Yahoo! greenlights six original series

Yahoo! has ordered six new series as its push into original content continues. The internet firm unveiled the shows at its ‘New Front’ event in New York last night.

Morgan Spurlock is producing Losing Your Virginity with John Stamos in which the eponymous actor will interview celebrities about how they lost their virginity.

The Daily Show’s Ed Helms has created Tiny Commando, an action comedy about a four-inch tall private detective that will be produced by Principato-Young Entertainment.

Principato-Young is teaming with Michael Eisner’s digital production company Vuguru for another of the original, We Need Help about an overworked personal assistant.

The three lifestyle shows are Fashion Recipe, hosted by celebrity stylist Brett Alan Nelson, food and film show Cinema & Spice and cookery show Grill Girls (WT).

“In the last year, we have more than doubled the original video programming on Yahoo! to become one of the Web’s largest content publishers,” said Erin McPherson, Yahoo! vice president and head of video. “The new shows and partnerships we’re announcing at Yahoo!’s NewFront demonstrate how we are building scale, reaching more targeted audiences, and innovating with content.”


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