Mnet slating original programming for Asian Americans


English-language cable network Mnet, which targets Asian Americans and fans of Asian pop culture, has unveiled its new spring line-up. Importantly, it includes a couple of brand new original series.

The network’s original series “Short Notice” will premiere Tuesday, April 26th at 8:00 pm ET/PT.  The hour-long weekly series is hosted by actress and stand-up comedian Lilan Bowden and features award-winning Asian American short films and up-close personal talks with the filmmakers including directors, producers, and cinematographers. The series highlights today’s hottest Asian American talent working behind and in front of the camera, and showcase their colorful, eclectic, unique perception of what it means to be Asian American.

The new series “Beats Per Mnet” (BPM) is produced at Mnet’s Los Angeles studio. Airing daily Monday-Friday at 7:00 pm ET/PT and 10:00 pm ET/PT, the series highlights the latest beats in Asian Pop culture from music and fashion to toys, film and food.  The show features in studio interviews, on location segments, celebrity interviews music videos and others more. It is hosted by stand-up comedian Paul Kim and actress and former model, Yvonne Lu.