Crackle.com to Premiere New Comedy Web Series 'Dusty Peacock' on Monday, July 13th
Sony Pictures Television - 07/09/2009
Crackle.com, Sony Pictures Entertainment's online video network, announced today that four episodes of the highly-anticipated new original online comedy series "Dusty Peacock," starring Gary Valentine ("The King of Queens," "Paul Blart: Mall Cop") will premiere as a special programming event on Monday, July 13, 2009. Following the premiere, a new episode of the comedy series will continue airing each weekday through July 17, 2009 (Tuesday-Friday). The eight episodes in the series each run approximately four to seven minutes long.
Kevin James executive produced the series with "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" producing partner Jeff Sussman and "The King of Queens" executive producer, Rock Reuben.
"Dusty Peacock" is about a hopeless thrill-seeking illusionist who is big on dreams but short on talent. With Team Peacock, which consists of his manager, trainer, girlfriend, and brother, Dusty performs over-the-top stunts which always seem to fail. Still, Dusty Peacock remains the best value-priced entertainer money can buy.
In addition to Valentine, the cast includes Melissa Peterman ("Reba," "The Singing Bee") as Naomi Flood, Dusty's money-hungry girlfriend; Nick Turturro ("I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry") as Stu Peacock, Dusty's brother who acts as his lawyer even though he's just a paralegal; Nick Bakay ("Sabrina, The Teenage Witch," "The King of Queens") as Burt Reynolds (no relation), Dusty's manager who is forced to work for Dusty after being brought to court and sued when he tried to quit; and Bas Rutten ("The King of Queens" and UFC Heavyweight Champion) as Nick Hoogaboom, Dusty's overly optimistic trainer.
"Dusty Peacock" is directed by Rob Schiller ("The King of Queens," "Two and a Half Men") and written by Rock Reuben. The series is produced by Hey Eddie Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Starting July 13, 2009, "Dusty Peacock" will be available on Crackle.com, YouTube, MySpace, AOL, Sprint TV, Bebo, Veoh, and direct to Sony BRAVIA TVs via BRAVIA Internet Video Link, among others.
Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original short form series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures' vast library of television series and feature films. Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet today, offering audience's quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, music and reality. Crackle reaches a global audience through its impressive online and mobile distribution network. Visit Crackle's site at www.crackle.com.
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