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'Workaholics' need babysitters too: Watch the 'Idiotsitter' trailer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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When Billie (Charlotte Newhouse) applies for a babysitting job, she imagines changing diapers and filling baby bottles. But instead she’s stuck with Gene (Jillian Bell), a filthy rich grown woman under house arrest who needs adult supervision.

This is the premise of the new web series Idiotsitter, which premieres next Wednesday, Feb. 26, on Comedy Central’s CC:Studios. Below, we have the first trailer for the series, starring Workaholics standout Bell and her fellow Groundlings alum Newhouse. Stephen Root (Office Space) stars as Gene’s dad, and T.J. Miller (The Goodwin Games) is Gene’s “forever friend” Chet. READ FULL STORY

'Hudson Valley Ballers': Watch Paul Rudd do porn voiceover, because why not?

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If you haven’t yet checked out Hudson Valley Ballers, the six-part web series starring Saturday Night Live writers Paula Pell and James Anderson, it’s time. Paula and James play versions of themselves — former college roommates who’ve been friends for 30 years and are comedy writers — who left the city and moved to the Hudson Valley to start a bed and breakfast for creative types. Paul Rudd and SNL‘s Kate McKinnon make appearances as James’ and Paula’s love interests, respectively. Rudd’s character, Tampa, is a muralist for Olive Garden and does voiceovers for porn. Yes, you’re going to want to watch episode 6, embedded below. READ FULL STORY

Tina Fey, Louis CK, more are 'Getting Coffee' with Jerry Seinfeld -- VIDEO

“This show is not really a show,” Howard Stern tells Jerry Seinfeld in the following clip, speaking in a slightly accusatory tone. “It’s just for you to drive around in cool cars…”

“…with people I think are cool,” Seinfeld answers matter-of-factly.

And that, in essence, is what the self-explanatory webseries Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is all about. Each episode features a neat old automobile, a sunny locale, and a table where Seinfeld shares a caffeinated beverage with a different comedic luminary. Tina Fey, Patton Oswalt, Howard Stern, Jay Leno, and Louis CK will all appear on the show this year — as will a creepy drone camera whose flight is scored by “Ride of the Valkyries.” Judging from the trailer, Seinfeld and Stern’s talk looks like it’ll be especially fun; how often do you get to see one middle-aged comedian tell another that he looks like “a hip Wicked Witch of the West”?

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Best of 2013 (Behind the Scenes): The stars of 'The Lizzie Bennet Diaries' on filming the Emmy-winning web series

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It is a truth universally acknowledged… that Jane Austen’s novels will never stop being reimagined, readapted, or reworked. But among the countless parodies, books, and films that are based on Pride and Prejudice, only “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” managed to make it a web-based, immersive experience. The web series, a modern adaptation co-created by Bernie Su and Hank Green, premiered in 2012 and ended this year after 100 episodes, finishing off a stellar 2013 by winning a Creative Arts Emmy.

At the center of the series were the three — not five, as in the original — Bennet sisters: Jane, Lizzie, and Lydia. Played by Laura Spencer, Ashley Clements, and Mary Kate Wiles, respectively, the trio carried the series from the main “vlog” hosted by Lizzie, to spinoffs by Wiles’ Lydia Bennet, as well as a main “Pemberley Digital” channel, which now hosts “Emma Approved,” the series based off of — you guessed it! – Emma.

The three actresses talked to EW about filming their favorite videos, their final days on set, and what it was like realizing just how many viewers they reached. READ FULL STORY

John Stamos on gathering celeb sex stories -- for a new web series

Admit it: If you had to tell one member of Full House‘s cast the story of how you lost your virginity, you’d obviously choose Uncle Jesse. (Or maybe Aunt Becky — you know she wouldn’t judge.)

That’s the basic idea behind Losing It With John Stamos, a new series of shorts that debuted earlier this week on Yahoo Screen. The premise is simple: Stamos sits down with a celebrity, who regales him with a story about turning in his or her v-card. Occasionally, bits are re-enacted by cute cartoon characters or puppets. (That’s got to be the stamp of documentarian Morgan Spurlock, who serves with Stamos as co-EP.)

Where did Stamos get the idea for Losing It? More importantly, how does he convince his famous pals to participate? The ex-Full Houser spills all in our interview — and also reveals whether Joey Gladstone is next in line.
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Check out a clip from Jack Black's new web comedy series 'Ghost Ghirls' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Still freaked out from going to see The Conjuring? Then may we recommend you check out the new Yahoo! web series Ghost Ghirls — which, while also supernaturally-themed, is much more interested in tickling your funny bone than tingling your spine.

Executive produced by Jack Black and co-created by Drunk History director Jeremy Konner, the show stars Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci as a pair of bumbling paranormal investigators and boasts a list of celebrity guests, including Black, Molly Shannon, Jason Schwartzman, Dave Grohl, Val Kilmer, and Jake Johnson, who can be seen in the available-to-view-now premiere episode.

You can watch an exclusive clip from a forthcoming show and the Ghost Ghirls trailer below.
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'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' season 2 react: Jerry Seinfeld rides again with Sarah Silverman, David Letterman

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The most risky thing about Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is the length. Each installment is just the right size to feel like a tedious waste of time if the jokes or chatter don’t land. The first two episodes of the second season avoid being weak cups of Jerry, although one offers a better jolt than the other.

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Why are actors dressed like 'Game of Thrones' characters playing piano in exotic locales?

Because the Internet, that’s why! Behold the fourth episode of a webseries called “Cosplay Piano,” in which 19-year-old pianist Sonya Belousova dresses up as your costumed favorites and plays new arrangements of their iconic themes. She’s already tackled the worlds of The Walking Dead, Batman, and Superman — so naturally, the universe of HBO and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones was next.

And though the clip opens with a facsimile of Daenerys jamming in the desert, there’s more to it than just the Khaleesi. In the span of just three and a half minutes, “Cosplay Piano” will take you from the Red Waste (where Dany tickles ivories and dragons fly) to a brothel in King’s Landing (where Tyrion grins at Shae, and the women are surprisingly clothed) to the tundra north of the Wall (where the video’s version of Jon Snow could really use a new wig). Guess a sprawling series deserves a sprawling video tribute.

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Reddit launches original web series, 'Explain Like I'm Five' -- VIDEO

The Internet’s front page is expanding. Today, social news site Reddit officially launched Explain Like I’m Five — a new web series inspired by the site’s popular, eponymous subreddit.

Reddit’s “Explain Like I’m Five” section asks posters to untangle thorny issues in the simplest way possible. The videos take that idea a step further by having a pair of very patient grown-ups (Michael Kayne and Langan Kingsley, two veterans of New York City’s improv comedy scene) explain similarly complicated concepts to actual five-year-olds. The series is sponsored by DonorsChoose.org, an online charity aimed at helping public schools.

So far, Reddit has posted three Explain videos, each of which concentrates on a single topic: the crisis in Syria, existentialism (a.k.a. “eggsalentlalism”), or how the stock market works. Here’s the latter, which would have really come in handy in 2008:

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Ridley Scott promises 'high octane' sci-fi with new short-film web venture

Ridley Scott was most recently behind last year’s (sadly misunderstood) Prometheus. Next, he’ll tackle the Internet, announcing yesterday that he was partnering with Machinima, a video entertainment company you’ve probably watched on YouTube. (The company reports that its videos were viewed almost 2 billion times… in February.)

The prolific director-producer will executive produce 12 short films in partnership with the company using talent pulled from Scott’s own production company, Ridley Scott and Associates. Each of the films will be “high-octane science fiction.” The most successful of them will be further developed, meaning they could each spawn a feature film or a web series or a line of high-octane greeting cards.

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