Animated series and other broadband favorites from comedycentral.com and AtomFilms will make the leap to the tube in Web Shows, a new half-hour late-night series set to premiere on Comedy Central on Monday, March 5, at 2 a.m. (ET/PT). The debut airing will introduce the first of six episodes of the show, Comedy Central’s first on-air collaboration with fellow MTV Networks division AtomFilms.
Web Shows will feature the animated shorts series Baxter & McGuire, Golden Age, Monster Ballz, Odd Todd and Shadow Rock. A number of live-action and puppet productions will also be included in the mix.
From The King of Queens creator Michael J. Weithorn and writer/actor/dancer Nick Bakay, Baxter & McGuire is a buddy-comedy that chronicles the adventures of two best friends who happen to be testicles. Golden Age, created by Aaron Augenblick at Augenblick Studios (Wonder Showzen) and written by Late Night with Conan O’Brien scribe Tim Harrod, tells the shocking true stories of the world’s strangest cartoons from the past. Monster Ballz from Paul Rodenburg centers on four monsters that all live in the same castle, while Todd Rosenberg’s Odd Todd follows one man’s adventures in unemployment. Humor is brought out from the deepest and darkest recesses of the human mind in Shadow Rock, a toon series from Max Cannon, the artist behind Red Meat, a popular cult comic strip featured weekly in The Onion.
Following the March 5 premiere, Web Shows will air in encore presentations on Thursday nights at 2 a.m. The animated and live-action series featured can be viewed online in Comedy Central’s Motherload, a broadband offering at www.comedycentral.com.