Cast Your Emmy Vote for “Alpha House”

Be sure to cast your first-round vote for the Emmy awards by June 20th. Check out the categories below from Amazon Original Series Alpha House for your consideration.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Alpha House

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Garry Trudeau

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

John Goodman

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 

Clark Johnson

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 

Mark Consuelos

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What You Need to Know Before Submitting Your Comedy Series Project

Get your primetime comedy series made. Amazon Studios is developing new original series for Amazon Prime Instant Video. If we choose to develop your series, you will get $10,000, plus another $55,000 if your show gets produced (along with potential writing fees, royalties and bonuses).

Before you submit, take a closer look at what we’re looking for.

Overview: We are seeking smart, cinematic, serialized series for adults. They can be dark comedies, genre comedies, dramedies or smart sophisticated comedies as long as the concepts and characters are original. Think high budget, premium shows that that you might see on pay cable.

Format: Series with half-hour episodes. Live-action single cam is preferred, but we are open to animation or multi-cam (although we’d want a fresh take on the format).

We like ideas in specific worlds. We’re open to anything, but all of our shows need to be grounded in specific, well-defined worlds. These should be worlds that audiences haven’t seen before, that they’ll want to see on TV and, most importantly, tell their friends to watch. So a bunch of underemployed twenty-somethings in an overly nice apartment is most likely not specific enough and therefore not right for us. For examples of worlds, note that Alpha House is set in the world of politics, Mozart in the Jungle in classical music and Transparent is set in the worlds of family and sexuality.

The most important thing is that the audience should feel like they’re watching something they can’t see anywhere else and that the writing is funny, smart and compelling.

What are some examples? Watch the pilot episodes for free from our current slate of comedy series: Alpha House, Mozart in the Jungle, and Transparent.

What don’t you want? No reality shows, game shows or sketch comedies.

You can learn more about the details of the Amazon Studios series submission process here or start a new project.

Amazon Studios Original Comedy Series “Alpha House” Will Return for a Second Season

The beloved Senators-turned-roomies will once again be shaking hands, kissing babies and bunking up. Amazon Studios today announced that the critically-acclaimed and customer-favorite Garry Trudeau political series Alpha House will return for a second season.

John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy will reprise their roles as Republican Senators living under one roof in Washington, D.C. Since its launch, Alpha House has become the most popular TV series on Amazon Instant Video and has collected over 6,000 5-star reviews. Production on season two is scheduled to begin this Summer.

Watch the first season of Alpha House now.

Watch new episodes of Alpha House and Betas today on Prime Instant Video. New episodes every Friday. Get caught up with our episode guide for both shows.
Alpha House
1.       Pilot
A comedy about four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington, D.C.
2.       No Shame
The senators adjust to their new roommate, and his girlfriend, as preparations for the Congressional Delegation to Afghanistan continue.
3.       All Weapons Red
As the re-election battles heat up the four senators travel to Afghanistan as part of a Congressional Delegation.
4.       Triggers
After a surprise explosion in Afghanistan leaves Louis recovering from an injury, Adriana makes controversial private arrangements for the group to return home.
5.       Hippo Issues
Tempers heat up as Gil John’s wife Maddie arrives to help him prepare for his upcoming debate with Digger Mancusi. Meanwhile, Louis continues to recover in the hospital.
Betas
1.       Pilot
Set in the land of Silicon Valley start-ups, four friends attempt to strike it rich with a new mobile social networking app.
2.       Kid Charlemagne
After getting to know the level of competition inside The Murch’s Accelerator, Trey defies Lisa by reaching out to a prominent tech blogger, hoping to generate press for BRB’s beta launch.
3.       Waiting For A Girl Like You
Nash’s parents visit the guys and demand that Nash go on a blind date with a girl they’ve chosen for him. With an investment from Nash’s parents at stake, Trey and and Lisa must accompany Nash on his date.
4.       One on One
In the aftermath of Trey and Lisa’s hookup, Trey  tries to get some clarity on their relationship while Lisa tries to stand up to The Murch.
Watch new episodes on Prime Instant Video now.

Watch new episodes of Alpha House and Betas today on Prime Instant Video. New episodes every Friday. Get caught up with our episode guide for both shows.

Alpha House

1.       Pilot

A comedy about four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington, D.C.

2.       No Shame

The senators adjust to their new roommate, and his girlfriend, as preparations for the Congressional Delegation to Afghanistan continue.

3.       All Weapons Red

As the re-election battles heat up the four senators travel to Afghanistan as part of a Congressional Delegation.

4.       Triggers

After a surprise explosion in Afghanistan leaves Louis recovering from an injury, Adriana makes controversial private arrangements for the group to return home.

5.       Hippo Issues

Tempers heat up as Gil John’s wife Maddie arrives to help him prepare for his upcoming debate with Digger Mancusi. Meanwhile, Louis continues to recover in the hospital.

Betas

1.       Pilot

Set in the land of Silicon Valley start-ups, four friends attempt to strike it rich with a new mobile social networking app.

2.       Kid Charlemagne

After getting to know the level of competition inside The Murch’s Accelerator, Trey defies Lisa by reaching out to a prominent tech blogger, hoping to generate press for BRB’s beta launch.

3.       Waiting For A Girl Like You

Nash’s parents visit the guys and demand that Nash go on a blind date with a girl they’ve chosen for him. With an investment from Nash’s parents at stake, Trey and and Lisa must accompany Nash on his date.

4.       One on One

In the aftermath of Trey and Lisa’s hookup, Trey  tries to get some clarity on their relationship while Lisa tries to stand up to The Murch.

Watch new episodes on Prime Instant Video now.