Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Amazon Studios Brings Original Series to Amazon, at their 2013 Upfronts

Amazon Studios has done its final selection process in an innovating way, letting the viewer’s decide which shows would make it to series. Out of amazon’s inaugural fourteen pilots, 5 series will air exclusively on amazon prime instant videos. I personally watched and voted for a few of the pilots myself, and I must say that I enjoyed the interactive process that Amazon Studios provided. So far there are only children’s shows and comedies, but they say they will eventually expanded into dramas, and I am anxiously awaiting for their next development slate.


Alpha House,
is a comedy about four misfit senators-turned-unlikely roommates (Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos) who rent a house together in Washington DC. “We’re thrilled to have emerged safely from this harrowing exercise in online democracy,” said Trudeau. “All of us at Alpha House thank both Amazon and its wise and wonderful customer base for such a happy outcome. As the future of episodic TV packs up and moves to Seattle, we hope the audience will continue to have as much fun watching the show as we have making it.”

follows four friends as they attempt to strike it rich with a new mobile social networking app. Ed Begley Jr, Jon Daly, Joe Dinicol, Charlie Saxton and Karan Soni star. Michael Lehmann will direct and produce along with Emmy winners Alan Freedland and Alan Cohen, and Osacr nominee Michael London. “After many sleepless nights scrutinizing the number of stars we were getting online, we’re excited that both Amazon and the Amazon customers have given us a vote of confidence to move forward with a full season of Betas,” said London. “This is only the beginning for our young social media players and we are excited to push them out in the big world to see if they sink or swim.”


Creative Galaxy
is an animated interactive art adventure series designed to inspire kids creative thinking through crafts, story, music and dance. The series was created by Angela Santomero, creator of Blue’s Clues and the Emmy-nominated literacy series Super Why!. “It’s really rewarding to hear that customers loved Creative Galaxy. It has been a passion project for me to bring the best arts and creativity to kids with Amazon, and I’m so excited that kids are going to be able to enjoy a full season of the show early next year,” said Santomero. “We need more innovative kids programming that puts a strong emphasis on creativity and education. I’m proud and honored to be collaborating with Amazon to make these shows for kids.”

Anne, a young scientist, who creates three robot helpers to assist her scientific experiments in the back of her dad’s junkyard. This science-based series from creator J.J. Johnson aims to introduce kids to science and technology in a fun, new way.

The series, aimed at preschoolers, is set in a whimsical land where a small blue fox named Fig plays each day and discovers adventure, friendship and love around every bend. Children will be enriched by narratives that promote play through exploration and scientific thinking.


I have to admit that I am not a fan of most comedies. I am a drama girl at heart and if I am watching a comedy its most likely a sitcom. I love hot in Cleveland, Melissa and Joey, and Last Man Standing. Therefore, I have to be honest none of these shows really appeal to me. I did watch and rate Alpha House and thought it was a decent laugh. If you are a republican then alpha house is not for you, its a parody of all the stereotypes anyone has ever heard of senators from this party. Hopefully next pilot season, Amazon will include some dramas. So what about you? what will you be watching? did you rate any of the pilots that were shown on Amazon? Let us know in the comments section. 

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