Who said December slows down for Hollywood? The deals just keep on coming, especially in the digital scene. MTV announced today that web video stars Jake and Amir (Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld) and team at NY-based CollegeHumor are getting their own cable TV show: The CollegeHumor Show, a scripted comedy set inside the “offbeat workplace of the twentysomething-run web site CollegeHumor.com”, according to the release. It does in fact sound a bit like a longer form version of their original office comedy web series Hardly Working, which (hat tip to Tilzy.)
CollegeHumor co-founders Ricky Van Veen and Josh Abramson will executive produce the series along with Sam Reich and Scott Tomlinson. There had been rumors of the series in the works when we caught up with Amir and fellow senior writer Dan Gurewitch earlier this summer. The CollegeHumor Show will premiere sometime in early-mid 2009, along with a number of new MTV original series including Nitro Circus, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, College Life, How’s Your News?, Daddy’s Girls and The Girls of Hedsor Hall.