I Ship It
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Genre
Created byYulin Kuang
Starring
Composer
  • Brian Grider
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producers
  • Yulin Kuang
  • Melissa Schneider
  • Kathleen Grace
Producers
  • Blake Behnam
  • Nic Hill
  • Matt Hoklotubbe
  • Eben Kostbar
  • Michael J. McGarry
  • Mo Perkins
Cinematography
  • Zack Wallnau
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time21–22 minutes
Production company
  • New Form Entertainment
Release
Original network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio format5.1 Dolby Digital
Original releaseJune 22, 2016 (2016-06-22)

I Ship It is an American musical romantic comedy television series that premiered on June 22, 2016, on CW Seed with the second season on April 10, 2019 and the broadcast premiere on August 19, 2019, on The CW.[1] The series, created by Yulin Kuang, is based on the web series of the same name. It stars Helen Highfield as Ella, an aspiring writer who recklessly quits her job to become a writer's assistant on her favorite TV show. On August 29, 2019, The CW dropped the show after two episodes due to low ratings.[2] The remaining four episodes, along with the aired episodes, are available to stream on CW Seed.

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Notable season two guest stars

Episodes

Season 1 (2016)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Pilot"Yulin KuangYulin KuangJune 22, 2016 (2016-06-22)
22"Let's Start a Band"Julia PrescottYulin KuangJune 22, 2016 (2016-06-22)
33"Even Superman Has a Day Job"Yulin KuangYulin KuangJune 22, 2016 (2016-06-22)
44"All of These Feelings"Yulin KuangRachel KileyJune 22, 2016 (2016-06-22)
55"A Novel Idea"Yulin KuangJulia PrescottJune 29, 2016 (2016-06-29)
66"Cool Beans"Yulin KuangJulia PrescottJune 29, 2016 (2016-06-29)
77"A Musical Adventure"Yulin KuangRachel KileyJune 29, 2016 (2016-06-29)
88"Battle of the Bands"Yulin KuangYulin KuangJuly 6, 2016 (2016-07-06)
99"Is That It?"Yulin KuangRachel KileyJuly 6, 2016 (2016-07-06)
1010"Probably Should Have Seen This Coming"Yulin KuangYulin KuangJuly 6, 2016 (2016-07-06)

Season 2 (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateUS viewers
(millions)
111"Somewhere Magical"Mo PerkinsYulin KuangApril 10, 2019 (2019-04-10)
August 19, 2019 (2019-08-19) (The CW)
0.40[3]
Songs: "There's Nowhere I'd Rather Be" (sung by Ella & Tim); "What If?"; "It's All Magic To Me"
122"Superfans"Mo PerkinsYulin Kuang & Ann Lewis HamiltonApril 10, 2019 (2019-04-10)
August 26, 2019 (2019-08-26) (The CW)
0.36[4]
Songs: "I'm Watching You" (sung by Amber, Emily, Spencer, & Sean); "Fangirl At Heart" (sung by Ella & Winnie)
133"The Orb of Truth"Yulin KuangPhilip LabesApril 10, 2019 (2019-04-10)N/A
Songs: "Why Can't You See It That Way?" (sung by Ella & Luke); "This Would Be Fun" (Sung by Ella, Luke, Winnie, & Tim)
144"Four Times Ella Picked Up The Phone (And One Time She Didn't)"Mo PerkinsMerigan MulhernApril 10, 2019 (2019-04-10)N/A
Songs: Right Where You're Supposed To Be (sung by Ella & Tim); The Story of You and Me (sung by Tim)
155"Spinning Off"Mo PerkinsRachel KileyApril 10, 2019 (2019-04-10)N/A
Songs: "Kinda Sorta Maybe" (Sung by Luke); Everyone Dies (Sung by Sasha)
166"It's Like Magic"Yulin KuangYulin KuangApril 10, 2019 (2019-04-10)N/A
Songs: Things I Might Say (Sung by Ella and Tim & Luke); Not Quite The Same (Sung by Ella)

Reception

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per episode of I Ship It
No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
11 "Somewhere Magical" August 19, 2019 0.1/0 0.40[3]
12 "Superfans" August 26, 2019 0.1/1 0.36[4]

References

  1. ^ Turchiano, Danielle (12 August 2019). "'I Ship It' Team Talks Migrating 'Fangirl Fantasy' Digital Series to CW: 'It is Familiar to Our People'". Variety. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "The CW Drops "I Ship It" from Monday Lineup". The Futon Critic. 29 August 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Rejent, Joseph (August 20, 2019). "'Grand Hotel' adjusts down: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on August 20, 2019. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Rejent, Joseph (August 27, 2019). "'Bachelor in Paradise', 'American Ninja Warrior', all others unchanged: Monday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on August 27, 2019. Retrieved August 28, 2019.