MTV has given series orders to the three female-driven comedy pilots it greenlighted in September, an untitled project from Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (Can’t Hardly Wait); Little Darlings, created by 27-year old Jennifer Kaytin Robinson and executive produced by Stacey Sher and Amanda Lasher; and a half-hour toplined by comedienne Nicole Byer of MTV’s Girl Code. The pickups mark an aggressive step in MTV’s efforts to grow its original comedy series portfolio via female skewing series designed to follow breakouts Awkward and Faking It.
“We’re looking for creators and stories that capture the passionate voice of youth,” said new MTV president Sean Atkins. “Each of these very tonally and visually different series, represents a unique and provocative point of view and we’re excited to bring them to life on MTV.”
Here are descriptions of MTV’s newly ordered comedy series:
Untitled Nicole Byer Project – A single-camera scripted comedy centered around the exploits of irreverent comedian Nicole Byer. Byer portrays a young adult who is forced to move in with her sister and four kids in the suburbs after causing a fire in her New York City apartment. Aunt Nicole will offer her own brand of advice to her sister’s kids while trying to get her life back on track. Executive Producers include Christian Lander, Avi Gilbert with 3 Arts Entertainment and Nicole Byer will be a consulting producer.
Untitled Kaplan/Elfont Pilot – From writing team and executive producers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. Paige and Jordan may be weed dealers, but in their eyes they are entrepreneurs. Their dope delivery app is quickly gaining popularity with foodies, celebrities and – the most particular and crucial consumer – hipsters. This pilot takes a hilarious look at two girls living in LA: desperate to succeed, find a little romance, and keep their clients happy and high – all with the least amount of effort possible. Entertainment 360 (Game Of Thrones) will be executive producing.
Little Darlings – Created by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Little Darlings” is a dark half-hour comedy about two very unlikely friends taking justice into their own hands and kicking literal ass on their college campus. Jules comes off as the perfect sorority dream girl, but little do her red-cup-toting sisters know, she’s got a completely different agenda come nightfall. Ophelia, your everyday stoner-hacker-hellion, has officially run out of effs to give, and when she discovers Jules may be the masked vigilante exacting justice on campus her interest in college life is re-energized. Stacey Sher will serve as executive producer alongside Amanda Lasher (Gossip Girl). Robinson, who wrote the pilot, will co-executive-produce.