MySpace announced the launch of an original scripted web series, Roommates, in collaboration with Iron Sink Media and sponsored by the 2008 Ford Focus. The first of 45 episodes goes live today on MySpaceTV with new episodes debuting each weekday at 1:00 pm PT/ 4:00 pm ET through December 21. Roommates is the companyâ€™s first co-development project and the first original web series created specifically for MySpaceTV.
Roommates is an original scripted web series that follows a group of eight former college roommates after graduation. The four main characters â€“ Peyton, Violet, Heather, and Sigourney â€“ move to Los Angeles where they are invited to participate in a â€œreality showâ€ by living in a house wired with cameras and computers to document their every move. The series is a combination of raw and voyeuristic segments, confessionals, and college flashback footage, and allows old friends and romances of the main characters to address viewers interactively via video blogs.