Comedy Central has bought Weird Uncles, a single-camera half-hour comedy from writers Brian Jarvis and Jim Freeman, with comedy veterans Brendon Walsh and Randy Liedtke attached to star and produce.
Written by Jarvis and Freeman from a story by them, Walsh and Liedtke, Weird Uncles is set at the University of Texas in Austin. It follows Nicky, who, in order to get in-state tuition and a free place to live, moves in with her two juvenile uncles Brendon (Walsh) and Randy (Liedtke). @midnight With Chris Hardwick co-creators and executive producers Serious Business (Alex Blagg, Jason Nadler, Jon Zimelis) also will exec produce Weird Uncles alongside Jarvis, Freeman, Walsh and Liedtke.
Earlier this year, Jarvis & Freeman sold their spec feature Bad Cop Bad Cop to DreamWorks Pictures, which they co-wrote with Fortune Feimster, also attached to star. The duo previously developed the pilot Discounted at ABC with Feimster.
Walsh’s credits include @midnight, Drunk History, Maron, Comedy Bang Bang and Another Period. Liedtke has recurred on Adventure Time With Finn And Jake, and guest-starred on Comedy Bang Bang!
Weird Uncles joins 🔪😡🐻 aka Kill The Orange Face Bear, toplined by Girls alum Alex Karpovsky, on Comedy Central’s development slate.
Jarvis and Freeman are repped by ICM Partners, Truhett-Garcia Management and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman. Walsh is repped by Gersh. Liedtke is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.