Reality-show producer Mark Burnett is teaming up with an independent movie company and AOL Inc. to make comedic videos based on CliffsNotes, the slim yellow reading guides that students have used for decades to quickly glean the gist of lengthy books rather than read them. The humorous shorts, based on CliffsNotes to classics such as "The Odyssey" and "Hamlet," will debut this fall on AOL.com The company plans to distribute the videos on its digital platform using an ad-supported model.

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