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Tuesday
Mar132012

Morgan Spurlock Back for a New Season of "A Day in the Life"

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Morgan Spurlock, the documentary filmmaker who lived on McDonald's food for Super Size Me, and swapped lives with people for the series 30 Days, is back for a second season of his highly-rated Hulu show A Day in the Life.

He told ABC News Radio the show's first season made quite an impression, considering it ran on the online streaming service.

"Here was a show on the Internet that was getting the same kind of numbers you would get on basic cable," Spurlock said.  "I mean, it was phenomenal."

The show's cameras tagged along as celebs like Sir Richard Branson, and Will.I.Am went about their daily lives.

And now Spurlock's back with a slew of new celebrities to follow.  The second season will feature Community and Talk Soup star Joel McHale, and The Chew celebrity chef Mario Batali among others, but kicks off with comic and podcast host Mark Maron.

Spurlock said the segment, which is now available on Hulu, "is really great...because it [gives] a window into the mind of a...funny, brilliant, neurotic comedian," which Spurlock says "is fantastic."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Apr212011

'Super Size Me' Director Tackling Ads, Product Placement in New Movie

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, best known for Super Size Me -- in which he filmed the decline of his health after eating McDonald's for a month straight -- is back.

Spurlock's latest film, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, analyzes how deeply embedded advertising is in movies and TV -- and our life. 

Spurlock, who wanted to fund the movie entirely with product placement dollars, says anyone seeing his film "will never watch a Hollywood movie the same way again."

His overall message: "Do we want to live in a world where ultimately everything is brought to us by some sponsor?"

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold opens in limited release Friday.

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