Comedy Central to show Facebook series on TV

Comedy Central in Italy will start showing web series Amici@Letto on its linear channel early this year.

The property started out life on Facebook and was launched on the social network last January.

Amici@Letto follows Melissa and Omar, two “friends with benefits”, as they negotiate the world of online dating.
A new series will debut this month on Facebook and users can see the new 10×5 minutes episodes by visiting Comedy Central Italy’s Facebook page.

The new season will also be distributed via a branded section on YouTube, which will also have behind the scenes footage and other extra footage including interviews with the cast.

It will be shown on the linear Comedy Central channel this spring. Comedy Central is part of the Viacom’s Viacom International Media Networks division.