NBC Plans Original Webisodes for Heroes, Chuck, and The Office
NBC Digital Entertainment's Vivi Zigler stated, "We're incredibly lucky to have such collaborative writers, producers and actors to work with." The Office had previously run a successful series of webisodes that were dubbed The Accountants, featuring many of the cast members. But when residuals from web content became an issue, the series quit producing its original webisodes.
NBC's Ben Silverman stated, "The strike did resolve our issues with our chief creative partners. Now we have terms of business with them, we can do webisodes, integration. We're able to talk to them without the elephant in the room. We can create with them openly and freely."
The webisodes are currently being produced for web broadcasting this July.