Yahoo announce six new shows and WWE deal
Ed Helms is to return in a new Yahoo! comedy Tiny Commando, as the company revealed an ambitious six new shows at the Digital Content NewFronts in New York this week. Helms’ comedy is one of three new comedies, while Yahoo! also unveiled three lifestyle programs as well as a partnership with professional wrestling entity the World Wrestling Entertainment.
According to LA Biz, Tiny Commando has been created by Helms as well as starring him and will be following a four-inch-tall private investigator who fights crime with a fleet of mini vehicles. It will also feature Zachary Levi (from Chuck) and Gillian Jacobs (Community) as co-stars, while Principato-Young Entertainment produces. So that’s all good, while other shows being launched include the comedies We Need Your Help – starring Cheryl Hines – and the John Stamos-starring Losing Your Virginity with John Stamos. The lifestyle shows are Fashion Recipe, Cinema & Spice and Grill Girls, while Yahoo! are also going to be airing pre-shows ahead of weekly WWE program Raw as well as a series of rights that gives them access to the company’s archive.
"In the last year, we have more than doubled the original video programming on Yahoo! to become one of the web's largest content publishers," said Erin McPherson, Yahoo! vice president and head of video. "The new shows and partnerships we're announcing at Yahoo!'s NewFront demonstrate how we are building scale, reaching more targeted audiences and innovating with content."
Ed Helms is back in a new comedy