All the shows in new slate will debut on Yahoo Screen, the site’s revamped video hub that launched last fall with a slate of original programming including shows from mega-star Tom Hanks and America’s Funniest Home Videos producer Vin di Bona.
Yahoo original video programming attracted over 35 million unique visitors in December 2011, and had 20 of the top 25 most watched online web series in December 2011, according to comScore.
Here’s the lineup:
Funny or Die presents First Dates With Toby Harris (Funny or Die)
Starring Seth Morris, First Dates With Toby Harris is a series that takes us on a journey of ill-fated first dates with the lovable (sometimes deplorable) and always single Toby Harris. Set in Los Angeles, each episode centers around a different woman and issue that will leave the audience bickering about who was right and who was wrong, and how they might have handled it better. Love him or hate him, a date with Toby is a date you will always remember. created and directed by Elliot Dickerhoof, produced by Anna Wenger.
The scripted comedy series Burning Love spoofs popular reality dating shows and features an impressive lineup of comedic actors from film and television including Ken Marino, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Michael Ian Black, Ken Jeong, Adam Scott, Abigail Spencer, Natasha Leggero, Ryan Hansen, June Diane Raphael, Noureen DeWulf, Kerri Kenney, Beth Dover, and more. The show follows fireman Mark Orlando (Ken Marino) as he searches for the perfect woman. Viewers get a front-row seat to the champagne toasts, candles, heartbreak, bubble baths, chocolate, choreography, hair extensions, roller skating, betrayal, spray-tans, and rainbows in the most romantic, comedic web series ever made.
Sketchy (Principato Young/Electus)
Sketchy is a weekly video series featuring stand-alone, topical comedy shorts written, directed, and starring some of the biggest names in comedy.
7 Minutes in Heaven (Broadway Video)
Host Mike O’Brien (Saturday Night Live writer) invites celebrities into his closet for an intimate conversation.
Odd News (Yahoo! Studios)
Odd News is a weekly Web show, hosted by Greg Proops, that delights and surprises viewers with the funniest, most bizarre, but absolutely real news stories of the week. Odd News is consistently in the top ten of the most watched shows online.
Hackerazzi (David Morgasen)
From David Morgasen, the director known for classic viral videos like the David Blaine Street Magic spoofs and Obama-McCain Dance-off, as well as his work on Jimmy Kimmel Live comes Hackerazzi. It’s like Wikileaks, except instead of classified government documents, it features embarrassing celebrity videos, never meant for us to see. It’s the only place you can see hidden treasures like Mitt Romney busting a move at a fundraiser, Prince William pulling a prank that goes horribly wrong on Kate Middleton, or Donald Trump getting dissed by a parrot. All this thanks to state-of-the-art digital effects.