Comedy Central’s Atom.com isn’t the cable network’s only source for web series to snatch up, as this week it announced it was calling up one of The Onion’s hit online shows, Onion Sports Network for a test run. And east coast hipster favorite The Burg returned to the internet this week with its first full-length episode since 2007(!). Indie web shop Dinosaur Diorama is also busy cranking out more All’s Faire, which prances out 15 new episodes later this month.
Bro-tastic Break.com had its own sports web series debut this week with Social Sportz Net, with lead sponsor Southern Comfort on board. And speaking of guys, the issue of male circumcision is apparently a landmine for new parents, and DECA’s new Parents Ask series entered the game this week adding fuel to the fire.
Yesterday came another update on the Fred web-series-turned-movie, with more casting notices coming out. Speculation over which “cameo name” actor will play the high-pitched star’s fictional dad is brewing. (Our bet is now on Jon Cryer after hearing Jim Carrey is previously booked.)
Top stories of the week:
- Comedy Central Picks Up More Web Series, ‘Onion Sports Network’
- Uh, What Happened to ‘Camera Obscura’?
- Break Pours SoCo Into ‘Social Sportz Net’, More On Tap
- ‘Fred’ Movie Update: Which ‘Cameo Name’ is Playing Dad?
- Circumcision Debate Hot on ‘Parents Ask’, DECA’s Newest Series
- ‘The Burg’ Is Cool Again, Hipsters Back, Yupsters Out