CBS to Bow Web Exclusive Series22 Oct, 2008 By: Erik Gruenwedel
CBS Interactive Entertainment, a division of CBS Corp., Nov. 3 will launch “Novel Adventures,” an eight-episode ad-supported original Web series about four women who attempt to escape their mundane lives by joining a book club.
Inspired by a different book each week, the women embark (in a Saturn hybrid) on a variety of adventures that help them fulfill their lives while taking them to a new and exciting place each week. The series stars Daphne Zuniga ("One Tree Hill"), Paola Turbay ("Cane"), Ashley Williams ("How I Met Your Mother") and Jolie Jenkins ("Desperate Housewives").
Each three- to five-minute episode airs exclusively for 48 hours on CBS.com, TV.com and TheInsider.com before being made available for third-party distribution, including Apple’s iTunes Store.
Viewers can view bonus content, comment, rate, review, suggest a book, enter discussion boards and take quizzes about the series at www.cbs.com/noveladventures.
"’Novel Adventures’ offers the complete package — network-quality storytelling from a top producer working within the confines of online, plus best-of-breed online distribution, and promotion across relevant Web properties and network television to drive awareness," said Anthony Soohoo, SVP and GM of CBS Interactive Entertainment.