[03/27/07 - 11:23 AM]
VH1 Returns with Its Original Scripted Broadband Series 'Home Purchasing Club'
"Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Jeff Garlin and "The Office's" David Koechner will both appear on the broadband show's second season.

[via press release from VH1]

VH1 Returns With Its Original Scripted Broadband Series 'Home Purchasing Club'

Season Two Launches on VSPOT and Its Companion Syndicated Player on Monday, April 16

New Season Features Stars From 'Saturday Night Live,' 'Whose Line Is It Anyway,' 'Drew Carey's Improv All Stars,' 'The Office' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

NEW YORK, March 27 -- VH1 has renewed its original broadband series, "Home Purchasing Club" for a second season. Called "uproariously funny" by TV Guide, the series returns with eight new episodes exclusively on VSPOT, VH1's broadband channel and its companion syndicated player beginning April 16. New episodes will launch weekly.

VSPOT's original scripted broadband series, "Home Purchasing Club," takes an edgy and irreverent look at home shopping channels with memorable segments like "Kid's Corner" and "Men's Hygiene forum." With brand new episodes launching every week, there's no doubt that fans will be hooked on these "must have" items. In addition to the ensemble cast from season one, this season welcomes Jeff Garlin and David Koechner best known for their roles on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The Office," respectively.

"Home Purchasing Club" is available on demand on VSPOT and on the VSPOT syndicated player, which offers users and Web publishers the ability to "snag" the player and VSPOT content for their own sites. A differentiating feature on the player is its ability to be dynamically updated with new content. When a user snags an episode of "Home Purchasing Club," a new episode will automatically update in the player the following week and will be available alongside the originally "snagged" episode. The VSPOT syndicated player also offers search and "send-to-a-friend" capabilities providing users with an easy and accessible way to watch and share episodes of "Home Purchasing Club" and other VSPOT content.

For more information on "Home Purchasing Club," or to catch up on episodes from season one visit http://www.buyhpc.com/.

HPC was created by writer/actor Sean Masterson (Whose Line Is It Anyway, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Second City - Chicago) and co-written by writer/actor Jonathan Mangum (Drew Carey Show, Wayne Brady Show, Reno 911). HPC was developed and directed by Emmy Award-winner Brian K. Roberts (Drew Carey Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, One On One), executive produced by Generate and produced by Tom Lowe. Tony Carbone and Tina Imm are executive producers for VH1.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 90 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul and VSPOT, VH1's broadband channel. Connect with VH1 at http://www.VH1.com.

VSPOT at VH1.com (http://vspot.vh1.com) -- VH1's broadband channel -- brings viewers the richest music and pop-culture video content on demand: events, series sneak peeks and episodes, exclusive artist and celebrity interviews, movie trailers, in-studio performances and original series, not to mention thousands of music videos and customizable play lists. Launched in July, 2005 VSPOT streams grew an average of 38 percent each month in 2006.

About Generate

Generate is the first production and management company established by media leaders to create content across multiple platforms embraced by young adults and family households. Launched in early 2006, Generate is a team of 20 employees led by leading entertainment industry executives, who all have proven track records for developing hit franchises that appeal to youthful audiences. Generate currently has an overall deal with MTV Networks to develop content for their suite of popular basic cable, broadband and mobile distribution channels.

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  [march 2007]  


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