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Did you know Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been working on a variety show for years? The “Inception” actor has recently shared the trailer for his new show, “HitRECord on TV”, which is based on the actor’s collaborative project hitRECord. We can expect all sort of entertaining topics that include animation, music, short films and live performances.

Levitt’s YouTube video description:

“Hundreds of thousands of artists from all over the world contribute to the collaborative projects we have going on our site … where I’ve been directing each piece and performing in a bunch of them too,”

"HitRecord on TV" will play Sundance on January 17th and will premiere on Pivot

“HitRecord on TV” will play Sundance on January 17th and will premiere on Pivot

The show will premiere Saturday, January 18, on newly launched cable channel Pivot.

Here are descriptions of the first three episodes:

“RE: THE NUMBER ONE” – (Premiere Episode) Airs Saturday, January 18 at 10pm ET/PT
It’s no coincidence that the theme of the very first episode of “HITRECORD ON TV” is regarding “THE NUMBER ONE” — there’s a first time for everything and you never get a second chance at making a first impression. Through a series of short films, animation, music, conversation (and, of course, more) host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and thousands of contributors from around the world bring you stories of first times, unity and solitude.

“RE: FANTASY”
What better way to kick off the second “HITRECORD ON TV” episode regarding FANTASY than with a big old fashioned musical number? Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and guest Tony Danza lead a fanciful kick line to celebrate this week’s fantastical theme. The episode continues with an exploration into the neuroscience of fantasy and includes an animated musical twist on the familiar fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast.”

“RE: TRASH” 
Punk, junk and guilty pleasures are just a few words to describe the “HITRECORD ON TV” episode regarding TRASH.  Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt kicks off the show with a raucous rock song saluting all you freaks and geeks.  The show continues with the so-called “Pope of Trash” and filmmaker John Waters offering up his unique taste for the trashy.  And, of course, there’s a pulpy short film about a trash collector abducted by aliens.  (Obviously.)

Source: Indiewire.com