Rob Corddry’s Next Project at Adult Swim Will Be Pilot for “The Hindenburg Explodes!”
If you’re really sad about Chlidrens Hospital ending, you can be a little less sad now.
The pilot will be in Adult Swim’s 15 minute format and, we’re sure, really out there in the best way possible.
Hopefully, this’ll get picked up in some way, shape, or form, just so we can what Rob has concocted based off one of the most recognizable disasters of all time.
MTV Orders Unscripted Pilot “Backup Plan” Starring Leonard Ouzts
Comedians seeing if they can hack it at various day jobs is almost always is a good starting point for a show.
MTV has just ordered an unscripted comedy pilot, Backup Plan, where stand-up comedian Leonard Ouzts will be trying different jobs with the idea that his 15 minutes of fame might be up soon and he’ll have to get a day job outside of comedy again.
Hopefully, this will fill that void left by Comedy Central not going forward with the show that had Hannibal Buress doing various hard jobs.
Adam Pally to Star in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Fox Time Travel Comedy Pilot “Making History”
Fox is really feeling the high concept comedy vibe from Lord and Miller.
Already, Phil Lord and Chris Miller have Last Man on Earth at the network, which has proven itself a keeper for two seasons. Now, Fox is doubling down by having another pilot from the duo that mixes sci-fi and comedy, though dealing with time travel rather than what happens after the world ends.
Adam Pally will star in Making History as computer science professor that doesn’t seem to get along with family or students, but discovers time travel. He and two other friends will venture through time inevitably disrupting their lives in the present.
Oddly enough, Eliza Coupe, another Happy Endings alum, just got cast in a Hulu pilot that also deals with time travel.
Amazon Doubles Down on Jill Soloway and Orders “I Love Dick” Pilot
This is a good, common sense move by Amazon Studios.
Jill Soloway is responsible for a good percentage of Amazon’s critical acclaim from her series Transparent. So, it only stands to reason that the online giant would get her working on another project.
This time around, Soloway is adapting a 90s novel called I Love Dick by Chris Kraus, which follows a marriage unraveling, the birth of an artist, and an intriguing professor with the name Dick in the backdrop of Marfa, Texas.
It would seem that TV now has legitimate auteurs and they have more freedom than ever to do what they want because of a certain track record.
Jermaine Fowler to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot “Superior Donuts”
Jermaine is also going to be co-executive producer.
CBS is making good on their development deal with Jermaine Fowler and ordering a multi-cam sitcom pilot where he starts working at a donut shop in a neighborhood being gentrified.
We’re going to keep our fingers crossed as long as we can that this goes to series just so we can see Fowler on TV on a regular basis.
Tracy Morgan to Star in FX Comedy Pilot Written by Jordan Peele and John Carcieri
This is a pretty great way for Tracy Morgan to make a comeback.
The latest addition to FX’s comedy development slate comes in a pilot that seems tailor made for its star Tracy Morgan. Written by Jordan Peele and Eastbound & Down’s John Carcieri, Morgan will play a recently released convict after over a decade and a half of incarceration that has to adjust to normal society.
HBO Orders Pilot of Bill Hader Hitman Comedy “Barry”
Bill Hader as a lonely hitman finding himself amongst theater folk in LA might just be good enough for a greenlight as far as we’re concerned.
While Veep and Girls are getting into their latter seasons, HBO is readying itself for its next few comedy series in the years to come. The Duplass Brothers’ Animals is set to premiere at the end of the month and adding a pilot of Hader starring in a hitman comedy sounds like a pretty great addition to their development slate.
The project, Barry, was co-written by Hader and Alec Berg, who we hope you know from Silicon Valley and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and we sincerely hope that it makes it air just to see what the two have cooking.
TruTV Reups “Billy on The Street” for Season 5, Expands Season 1 of “Adam Ruins Everything”, and Orders “No Dumb Questions” Pilot
TruTV is smartly putting their money on some of the strongest shows in their programming line-up.
Though moving around a few places over the years, Billy on the Street proved that it’ll hold up at TruTV and is getting a fifth season with ten episodes of Billy Eichner screaming pop culture trivia and running in the streets.
In addition to all of that, Emily Axford, who is frequently featured on Adam Ruins Everything, is going to host a pilot currently called No Dumb Questions that will see if people know the answers to questions that most would consider obvious, possibly even dumb.
FX Orders Animated Comedy Pilot from Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks
FX is making the most out of their overall deal with Louis C.K.
With another season of Louie at some point, Baskets set to premiere near the end of this month, Better Things with Pamela Adlon in production, and probably several other projects that haven’t been publicly announced, FX and Louis C.K. have made quite the business relationship with each other.
The overall development deal he has at the network produced yet another project as C.K. is now working on an animated pilot with the great Albert Brooks. The pair will voice the lead roles, write, EP for this project, which is largely being kept under wraps, plot/premise wise, for now.
At this rate, we wouldn’t be surprised if C.K. got head his own network/channel/streaming service/etc. spun off from FX.
Comedy Central Orders “Corporate” Pilot from Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman, and Pat Bishop
Oh, we don’t know all the details, but really hope this goes to series soon because we suspect Matt, Jake, and Pat have something incredibly dark, but damn funny cooking.
Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman, and Pat Bishop have all made their way through the LA comedy scene doing stand-up and making various very funny sketches videos as Women Comedy, under their own names, etc.
Now, they’ve got their own pilot called Corporate, which will delve into the underbelly of the corporate world in a richly dark, satiric manner over at Comedy Central.
We can’t for sure, but perhaps it might be something a little like this fantastic Women sketch that Pat and Jake made awhile back.
TBS Orders Pilot From Finals Girls’ Todd Strauss-Schulson and Matt Fogel
Here’s yet another step in a good direction for TBS.
In case you haven’t taken note, TBS is giving themselves an overhaul. Already, they have a talk show from Samantha Bee and a sitcom from Jason Jones coming up. Now, they’ve just ordered a comedy pilot from the minds of Todd Strauss-Schulson, the mastermind behind the wonderful meta 80s slasher comedy The Final Girls, and Matt Fogel, who composed music on Funny or Die’s The Wire: The Musical.
It’ll follow two friends who are part of a generation of men that are embracing all their emotions. While that’s not much to try to imagine what the pilot might exactly entail, we’re pretty sure Strauss-Schulson and Fogel have something clever up their sleeve given their past work.
All in all, we’re really intrigued to see how good this new TBS could be.
Jim Carrey’s 70s LA Comedy Scene Showtime Pilot “I’m Dying Up Here” Gathering Up Quite the Cast
(via The Wrap)
Melissa Leo, Sebastian Stan, Ari Graynor, Dylan Baker, Andrew Santino, Clark Duke, Jon Daly, Alfred Molina…
…Robert Forster, Cathy Moriarty, Al Madrigal, RJ Cycler, Erik Griffin, and Stephen Guarino are all set for the comedy pilot that Jim Carrey has in development over at Showtime.
With the backdrop of the 1970s Los Angeles comedy scene, it’s good to see a mix of veteran actors and actual stand-up comedians currently based in LA.
We can only hope that gets picked up, so we’ll all be able to see what Carrey and writer Dave Flebotte have up their sleeve.