MTV has been making its moves lately in the web television scene, deciding to scoop up hot web series brands rather than developing them as online properties. The latest call-up The CollegeHumor Show debuted last night on MTV, loosely chronicling daily life at the NY-based comedy site.
Web comedy vets Jake and Amir—Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld—star alongside Dan Gurewitch, Jeff Rubin, Patrick Cassels, Sam Reich, Streeter Seidell, Sarah Schneider (the lone female lead) and CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen.
Episode 1, “Rival Web Site” premiered Sunday with a little inter-office rivalry:
When Patrick is stolen by rival website GiggleBarn.biz, Ricky embarks on a quest… to make sure the CollegeHumor office is as “cool” as possible.
Matt Enlow rightfully hints that this might be just a longer version of the CollegeHumor’s office web series Hardly Working. Too early to tell how the shows doing, so we’ll have to check back on that front. While it’s not really a web series per se, it’s available online and worth checking out if you’re a fan of offbeat online humor. New episodes come out weekly on Sunday nights at 9:30 PM ET/PT on MTV and MTV.com.