Earwolf Is Launching a TV Production Company
Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich’s podcast network Earwolf is branching out into TV. Ullrich revealed today in a piece he wrote on the future of podcasting for All Things D that Earwolf, which produces popular shows like Comedy Bang Bang, How Did This Get Made?, and Sklarbro Country, has started a TV production and development company. Not only that, but Earwolf has sold its first script (Ullrich doesn’t mention what the project is or to whom it was sold) and is signing a first-look deal with an unspecified cable network. This is huge news for the podcasting industry, as Earwolf is the first podcast network to start up a TV branch. With leading podcasters Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron, and Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer set to join Scott Aukerman in transitioning their shows to TV this year, podcasting is becoming more and more intertwined with the television world. Let’s just hope that Earwolf’s TV deal involves shows for beloved Comedy Bang Bang characters like Marissa Wompler, El Chupacabra, and Bob Ducca. Too bad Cake Boss is already an existing show.