“Huh?” That’s the working title of new reality TV show that Bravo announced today featuring none other than Ben Huh, the founder and CEO of Seattle comedy network Cheezburger.
“Ever wonder who is behind those hilarious cat memes? Bravo goes inside the office of Ben Huh and his eclectic staff at icanhascheezburger.com, one of the largest humor publishers on the Internet known for their popular LOLs and FAILs,” reads a description of the show.
In some ways, Huh’s Internet powerhouse is perfectly suited for the world of television, with oddball, short-form content featuring videos of bike accidents and other hilarious mishaps. It’s unclear what the show will consist of exactly, and we’ll provide an update when we hear back from Huh.
Cheezburger is no stranger to combining old and new media, with some of its cat picture books hitting The New York Times Best Seller list.
Cheezburger, which raised $30 million in venture capital from Foundry Group, Madrona Venture Group and others last year, has also been making a concerted effort in recent months to roll out its own original content, including the Fail Nation clip show. (See below for some of that silliness).
It appears that Bravo has been bitten with the technology bug. In addition to “Huh?” the network also plans to debut a series tentatively called Silicon Valley. “Bravo’s following these young, high professionals with big dreams on the road to becoming techie superstars,” according to a promo for that show.
Looks like we’ll be tuning in to Bravo some more this year.
Previously on GeekWire: Ben Huh and Bill Gates among GQ’s 15 worst-dressed in tech