Web Series

This is our channel devoted to news and information about Web Series (episodic web video shows). Stay up-to-date with the newly emerging online video movement towards web television and more entertainment based web video television shows. Here we will cover new and interesting web series, talk about those companies that are supporting web series creators (like Revision3, Crackle, YouTube, and more), the type of episodic web video show content that interests us, and keep up-to-date with the latest and greatest web series episodes.

A New Trailer Hits For Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: A Look at Web Series Marketing

A New Trailer Hits For Jerry Seinfelds Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: A Look at Web Series Marketing

Last week we talked about the new Jerry Seinfeld web show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."  What was interesting about the teaser that was put out was that no one could quite figure out what the show was going to be, but it drummed up ...

Jerry Seinfeld Drives New Web Series, "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"

Jerry Seinfeld Drives New Web Series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

It looks like Jerry Seinfeld and friends will be trying to offer up a comedy/interview web series later this month, with "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."  We keep seeing bigger and bigger names getting into web video and it's easy to see the appeal: they ...

Halo, Electric City Debut Trailers, Look For Unprecedented Viewership

Halo, Electric City Debut Trailers, Look For Unprecedented Viewership

A few months ago, Yahoo! announced their first original series, Electric City.  And like all big, huge, announced web series, we were given a vague release date (I'm still looking for that Ben Stiller fake trailer series that was announced, oh, nearly a year ago).  ...

Making Your Online Video Pop - My Top Tips for Web Series

Making Your Online Video Pop   My Top Tips for Web Series

I write a lot about research and trends and some technical aspects of online video. I hardly ever, really, get to talk about the content of the video that I watch and why I watch it. So I've compiled a list of things I think ...

Silver Scorpion, Web Series Created By Disabled Youths, Coming Courtesy Of MTV

Silver Scorpion, Web Series Created By Disabled Youths, Coming Courtesy Of MTV

So here's an idea: 26 American and Syrian disabled youths got together at a Young Ability Summit in Damascus a year ago and created a comic book called "The Silver Scorpion," a superhero who lost his legs in an accident and bound to a wheelchair, ...

Zach Galifianakis, Between Two Ferns, Gets Comedy Central Special

Zach Galifianakis, Between Two Ferns, Gets Comedy Central Special

Of all the uncomfortable humor out there, perhaps none is more uncomfortable than Zach Galifianakis' Funny or Die series, "Between Two Ferns," in which the comedian stages a one-on-one with some well-known Hollywood actors.  The actors are somewhat, but not really, in on the joke.  ...

Angry Birds To Crash Onto Screens With New Web Series

Angry Birds To Crash Onto Screens With New Web Series

World media domination belongs to the likes of Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple, and why not, Rovio's Angry Birds.  The ferociously popular game app has turned into a marketing machine the likes of which Disney would be jealous.  There was already announcement of an Angry Birds ...

Creating A Successful Web Series Requires Patience, Planning & Fun

Creating A Successful Web Series Requires Patience, Planning & Fun

Web series are no different when it comes to video marketing.  You basically have to follow the same rules as outlined in the YouTube Creator Playbook as they're for the most part good guidelines to follow for any online video project.  But web series might take ...

Maker Studios Launching PoliPop, Giving Politics a Good Lickin’

Maker Studios Launching PoliPop, Giving Politics a Good Lickin’

Maker Studios, a media company that bridges the gap between YouTube and television, will be launching PoliPop later this spring.  YouTube’s first entertainment and politics network will feature Alphacat, Bad Lip Reading, Steven Crowder, James Kotecki, Liberal Viewer, and Lee Doren. PoliPop: YouTube's Entertainment & ...

Community's Inspector Spacetime To Be A Web Series, And Questions Of Legality Arise

Communitys Inspector Spacetime To Be A Web Series, And Questions Of Legality Arise

Hey, let me be one of the many writers out there who love him some Community: I've watched the show since it first aired and know that much like Arrested Development, will likely never be watched quite like less-deserving shows and has been on the ...

Ed Begley, Jr. Looks To Fund Green-Living Web Series Through Kickstarter

Ed Begley, Jr. Looks To Fund Green Living Web Series Through Kickstarter

Back when I was growing up, Ed Begley, Jr. was best known as Dr. Victor Ehrlich on St. Elsewhere.  But now, he's best known as a true green-living individual who rides his bike everywhere, a somewhat viral video on YouTube where he and Fox anchor ...

Does Philip DeFranco's New Channel, SourceFed, Water Down His Own Show?

Does Philip DeFrancos New Channel, SourceFed, Water Down His Own Show?

Last week, Philip DeFranco's original YouTube channel, SourceFed, made its debut.  Because the guy has over 2 million subscribers, he was able to get quite a few recruits for the new channel, which is opinionated entertainment news, gossip, and current events.  This new channel fits ...

Zooey Deschanel's HelloGiggles Picks Up Web Series, The Single Life

Zooey Deschanels HelloGiggles Picks Up Web Series, The Single Life

Last year, Dentyne Gum sponsored a scripted online dating web series called The Single Life.  Starring Taryn Southern (The Temp Life), Jeremy Searle, and "host" Leslie Miles (Final Destination 5, J Edgar), the show is a fictionalized how-to in online dating, complete with Blind Date-esque ...

Hulu Original Programming To Include First Scripted Series, Documentaries

Hulu Original Programming To Include First Scripted Series, Documentaries

In a move that appears to be a response to Netflix and their foray into original programming, Hulu has announced three original series for this year.  One of them you already know.  Morgan Spurlock's A Day in the Life will return for a second season ...

Yahoo Web Series Roster Expands With Sports Prank Show, Blindsided

Yahoo Web Series Roster Expands With Sports Prank Show, Blindsided

Right after Yahoo! announced Tom Hanks' web series, Electric City, another announcement came in that they would be teaming with CollegeHumor to produce a sports prank web series called Blindsided.  It premieres next week.  It will not have a host, so it will probably have ...