Goodnight Burbank, the critically acclaimed original web series all about awkward workplace chemistry of the cast and crew at a Southern California local area news network, just joined the likes of Childrens’ Hospital, Sanctuary, and In the Motherhood in the pantheon of web shows picked up by TV. Hopefully it will fare more like the former on its new medium than the latter.
Mark Cuban’s HDNet acquired the rights to Goodnight Burbank creator and star Hayden Black’s fourth and most recent 30-minute iteration of the five-year-old online original. Lacey Rose at The Hollywood Reporter broke the news and notes the deal came to be after Cuban reached out to Black via Facebook message. The cable television channel will broadcast Goodnight Burbank‘s season one in full beginning October 12. Until then, you can still catch the episodes on Hulu.
This isn’t Cuban’s nor HDNet’s first foray into working with original web series. Cuban and Michael Eisner both made an appearance at SXSW Interactive in 2008 in order to preview and promote the The All-For-Nots, a web show from Dinosaur Diorama Productions and Eisner’s Vuguru that hates working at the Apple Genius Bar. The program simultaneously aired online and on HDNet.