Poor PaulIn more news of web series second seasons, Poor Paul returned today kicking off its sophomore run with web television network KoldCast TV, which signed the series before its first season last fall, once again backing the outlandish roommate comedy.

Zack Bennett is back as the eponymous Paul with daytime star Kevin G. Schmidt (The Young and the Restless) and Disney Channel regular Samantha Droke (Suite Life of Zack & Cody) returning as the scene-stealing co-stars. The Disney connection was actually played up in the publicity for the show as we were told that Schmidt and Droke are both starring in another upcoming Disney TV movie, The Princess Protection Program. Who knew?

The only change on the cast was the role of Paul’s roommate Clyde, which is being taken over by Wes Whitworth. Stoner comedian Guillermo Diaz (Weeds, Half Baked) is one of the slew of guest stars announced along with Mandy Jiroux, Elaine Hendrix and Richard Riehl.

This is one to keep an eye on. Poor Paul is reminiscent of another series we’ve come to unabashedly adore, Dorm Life, which so far is enjoying a very successful second season itself. It’s that kind of smart acting mixed with breezy writing that keeps it above the fray of similar roommate setups.

lonelygirl15 star Yousef Abu-Taleb stays behind the camera as producer of the series, with Geoff Hoff and Steve Mancini back as head writers. For more from the creative team, check out the interview (below) from the February Tubefilter Web TV Meetup with director Sean Michael Beyer and the cast.

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