This is going to be a long one, so stay with me.
Almost a year and a half ago, Patrick (@Podrick), Mariel (@Mariel), and I began talking about doing a ladies’ show. We had meeting after meeting, talking about who would be on it, what it would be about, and what it should ultimately be. I wanted to make sure we were doing this for a purpose, and filling a hole we were missing in our current slate of content. After quite a long time, we've finally developed something that we're super excited to premiere.
WHAT IS THIS SHOW?
Always Open will focus on stories about life, love, sex, personal experiences, and everything in between. It's going to be a very real, open, and candid chat – we want you to feel like you're sitting down with friends at a diner after a night of drinking, where we talk about anything and everything. Plus, this show will tend to be more female-cast than our other similar shows.
We also have a component of audience involvement, which you can read about in the SEGMENTS section below.
WHO WILL BE ON IT?
We were all in agreement during the planning process – this is not "the ladies’ show" or a "show for girls." You guys are fans of Rooster Teeth because we make content you enjoy and find funny, regardless of whether men or women are involved. A big reason why I want to do this show is because we're going to get to talk about things we like talking about, with people I like talking to – and yes, a lot of them happen to be women.
You should expect to see a lot of awesome ladies (and dudes... but mostly ladies) on the show, including some you may not know from Rooster Teeth. What I've learned from working here is that there is an abundance of talented, smart, funny people whom the audience doesn't know, and I'm hoping you guys will love them as much as I do. The cast will rotate, but I will be hosting every episode (eep! how does adult!?). We also plan to have familiar guests on, such as some of our awesome voice actors, friends from LA, and so on.
WHEN AND HOW DOES IT GET RELEASED?
Much like Off Topic, we're going to start things off with four episodes (one a week) for FIRST members only on RoosterTeeth.com. After we get some feedback and are officially green-lit, the show will premiere Wednesday nights at 10:30 p.m. CT for FIRST members, followed by public release 24 hours later.
Some more details:
- Not livestreamed – we will film and edit each episode, and it will release at 10:30 p.m. CT.
- The length of the show will be between 45-60 minutes
We'll announce closer to the date on when our first pilot episode will premiere, so stay tuned. Just know it's not very far away!
SEGMENTS & YOUR INVOLVEMENT!
Always Open will have a few different segments, and we want you guys to be involved! In no particular order, here they are:
Submit a type of alcoholic shot for us to do, e.g., Vodka and Cranberry, named "The Rose" (name optional) . We'll mix this up and do a shot at the opening of the show, and give you a SHOT OUT. (hehehe)
MY FIRST TIME
The cast will tell stories about our first time doing _____. This could be anything from our first time performing on stage, to our first time watching porn.
ASK US ANYTHING
Imagine a game of truth or dare, but without the dare. No question is too bold. Well, maybe... we'll see.
Love, sex, relationships – we are here to answer your questions about them, or give advice. You can submit a question, which we'll read and answer (you can ask to be anonymous).
You can send your email, or anonymous email (as well as topics/questions for any of the other segments) to [email protected]
I am so pumped – and scared and anxious and excited – to be doing this show, and to finally be sharing the news with you all. I hope you'll check it out once we get going, and that you'll have as much fun watching it as we do filming it.
I'd love to hear your thoughts leading up to and during the airing of the show, so use #AlwaysOpen on Twitter, comment on this journal, and let's get this thing started!
Love you all!