January 28, 2013 9:00am PT by Philiana Ng
NBC's 'Go On' Expands With New Web Series (Exclusive Videos)
NBC's Go On is expanding with a new web series that spotlights the freshman comedy's supporting players.
Go On follows Ryan King (Matthew Perry), a sports talk radio host trying to move on from the death of his wife with the help of frequent group therapy sessions. The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive look at the first webisode, premiering online Tuesday, centered on role-playing as a healing tool.
Flawed therapy-group leader Lauren (Laura Benanti) tasks the other members to help a guy named Jeff who's had the worst year possible -- because, as she explains it, "Role-playing makes you become better healers." But things soon take a turn toward the grim and bleak.
Group member Owen (Tyler James Williams) goes deeper into the rabbit hole, beginning to liken Jeff's issues to a movie he saw that dealt with death: "Once you've been marked, you will be taken." He and the rest of the group propose a unique resolution to how Jeff should deal with his bad year.
The webisodes are "little clips that feel like they could have been part of the show," writer Nicholas Darrow said in a behind-the-scenes featurette. Castmembers also said filming days for the vignettes are much "more casual" and "looser."
There will be four webisodes total, one debuting every Tuesday until Feb. 19.
The first Go On webisode:
Behind the scenes featurette:
Go On airs 9 p.m. Tuesdays on NBC.