'Inturn' takes turn toward CBS

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"Inturn," the online series that ran on CBS' Innertube broadband channel, is making an about-face by airing on the CBS network.

On Nov. 24, the network will air a special one-hour compilation episode featuring highlights from the show's 24 episodes streamed on Innertube, which can be accessed through CBS.com.

The move marks the first time CBS will air a show created exclusively for the Web on television.

"Inturn" followed the struggles of eight wannabe actors competing for the chance to be cast as a character on CBS' daytime drama "As the World Turns." Alex Charak, 18, of Roslyn Heights, N.Y., was crowned the winner.

As further demonstration of the opposite trend by networks to blend online distribution with television, Fox said Monday that it will debut the fourth-season premiere of Warner Bros. TV's "The O.C." online before its broadcast premiere.

Beginning Thursday and one week before its broadcast airing Nov. 2, "O.C.'s" premiere episode will be available on Fox Interactive Media's MySpace.com and Fox Television Station Group's MyFoxLocal Web sites in 24 owned-and-operated markets. The show's second episode also will debut through the sites before its network airdate, with both episodes available through Fox on Demand for nearly a week following their broadcast premiere.

"O.C." joins previously announced Fox programming streaming on MySpace.com and MyFoxLocal Web sites, including "Prison Break," "Justice," "Vanished," " 'Til Death," "Bones," "Happy Hour," "The Loop" and "Talkshow With Spike Feresten."
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