A modern day fairytale
It never got any further than the pilot stage but instead was posted onto You Tube where it gained a following and apparently 300,000 views. And happy ending! Following its online success, the show is going to be picked up for a series.
It's not the first time a website has spawned a show, rather than the other way around - a recent example is The Law of the Playground (‘not as funny as it thinks it is’ – Radio Times).
But instead of being picked up for television, NBC - who previously objected to You Tube hosting copyrighted material on their site - have comissioned a series of webisodes to be shown only on the web.
It's an interesting turn of events; it's just that I think the pilot got dropped for a reason.