December 19, 2007

Studio 2.0, Henson Alternative and REALNETWORKS Launch Online Trailer and Audio Podcast for Upcoming New Web Series“Simian Undercover Detective Squad”

Trailer Debuts Exclusively Today at

Fans Can Also Hear Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Audio Podcast at

Burbank, CA (December 19th, 2007) – Warner Bros. Television Group’s Studio 2.0, The Jim Henson Company’s Henson Alternative and RealNetworks have launched an exclusive online teaser trailer and audio podcast for the upcoming new web series “Simian Undercover Detective Squad.” Beginning today, fans can view the one-minute video teaser trailer at RealNetworks’ entertainment web site,, at Fans can also go to to hear the most recent audio podcast featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes interviews with the series’ producers/directors Perry Sachs and Deb Loftis, as well as performers Paul Rugg and Zand Broumand. 

The “Simian Undercover Detective Squad” will follow the inept undercover adventures of a grizzled orangutan detective and his rookie simian partner in a human world. Fifteen episodes are scheduled to debut in the first quarter of 2008 at

Also in 2008, the three companies will launch the web series “Puppet Up! – Uncensored.” Ten all-new episodes of Henson’s live puppet improvisational show for adults featuring a troupe of performers and over 75 puppets have been produced for debut on

Currently in development are 15 episodes of “Alt-Reality” (working title), a sketch-style reality parody series to be written and directed by Mike Upchurch (“Mr. Show with Bob and David,” “The Chris Rock Show” and “Powerloafing”).

Studio 2.0 is the Warner Bros. Television Group’s production division for all original digital programming – both live action and animation – created for broadband and wireless. Henson Alternative is the brand for adult audiences from The Jim Henson Company, an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years., a web property owned and operated by digital entertainment services provider RealNetworks, was created by and for entertainment junkies who are interested in viewing the latest online video productions and interacting with one another to discuss and share their thoughts about movies, TV and celebrity gossip. 

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Studio 2.0.: Tammy Golihew, (818) 954-4855,

RealNetworks: Ryan Luckin, (206) 892-6330,

The Jim Henson Company: Nicole Goldman, (323) 802-1608,