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Viacom International Media Networks, a unit of entertainment conglomerate Viacom, said Tuesday that Comedy Central International has ordered I Live With Models, a Miami-set multi-camera sitcom. It is the second sitcom order for Comedy Central International.
Following an original commission of a pilot, the channel has ordered eight half-hour episodes that will be shot on location and in front of a studio audience at Pinewood Shepperton outside London starting next month.
Set on the fringes of the fashion industry in Miami, the show follows the everyday adventures of “four naive 20-somethings coming face to (flawless) face with the real world,” according to a description of the sitcom. The show centers around Tommy, “a chubby barista, whose perfect hands catapult him into the glamorous but ruthless world of modeling. He can take everything his new career throws at him, but the hard part is dealing with his new roommates — a tough-talking catalog model, a muscled lothario and a neurotic catwalk diva.”
The I Live With Models cast is made up of up-and-coming talent, led by David Hoffman (Bridesmaids, New Girl), Brianne Howey (Horrible Bosses 2), Rebecca Reid (New Girl), Joseph May (Episodes) and Eric Aragon (Desperate Housewives).
Said Lourdes Diaz, head of global production and development for Comedy Central International: “I am delighted that we are about to start shooting I Live With Models, and hope we will bring a little Florida sunshine to our U.K. audience at Pinewood each week. The show is Comedy Central International’s second multi-camera sitcom to enter series production and continues our mission to produce more original content for our international network of comedy channels.”
Ash Atalla, managing director at show producer RoughCut TV, said: “It’s not often we get the chance to combine two of the world’s favorite things into one show — beautiful people and laughter. We hope I Live With Models will bring a sexy smile to viewers for years to come.”
Executive producers are Jill Offman, head of the Comedy Central brand outside the U.S., and Diaz for Comedy Central and Atalla and Dan Hine for RoughCut.
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