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Fusion To debut Animated Sketch Series

Fusion will add an animated series to its programming lineup in December from web production company Mondo Media.

The series, Like, Share, Die, will mix topical comedy with several of Mondo Media’s original YouTube-based series, according to Mondo. Fusion has commissioned 20 episodes of the series, which will premiere this December on Fusion’s cable network as well as the network’s digital platform, Fusion.net, with segments uploaded to both Fusion and Mondo’s YouTube channels.

"Mondo has a unique sensibility and platform for finding, producing and building large, loyal digital audiences," said Wade Beckett, Fusion’s Chief Programming Officer in a statement. "They've demonstrated they can adapt their best performing properties into longer forms for television and feature film, so we are excited to bring their unique brand of comedy to Fusion’s audience."

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.