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Quibi: 11 shows to watch on the bite-size streaming service

The star-studded streaming service launches April 6, and these are some of the smartest, coolest and weirdest mini-shows to look out for.

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Richard Trenholm
Richard Trenholm was CNET's film and TV editor, covering the big screen, small screen and streaming. A member of the Film Critic's Circle, he's covered technology and culture from London's tech scene to Europe's refugee camps to the Sundance film festival.
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Quibi

Quibi launches April 6 with a spectrum of new dramas, comedies and reality shows -- all under 10 minutes long. The bite-size streaming service may be built around small episodes, but they're full of big names: Reese Witherspoon, Usher, Lena Waithe, Will Forte, Chrissy Teigen, Megan Rapinoe, Jennifer Lopez, Christoph Waltz, Sophie Turner, Queen Latifah, Chance the Rapper and Rachel Hollis are among the well-known faces starring in, presenting and producing Quibi shows. Here's a selection of some of the most promising -- or most puzzling -- shows coming to Quibi.

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Most Dangerous Game

Liam Hemsworth is a dying man with a family to protect who offers himself to sinister Christoph Waltz -- to be the human prey in a twisted hunt. Based on the famous 1924 short story, this is an action thriller divided into small chunks -- what Quibi calls "movies in chapters."

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You Ain't Got These

You don't have to be a sneaker head to follow this fascinating documentary that examines the soul -- or should that be the sole?-- of America, taking in sport, music, history and black culture. Lena Waithe interviews a host of big names in what could easily be a much longer show.

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Survive

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner is a troubled young woman with a plan to end it all. Until her plane crashes, stranding her in a snowy wilderness with Straight Out of Compton's Corey Hawkins. Survive is based on the novel of the same name by Alex Morel.

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Flipped

Will Forte and Kaitlin Olson get up to all sorts of high-jinx as the clueless couple aspiring to be TV stars -- but make the mistake of using a ton of drug cartel money to realize their dream. Eva Longoria and Andy Garcia join the cast of this mini-sitcom from Funny or Die, in which home renovation can be murder.

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&MUSIC

This factual series meets some of the people working alongside music's superstars to translate and transform their performances, from Ariana Grande's choreographer and Martin Garrix's light-show designer to Ozzy Osborne's songwriter.

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When the Streetlights Go On

A girl is murdered. A murder investigation exposes secrets and lies. Young Chosen Jacobs stars alongside Mark Duplass and Queen Latifah in this 90s-set teen murder mystery. We're getting Stranger Things meets Serial vibes.

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Chrissy's Court

Model and social media star Chrissy Teigen exercises her judgement over real-life disputes, with the help of her mother Pepper Thai and husband John Legend. It's Judge Judy with an Instagram filter.

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Murder House Flip

You're kidding. Tell me you're kidding. Murder House Flip can't actually be a show about fixing up homes where people were killed, can it...? True crime meets home makeovers in one of the odder TV genre mash-ups we've ever seen.

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Dishmantled

It's fitting that Tituss Burgess hosts kooky cookery show Dishmantled, because it sounds like the sort of made-up silliness that would appear as one of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's jokes. Each episode opens with the contestant cooks being blasted by a cannonfull of a mystery food, which they then identify by licking off the walls so they can re-create it. Schitt's Creek Dan Levy and Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski are among the guest judges.

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Gayme Show!

A comedic competition show celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in which straight contestants battle for the title of "Queen of the Straights." They're joined by celebrity "life partners" including Ilana Glazer, Trixie Mattel and Nicole Byer. Fabulous!

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Fashion's A Drag

Willam Belli and Denise Bidot are in the house with their drag queen friends to break down the fiercest celeb fashion.

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