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Garry Trudeau Show Gets Green Light from Amazon

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau‘s show about misbehaving senators living together as Washington DC roommates has got the green light from Amazon.

Follow this link to watch the pilot episode of Alpha House for free.

Customers watched and voted on a series of Amazon-produced pilots, ultimately choosing Trudeau’s Alpha House and the Betas adult comedy. Three kids shows also passed the test: AnnebotsCreative Galaxy and Tumbleaf. 

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Amazon Studios Will Produce Comedy Pilot by Doonesbury Creator

Amazon has just announced plans to produce six original comedy pilots. The slate includes Alpha House, a series about “four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington DC” written by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau.

When completed, all the shows will be posted to Amazon Instant Video for subscribers to watch for free.

We’ve included descriptions of the five other shows below–do you think Amazon Studios can compete in the comedy realm?

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Garry Trudeau Mocks Journalists on Twitter

Roland.jpgAs NY Times columnist David Pogue prepares to write a book with the help of his Twitter followers, cartoonist Garry Trudeau bashed journalists who spend too much time on Twitter.

Recently, the cartoonist ran a series of imaginary Tweets produced by his fictional Fox News correspondent, Roland Hedley. In a WebNewser interview, he saved his most scathing criticism for journalists on Twitter.

Check it out: “the most baffling are the reporters who solicit their followers for questions before interviews. Please. You’re supposed to be professionals. Do pilots and surgeons ask for suggestions? If you can’t think of a few good questions, you and your producer are in the wrong business. It’s not about getting fresh, out-of-the-bubble perspectives, as they would argue: most questions sent in are obvious or inane. It’s really about flattering the followers, populist pandering.”

(Roland Hedley/Doonesbury copyright 2009 G.B. Trudeau)