Yahoo Readying a Slate of Original Programs

Aug 31, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Yahoo is preparing a slate of original programs to launch this fall, with eight short-form series to debut starting Oct. 3, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.

The lineup includes "The Failure Club" from filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, known for his "Super Size Me" documentary. His new documentary series is about overcoming fear of failure.

Other series include "Let’s Talk About Love," a weekly relationship show hosted by Niecy Nash of "Reno 911"; and "Ultimate Proposal," which shows unusual marriage proposals and is hosted by "All My Children’s” Cameron Mathison.

The story adds: “These new Web series are an extension of Yahoo Executive Vice President Ross Levinsohn’s strategy to bring more premium entertainment to the Internet portal, which is already among the top online destinations in the U.S., attracting about 178 million monthly visitors, according to measurement firm comScore.”


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