Thursday, February 15, 2018



“Hollywood’s Greatest Untold Stories” Reveals Unknown and Surprising Tales; Docuseries Premieres Today with Baz Luhrmann, Corey Feldman, Hayley Mills,
Bruce Vilanch and More Recounting Backstories from Hollywood’s Biggest Night

“Couch Surfing” Takes Hollywood Stars Down Memory Lane to Reminisce about
Career-Defining Moments; Guests Include Rita Moreno and Thomas Haden Church

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(NEW YORK, February 15, 2018) – Today, PeopleTV, the free streaming network helmed by PEOPLE and ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, is premiering its new docuseries, “Hollywood’s Greatest Untold Stories,” and a brand-new episode of “Couch Surfing” with guest Thomas Haden Church. Last week’s series premiere featured EGOT winner Rita Moreno.

“Hollywood’s Greatest Untold Stories” is PeopleTV’s new in-depth docuseries, based on ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’s immensely popular franchise. Each episode will take a look at some of Hollywood’s unknown, strange and often surprising tales, which have never been told.

The series premiere, “Hollywood’s Greatest Untold Stories: Hollywood’s Biggest Night,” will reveal astonishing facts about the entertainment industry’s biggest awards night, just weeks before this year’s ceremony. Entertainment insiders featured include: Baz Luhrmann, who dissects host Hugh Jackman’s 2009 musical number, which also included Beyonce, Zac Efron and more; Corey Feldman, who delves into the 1989 “Stars of Tomorrow” musical number featuring then up-and-comers: Blair Underwood, Patrick Dempsey, Christian Slater, Holly Robinson, Joely Fisher and more; Hayley Mills, the last-ever recipient of the Academy Juvenile Award® (Juvenile Oscar®); eleven-time Academy Award®-winning director Louis J. Horvitz, who talks about how Jon Stewart created one of the show’s most uplifting moments to date; and former show writers Bruce Vilanch, Chuck Sklar, Brian Posehn and Rory Albanese, who break down some of the most memorable unscripted and scripted televised moments. Link to full episode:

Couch Surfing,” hosted by Lola Ogunnaike, features famed film and television stars as they stroll down memory lane to watch and react to their own notable performances. Nothing is off limits, as these stars recall behind-the-scenes mishaps, auditions for pinnacle roles, relationships with co-stars and more.

The series premiere features EGOT winner Rita Moreno, who reminisces about the iconic West Side Story musical number, “America” (she says she may have physically injured co-star George Chakiris for life), her Oscar® win (how she will forever regret her acceptance speech), and her time on the children’s TV show, “The Electric Company” (she defied many recommendations to pass on the role). Link to full episode:

Today’s new episode features Thomas Haden Church, who reveals how an overly enthusiastic onscreen kiss with a leading lady led to his character being cut; recounts the experience of being cast in Sideways, amidst other interested actors including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Dillon; and recalls being cast in Spiderman 3 the same day he was nominated for an Oscar®. Link to full episode:

“Couch Surfing” and “Hollywood’s Greatest Untold Stories” join PeopleTV’s current slate of original series, including: “The Jess Cagle Interview,” hosted by PEOPLE’s Editor-in-Chief; “PEOPLE Now,” hosted by Jeremy Parsons and Andrea Boehlke; “ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Cast Reunions;” “PEOPLE Cover Story;” “PEOPLE Weddings;” “The Perfect Fit” and more. PeopleTV specials and live event coverage include: “PEOPLE’s 25 Women Changing the World,” “TIME Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers,” “PEOPLE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY & TNT’s SAG Awards Red Carpet Live” and more.

About PeopleTV
PeopleTV is a free, advertiser-supported, OTT streaming service helmed by PEOPLE and ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. PeopleTV’s quality programming features original series and specials, which encompass celebrity, pop culture, lifestyle and human-interest genres. Since launching in 2016, PeopleTV has garnered more than 2 million downloads. Viewers have unlimited, daily access to an expansive slate of on-demand programming, which includes live red carpet coverage and real-time, socially interactive fan forums, as well as exclusive, behind-the-scenes access into magazine cover stories, popular cast reunions and high-profile, one-on-one celebrity interviews. PeopleTV is available on, in addition to mobile and connected TV devices. Download the free app on iOS and Android devices, in addition to Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, PlutoTV, Xumo, Chromecast and Xfinity. Follow @PeopleTV to join the conversation.

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