By Kathy Savitt, Chief Marketing Officer
Today, we’re announcing the first two original comedies in Yahoo’s new lineup of long-form shows. Brought to you by some of the wittiest and most talented writers, directors and producers in entertainment today, these new shows will join the growing collection of award-winning programming available on Yahoo.
Each series will launch on Yahoo Screen next year and will deliver 30-minute episodes you can enjoy all at once on your desktop, on the Yahoo Screen mobile app, or in your living room on Apple TV and Roku.
Here’s a preview of what’s to come:
Other Space: From three-time Emmy nominee Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids, The Office) comes Other Space, a galactic adventure set in the early 22nd century, when the human race has mapped most of the known universe, failed to find alien life, and frankly gotten a little tired of the whole thing. A spaceship on a routine collection mission stumbles into the greatest discovery in history: an alternate universe, far stranger and way more dangerous than ours. Now the ship’s crew — a collection of over-matched rookies, feuding siblings, burned-out veterans and obsolete robots — has to explore this new universe to try and find a way back home alive. (8 half-hour episodes)
Sin City Saints: From executive producer Mike Tollin (One Tree Hill, Smallville, and Varsity Blues) and two-time Emmy nominated director Bryan Gordon (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, Party Down), Sin City Saints is an off-beat comedy set in the front office of a fictional pro basketball expansion team. The show will revolve around Jake Tullus, a Silicon Valley tycoon whose lifelong dream was to buy a pro basketball team but quickly finds he’s in over his head. The group he assembled won’t be much help. Sin City Saints will follow the triumphs, travails, and transgressions of Las Vegas’ first major league sports franchise. (8 half-hour episodes)
Since launching our comedy lineup seven months ago, we’ve seen 500 million streams on Yahoo Screen in the U.S. alone. We are continuing to build our library with universally loved comedy such as Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central.
We’re thrilled to kick off our long-form programming with critically acclaimed creators Paul Feig, Mike Tollin and Bryan Gordon, and we will continue to work with entertainment’s top creators to bring you fresh, innovative and original shows you can watch anytime, anywhere. There’s more to come, so stay tuned!
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