NBC Goes Short-Form

NBC is stepping up the plate and announcing three fairly significant-sounding original web series.  According to NewTeeVee:

Fears, Secrets and Desires is the peacock’s exclusive new original series. Think of it as a video version of PostSecret. Viewers can submit their fear, secret or desire and NBC will select certain posts to be creatively interpreted for an anthology series produced by NBC and featuring Hollywood talent (whatever that means anymore). Submissions start this spring, with the series set to debut in October.

NBC will be featuring two other original online series as well. Gemini Division is a live-action/motion-capture sci-fi series starring Rosario Dawson (of Death Proof) as an NYPD homicide cop thrust into a seamy biotech underworld filled with genetically engineered life forms called Simulants. Salon Confessions is a docu-series about a Vegas hair salon that will feature real stylists and real clients and will debut in Spring 2009.”

So, if I am counting right, that’s one scripted drama, one UGC-hybrid and one reality show.  Not too shabby.  Very interesting to see big networks trying to explore this emerging market.


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