CBS To Air New Show With An Online Element

    January 14, 2009

CBS is launching a new midseason mystery drama called "Harper’s Island" that will feature original online content separate from but related to the TV program.

CBS teamed with EQAL, the creators of lonelygirl 15 for the 13 – episode series and is launching the social aspect of the show with a site dubbed Harper’s Globe that will be complimentary to the television storyline of Harper’s Island.

CBS To Air New Show With An Online Element

The social site will go live on Wednesday March 18, several weeks prior to the debut of Harper’s Island on Thursday, April 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and will coexist with the weekly television show concluding with the broadcast finale on Thursday, July 2.

Harper’s Island is about a group of family and friends who go to a secluded island for a destination wedding. As the wedding festivities begin a murder picks off the characters one by one.

In every episode someone is killed and every person is a suspect, from the wedding party to the island locals.

"It’s not a pre-requisite to go online in order to follow the series on-air, but those who do will have an authentic entertainment experience that drills deeper into the mythology and mystery happening on HARPER’S ISLAND," said Nancy Tellem, President, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group.

"Since the pilot phase, the writers have been working with our colleagues at EQAL and CBS Interactive to make Harper’s Globe a destination that is a unique yet faithful connection to the television series while sustaining the curiosity and conversation before and between episodes."