Back in 2007, Yahoo! started noticing spikes in web searches around the previous night’s TV shows. People wanted to know what happened on their favorite shows, what highlights they missed, and who’s hooking up with whom on reality TV shows. With that insight, we set out to develop Primetime in No Time (PiNT), a comical three-minute video show that recaps the previous night’s primetime TV shows. Since then, we’ve witnessed more than 500 million streams of PiNT and, as far as we know, it’s the most watched original video program in Internet history. That’s no funny business.
To celebrate PiNT’s 500 million streams, we’re giving host Frank Nicotero (you might recognize him from “Street Smarts”) a break. Three top web celebrities -- Soleil Moon Frye, Michelle Phan, and DeStorm Power -- have been tapped to guest co-host episodes of Primetime in No Time between March 28 and March 30.
Starting March 1, the three web celebrities will encourage their fans to “like” Yahoo! on Facebook to be entered to win a trip to Los Angeles to watch them co-host Primetime in No Time.
Soleil Moon Frye starred in the title role of Punky Brewster, a sitcom that aired on NBC and in syndication from 1984 to 1988. Soleil also advises tech startups and owns the organic children’s clothing store Little Seed in Los Angeles.
Michelle Phan is known for creating make-up and beauty tutorials on viral video sites. She is a spokesperson for Lancôme and iQQU Beauty. In November 2010, Michelle reached one million subscribers and became the #1 most subscribed female on YouTube.
DeStorm Power is a singer, songwriter, and video editor. His music has also been featured in national TV and commercial spots such as Pepsi, MTV, VH1, BET, HBO, WinterFresh, KFC, Heinz, Lea and Perrins, Wonderful Pistachios and Showtime at the Apollo.
Watch Primetime in No Time on Yahoo! TV: http://primetime.tv.yahoo.com
Watch the promotional videos of Soleil, Michelle and DeStorm: http://video.yahoo.com/watch/8764556/24316732
Win a trip to LA/ taping of Primetime in No Time: http://www.facebook.com/yahoo