By Sahil Patel
Comedy Central has greenlit a slate of five new original web series to be produced by CC:Studios, the network’s in-house digital content shop, and distributed across CC.com and the recently released Comedy Central app.
Here are the show descriptions, via the announcement:
“6 Guys 1 Car” — written and starring Dormtainment’s comedy troupe and directed by Nick Goossen, the series follows six guys from Atlanta to Los Angeles, documenting the “Broke and Famous” lifestyle of their YouTube popularity.
“300 Sunnyside” — the six roommates of 300 Sunnyside aren’t worried about their stagnant existence; they have too many petty, meaningless squabbles to occupy their attention. Written by Barry Rothbart and Danny Solomon, the series stars Rothbart, Brian Huskey, Betsy Sodaro, Nick Rutherford, Chris Reinacher, and Cornell Reid and is directed by Andy Landen.
“New Timers” — written by, directed by and starring comedy duo Good Cop Great Cop, aka Matt Porter & Charlie Hankin, “New Timers” follows Matt and Charlie, two friends who managed to survive the apocalypse. The world has changed, Matt and Charlie have not.
“Pie Guys” — written by and starring Jon Barinholtz, “Pie Guys” follows the lives of three very different breeds of idiot, who work as delivery drivers for a pizza shop. “Pie Guys” also stars Mort Burke and Rob Belushi and is directed by Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen.
“Roustabout with Kurt Braunohler” (previously announced) — written by Kurt Braunohler and Scotty Landes and directed by Jeff Tomsic, “Roustabout” features Braunohler creating sweeping feats of absurdity to make the world a better place. Each season will feature a specific act of stupidity to make the world a bit brighter.
“Team Tiger Awesome” — written by Nick Mundy, Michael Truly, and Clint Gage, who will direct, the series follows a loose cannon detective, played by Chris Jericho, and his by-the-book partner, played by Mundy, who kill time on an endless stakeout by doing the one thing that ruins a good detective team…sharing feelings with each other.
These shows will premiere “on various dates” throughout 2014.
Additionally, Comedy Central has ordered a half-hour version of its six-episode digital series “Idiotsitter.” Created by Charlotte Newhouse and Jillian Bell (“Workaholics”), “Idiotsitter” follows a normal young woman hired to babysit an insanely rich “woman-child” who is under house arrest in her father’s mansion.
It’s the second time Comedy Central has taken a show originally produced by CC:Studios to the network, following a series order for “This Is Not Happening” in April.
Comedy Central is making a habit of web-to-TV transitions, though, as the network is also responsible for making TV versions of “Broad City” and “Drunk History” possible. Just last week, the network ordered a pilot for a TV show from online sketch comedy group BriTANicK.