The Web Invasion of Television

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Ask a NinjaYes. Seriously, if we can have call-in shows like Sue Johanson's septuagenarian sex-talk thing, then surely we have room to add a ninja. In fact, there's always room for ninja.

With the NBC debut of quarterlife -- the web-originated series by the capital-letter hating team of Herskovitz and Zwick, who also created thirtysomething -- entertainment has taken a big step. Whether that step is forward or backward has yet to be determined (being the first to move from web to TV is pretty big; joining the ranks of "done in one" series cancelled after their first TV appearance, not so much), but it's a step nonetheless. But is it one that other web-based properties should take? By Teague Bohlen

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