Created by writing partners Al Jean and Mike Reiss from The Simpsons, the show featured Jon Lovitz as New York film critic Jay Sherman. Poor rakings had ABC cancel the show, and Fox picked up the series for a second season. Despite a ratings improving, Fox cancelled the show after ten episodes. From 2000 to 2001, ten web episodes were animated using Adobe Shockwave with significantly reduced cast and production values. These were broadcast on AtomFilms.com and Shockwave.com.