Stone Cold and The Jackal, the business venture from “General Hospital” cast members Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson, is behind the podcast That’s Awesome. The show features the two men who, after having played on-screen buddies, became real world friends talking about the ABC-TV daytime drama, the entertainment industry, and a wide variety of topics with one another and guests. Now in a move that completes the media circle, they have struck a deal to make That’s Awesome a television series.
The company has teamed up with the streaming platform Popstar! TV to produce a weekly television series that will include interview segments, comedy segments and the duo’s popular “Seven Questions” segment with guests pulled from their podcast. Upcoming guests include Katelyn MacMullen, Laura Wright, Maurice Benard and James Patrick Stuart.
The concept of putting audio shows on TV isn’t new. Howard Stern has been offering video highlights of his show for years. And the “Dish Nation” syndicated television show features highlights of broadcast radio shows.
“We look forward to sharing our show with an even wider audience,” said Burton in the announcement. “One of the things I love about being in this industry for so many years is having a front row seat to its evolution and taking advantage of all the cool, new ways to reach fans.”
Popstar! TV will debut new episodes each Monday at 10:30pm ET with reruns through the week. The digital-only OTT channel is currently available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and STIRR as well as in the Apple App Store and via Google Play among others.
“Steve and I are so honored to work with everyone at Popstar! TV as we are excited to grow with the Popstar! Brand,” said Anderson.