Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders
2017 Comedy Central Pilots
ALTERNATINO (working title) STUDIO: Avalon Television TEAM: Arturo Castro (w, ep), David Martin (ep), Jon Thoday (ep), Richard Allen-Turner (ep), Sam Saifer (ep) LOGLINE: Sketch show follows Arturo Castro as he attempts to navigate life as a modern Latino millennial – whatever that means. Based on the Comedy Central digital series. CAST: Arturo Castro
DELCO PROPER (working title) STUDIO: Avalon Television TEAM: John McKeever (w, d, ep), Tommy Pope (w, ep), Eric Abrams (ep), Sam Saifer (ep) LOGLINE: A group of buddies from Delaware County, PA, have worked together in the same lumberyard for years. In that time, they’ve learned one thing for sure: It’s hard to change in a town that doesn’t. Based on the Comedy Central digital series.
DO YOU WANT TO SEE A DEAD BODY? STUDIO: Abominable Pictures/Funny or Die TEAM: Rob Huebel (w, ep), Nicholas Jasenovec (d, ep), Owen Burke (ep), Jonathan Stern (ep) LOGLINE: Rob Huebel embarks on a bizarre quest/adventure to see a dead body with a different celebrity guest each week. Based on the web series of Funny or Die shorts. CAST: Rob Huebel
DRUNK GIRL, HIGH GUY STUDIO: A24 Television TEAM: Sarah Walker (w), Ravi Nandan (ep), John Hodges (ep) LOGLINE: Revolves around two best friends and work wife/work husband in New York City — a girl who is almost always drunk and a guy who is almost always high. CAST: Jordan Rock
HOME FOR THE WEEKEND (working title) STUDIO: Party Over Here TEAM: Neal Brennan (ep), Andy Samberg (ep), Akiva Schaffer (ep), Jorma Taccone (ep), Lindsay Hannon (ep) LOGLINE: Neal Brennan and a celebrity guest take a weekend trip back to the guest’s hometown. In each episode, things veer off the rails and pleasant strolls down memory lane take unexpected turns which reveal surprising backstories and hidden details about high-profile stars. HOST: Neal Brennan
THE NEW NEGROES Picked up to series STUDIO: Funny or Die TEAM: Baron Vaughn (ep), Open Mike Eagle (ep), Betsy Koch (ep), Lance Bangs (d, ep) LOGLINE: A socially aware stand-up and musical series showcasing a collection of new and established comedians. HOSTS: Baron Vaughn, Open Mike Eagle
THE OTHER TWO Picked up to series STUDIO: Broadway Video TEAM: Chris Kelly (w, d, ep), Sarah Schneider (w, ep), Lorne Michaels (ep), Andrew Singer (ep) LOGLINE: Two struggling siblings are forced to re-evaluate their lives when their much-younger 12-year-old brother becomes famous instantly without trying.
POWER COUPLE (working title) STUDIO: TEAM: Noël Wells (w, ep) LOGLINE:Flint and Noel, a neurotic twentysomething couple in Austin, navigate the existential horrors of the Internet age while constantly clashing with friends, neighbors and the absurdity of the world around them. CAST: Noël Wells, Flint Wainess
SOUTH SIDE (working title) Picked up to series STUDIO: TEAM: Bashir Salahuddin (w, ep), Diallo Riddle (w, ep), Sultan Salahuddin (w, ep), Michael Blieden (d) LOGLINE: Set in and around a rent-to-own business on the South Side of Chicago CAST: Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle, Sultan Salahuddin
STORYTIME STUDIO: Above Average TEAM: Chioke Nassor (d, ep), Julie Miller (co-ep) LOGLINE: Three comedians re-create personal stories by playing every character in their story in dreamlike re-enactments. In between segments, the performers and a host sit at a roundtable dissecting and reacting to one another’s stories in front of a live audience. Based on the web series.
TASKMASTER Picked up to series STUDIO: Avalon Television TEAM: Alex Horne (ep), Reggie Watts (ep), Richard Allen-Turner (ep), Rob Aslett (ep), David Martin (ep), James Taylor (ep), Jon Thoday (ep), Kara Baker (ep), Andy Devonshire (d, ep) LOGLINE: The Taskmaster and his loyal assistant will judge five unwitting comedians as they compete against each other with creativity, cunning and genius in a series of stupefying tasks. Based on the UK format. JUDGES: Reggie Watts, Alex Horne
UNTITLED AWKWAFINA PROJECT STUDIO: TEAM: Nora Lum (w, ep), Teresa Hsiao (w, co-ep), Itay Reiss (ep) LOGLINE: Focuses on a heightened version of Nora Lum, better known as rapper Awkwafina, as she navigates the underground hip hop community in Queens. CAST: Nora Lum
UNTITLED FRANCHESCA RAMSEY PROJECT STUDIO: Generate TEAM: Franchesca Ramsey (ep), Eric Brown (ep), Andrew Kornhaber (ep), Kara Welker (ep) LOGLINE: Diverse set of comedians will heal America through brutal comedy, surprising guests and breakdowns of the most pressing cultural issues you never knew you cared about. Who knew the awful truth was so hilarious? CAST: Franchesca Ramsey
UNTITLED JAK KNIGHT STAND-UP PROJECT STUDIO: Den of Thieves TEAM: Jak Knight (ep), Molly Mandel (ep), Lisa Mierke (ep), Jared Morell (ep), Jordan Barrow (ep), Evan Prager (ep), Jesse Ignjatovic (ep), Chris Storer (d) LOGLINE: Underground stand-up show features three comedians from different genres and a unique performance from an emerging musical artist. HOST: Jak Knight
UNTITLED JUSTIN WILLMAN PROJECT Picked up to series; six episodes STUDIO: Brillstein Entertainment Partners TEAM: Justin Willman (ep), Chris Hardwick (ep), Stuart Miller (ep), Alex Murray (ep), Tim Sarkes (ep) LOGLINE: Comedian Justin Willman aims to fix the world’s greatest problems and social injustices using the only logical method we have left: magic. CAST: Justin Willman
UNTITLED RACHEL FEINSTEIN PROJECT STUDIO: TEAM: Rachel Feinstein (ep), Brennan Shroff (ep), Steve Ast (ep), Amy Schumer (ep), Kim Caramele (ep) LOGLINE: Features stand-up, sketch and conversations with comedians where Rachel Feinstein riffs on the week’s theme and goes undercover in hidden-camera segments to perform social experiments. CAST: Rachel Feinstein