Atom Ignites Online Originals

MTV Networks’ male-skewing humor site plans to develop more than a dozen original Web series.

Among the short-form projects in the works are this summer’s eight-episode Munchie the Agent, which depicts a cat that serves as a Hollywood deal-broker. That show will feature guest appearances by familiar actors such as Tom Arnold and Eric Roberts. Also on the docket is Johnny B. Homeless, which chronicles the couch-crashing exploits of a homeless party animal. That nine-episode series stars Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson.

Atom’s new slate kicks off with M’Larky which debuted the first of 13 episodes yesterday. The cop-show spoof was created by its star, Dan Fogler (Balls of Fury). Like Munchie, M’Larky features a string of guest appearances by the likes of well-known comedians such as Gilbert Gottfried and Jeffrey Ross.

Besides new series, Atom has also renewed Legend of Neil, which follows a guy struggling with the classic videogame Legend of Zelda, for its third and final season. Other Atom projects include this summer’s Scott Gairdner sketch comedy vehicle; Rahzel’s Rap Minute, scheduled to premiere this fall; as well as Tommy Wiseau’s untitled horror parody, also due in the fall.

Several of these series have the potential to make it to TV via sibling Comedy Central, which airs Atom TV each Wednesday at 2:30 a.m.

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