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Jake And Amir Duo To Return To Web After TV Project Peters Out

For more than two years, Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld have worked on a TV pilot adapted from their hit CollegeHumor web series, Jake and Amir . Now, the comedy duo has revealed that their pilot will not go forward to series, and as a result, a return to the web is in the cards for them. Hurwitz and Blumenfeld discussed the status of their pilot in the 189th episode of their podcast, If I Were You . They confirmed that they would not come to TVat least not yetbut they pledged to continue their creative partnership. TV still exists. The Internet still exists, said Blumenfeld during the podcast. We can create stuff that doesnt have to be Jake and Amir , it can be something else. It can be something entirely new, something exciting, something that builds upon what weve known and learned. Jake and Amir , which centers on its two stars as they bicker with each other in the CollegeHumor office, ran for 750 episodes and emerged as one of the most popular series on the web. In 2013, spurred on by their success, Hurwitz and Blumenfeld teamed up with Ed Helms to create a TV pilot, which was initially shopped to TBS . About a year-and-a-half later, shortly after the conclusion of the Jake and Amir web series , TruTV became linked to the duos pilot , though the cable channel (which has also worked with CollegeHumor on another project, Adam Ruins Everything ) also declined to order a full series. Though Hurwitz and Blumenfeld havent broken into the world of TV just yet, their fans can still take solace in the fact that more of their work will arrive eventually. When asked on Reddit if another web series would come next, Blumenfeld said that we will. Added Hurwitz, Let it forever be known this comment section is where we broke the news. Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

Web TV Q&A! Jake of "Jake and Amir" Doesn't Fight His Web Popularity

Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld have found a loyal following of fans that regularly sign on to see the duo quarrel throughout the College Humor offices. Did they have any idea their series Jake and Amir would be a hit? Not quite: They didn't even know they were making a series. Hurwitz talked to us about the show's unlikely evolution. Fast Company: You started the show in 2007 and pretty quickly became a fan favorite. Any tips for starting a series? Jake Hurwitz: We actually had no idea we were creating a series at the time we were doing it. I just thought Amir was so funny, and I had this crappy camera. We just made these videos and our friends started passing them around. It kind of grew from there. Read the full Q&A at the source here