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Yahoo enters TV production with 2 new comedies

Hot on the heels of Netflix, Amazon, et al, Yahoo have officially entered the TV production arena, with the announcement of the two original comedies in their new lineup of long-form shows. Each series will launch on Yahoo Screen next year and will deliver 30-minute episodes you can be watched on a desktop, the Yahoo Screen mobile app, or in the living room via Apple TV and Roku.

Of the two unveiled new productions, Other Space is a sci-fi futuristic comedy from three-time Emmy nominee Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids, The Office), while Sin City Saints is an off-beat comedy set in the front office of a fictional pro basketball expansion team, 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).

Since launching their comedy lineup seven months ago, Yahoo have seen 500 million streams on Yahoo Screen in the U.S. alone. Yahoo are continuing to build their library with established 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,” reads a statement from Yahoo.

 

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