Spike builds 'Factory'

The network's first original comedy series

Spike TV has officially joined "The Factory" line.

The network has given the green light to its first original comedy series, which revolves around four disinterested small-town factory workers who spend their time fraternizing while avoiding their drab work. "Factory," set to premiere at 10 p.m. June 29, is directed, produced by and stars "Strangers With Candy" co-creator Mitch Rouse.

"Factory" has been in development for several months at Spike, which has picked it up to series with a six-episode order.

" 'Factory' is a unique improvised comedy that captures the everyday lives of four regular guys," said Bill McGoldrick, vp original programming at Spike. "The humor speaks directly to our viewers and Mitch's sensibility is a perfect match for our brand."

The series, produced by 3 Arts Entertainment, also stars Michael Coleman, Jay Leggett and David Pasquesi.