Keanu Reeves as Swedish music producer? It’s all part of My Damn Channel’s new fall Web season
Rob Barnett has built My Damn Channel into a unique blend of original online comedy and music programming, and today's announcement of MDC's new fall season shows how Barnett's commitment is moving forward.
Notably, actress Illeana Douglas stars alongside Keanu Reeves in Douglas' second online series for the channel about a Swedish band called Sparhusen. Todd Spahr and Rob Mailhouse round out Douglas' band, Reeves plays the band's record producer. Want to watch a trailer? Great. We have that technology.
Douglas also returns to MDC with a second season of Easy To Assemble, in which the actress chucks her Hollywood career for a life inside of an IKEA. Past and present cast who join her in this effort include Justine Bateman, Tom Arnold, Ed Begley Jr., Craig Bierko, Jeff Goldblum, Kevin Pollak, Jane Lynch, Cheri Oteri, Ricki Lake, Tim Meadows, Daryl Sabara and Eric Lange. Both of her online series will debut on Oct. 8.
Also airing online the channel this fall: Knight Shift, an animated series in which the Queen of England reinstates the Round Table with her actual knights (such as Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Sean Connery, Sir Elton John and Sir Richard Branson); RAMP, a daily email blast about music and the radio biz from Radio And Music Pros; new music videos from Harry Shearer and Don Was (the first two artists who signed onto My Damn Channel); and a new series called Grace Crashers (funded by Southern Comfort) that follows comedians Grace Helbig and Dave Ahdoot to office parties across the land.
If you're already familiar with My Damn Channel, that's most likely because you are a fan of Shearer, his band Spinal Tap, David Wain and his projects Wainy Days and Stella, the soap opera parody Horrible People from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's head writer A.D. Miles, the rebroadcast of Sam Seder's TV series Pilot Season, or perhaps the award-winning series, You Suck at Photoshop.