This may seem like just another showbiz P.R. announcement, but it’s much more than that. Can anybody guess why?
The actress-producer’s YouTube Channel has also renewed “TableTop” and “Space Janitors” for additional runs
by Lesley Goldberg
Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry has renewed two series for additional runs and picked up three new series.
The web sensation’s production company and YouTube Channel has renewed TableTop and Space Janitors and announced an April 1 start date for new shows Felicia’s Ark, Fetch Quest and The Player Ones.
Felicia’s Ark will run Mondays and features Day saving animals from various video games, with viewers helping her decide which ones make the cut in the interactive comedy about the video-game animal kingdom.
The animated Fetch Quest will run Wednesdays and hails from Emmy nominee Jordan Allen Dutton (Robot Chicken). It is described as a witty, irreverent musical comedy about video-game culture.
On Fridays, The Player Ones will feature the sketch team of the same name as it finds the humor in video games ranging from casual to Triple A.
The second season of Space Janitors will run every other Tuesday, while TableTop will return every other Thursday.
In addition, Day and TableTop host Wil Wheaton will team for International TableTop day, a global event celebrating gaming with 55 countries participating and 2,250 events created across local markets via www.tabletopday.com.
“It’s been a year since the launch of Geek & Sundry on YouTube, and I have to say that the success of the channel’s shows have been a true testament to the phenomenal community that we have, and we are so grateful for their support,” Day said. “I’m excited for our upcoming new shows as well as old favorites in our second cycle of Geek & Sundry.”
In its first year, Geek & Sundry’s YouTube channel has amassed 500,000 subscribers with more than 44 million viewers.
Give up? This Hollywood Reporter article is a majorly Big Deal because it’s all about a Web Network and treats it with the same gravitas given previously only to Old Media.
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