Vuguru‘s scripted web docu-comedy The All-For-Nots, which follows a fictional indie-rock-pop-punk-Americana band on their tour across the country, will feature the fake band’s members in a real performance tonight (June 25) on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:05 ET on ABC. The “quasi-fake, quasi-real indie rock band,” as Jane Hu of Vuguru describes them, is based on fictional characters with fake names and personalities, but comprised of real musicians who play real shows with original songs.
Although the series, co-created by Dinosaur Diorama‘s Kathleen Grace and Thom Woodley (The Burg) and backed by Michael Eisner’s Vuguru (Prom Queen and Foreign Body), has had apparent hit-or-miss success on the web (episode views have ranged from several hundred thousand to only a few hundred), this crossover onto national TV (unlike Quarterlife‘s experiment with NBC) is proof that scripted web shows, even with inconsistent metrics, cannot continue to be overlooked by mainstream media.
It will be interesting to see how tonight’s show will influence the The All-For-Nots viewership.