NBCU Digital Studio To Launch ‘Fact Checkers Unit'

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Samsung Electronics and NBC Universal Digital Studio have joined forces on a new original digital series.

Fact Checkers Unit will premiere Aug. 17 and marks the first time a mobile phone provider and studio have teamed up for global distribution of a series, according to the parties.

It is scheduled to debut on factcheckers.com, major U.S. cable video-on-demand services and mobile platforms, as well as Syfy's digital platforms in the U.K., Syfy Universal throughout Asia/Pacific and the Sci Fi Channel in Australia.

Based on a short film of the same name, FCU: Fact Checker's Unit follows the antics of two enthusiastic celebrity fact checkers played by Russell Karinen and Dylan Sacca. Guest stars will include such names as Luke Perry (90210), Alex Trebek (Jeopardy) and Donald Faison (Scrubs).

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