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  Sitcom, a Sitcom

About the Series About the Series
Vital Stats Vital Stats
  Brandy Dubuffet [Lunden De'Leon]
Jim [Jim Morrow] Justin Chase [Allen Burns]
Ryan [Ryan Moriarty] Sarah Louise Porto [Laura Buckles]
Kerry [Kerry Kimble] Giovanni Messina [Eric Turic]
Kristen [Kristen Davidson] Penelope St. Andrews [Natalie Sutherland]
Didi [Didi Beyeler] Barth Silvermanarian [Kevin Deen]
Foxy Manowski [Ryan Angel]
Anthony Kling Anthony Kling
 Sitcom, a sitcom (season one)
Sitcom, a sitcom is the first situation comedy for the Internet. The show is the acclaimed semi-autobiographical romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations a group of young dotcom executives go through while falling in and out of love.
Since September, 2001, Sitcom a Sitcom has ...
  • been acclaimed as making "Internet history as Sitcom becomes the first situation comedy series for the Internet" ... a new comedy from a family that "collectively have been attached to all six decades of television history with credits including All in the Family, the Carol Burnett Show and Maude" ... a show so good it " 'could easily finish in the top ten of any network show this season ' " (Yahoo! News),
  • been praised as a show that's "on laugh track", "first time an Internet program has been spun off from another ... just like a half-hour TV sitcom, except that it's available only online", making Television Internet "the first broadcasting company to deliver original programming to Windows' Pocket PC wireless devices" and "an unsurpassed forum for incubating new programming ideas on their way ... to traditional media" (Hollywood Reporter),
  • been covered in a story alongside Blink 182 and Julianne Moore (Playboy Magazine),
  • received rave reviews from the cable television show "Techlink" (Techlink),
  • been heralded for delivering the "Net's First TV Movie of the Week" (Microsoft Newsstand),
  • been applauded for having "the first African-American actress to star in an original series for the Internet" ... a show that demonstrates that an " 'African-American women can be funny, beautiful, and intelligent '" (BlackVoices.com),
  • been praised for Lunden De'Leon's "historic performance as the first African-American actor to star in an original series for the Internet" (North East Florida Advocate),
  • been reported as sending "a positive image regarding the role of Black executives in Hollywood" and an "interracial relationship" (Columbus Post Newspaper),
  • been applauded for making "internet programming history in 2002 for the deaf and hard of hearing. Sitcom will provide the hearing impaired a new form of closed captioning for viewing the net's first situation comedy" (Deaf Voice),
  • been acclaimed for being part of the "first wireless broadcasting network to deliver net-original series programming to Windows Media-enabled Pocket PC wireless devices" (Microsoft Newsstand),
  • been the only series to be part of the October 4, 2001 Microsoft press release in two continents for the Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 (San Francisco, CA),
  • and has been heralded by the Microsoft Corporation (San Francisco, CA). "We are pleased that the Television Internet Broadcasting Network is taking advantage of the new feature functionalities of Pocket PC 2002 in producing Sitcom for the Windows Media platform, enabling to watch half-hour episodes, even hour and a half movies of the week, with full screen, stereo sound," said Chris Hill, product manager, Microsoft Corporation. > Other press
 Vital Stats
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The Net's First Situation Comedy
Total Number of Episodes: 26 (13 Hours)
Format: 1/2 hour Comedy
Most Notable: Net's First Sitcom
Strongest Demographic: M 18-24, F 25-34.
Taped at Television Internet Studios in California

Executive Producer, Anthony Kling; producer, Mary Kling; director, M. Kling; writer, A. Kling.

Cast: Brandy Dubuffet - Lunden De'Leon; Justin Chase - Allen Burns; Sarah Louise Porto - Laura Buckles; Giovanni Messina - Eric Turic; Penelope St. Andrews - Natalie Sutherland; Barth Silvermanarian - Kevin Deen; and Foxy Manowski - Ryan Angel.
Viewable on Comedy Channel
L to R: Deen, Sutherland, Burns, Angel, De'Leon, Buckles, Turic.
Cast

Brandy Dubuffet

b5-1.jpg (22666 bytes) Lunden De'Leon stars as "Brandy Dubuffet", a marketing executive from Shreveport, Louisiana who moves to Los Angeles to take a position as Television Internet's Head of Marketing only to find herself falling in love with her boss, Executive Producer Justiin Chase. > More 

  Justin Chase

b5-1.jpg (22666 bytes) Allen Burns stars as "Justin Chase", the former Executive Producer of Muscle Beach. Following the recent success of Muscle Beach, Television Internet gives Chase the greenlight to produce the next hit series for the network. For Chase, an Alabaman who rather be fly-fishing or playing golf, that's easier said than done. > More

 Sarah Louise Porto

b5-1.jpg (22666 bytes) Laura Buckles stars as "Sarah Louise Porto", the former Publicist of Muscle Beach who now finds herself promoting the next series for Television Internet while falling in and out of love with its head writer. > More

 Giovanni Messina

b5-1.jpg (22666 bytes) Eric Turic stars as "Giovanni Messina", the sexy New Yorker Sicilian head writer who has a way with words and women, finding himself in love with not one but two fellow co-workers. > More

 Penelope St. Andrews

b5-1.jpg (22666 bytes) Natalie Sutherland stars as "Penelope St. Andrews", the Scottish star who finds and claws to become Television Internet's star of its next series only to find herself softening her edges and falling for her head writer. > More

 Barth Silvermanarian

b5-1.jpg (22666 bytes) Kevin Deen stars as "Barth Silvermanarian", a powerless head of Comedy Development who learns about friendship, love and maturing in becoming a young man. > More

 Foxy Manowski

b5-1.jpg (22666 bytes) Ryan Angel stars as "Foxy Manowski", a simple girl who while leaving everyone happy and sometimes senseless learns the meaning of love and friendship. > More
 Muscle Beach (season three)
When Television Internet's series "Muscle Beach" first premiered in March, 2000, the comedy/fitness show about bodybuilders and models immediately became a worldwide hit. Originally developed in 1998, "Muscle" quickly became the first network-quality episodic series for the Web. In its first season, "Muscle" was propelled by international auds from Sweden and Italy.

In April, the show became the net's most watch original series. In June, the series made history again by airing the net's first hour-long original special. By its season finale in July, the show posted its highest ratings ever on a night against CBS's Survivor.

In July, Television Internet surprised industry watchers by announcing that "Muscle Beach" had been picked up for, not one, but two more seasons, slating the show to become the net's longest running series.
Vital Stats
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Premiere Date: March 22, 2000
Total Number of Episodes: 26 (13 Hours)
Format: 1/2 hour Sports, Comedy
Most Notable: Net's First Primetime Quality 1/2 Hour Show.
Strongest Demographic: M 18-24, F 25-34.
Taped at Television Internet Studios in California

Executive Producer, Anthony Kling; producer, Mary Kling; director, M. Kling; writer, A. Kling.

Cast: Jim - Jim Morrow; Ryan - Ryan Moriarty; Kerry - Kerry Kimble; Kristen - Kristen Davidson; Didi - Didi Beyeler.
Viewable on Sports Channel
New Episodes on Wednesdays: 8:00 PM U.S. EST
L to R: Morrow, Beyeler, Kimble, Moriarty. Not pictured: Davidson.

Jim

jim16.jpg (15028 bytes) Jim Morrow stars as "Jim", an overly confident member of the Muscle Beach gym. He finds himself hopeless tongue-tied for the first time in his life when he meets the gym's newest member, "Kerry" (played by Kerry Kimble). > More

Ryan

ryan5.jpg (10753 bytes) Ryan Moriarty stars as "Ryan", whose urge to say everything on his mind, even to his sexy workout partner "Kerry" (played by Kerry Kimble), gets him into trouble on a regular basis. > More

Kerry

kerry10.jpg (10754 bytes) Kerry Kimble stars as "Kerry", who unfortunately has chosen a gym with three overly aggressive men all fighting to be her workout partner. > More

Kristen

kris8.jpg (17930 bytes) Kristen Davidson stars as "Kristen", the smart-talking gym member who holds her own against the men of the gym. > More

Didi

11PhotoofDidi.jpg (22156 bytes) Didi Beyeler stars as "Didi", the graceful bodybuilder who accidentally finds himself falling into unlikely places. > More
anthony kling, ceo and founder of television internet
As one of the most successful series producers of his generation, Anthony Kling has changed the face of internet history. His shows have taken us to beautiful destinations while exploring relationships and issues that impact the way we think about our lives.

Kling is the son of legendary 7-time Emmy nominated, 2-time Emmy winning writer/producer Woody Kling. In the 1940s, Woody Kling with American's favorite, Milton Berle, helped bring to American television sets the first hit television show in television history, the Texaco Star Theatre starring Milton Berle. Thereafter, Woody Kling would write and/or produce shows that defined television programming history: All in the Family, Maude, the Carol Burnett Show, the Jackie Gleason Show, to name a few. As his father brought into our homes then the first hit shows in that new medium called "television", Kling brings into our homes today the first hit shows in the that new medium called "Television Internet".

Kling's achievements as a writer started at a young age. His career started in his early 20s when two sitcoms he authored made it to the final round of consideration by one of the then three major networks, in two consecutive years. One sitcom, too controversial for its time, would have been the first Hispanic-led sitcom that decade.

In 1997, Kling shocked the television industry by launching the Television Internet Broadcasting Network, becoming the first company to deliver original episodic programming not to our television sets but to our computers, online, worldwide. In a heartbeat, Kling had brought primetime online.

In the next few years, Hollywood's largest studios scrambled desperately to copy Television Internet, but to no avail. Now, nearly five years later, the company that began with one script continues to entertain audiences worldwide like no other network before it, a testament to Kling as a creative, programming, and internet visionary. The Television Internet Broadcasting Network is today listed as one of the top two hundred networks worldwide.

In 2000, Kling created, wrote, and executive produced for Television Internet all twenty-six episodes of the hit series Muscle Beach, the first primetime online series. The show quickly became the net's most watched series. Audiences were captivated by how the series for the first time put humor to fitness, bodybuilding and nutrition. As a result, in September, Muscle brought Television Internet an award nomination as the only U.S.-based content creator nominated for the RAI Italia awards, one of the oldest and most prestigious European awards.

Muscle went on to receive acclaim as a programming breakthrough for the internet as the first network-quality episodic series for the Internet. The series would then deliver the first multi-part episode, the first spin-off series, the first crossover episode, and the first hour-long original special for an internet series.

Now in its third season Muscle is still the net's most watched series.

In 2001, to follow up Muscle, Kling then created, wrote, and executive produced all twenty-six episodes of the hilarious romantic comedy Sitcom, a sitcom.

Today, Sitcom continues to bring Kling accolades worldwide for making internet history, for its technological achievements, for its portrayal of African Americans, and for its closed captioning offerings.

For Kling, Sitcom marks several historic firsts for the net. First, Sitcom is the net's first show from a family that "collectively have been attached to all six decades of television history with credits including All in the Family, the Carol Burnett Show and Maude" (Yahoo! News). Also, the series has been praised as a show that's "on laugh track" is the "first time an Internet program has been spun off from another ... just like a half-hour TV sitcom, except that it's available only online" (Hollywood Reporter). And finally, the series sets Television Internet as "the first broadcasting company to deliver original programming to Windows' Pocket PC wireless devices" and "an unsurpassed forum for incubating new programming ideas on their way ... to traditional media" (Hollywood Reporter).

Sitcom is not just the first situation comedy for the net and the first series to deliver a TV-movie of the week online; the show is also the first spin-off series for the net and the second series (Muscle being the first) to aire a crossover episode online.

Similarly, the technology community praised Kling for Sitcom's historic achievements. The series has been heralded for delivering the "Net's First TV Movie of the Week" (Microsoft Newsstand), and been acclaimed for being part of the "first wireless broadcasting network to deliver net-original series programming to Windows Media-enabled Pocket PC wireless devices" (Microsoft Newsstand).

On October 4, 2001, Sitcom was the only series to be part of the October 4, 2001 Microsoft press release in two continents for the Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 (San Francisco, CA). The Microsoft Corporation continued to herald Sitcom's achievements through year-end stating, "We are pleased that the Television Internet Broadcasting Network is taking advantage of the new feature functionalities of Pocket PC 2002 in producing Sitcom for the Windows Media platform, enabling to watch half-hour episodes, even hour and a half movies of the week, with full screen, stereo sound." (Chris Hill, product manager for the Microsoft Corporation).

In early 2002, the African-American publications from Florida to California applauded Kling's positive portrayal of African-Americans and interracial relationships in Sitcom. Sitcom was given thumbs-up for having "the first African-American actress to star in an original series for the Internet" ... a show that demonstrates that an " 'African-American women can be funny, beautiful, and intelligent '" (BlackVoices.com). Series star Lunden De'Leon was praised for giving a "historic performance as the first African-American actor to star in an original series for the Internet" (North East Florida Advocate). In whole, publications agreed that Sitcom sends "a positive image regarding the role of Black executives in Hollywood" and an "interracial relationship" (Columbus Post Newspaper).

By February, the Hearing Impaired community recognized Kling for his groundbreaking offering for deaf viewers of closed captioning. Sitcom was applauded for making "internet programming history in 2002 for the deaf and hard of hearing ... [providing] the hearing impaired a new form of closed captioning for viewing the net's first situation comedy" (Deaf Voice). Publications called Sitcom's offering as an "unprecedented closed captioning for the hearing impaired .... a software coding that enables deaf and hard of hearing individuals to watch the original half-hour comedy for free while following along with the show's script." (Deaf Base).

Today, Kling continues to develop and produce shows that are unmatched in their writing and appeal.

Playboy Magazine, Global Black Woman, and Black Men's Magazine, to name a few, have featured Kling's shows in stories alongside Blink 182 and Julianne Moore. The cable series Techlink spent an entire day filming the series for a ten minute special cable program. The music video for the series' theme song You are the One was a MTV TRL daily submission.

What these and future projects that Kling delivers have in common is one thing: a humor and sexiness we long for in our lives. The series embody the best that we all attempt to attain in life, in friendship, love, and belonging.

to schedule Anthony to speak, contact press@televisioninternet.com

In the year 2000, the Kling family became the only family name attached to two different centuries of episodic programming history.

 

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