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China removes gay high school drama from streaming sites

Addicted – a 15-episode series about a gay high school couple – vanished from the internet without warning on Monday (February 22), leaving angry fans in the country unable to watch the last three episodes. […] Addiction’s writer and producer – who uses the pseudonym Chaijidan – said filming for the second season would “not be impacted” by the ban. The show’s weibo.com account said the final three episodes would be available on YouTube – another site blocked in China. – Joe Williams, PinkNews

Streamup Sets Slate of First Live-Streaming Original Shows (Exclusive)

The live originals include a late-night talk show and a live broadcast of “Cannibal! The Musical” by Trey Parker (“South Park,” “Book of Mormon”). The shows will start premiering in April, and Streamup will continue launching new series throughout the year, said president Will Keenan, formerly head of Endemol Beyond USA. […] Streamup has more than 20 million monthly active users on the web and for its iOS app, the company claims, citing Google Analytics data. That’s more than the audience of other live-streaming Internet platforms Twitter’s Periscope, YouNow and Meerkat, according to Streamup. – Todd Spangler, Variety

Louis C.K. Surprise Debuts ‘Horace And Pete’, New Online Series Co-Starring Steve Buscemi

Louis C.K. has this morning emerged, groundhog like, and surprised fans with the unveiling of a project he’s somehow managed to keep completely secret, a new online dramedy series co-starring Steve Buscemi and Alan Alda called Horace and Pete. Something like a dramatic (or blackly comedic) Cheers, the 67 minute drama revolves around an Irish bar, Horace and Pete’s, and the people who work and frequent it. – Ross A. Lincoln, Deadline Hollywood

HBO Gives Series Order to Comedy From YouTube Star Issa Rae

photo: The Hollywood Reporter

Issa Rae stars as Issa Dee opposite Yvonne Orji (Love That Girl!), who will play Issa’s best friend, Molly. Although she is very successful professionally in the corporate world, Molly is not so successful in her love life. […] Rae is known for her award-winning web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, which has helped her amass 200,000 subscribers and 20 million views on YouTube. – Kate Stanhope & Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter

‘The Outs’ Web Series, Aidy Bryant Short & More On Vimeo Slate

photo: Adam Goldman/Vimeo, Deadline Hollywood

Vimeo has announced its first original programming slate, which includes The Outs web series from Adam Goldman and Sasha Winters; Darby Forever, a short film from Saturday Night Live‘s Aidy Bryant; and Vimeo’s first original stand-up special, Bianca Del Rio’s Rolodex Of Hate Comedy Special: Live From Austin. All three will premiere this winter exclusively on Vimeo On Demand. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood

‘Firefly’ Fans, Rejoice! Vimeo’s New Series ‘Con Man’ Is A Reunion (Of Sorts)

photo: Vimeo, Decider

Inspired by their personal experiences attending sci-fi conventions over the last decade, Firefly co-stars Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion crowdsourced a production budget for a short fictional series about sci-fi conventions called Con Man. The duo turned to Indiegogo earlier this year with their pitch, and the response was staggering: 47,000 individual contributors raised a robust $3.1 million. With an original funding goal of $425,000, Tudyk and Fillion raised $1 million the first day and expanded their original plan for a three-episode miniseries to 13 episodes. – Scott Porch, Decider

Making Stop-Motion Lego Movies Is Easier With Phonetic Minifig Heads

photo: Minifigs.me

If you’re a stop-motion Lego filmmaker who thinks that adding moving mouths in post-production is cheating (or too time-consuming) then over on Minifigs.me you’ll want to grab a set of these Minifig heads featuring phonetic mouth poses that can be swapped in while you’re animating. – Andrew Liszewski, Gizmodo

Exclusive: First Episode of Second Season of ‘Adultish’ Web Series

photo: Adultish Web Series

Adult-ish” follows the life of Bevin, a young(ish) blogger living in New York City and investigating “Y” her generation is refusing to group up. Along with her best friends, Eric, Michael, James and Libby, Bevin and crew embark on any path they can find to transition themselves into adulthood without sacrificing their love for all things Nostalgia and Childish. – Paula Bernstein, indieWIRE

Try not to soil your browser window watching this one-minute horror short

Crypt TV is the newest online venture from Eli Roth and Jack Davis, a one-stop-shop for all things horrifying, goofy, or (more often than not) a little of both. It features short films, web series, homages to eight-bit video games, and the aforementioned experiment in scares delivered in less than a minute. – Alex McCown, The A.V. Club
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