TechCrunch is reporting that Ashton Kutcher’s animated teen girl web series Blah Girls has signed a distribution deal with MySpace, giving the sassy ladies their own channel on MySpaceTV. We confirmed this with MySpace, though few details as to terms of the deal are being released. So far 16 videos have been added to the channel, while it appears that 18 are out on the Blah Girls site. The original series from Kutcher and partner Jason Goldberg’s Kataylst Media (known for its TV reality shows Punk’d and Beauty and the Geek) debuted at TechCrunch50 in early September as the LA-based production company’s first episodic web project. Pop cartoonist Todd Goldman’s David & Goliath (known also for some spiffy t-shirts) severed as the animation partner for the project.
Seems like the Kataylst-MySpace deal is the typical lovefest, with both parties getting gooey for each other. “We are thrilled that the Blah Girls will soon find a home on MySpace,” said Ashton Kutcher. “Since we launched the first season of the Blah Girls, we have been refining the content and working to find an ideal platform for the property. Given MySpace’s passion for entertainment and the company’s dedication to bringing original, high quality video to consumers, we are strategically matched with the path MySpace is on to be the Web’s leading entertainment destination. The Blah Girls love MySpace.”
“When Ashton and I met at TechCrunch50 I knew MySpace should work with Katalyst Media,” said MySpace co-founder and CEO Chris DeWolfe. “Blah Girls is great fit for MySpace, as the content is designed for pop culture enthusiasts and mid-older teenagers. We expect the MySpace audience to connect with the Blah Girls, and we look forward to bringing this new Web series to our advertisers–especially brands seeking to reach influencers young and old.”
The weekly series was getting decent buzz on its own site, but now will take advantage of MySpaceTV’s massive user base of over 150 million MySpace profiles which delivered some 51 million unique video streams in August according to comScore. Season two will be syndicated by MySpace when it comes out in early January as well as all of season one.
[UPDATED – 11/6/08: Added comments from Ashton Kutcher and Chris DeWolfe as well as more info on season two.]