We were sent the following press release from WWE today.
WWE’s original series, Swerved Season 2, will premiere all nine half hour long episodes on-demand on the award-winning WWE Network on June 6, immediately following Monday Night Raw, which airs on USA Network.
This is the first time WWE Network will do a binge release for a show on-demand.
Swerved, directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass, Bad Grandpa), is a half-hour series that combines the worlds of comedy and sports entertainment as WWE Superstars play hilarious pranks on the WWE Universe. Descriptions of all nine Swerved Season 2 episodes are here: http://www.wwe.com/swerved-season-2-episode-details
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TJR Thoughts: I enjoyed season one or at least parts of it. Swerved is a comedy show similar to the popular Punk’d show that was on MTV in the 2000s. Some of the bits are pretty cheesy, but there are times when they work really well.
It’s interesting that WWE is releasing the nine episodes at once. That’s something that Netflix does, so it’s a good strategy. Hopefully it works in terms of getting people to watch the show.