via press release:
FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS’ 'SINGLE' TO BE RELEASED ON HULU.COM
First 5episodes to go live tomorrow, Tuesday, December 21st
LOS ANGELES—December 20, 2010— Starting Tuesday, December 21st, Fox International Channels (FIC) will make its original short form series, Single, available on Hulu.com (http://hulu.com/single-dads).
Single, a 30 x 5-minute scripted comedy web series, tells the story of two single fathers, who meet after they were both kicked out of a parenting class at the local YMCA. They quickly become best friends; bonding over the fact that they both have one-year-olds – Pete Jr. and Theodore. They always have the best intentions, but inevitably do something irresponsible or thoughtless in each and every episode.
Singlecontains two seasons with 15 episodes each and will be release d in two phases. FIC will make new episodes of season one available on a daily basis after the initial release. New episodes of season two will be offered on a weekly basis starting January.
“Releasing Singleon Hulu is part of our plan to further develop this project into a TV series,” said
Sharon Tal Yguado, SVP of Scripted Programming at FIC. “We believe in the series’ long form potential and leave the final decision up to the viewers. If they like it and want more, we’ll make it happen.”
Fox International Channels recently hired the social media agency, Attention Span Media (ASM) to drive social media marketing and promotional activities for Single Dads. For continuing information about Single Dad’s, follow us on Twitter @singledads.
Single Dads is FIC’s wholly owned original series and was written and produced by its stars, Pete Karinen and Brian Sacca. The show is directed by Jordan Vogt Roberts and is also produced by Ryan Scott Warren. Additional cast for seasons one and two include James M Connor, who plays the role of “Jim,” Pete’s dad.
After gigging around New York's downtown comedy scene for a few years, Pete and Brian wrote and performed “Pete and Brian's One Man Show,” an official selection of the 2007 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Their short film "FCU: Fact Checkers Unit" (co-starring Bill Murray) was an official selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, their film "The Definition of Sex" was an official selection of the 2007 SXSW Film Festival, and their video "Knock Knock" won the 2007 MySpace Short Film Contest. They are currently developing projects with Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films and "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer, and Pete can be seen playing the role of "Jim" in the upcoming Fox show "Mixed Signals," premiering in February.
About FOX International Channels
FOX International Channels (FIC) is News Corporation’s international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 200 wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, factual, sports and movie channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in 35 languages. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 380 million subscribing households (875 million cumulative) worldwide. FIC is dedicated to delivering high quality content to it global viewers. We acquire, develop, produce and co-produce scripted and non scripted programming for our linear and digital platforms including, most recently, thenominated series, . FIC owns and operates four production studios internationally, as well as, FOX Bytes, a digital studio arm dedicated to the production of several short form series, most notably Single Dads, Security7 and Movie in Minute.