Lexus And Above Average Team Up To Launch Star-Studded New Season Of "Hudson Valley Ballers" Web Series

Co-Written By and Co-Starring SNL Writers James Anderson and Paula Pell, Full New Eight-Episode Season Features Special Guests Tina Fey, Cecily Strong and Many Others

Aug 12, 2015, 08:14 ET from Above Average

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexus and Above Average have teamed up to release a new, eight-episode season of "Hudson Valley Ballers"—the popular Web series co-created by "Saturday Night Live" writers James Anderson and Paula Pell, and writer Michelle Lawler—exclusively on the Lexus-owned broadband channel, L/Studio. Starting today, viewers can watch the entire new season on  

Produced by Above Average—the digital arm of Broadway Video—"Hudson Valley Ballers" is a quirky, comical and imaginative Web series that follows the lives of "Saturday Night Live" writers and best friends James Anderson and Paula Pell after they are semi-fired from their jobs and decide to open a bed and brunch in the Hudson Valley. In doing so, they encounter an interesting array of characters who stay at their The Embarrassed Lamb BnB, portrayed by stars that include Rachel Dratch (episode 1), Natasha Lyonne (ep. 2), Alex Karpovsky (ep. 3), Ana Gasteyer (ep. 5), Josh Charles (ep. 7), Cecily Strong (ep. 7) and Tina Fey (ep. 8). With the first four episodes having been released in mid-July and the latter half of the season premiering today, this new, complete eight-episode installment of "Hudson Valley Ballers" serves as the Web series' second season and can be viewed at The season premiere features James and Paula leaving their jobs at "SNL" and heading up to the Hudson Valley to claim their new, dilapidated BnB from its highly strange former owner, played by Rachel Dratch

"Hudson Valley Ballers" co-creators and co-stars James Anderson and Paula Pell have been friends for over 30 years, and have written for "Saturday Night Live" for over a combined 33 years. The two have also both written for and appeared on "30 Rock." The first season of "Hudson Valley Ballers" premiered in December 2013, and was produced by and is currently available on Above Average.

About Above Average 
Above Average is the premier online destination for original comedic videos and written content featuring the industry's top creators, celebrities, and rising talent. As the company behind popular web series and videos including "7 Minutes in Heaven," "Alec Baldwin's Love Ride," "Hudson Valley Ballers," "Sound Advice" with Vanessa Bayer, and "Everyone's Upstairs Neighbors," Above Average has one mission: to make high-quality content that makes you laugh. Above Average is a proud member of Broadway Video.

About Lexus
Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative technology, emotional exterior and interior designs, and engaging driving dynamics and performance. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers eight F SPORT models and one F performance model. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 235 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.

About L/Studio
Currently in its sixth year, L/Studio hosts an eclectic collection of original films, live-action shows, documentaries and comedy programs designed to engage a discerning, inquisitive audience outside of the traditional automotive encounter. Notable recent projects include the inspirational docuseries "It Got Better," stop-motion animated series "Friendship All-Stars" and the mockumentary live-action series "Cop Show" starring Colin Quinn. The Lexus-owned broadband channel also includes original work from the worlds of art, culture, design, science, entertainment, architecture and beyond.


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