Did anyone catch CON MAN on SyFy last weekend? It's a web series created by Alan Tudyk about an actor named Wray Nerely from a famous sci-fi show called SPECTRUM who works the sci-fi convention circuit. His costar on SPECTRUM is a far more successful actor named Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion). Tudyk based the show on his own experiences interacting with the FIREFLY fandom. Various actors appear as themselves or some version of themselves, including Sean Astin and Sean Maher, who was on a show called FIREFLY. That is, Sean Maher plays Sean Maher from FIREFLY, but Tudyk and Fillion play different actors from a different sci-fi show. Got that?
Other actors with genre credits play fictional characters, including Felicia Day as Wray's convention assistant, Tricia Helfer as a woman attending a doll convention at the same hotel as the sci-fi convention, Caspar Van Dien as the bartender (no matter where Wray goes, it's the same bartender). Amy Acker, Henry Rollins, Liza Lapira and Skyler Day round out the cast of SPECTRUM. Gina Torres, Summer Glau and Jewel Staite also make appearances, leaving Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin and Ron Glass as the only FIREFLY actors who are MIA.
Mindy Sterling steals the show as Bobbie, Wray's booking agent. It originally aired on vimeo but SyFy aired the whole season 1 last weekend. I don't know when or if they plan to air season 2.
Haven't heard of CON MAN, but it sounds funny---I liked Tudyk in the ABC sitcom SUBURGATORY, and in the funny British comedy DEATH AT A FUNERAL (he actually played a Brit, with the accent and all) and also saw him as a racist baseball player in the Jackie Robinson drama 42---so it sound like this CON MAN would be funny.
Anyway, Spike Lee has turned his debut film, SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT, into a Netflix series (his first one ever---here's a good article about it:
Indiewire---She's Gotta Have it review