IFC Has 8 New Series in Development Including Ones from Brooks Wheelan and Bryan Cranston
IFC’s is really branching out this year.
With anything ranging from Portlandia to Maron to Comedy Bang! Bang! to Documentary Now!, IFC is really trying to make its mark with programming that fall under their banner of ‘Always On Slightly Off.”
The slate of series that they’re developing really takes that moniker to new territory.
For 2016, IFC’s slate has:
-Todd Barth Can Help You-a new series from Bryan Cranston, along with Clay Graham and Steven Weber, follows an insurance adjuster who decides to, all of sudden, make a go at being a new age self-help guru.
-Canterbury Tales-Set around Hollywood’s first punk rock club in the 70s, this Allison Anders (Mi Vida Loca, Grace Of My Heart) and Terry Graham (drummer for seminal punk band The Bags, Gun Club, and author of Punk Like Me) series follows a brand new spankin’ band trying to make it.
–Detective Lady-BoJack Horseman’s Kelly Galuska has made a noir-ish comedy focused on a play-by-her-own rules detective.
-How to Rig an Election-Adapted from Allen Raymond’s book How to Rig An Election, Tom Ruprecht (Late Night with David Letterman, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore) is set to explore the dark side of political campaigning that people are becoming more and more aware of everyday.
–Grand Lake-From WGA award-winning Gretchen Enders (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), this dark comedy circles two friends who wish the worst for each other.
-Laughs in Translation-The Above Average web series hosted by Brooks Wheelan where he tries to discover what makes for comedy around the world might be getting an upgrade to linear TV.
-Living With Yourself-Emmy and Peabody award-winning Tim Greenberg (Daily Show) has made a layered, philosophical comedy that trails a frustrated copywriter desperate to become a better person who goes through a unique treatment to do so.
-This Land Is Ours-This series from Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan (Creators of Getting On and Puppy Love) shows squatters in Harlem squaring off with billionaires to keep the building they love.
-Jon Benjamin’s 100 Erotic Nights-Jon Benjamin delves into confessions of passion and betrayal all while still being Jon Benjamin.
–A late night talk show Hosted by Jim Norton-A newer version of Norton’s talk show that he briefly had on Vice.
Here’s a Trailer for TruTV’s New Competitive Comedy Series “Comedy Knockout”
Want to see the likes of Dave Hill, Jamie Lee, Arden Myrin, Nick Turner, Leonard Ouzts, Sarah Tiana, Kurt Metzger, Martin Monroe, Jim Norton, Jordan Carlos, and more duke it out by talking trash to each other in front of a live audience?
Well, TruTV’s latest series might just be your thing. Comedy Knockout hosted by Damien Lemon features all of the above as well as dastardly punishment for the comics that get knocked out.
See it all for yourself in the trailer.
Look for the series preimere on Thursday, April 21st at 10:30pm on TruTV.
IFC Orders Pilots From Dan Harmon, Sara Schaefer, and Jim Norton
From Dan Harmon, IFC is ordering a pilot of a panel talk show where Harmon chats up famous historical figures played by comedians called Great Minds. From Sara Schaefer, they’re ordering a week-in-review show with predominantly female correspondents called 1320 Seconds. To round it off with a third, IFC is ordering a more traditional talk show pilot with Jim Norton as the host.
All three are different enough that we wouldn’t be surprised to see all of them get a short first season order.
Colin Quinn Tries to Explain How Jim Norton Isn’t Quite Like a Rat in New “Cop Show”
Not only is there some fun had between Quinn and Norton and Keith Robinson, but you also know that you’ve seen some over-the-top moments like these on any and all procedurals.
Jim Norton guest stars on the latest episode of Cop Show with Colin Quinn where he confronts Colin about the notion that he’s being portrayed as a rat. Colin does his best to tip-toe around it. By “tip-toe”, in this situation, we mean not really avoid it at all.