Atom.com, which became part of Comedy Central and the MTV Networks family in 2008, announced it's getting a bit more TV love from its broadcast partners this spring — a third season of its half-hour "Atom TV" on Comedy Central at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings (or overnight Mondays), and also 15-minute "best-of" collections on MTV2 at 11:15 p.m. Fridays.
Nice timing for the announcement, considering HBO's partnership with Funny or Die debuts on TV tomorrow night.
Same concept, different Internet/TV partnership. If you're one of Atom.com's comedians with a series or one-off sketch that catches on, it can make the leap to Comedy Central or MTV2. In fact, one original Atom web series "5-On," is showing up as a series March 17 on Comedy Central under a new name, Ugly Americans. ‚ÄúWe are thrilled to return to COMEDY CENTRAL and to start spending our Friday nights with MTV2,‚Äù said Scott Roesch, general manager, Atom.com. ‚ÄúPlaying on both networks is going to give us access to an even bigger audience seeking original comedy on every platform.‚Äù
Here's a look at Ugly Americans, which has a voice cast that includes Kurt Metzger, Mike Britt, Pete Holmes and Natasha Leggero.
No specific dates have been given for the Atom-compilation series premieres. But if you want to take a look at a new Atom.com video, here's one that just showed up. It's from stand-up Nick Griffin, who imagines another life outside of comedy in which he has to pay the bills by killing monsters. In this world, he's The Nicksterminator.
For a look at all of the other Atom.com videos that have gotten air time on Comedy Central, and times and dates of such, check out the Atom TV page. Episode 216 is scheduled to air at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24.