Jan. 23, 2012 – West Hollywood, CA – The comedy web series Old Dogs & New Tricks wraps its successful five-episode freshman season with a ‘super-sized’ season finale on Jan. 31, featuring special guest stars Thom Bierdz (Young & the Restless) and Patrick Bristow (Ellen, Showgirls, Austin Powers).
Old Dogs & New Tricks focuses on four diverse, successful gay best friends in WeHo—each located squarely within middle age—and how they react (or overreact) and adjust (or not) to getting older.
“Think The Birdcage meets Sex and the City, and you’ve got an idea of how this fabulously fun show plays,” wrote the website Placevine.com, which covers the web TV industry. MingleMedia TV said, “If you like a good comedy romp watch Old Dogs & New Tricks.”
Leon Acord (Carved in Stone, Some Prefer Cake), Curt Bonnem (Kowalski; Lovelace: The Rock Opera), Jeffrey Patrick Olson (Daddy) and David Pevsner (Naked Boys Singing, To Bitter and Back) star as the four friends; cabaret star Amanda Abel and Ryland Shelton play supporting roles.
The show’s Pilot has scored almost 9,000 YouTube views since its July 30, 2011 debut, and has averaged a 95% “like” rating from viewers. Its most recent episode, “Stuck in a Jam,” attracted over 1,000 hits in its first 24 hours on line.
Old Dogs & New Tricks is written & created by Acord, and is developed for the web and directed by Arvin Bautista (Archie’s Final Project). Matt Ladensack, Laurence Whiting and Acord serve as Co-Executive Producers. The show’s score is composed by veteran film and TV composer Nic. tenBroek (Dark Angel, Xena: Warrior Princess).
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