Disney-owned T180 Studios has officially launched their new website, Take180.com and debuted three new original web series to their lineup, all of which are based around getting their audience involved.
If T180 Studios sounds familiar, it’s probably because you caught some of the shows they launched during their public beta in Fall 2008 – My Alibi (which recently landed a deal with ABCFamily.com) is a high school prank whodunit that solicited alibis from the audience, In2ition is a Heroes-esque thriller involving special teenagers fighting a shadowy organization that depended on its audience to solve certain challenges, and The Juice Box, a story about one (obnoxious) girl’s audience-assisted road to Hollywood fame. Since then, they’ve managed to get the word out on the Internet, and now they’ve got three more shows to add to the lineup.
First up in the new crop is Electric Spoofaloo (above) is a collaboration between the users and the Take180 creative team to produce the finest in pop culture parody (most recently: “Two and A Half Watchmen“, a spoof of Watchmen and the TV show Two And A Half Men, and “Ugly Yeti”, an Ugly Betty parody) every week (episodes alternate between the selection show and the actual parody). The series is written by and stars Juice Box regular Devon Kelly.
Then there’s My Date (below), a series that reenacts the audience’s worst date stories with some advisory commentary every Monday. Rounding things out is I <3 Vampires, a show devoted to the life and drama of a teenage vampire…er, teenage vampire novel series fangirl that comes out every other Thursday. The series stars newcomers Cherylin Wilson (90210), Erin Way and Adam Chambers (of Take180’s My Alibi).
Also worth noting: they’re running a promotional sweepstakes which involves getting sent to the upcoming Pixar film UP premiere in Hollywood. If free trips, audience input, and liberal doses of Twilight parody sound like a decent way to kill a lunch break, drop by Take180.com and start watching. [Disclosure: Take180 is a sponsor of Tubefilter News]