Comedy Central's Digital Studio Developing Five New Projects (Exclusive)
The in-house multiplatform unit is also moving two web series to the cable network later in 2015.
Comedy Central's digital incubator, CC Studios, is prepping five new projects. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the cable net's in-house multiplatform division has added to its development slate, while two existing series (This Is Not Happening and Idiotsitter) will move to the linear channel later in the year.
The slate includes untitled projects from Rich Fulcher, Matt Braunger and David Angelo — as well as comedies about a Vine star who tries to parlay online fame into a book and a couple struggling to be as happy as they think everybody else is. "I am sincerely proud of how our team has established CC Studios as an appealing destination for established and emerging comedy content creators,” said Comedy Central president of content development and original programming Kent Alterman.
Additionally, CC.com series Six Guys One Car and New Timers have both been re-upped for second seasons, and freshman Roustabout With Kurt Braunohler is now streaming. The first season finds Braunohler taking a jet ski tour from Chicago to New Orleans in an effort to raise money for Heifer International. (The nonprofit sends livestock to impoverished towns in Africa.)
Read below for the full slate:
Untitled Matt Braunger Project
In the year 2042, all white people have been transported to The New United States (formerly known as Canada), leaving struggling actor Gary as the last white guy and only Caucasian representative in Los Angeles. If you feel bad for him, you’re racist. Writers: Matt Braunger and Kevin Avery.
How to Be Friends With Everyone on Earth (working title)
A Vine celebrity runs into awkward real-life situations as he tries to adapt his six-second videos into a book. Writer: Sean O’Connor.
Untitled Rich Fulcher Project
Guided by probing host Rich Fulcher and several of his high students, the series sets out to discuss absurd hypotheticals in much the same way as a science or history show. Writer: Rich Fulcher.
Untitled David Angelo Project
One man's epic struggle to overcome minor inconveniences – “Seinfeld” meets a sedative. Writer: David Angelo.
Broken People (working title)
Jared and Taylor have it all: an apartment, a robust relationship and a deep-seeded fear that they will never achieve the happiness that everyone else seems to experience. Comedy ensues. Writers: Taylor Orci, Jared Nigro and Scotty Landes.