Ed Helms' Tiny Commando series coming to Yahoo
NEW YORK (AP) - Yahoo's latest slate of original programming is led by Ed Helms as a 10cm-tall crime fighter.
Tiny Commando, created by the The Office star, was unveiled on Monday night in a presentation by Yahoo to advertisers in New York. It stars Helms, along with Zachary Levi, of Chuck, and Gillian Jacobs, of Community. Following in Netflix's footsteps, Yahoo will simultaneously release all episodes of Tiny Commando and other comedy series this fall.
Yahoo also will debut a series titled Losing Your Virginity With John Stamos, in which the former Full House actor interviews celebrities about their first sexual experiences. Documentary film-maker Morgan Spurlock executive produces.
Along with YouTube, Netflix and Hulu, Yahoo has sought in recent years to expand into original programming - mainly short-form Web series - that draws users to its platform. Ms Erin McPherson, Yahoo vice-president and head of video, said the company has more than doubled its original video programming in the last year.