Star-ving (found online spinoff series of sitcom; 2009)

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Star-ving title screen.

Status: Found

Date found: 07 Jan '20

Found by: SpooferJahk

Star-ving was an internet series starring David Faustino produced for Sony's streaming service Crackle in 2009. The series followed a fictionalized washed-up version of Faustino after his stardom on Married with Children as he tries to regain notoriety.

Premise

From the official series description: "With the money from Married… with Children gone, Faustino’s short stature, alcoholism, and sex-fueled Hollywood life have kicked him squarely in the cubes. Star-ving follows his second attempt at stardom. Pulling along his old buddy Corin Nemec ("Parker Lewis Can't Lose") Faustino dips into Coolio's stash, murders, binge drinks, and beats off - all to get back on top of the show biz heap."[1] Episodes would run 5-9 minutes and would occasionally feature celebrities and former Married with Children cast members.

Availability

Episodes were released ad-supported on Crackle from January 2009 to March 2009. According to an archived show page (dead video player), these episodes were available until December 31st, 2014, at which point the episodes became completely unavailable through official streaming services. When the crackle PSP RSS feed was available, episodes could be downloaded to a user's PSP, making it possible episodes are still on PSP memory sticks. A DVD of the complete series was released in its time, but has since gone out of print and is not available.[2] Some clips have surfaced on YouTube, but almost all the episodes were lost for many years.

On January 7th, 2020, the entire series was found by LMW user SpooferJahk.[3]

Gallery

Series opening.
Clip from episode 1 featuring Ed O'Neil.
Faustino promoting the series in 2010.

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