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Romp.com taking content offline

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Netcaster TheRomp.com is taking its content offline, inking a development deal with Mandalay Sports Entertainment to produce reality-based gameshows “The Hunt” and “Peephole” for television. Jason Hervey (“The Wonder Years”) and David Salzberg will exec produce the voyeuristic programs.

Romp toppers Eric Eisner and Bruce Forman are shopping the projects. CAA is repping the company’s TV endeavors.

Transformation from a dot-com to a full-fledged entertainment company comes as Romp is readying to release CD compilations of songs from its most popular shows, including “Booty Call” and the “O Show.” Discs are expected to hit store shelves next spring. Select songs will be available for download at Romp.com.

Company also plans to launch its “Roving Romp” wireless initiative this fall to supply owners of devices such as Palm Pilots and cell phones with interactive games. “Booty” and “Pub Crawl” (a drunken version of “Frogger”), as well as trivia titles, will be available. Move enables TheRomp to enter the handheld-friendly European and Asian markets.

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