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Celebrity Web series

By Patrick Kevin Day, Denise Martin and Jevon Phillips

Big names such as Will Arnett, pictured, Zoey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page aren’t the first to jump on the Internet short bandwagon. The crew over at Funny or Die have been doing one-off videos for a couple of years now. But a few big names have gone a step further and committed to an extended tour of duty in the online trenches. And no, these aren’t desperate Z-list stars at the end of their career ropes. It’s Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and even Mr. William Shatner. Curious to see more? Read on! (James Gooding)
Lisa Kudrow in ‘Web Therapy’
Premise: Lisa Kudrow stars as Fiona Wallace, a therapist who is often very short with her patients and their problems. It’s also mostly improvised.

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Rosario Dawson in ‘Gemini Division’
Premise: Rosario Dawson is Anna Diaz, an NYPD undercover cop. She witnesses her fiance’s murder and sets out to find those responsible. What she finds is that her man, Nick Korda, was a ‘Simulant’ — a bio-engineered life form — connected to a global conspiracy and a mysterious organization known as Gemini Division.

Website: (Videos may not be available - bought by NBC) (
Tom Green in ‘Tom Green’s House Tonight’
Premise: Who needs a studio or a home on basic cable? Tom Green has taken his own house in the Hollywood Hills and turned it into home base for his own talk show.

Website: (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Neil Patrick Harris in ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’
Premise: A musical comedy about a love triangle between an aspiring supervillian (Harris), his arch-nemesis (Nathan Fillion) and their love interest (Felicia Day).

Website: (Amy Opoka)
Michael Cera in “Clark and Michael”
Number of episodes: 10

Premise: Michael Cera and Clark Duke play exaggerated versions of themselves in a mockumentary (a la “The Office”) that follows the duo in their attempts to write and sell a pilot for a television series.

Website: (Bryan Bedder / Getty Images)
William Shatner in ‘The William Shatner Project’
Premise: Day-to-day life with the Shat, including behind the scenes at " The Tonight Show,” Shatner’s grilling secrets and more.

Website: (David Sprague / For The Times)
Miley Cyrus in ‘The Miley and Mandy Show’
Premise: Pop star/actress Miley Cyrus and professional dancer/Cyrus friend Mandy Jiroux hang out, goof off and act like teenage girls. Except one of them is a successful Hollywood commodity, so they’re not quite like your friends from high school.

Website: (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
Jessica Rose in ‘Sorority Forever’
Premise: Three college freshmen pledge an elite sorority with a sinister underside in this follow-up series starring lonelygirl15 herself, Jessica Rose, center, and produced by McG.

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