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Quarterlife, from the creators of My So Called Life

by Brett Love, posted Sep 13th 2007 3:00PM
scott foster, bitsie tulloch - quarterlife
Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, who count Thirtysomething and My So Called Life among their credits, are getting ready to premiere their newest project, Quarterlife. This one is a little bit different though, as it's not another conventional TV show. Instead, Quarterlife is a web based, advertising supported, series that will air on Myspace. The episodes will be about eight minutes long and follow the lives of a group of college friends that have just recently graduated.

The excitement begins when the group discovers that Dylan (Bitsie Tulloch, pictured right) has been keeping a video blog about them on her website, quarterlife. There aren't a lot more details about the show available yet, but you can watch a trailer on the official site to get an idea of how it's all going to work. The series premieres on Myspace on Nov. 11th, and on quarterlife.com the following day.

Joining Tulloch in the cast are Scott Foster (Greek, pictured left), David Walton (Cracking Up), Michelle Lombardo (Entourage), Maite Schwartz, and Barret Swatek (7th Heaven). None of them are what I would consider name actors, but it is a pretty respectable cast for a web based experiment. And that, as much as anything, is the draw of this show for me.

It's an idea that has been floating around for a few years, and been tried to various degrees of success. I don't think it is so much a matter of if someone is going to create a hit show outside of the conventional broadcast mediums, but more a question of when. With Herskovitz, Zwick, and Myspace on board, this is certainly a big step in that direction. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

Along with the show, quarterlife.com is set up to become some manner of a social networking site for creative people, those with a passion for photography, writing, music, film making, dance, design, etc. That's an ambitious undertaking, and I'm not sure I get the gist of how that is all going to work, but it might be worth a look once the site officially launches, if you're into that kind of thing.

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Galley

Offer it as a video podcast in the iTunes Store, and I'l check it out.

September 14 2007 at 10:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
C. Hernandez

I love the idea of the series, because I'm right there in that fresh-out-of-college age bracket, but I don't like the 8-minute webisode format. I'm afraid this might go the way of the aforementioned "Santuary," which I also liked the premise of, but even it's 15-minute webisode every other week or so format just isn't enough to keep me in it.

September 14 2007 at 4:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
plinstrot

Bitsie Tulloch was great on Lonelygirl15 and Scott Foster's one of my fravorite actors on Greek (he plays Cappie), so I'm really looking forward to this show.
Other great web series people might be interested in are:

Lonelygirl15.com
PromQueen.tv
Sancutaryforall.com (from the people behind Stargate)
Channel101.com (monthly pilots)
StarTrekNewVoyages.com
Trenchesonline.com (not out yet)

September 13 2007 at 3:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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