Yahoo! says that beginning Oct. 3, it will introduce a lineup of original programming, the first of a series of shows the company plans to release in 2012. The eight short-form series will feature appearances from actors such as Morgan Spurlock and "Reno 911"'s Niecy Nash. Yahoo! reportedly relied on user metrics to determine what types of shows would sell and has plans to redesign its video-distribution platform to be more like Netflix and YouTube.
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