LOS ANGELES—Gen Z studio Awesomeness, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, today announced two new reality shows featuring two pairs of twin stars: Mystery Twin Bin, starring Veronica and Vanessa Merrell, launches October 17th and Twintervention, starring Niki and Gabi DeMartino, launches December 11th. In addition, season 3 of the Merrell Twins’ hit AwesomenessTV dating show Twin My Heart returns November 28th with new bachelor Nate Wyatt, a member of TikTok collective Hype House. The full twin slate will premiere on AwesomenessTV’s YouTube channel.
In Mystery Twin Bin, the Merrell Twins are in for the surprise of their lives as Awesomeness sends Vanessa and Veronica a mystery bin containing clues and items for that day’s challenge. It will be twin vs. twin as they compete to win across six episodes. In addition to the new series, the Merrells will return for season 3 of their hit dating show Twin My Heart, which will see the twins help new bachelor Nate Wyatt find his one true love through a series of competitions and challenges. Season 2 of Twin My Heart, which premiered in February and saw the girls find love for their best friends Franny and Nezza, has 17 million views to date.
Across six episodes, Twintervention follows identical but polar-opposite twin sisters Niki and Gabi DeMartino. In front of the camera, they have built a successful YouTube empire, share a fun friend group, and vacation together on AwesomenessTV’s longtime Niki & Gabi series. But behind the scenes, their sisterly relationship is at its breaking point. Twintervention will put the twin’s relationship to the test and ultimately crown one of them as “Sister of the Year.” Coached by a panel of experts with visits from surprise guests, Niki and Gabi will have to face their problems to compete in a series of challenges that will either make or break their bond as sisters. The new series follows season 5 of Niki and Gabi’s hit AwesomenessTV series, Niki & Gabi Take Bahamas, which has over 12 million views to date.
Veronica and Vanessa Merrell are identical twins and producers, actresses, musicians, singers and songwriters. Veronica and Vanessa together are known as the Merrell Twins and have three YouTube channels: “Merrell Twins,” “Merrell Twins Live” and “Roni & Nessa.” They are also known for their work on the CW Network’s Jane the Virgin (2014, 2015, 2016), MTV’s Faking It (2015), The Standoff movie (2016), Like A Boss movie (2020), several series and videos on AwesomenessTV’s YouTube channel, and videos on Nickelodeon’s YouTube channel. Their main YouTube channel, Merrell Twins, has more than 5.7 million subscribers and more than 1 billion total views. The Merrell Twins won a Shorty Award for YouNower of the Year in 2016 and received a second Shorty Award 2019 nomination for the category of Best YouTube Ensemble. They won two Streamy Awards for Best Live show in 2016 and for Lifestyle in 2018. The twins have also been nominated for several Teen Choice Awards, as well as a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2020 in the category of “Favorite Female Social Star.”
Niki DeMar and Gabi DeMartino are the twin recording artists, content creators and influencers who have over 9.5 million subscribers and over one billion views since launching their “Niki & Gabi” YouTube channel in 2012. The girls also each have their own successful channels, Niki with “Niki DeMar” and Gabi with “Fancy Vlogs by Gab.” Aside from YouTube, Niki and Gabi have received much praise in the music world for their singles “FIRST,” “RU” and “Hair Tie,” their EP “individual” and now their solo music. Both twins have new solo music releasing throughout the end of 2020, with Niki first release being “Alone In My Car” and Gabi’s first release being “Champagne Dreams.” While Niki and Gabi are unstoppable together, the duo is just as successful apart. The girls are known for their opposite style, with Niki sporting colorful hair and edgier fashion, while Gabi is known for her designer style. They are both powerhouses in the beauty industry and were named as one of the top 10 Beauty Influencers by Women’s Wear Daily in 2016 and are known for their opposite styles.
Awesomeness Digital Studio provides Gen Z multi-platform entertainment and engagement all season long from the safety of home. New programming includes celebrity cooking competition series Dish This; My Dream Quinceañera spinoff Quince Bosses, which follows two sisters whose family runs global quinceañera dress store Moda 2000; season 3 of virtual dating series Date Drop; and new episodes of Gen Z pop culture segment ATV Daily Report now airing on Entertainment Tonight.
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