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New Delhi: Digital entertainment company The Viral Fever’s (TVF) web series Pitchers became the most popular mini-series in the world in 2015 with Internet Movie Database (IMDb) rating of 9.7 points out of 10. With more and more entertainment companies moving towards digital content creation, here are eight web series to watch out for in 2016.

1. Permanent Roommates (Season 2): The situational comedy by TVF is a story about a couple who were in a long-distance relationship for three years. The first season, which was launched in 2014, saw the couple having doubts about the relationship and eventually deciding to move in together. The second season premiered on 14 February and the first episode has been viewed around 1.9 million times on YouTube.

2. Love Shots: An anthology of six short films, Love Shots comes from the youth arm of Yash Raj films—Y-Films. Directed by Ankur Tewari, these short films are a break from the regular web-series and feature actors like Farida Jalal, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Nimrat Kaur and Rhea Chakraborty, among others. The films talk about love in an unconventional and non-traditional way.

3. Girl in the City: UTV Broadcasting Ltd’s youth channel Bindass announced its first fiction web series—Girl in the City—which will be premiered on Facebook on 28 April, followed by YouTube. This 10-episode series revolves around a small town girl, who finds her way in Mumbai and pursues her passion in the fashion industry.

4. Confessions - It’s Complicated: British television company FremantleMedia launched a web series Confessions - It’s Complicated on 4 April. This show is a story of three girls who have come from three different regions of India to start their careers in Mumbai. The show will air three new episodes every week—Monday, Wednesday and Friday—with a special episode every Saturday.

5. Ladies Room: Expected to go online in May, this show is about two girls trying to escape trouble. The show will cast Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge actress Saba Azad and newcomer Shreya Dhanwanthary as the main characters. Directed by Mere Dad Ki Maruti director Ashima Chibber, this show is another venture of Y-films.

6. Angry Goddesses: Directed by Pan Nalin, this show will be a web extension of the 2015 Hindi drama film Angry Indian Goddesses. The show will focus on the individual lives of each of the characters and their back stories. Set in the same mood as the film, this series is expected to be launched in August.

7. I don’t watch TV: This web series revolves around the lives of television stars and features popular television actors like Nakuul Mehta, Drashti Dhami, Kritika Kamra, Rajeev Masand and Karan Wahi. The first episode premiered on 19 April and shows two guys discussing a video that has gone viral. This show comes from a digital media start-up Arré.

8. A.I.SHA My Virtual Girlfriend: Another Web Series from Arré, A.I.SHA My Virtual Girlfriend premiered on 9 April and has already been viewed over half a million times. The episode shows a 26-year-old socially awkward app developer who is secretly working on his own artificial intelligence app. The show is produced by Raghu Ram and Rajiv Laxman of MTV Roadies fame.

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