Comedy Central unveils development slate
Comedy Central announced its 2009-10 development slate today as well as the premiere dates for some of its upcoming series. At the pilot/presentation phase of development, the network is working on an untitled series from comedian Ron White; Ghost/Aliens, a cast-contingent pilot written by Phil Johnston about two stoner buddies who are tapped into the paranormal; a sketch/variety show from Andy Dick; a TV version of the popular web series Midwest Teen Sex Show, which combines sex education with sketch comedy; The Fuzz, a police procedural that involves puppets; and Workaholics, about three recent college graduates.
At the script development stage, the network announced animated series from Jamie Foxx, Judah Friedlander, and Dan Vebber. On the live-action front, Comedy Central is developing a series with Ice Cube and DJ Pooh about a one-hit wonder; a single-camera workplace comedy with Randy and Jason Sklar; a series based on the film Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down; and Best Buds, about potheads who run a medical marijuana dispensary.
Tosh.0, hosted by Daniel Tosh, premieres June 4; Michael and Michael Have Issues, starring Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black, bows July 15; the roast of Joan Rivers airs August 9; Secret Girlfriend,based on the web series of the same name, debuts October 14; and JeffDunham’s untitled series will debut some time that same month.