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Facebook planning to enter scripted television with Nicole Byer comedy

The project remains closely guarded as Facebook prepares an expected summer launch for video slate

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 


is apparently planning to dive into scripted television with comedy series "Loosely Exactly Nicole".

In order to bulk up on original video programming, the giant is planning to revive the series for a second season, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

The news comes four months after the show was cancelled post one low-rated season on MTV.

"Loosely Exactly Nicole" is a family comedy inspired by the life and comedy of Byer, who broke out for the Viacom network with talk show "Girl Code".

Further details about the project remain closely guarded as prepares an expected summer launch for its video slate.

is lining up two types of programming for its video tab, according to sources familiar with their plans. They include short-form series from producers such as BuzzFeed and Vox Media and a handful of signature, television-quality series that Facebook is calling "hero" projects.

First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 15:44 IST