Watch Melissa McCarthy take the wheel with ‘Nobodies’ cast at SXSW

The new TV Land comedy series “Nobodies” premiered Monday at SXSW and the show’s executive producer Melissa McCarthy knew just how to celebrate. The comedian grabbed the wheel of a branded vehicle bearing the show’s name and took the cast for a quick spin.

Showrunner Michael McDonald explained how those very normal type of things helped inspire the show’s writers.

“They wrote themselves as themselves using their real lives and their real friends who all happen to be in various stages of fame,” McDonald said. “And they’ve all come to participate in this show and it’s pretty exciting.”

McCarthy also shared her favorite part of the festival while on the red carpet.

“I love South by Southwest because I think it’s really for the creatives,” McCarthy said. “And I think it’s for the people not doing the standard run-of-the-mill shows that you plug in the numbers, there’s a formula to it.”

‘Stripped’ at SXSW: Bravo TV shows some skin

The ‘Stripped’ street team is hitting downtown Austin Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

A team from cable network Bravo was turning more than a few heads outside the Austin Convention Center Saturday afternoon.

Members, at first glance, appeared to be naked, but a closer look revealed they had on flesh-colored undies covering all the essential areas needed to avoid arrest on indecency charges.

They’re here, roaming the streets of downtown Austin Saturday and Sunday, to promote “Stripped,” a new show set to debut this summer.

While the name, at first glance, might lead you to believe the show is about strippers or something along those lines, that’s actually not the case at all. Instead, people on “Stripped” have their most beloved possessions taken away for 21 days.

They are, in essence, stripped of their belongings.

“We really wanted to reflect what the show is about,” said Adam Zeller, vice president of social media for Bravo and sister network Oxygen. “It’s a thought-provoking, humorous journey that makes people more aware.”

As men and women, young and old, snapped photos with the models and grabbed temporary “Stripped” tattoos, Zeller and the Bravo team said they were pleased with the early reaction to their stunt.

“There’s a lot of stopping, a lot of staring,” Zeller said.

And Saturday’s rain?

“That just adds an additional layer to what we’re doing,” he said.