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NBC's web plans for Chuck, Office, Heroes, 30 Rock

by Anna Johns, posted Apr 3rd 2008 3:43PM
nbc logoAs part of yesterday's fall schedule announcement, NBC also debuted its plans for online content. Beginning this summer, NBC will produce short, original episodes -- webisodes -- of The Office, Chuck, and Heroes. NBC isn't saying much about what these webisodes will entail, but NBC Universal co-chair Ben Silverman promises they'll be meaty. He said the new WGA contract allows NBC writers to go all-out with the work, without wondering whether they're being fairly compensated.

You may remember The Office did a series of webisodes in 2006 called The Accountants, where several of the co-stars investigated missing account money. It even won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Broadband. This July's webisodes are essentially a renewal of that series.

The network is also expanding 30 Rock's online presence with 30 Rock 360, which includes a blog and business courses from Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin). While that is probably worthy of a bookmark, I wish they'd also do something with Kenneth the Page. He'd make great webisodes-- just showing us around the real 30 Rock, even.

NBC is also launching an online-only show called Fears, Secrets & Desires where the public can a story that will be produced into videos starring "Hollywood talent normally associated with the big or small screen", according to Silverman.

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30 Rock is back on the air - finally! I've been watching full episodes of Season 2 on Fancast.com for free whenever I have time :) Fancast interviewed Tina Fey about the new season - get the scoop on the Dish 'N Dat blog.

April 06 2008 at 11:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Heroes in webisodes? SWEEEEET! That was a fun, great show.

April 04 2008 at 8:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They actually did do some videos with Kenneth--he had an interview show where he would get someone like Tracy or Jenna to talk to him at his desk. I saw the videos at nbc.com; they were quite good, but the one with Jenna is a laugh riot (but then again, what part of the show isn't?)

April 03 2008 at 4:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

For 30 Rock, it could be a blog entitled "Kenneth the Page Page".

April 03 2008 at 3:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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