The CW’s digital-only studio CW Seed announced Monday that it has launched a new series, “L.A. Rangers,” as well as short webisodes of its improv comedy show “Whose Line is it Anyway?.”
“L.A. Rangers,” created by and starring “Hart of Dixie” star Wilson Bethel, centers on two aspiring filmmakers working as rangers in LA’s Griffith Park. In each episode of the series, penned and produced by Bethel and Dugan O’Neal, the two are pulled into movie versions of their dreams.
Building on the success of the long-running “Whose Line,” which stars Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles and is hosted by Aisha Tyler, “Whose Line is it Minis” will pack 30 minutes of content into two-minute webisodes, including bloopers and outtakes.
The studio also announced plans for four new digital series slated to premiere exclusively on the platform later this summer, including the previously reported on “Veronica Mars” spin-off “Play it Again, Dick,” an untitled comedy from Alloy Entertainment,the previously announced “The Kelly Cutrone Project,” hosted by “America’s Next Top Model” judge Kelly Cutrone, and “The Real Backpackers,” which is a sister project to new summer program “Backpackers.”
Starring Ryan Hansen as an enhanced version of himself as he attempts to get a spinoff show for his Dick Casablancas show, “Play it Again, Dick” will include guest appearances some of Hansen’s “Veronica Mars” co-stars.
Alloy’s still-untitled digital comedy, written by Richard Keith and Erin Cardillo and exec produced by Leslie Morgenstein and Tripp Reed centers on two best friends and roommates confronted with an awkward situation when when one of them starts dating the other’s mom.
Kelly Cutrone’s digital talk show will discuss everything from fashion to pop culture. Cutrone serves as host and exec producer, along with exec producers Liz Gateley and Tony DiSanto, in association with DiGa Prods.
“The Real Backpackers” will launch as a corresponding reality series in conjunction with the on-air premiere of “Backpackers” as actress Annie Unnold travels to the same locations in Europe and Canada and goes beyond the set to find the best real-life places to eat, drink and party.
CW Seed is also slated to launch new seasons of “Husbands,” “The P.E.T. Squad Files,” “Very Mallory” and the daily entertainment series “CelebTV on the CW.”