Comedy Central’s web comedy network Atom.com today announced its slate of original web series for 2009, naming more than 15 series coming down the pipe throughout the year. Highlighting the list are A.D. Miles‘ new sultry comedy Hot Sluts! Rated R (see our interview with A.D. for more about this series) and season 2 of Sandeep Parikh‘s Zelda-spoofing Legend of Neil which is back for seven new episodes.
“I’m super psyched to be working with Atom on my new web series, Hot Sluts! Rated R,” said Miles. “I have a long history with Atom and Comedy Central and they’re the only ones that would have the guts to do a series like this.”
Also notable is the highly interactive social networking comedy pilot My Profile Story from The Fine Bros. (who have been all over the web this past week with the LOST controversy). We had a chance to peek at this and it’s pretty mind blowing.
Atom’s coming off of a solid 2008 which saw a major relaunch of the site (formerly known as Atom Films) last summer. Since then it’s reporting a 195% growth in traffic, according to Comscore. It’s not all about traffic to the Atom site of course, as distribution partners include a gambit of portals— iTunes, AOL, AT&T, Bebo, Dailymotion, Veoh, XBox Live and even Verizon’s VCast mobile platform.
And owning the content vertical comes in handy for Comedy Central, as a number of the web series will head up to their Monday night AtomTV show each week as well as other Viacom-owned cable networks Spike TV and Logo.
The complete list of new Atom original series:
- Nick’s Big Show: (6 episodes, Spring 2009) — This new web series is a mockumentary that follows comedian Nick Thune as he quits stand up and writes, directs and produces his dramatic one man show.
- House Arrest With Andy Dick: (5 episodes, premieres Spring 2009) — While being detained at home for drug related charges, comedian Andy Dick passes the hours by interviewing his celebrity pals (scheduled guests include Tom Green, Joel Greco of Cheaters, and Sally Kirkland)
- Hot Sluts! Rated R: (5 episodes, Spring 2009) — The creators of the hit Web series Horrible People and Wainy Days return with a nighttime soap opera parody about the new girl in town trying to make her way at a seedy, down-at-the-heels club. Hot Sluts is executive produced by A.D. Miles, Jonathan Stern and Joe LoTruglio and written by Miles and LoTruglio.
- The Berry-Agee Experiment: (4 episodes, Summer 2009) — Comedian Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) and British comic Matt Berry (The Mighty Boosh) find new and inventive ways to put each other down … in song.
- El Vacio: (15 episodes, Spring 2009) — Worldwide Biggies and the sketch comedy trio of Dominic Dierkes, Jonathan Gabrus, and Chris DeLuca deliver office comedies that skewer the viral humor, addictive interaction and infinite possibilities of the internet.
- Dutch West Short Shorts: (13 episodes, Spring 2009) — Utterly random, fast-paced and funny micro-comedy from sketch comedians Dutch West.
- Legend of Neil Season 2: (7 episodes, Summer 2009) — Following the season 1 success of Legend of Neil, creator Sandeep Parikh returns to Atom with more of the exploits of the classic video game hero, Neil.
- American English With Jimmy T: (5 episodes) — Jimmy T hosts a show where he teaches American words and phrases to a Japanese audience. Produced by Laurie Kilmartin.
- Special Features: (3 episodes) — Animator Dan Meth, creator of the web hit The Meth Minute, skewers Hollywood mega-blockbusters.
- The Shaman: (6 episodes) — Comedian Jason Nash stars as the new-age healer who moves in with a reluctant roommate.
- White Gorilla: (4 episodes) — An albino gorilla immigrates to the US and struggles to fit in. By Jim Biederman, Burt Kreischer, and Chris Gillen.
- White People Problems: (music video) — Zach Selwyn reminds everyone that Caucasian-Americans have problems too.
- My Profile Story: (pilot) — A social networking parody from Benny and Rafi Fine.
- Puppet Rodeo: (pilot) — Kevin Maher, creator of Atom’s hit pilot Old People News, returns with puppet cowboys and real life cats and dogs.
- The Deepening: (pilot) — Viral hitmakers The Duncan Brothers stage a choose-your-own-adventure cop show.
- Video blogs from Mike DeStephano, Kurt Metzger and Mike Rose. Multi-episode deals with rising comedy stars including Dan Levy, Jake Fleisher, Will Carlough, Riegel & Blatt, Todd Berger and The Landline.