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TikTok is launching a $5 subscription comedy series

TikTok is becoming a member of forces with Pearpop to launch a comedy docuseries hosted by creator Jericho Mencke, in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter. It’s price $5 for all eight episodes, every half-hour lengthy, with the primary two working totally free for all TikTok customers. 

Called Finding Jericho, the series will characteristic Mencke doing comedic interviews with characters like a clown from Craigslist. It’ll be govt produced by Pearpop executives Zack Bernstein and Austin Sokol, together with Mencke. 

Last month, TikTok unveiled the Live monthly subscription tool for creators on an invitation-only foundation, after unveiling the service in January 2022. It permits creators to “increase their earnings while continuing to grow their communities” with perks like subscriber badges, customized emotes and a subscriber-only chat. 

In 2020, TikTok introduced a $200 million fund to assist creators, however the subscription service offers personalities a extra direct stream of earnings. Pearpop, in the meantime, is a separate platform that enables creators to “monetize their influence” by means of challenges and model sponsorships. The first episode of Finding Jericho premiered late yesterday at 9PM PST and following episodes will arrive Tuesday and Thursdays on the identical time on the @Jercho1 and @pearpopofficial TikTok accounts.

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