Comedy Central‘s CC: Studios — the in-house creative initiative for the development of original digital comedy — today unveiled a development slate of six series greenlights and three series renewals. Projects include sketch/variety to animated to scripted narrative and feature talent including Kurt Braunohler, Dan St. Germain, Jillian Bell, Charlotte Newhouse and Ari Shaffir. The slate also features series from talent who have inked multiplatform deals with Comedy Central, including Jon Gabrus and Justin Tyler. From today’s announcement:
CC:STUDIOS DEVELOPMENT SLATE
• “Biatches” (Working Title)
Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov (writers on “Punk’d” and “Good Vibes”) wrote and star in this animated series about bad girls kicked out of middle school and forced to attend the Special Education Students program – but they’re not going to let that stop them from wreaking their raunchy brand of havoc.
Charlotte Newhouse and Jillian Bell (“Workaholics”) created and star in a show about a straight-and-narrow young woman (Newhouse) who is hired to babysit a mega-rich womanchild (Bell) who has been left alone in her daddy’s mansion under house arrest.
• “The Midnight Beast”
Ashley Horne, Dru Wakely & Stefan Abingdon are hip-hop comedy group The Midnight Beast. Already blowing up in the UK and on YouTube for their parody music videos, the guys are ready to leap across the pond and partner with CC:Studios.
CC:Studios has partnered with GameTrailers to produce and distribute a video game focused animated sketch series. Segments feature Steve Agee, Rich Fulcher, Jordan Morris, Ron Funches, Brent Morin, Peter Giles, Andrew Bachelor, H. Michael Croner and Matt Cook.
• “Strong Island”
Creators and co-stars Jon Gabrus and Justin Tyler portray two brothers living at home with their mom on Long Island. This series is part of a multiplatform deal Gabrus and Tyler inked with Comedy Central. Cast also includes Artemis Pebdani (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and Kevin “Dot Com” Brown (“30 Rock”).
• “Untitled Kurt Braunohler”
The Untitled Kurt Braunohler Project is a multi-format interview show where each guest is interviewed gonzo style in unexpected locations.
• “Bro-Dependent” – Season 2
H. Michael Croner and Greg Worswick of the renowned Groundlings comedy troupe play Zack and Anderson – best friends who are equal parts douchebag, idiot and hopeless bromantic.
• “This Is Not Happening” – Season 2
A long-form storytelling show hosted by Ari Shaffir, in which his comedian friends tell hilarious and true stories around a given theme. “This Is Not Happening” will also be distributed as audio episodes on Comedy Central Radio by Sirius XM, and will include exclusive interviews with talent.
• “The Walsh Brothers’ Great & Secret Comedy Show” – Season 2
Professional goofballs Chris and Dave Walsh are at it again with their guerilla-style comedy show for season two. Innocent residents of Southern California will join them on their whimsical adventures, whether they want to or not.
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