gives each other that edge to be the greatest.
  • Last Looks – There’s a dark side to glamour. Dakota Fanning narrates this true crime documentary series that looks at real-life crimes that shook the fashion industry, told by the people closest to each case.
  • Let’s Roll with Tony Greenhand – Amazing artist. Jaw-dropping joints. Blown minds. Virtuoso Tony Greenhand designs and builds eye-popping smokable creations specifically tailored for stoner celebrity clients.
  • Most Dangerous Game – A man (Liam Hemsworth) desperate and in debt. In a dystopian thriller where the hunter turns out to be the hunted. Game on.  Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Christoph Waltz
  • Murder House Flip – An unconventional home renovation show that takes on the country’s most infamous homes: ones known for the mysterious murders within their walls.  Designers Joelle and Mikel remove the stains of the past and make once morbid homes marvelous.
  • Murder Unboxed – A samurai sword. A tomahawk. A Playboy magazine. Unbox these real-life pieces of evidence and more while hearing from the detectives, prosecutors, and witnesses who helped solve the actual cases.
  • Nightgowns – The stage awaits. Sasha Velour and her cast members are preparing for the biggest drag showcase of their lives. Expect heart, humor, and a hell of a lot of glamour.
  • Prodigy – A sports docu-series shining light on top young athletes moments before their big break.
  • Punk’d – Punk’d is back, and no one is safe! The iconic series returns with Chance the Rapper as host — masterminding the biggest pranks behind the scenes.  The biggest stars are about to learn what happens if their fates were up to Chance.
  • Reno 911! – Reno 911! lets viewers ride shotgun with the courageous men and women of the Reno Sheriff’s Department as they lay down the law and put it all on the line. The Reno 911! camera doesn’t blink – and when danger is near, the Reno Sheriff’s Department will be nearer.
  • Royalties – Royalties is a take on the oft-untold story of songwriters behind the world’s biggest hits. It follows ragtag songwriting duo Sara and Pierce as they navigate the strange and hilarious challenges of creating great songs for insane artists.
  • Shape of Pasta – Chef Evan Funke is on a culinary journey across Italy for all the forgotten pastas you can handle.
  • Thanks a Million – Big names. Big money. Big Giving.  Aaron Rodgers, Jennifer Lopez, and more kickstart a chain of kindness, each gifting $100,000 to an unsuspecting individual who have had a positive impact on their lives — with a catch. Watch as the “pay it forward” chain unfolds.
  • You Ain’t Got These – This is not a show about sneakers. It’s a show about sneaker culture. Fitting in. And belonging to something bigger than yourself. Best of all? Lena Waithe is in it.
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Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.




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