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[11/04/13 - 06:01 AM]
Amazon Original Series "Alpha House" and "Betas" to Premiere This Month
The first three episodes of each show will be available to all Amazon customers for free via Amazon Instant Video.

[06/07/13 - 06:04 AM]
Introducing Amazon Storyteller - a New Tool to Help Writers and Filmmakers Bring Their Stories to Life
Currently in beta, Storyteller is a free online tool that turns scripts into storyboards, complete with characters and dialogue that can then be shared with others for feedback.

[05/29/13 - 06:06 AM]
Customers Have Spoken: "Alpha House," "Betas," "Annebots," "Creative Galaxy" and "Tumbleaf" Chosen for Amazon's First-Ever Original Series, Available Exclusively on Prime Instant Video
Each will begin production on a full series of episodes that will air exclusively on Prime Instant Video later this year and in early 2014.

[05/17/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 17
Updates include: "Alpha House," "Betas" to get series orders from Amazon; Mark Roberts exits CBS's "Mike & Molly"; and ABC, America Ferrera to import "Pedro & Maria."

[04/22/13 - 06:19 AM]
Amazon Originals the Most Watched TV Shows on Amazon Instant Video Since the Friday Launch
Already thousands of customer reviews have been submitted with 80% at ratings of 4 and 5 stars.

[04/19/13 - 02:18 PM]
Amazon Originals Comedies and Kids Pilots Now Free at Amazon Instant Video
Viewers can help decide which of the 14 projects become series.

[03/27/13 - 01:17 PM]
Prime Instant Video Greenlights "Betas," an Original Comedy Pilot
Ed Begley Jr., Jon Daly, Joe Dinicol, Margo Harshman, Charlie Saxton and Karan Soni star in the pilot.

[03/18/13 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 18
Updates include: Rainn Wilson tapped as "Backstrom" at CBS; Amber Tamblyn joins "Anatomy of Violence," also at CBS; and ABC's "Bachelor Pad" won't return this summer.







BETAS (AMAZON)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/19/13 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (11 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 1/17/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, November 2013) Are you an Alpha or a Beta? You can decide this month when the four senators-turned-unlikely-roommates of Alpha House and the endearing, young tech industry entrepreneurs of Betas come back to Amazon in 11-episode series. Alpha House debuts November 15 and Betas will follow on November 22. Set in the land of Silicon Valley start-ups, Betas, written by Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard, follows four friends as they attempt to strike it rich with a new mobile social networking app. Joe Dinicol, Karan Soni, Jon Daly, Charlie Saxton, and Maya Erskine star in the show, with special appearances from Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, St. Elsewhere). Michael Lehmann directs and produces the show along with Emmy Award winners Alan Freedland and Alan Cohen, and Academy Award nominee Michael London.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Charlie Saxton as Nash
· Ed Begley Jr. as TBA
· Joe Dinicol as Trey
· Jon Daly as TBA
· Karan Soni as Lisa Rudolph
· Margo Harshman as Mitchell
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alan Freedland as EP
· Alan R. Cohen as EP
· Evan Endicott as CRTR/EP
· Josh Stoddard as CRTR/EP
· Michael Lehman as PROD/DIR (Pilot)
· Michael London as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Amazon Studios