Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Comedians in Cars' Comes Back Around

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Comedians in Cars' Comes Back Around

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A new season of Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" launches Thursday.

The Web series, which premiered in July 2012, features Mr. Seinfeld talking to fellow comedians. Guests this season will include David Letterman, Sarah Silverman and Chris Rock. The first, featuring Ms. Silverman, premieres Thursday at noon. New episodes will post Thursdays through July 18.

Episodes stream on Crackle and the show's website:

www.comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com

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Amazon Studios has given the green light to five of the 14 original Web series pilots it launched on Amazon's Instant Video section in April.

It will produce full seasons of two comedies -- "Alpha House" and "Betas" -- and three kids' shows -- "Annebots," "Creative Galaxy" and "Tumbleaf." They'll be available on Amazon's subscription video service later this year.

"Alpha House" is a comedy about four senators sharing a house in D.C., starring John Goodman and written by Garry Trudeau. "Betas" centers on a group of young would-be tech entrepreneurs trying to launch a social networking app they developed.

Amazon put the pilots online and asked viewers for their feedback on the 14 contenders.

Amazon Studios also has movies in development and plans to produce other original Web series pilots.

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Comcast's Xfinity has launched a new online portal devoted to programming for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender audience.

The micro site links to movies and TV programming from a range of sources. Selections include "The Birdcage," "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and "RuPaul's Drag Race."

The site offers documentaries, music, news and links to LGBT resources.

xfinity.com/LGBT

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The first three episodes of the Web series "The Outs" will be screened June 15 at 8 p.m. in the Westin Pittsburgh's Westmoreland Room. …

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