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'Fact-Checkers Unit' Web Series Attracts Big Names

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 18th 2010 11:20AM
Fact-Checkers UnitYou know those crazy tabloids that report out-there stories, like "Luke Perry seen hanging out with the ghost of Elvis at Area 51"? Well, did you know there are fact-checkers who have to "verify" those stories?

That's the premise of NBC's new web series, 'FCU: Fact-Checkers Unit,' based on the short film of the same name.

'FCU' follows fictional Dictum magazine employees Russell and Dylan as they check the facts for various stories. Creators Peter Karinen and Brian Sacca also play the main characters.

According to the LA Times, look for Luke Perry, Donald Faison and 'Flight of the Conchords' star Kristen Schaal in the first three episodes, available now.

Other guest stars in the upcoming five- to six-minute episodes include Alex Trebek, Dave Navarro, Jon Heder, Pauly Perrette and Zach Gilford. You can check out 'FCU' right here and below.

'FCU' is just one of NBC.com's original shows. 'In Gayle We Trust' is back for a new season, and 'Dial Star' launched earlier this summer.

Tell us: Are you keen on web shows? What's your favorite?

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Linda Czerny

Of an I forgot the British web comedy series Invention with Brian Forbes thats the one I also like. :-)

August 18 2010 at 12:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Linda Czerny

I love FCU I also like another web show in the investigation comedy route called Safety Geeks: SVI . Its out in 3D now too I think. Worth a look. Woot!

August 18 2010 at 12:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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