Grace Helbig, Youtuber with a popular Youtube channel called “It’s Grace”, had her show’s pilot this past Friday night on E!. The show was not what you typically see on your TV screens.
It’s a big chance the network took. Grace is a quirky Youtuber, as are most of the internet people, so the fact that this major network decided to put her on their lineup shows how much sway the internet really has.
It seems like more and more people are ditching their TV and going for their fix via their computer or tablet or smartphone. TV networks are finding it hard to compete when Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime are around.
So to remain relevant and fresh, it’s no wonder E! went out on a limb and got a hugely internet famous, maybe not “real life” famous, star to host a show.
The show probably lent itself better to the internet because it was true-to-form Grace’s quirky style. Hopefully it’ll get more episodes because the show was unique and original and it’ll be interesting where Grace takes it. Her point of view is one that is only occasionally broadcasted because it is so self-aware and largely uncensored.
So here’s to Team Internet. May they continue to spread and keep doing weird things.