William Shatner has signed a development deal with Ora.TV, an Internet TV network and production studio.
The deal means a move for one of Shatner’s shows, Brown Bag Wine Tasting, beginning June 23.
Brown Bag Wine Tasting “follows Shatner’s adventures as he asks willing participants to blindly taste wine and describe it in terms of their occupations, with the goal of making the show fun, interactive and a social experience. The series was created out of Shatner’s love of wine and conversation, as well as wanting to have a fun wine tasting experience in an entertaining format.”
The show will now appear exclusively on Ora.TV, with new episodes to be produced. In addition to Brown Bag Wine Tasting, other original content for the network based on Shatner’s “varied interests” will be developed.
“Brown Bag Wine Tasting is close to my heart, and I am delighted to partner with Ora.TV on this show,” said Shatner. “I look forward to launching it in the near future and to developing new ideas with their talented team.”
“We are thrilled to have the legendary William Shatner join us at Ora.TV,” said Jon Housman, Ora.TV CEO. “Brown Bag Wine Tasting is a great addition to our programming. It has a light heartedness and sense of humor that will resonate with our viewers, and of course Bill’s amazing chemistry with his guests and his charisma on screen. Our team is incredibly excited to build out this series, and to develop new shows with this great talent.”