Comedy Central Developing Two Digital Series From Funny Ladies
4:30 pm, November 5th | by Colette McIntyre
Comedy Central’s in-house digital production studio CC: Studios today unveiled its development slate of six new series and three series renewals. According to Deadline, the programs will be distributed across all of the networks platforms. Two of the comedies greenlit by the studio were created by and star talented funny ladies, including a woman who is no stranger to the Comedy Central Family: Workaholics‘ socially inept assistant, Jillian Bell.
Bell teams up with Groundlings company member and Punch Robert writing alum Charlotte Newhouse in Idiotsitter, a series that focuses on an uptight young woman, played by Newhouse, who is hired to babysit a childish adult heiress (Bell). Yet, unlike most babysitting gigs that we’ve lived through, a trip to the park is out of the question since Bell’s spoiled womanchild has been placed under house arrest. Don’t feel too bad for her through: she has been left to her own devices in her daddy’s mansion.
The only other women populating CC: Studios’ massive new roster are comic writing team Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov. The duo, who previously wrote for MTV’s Good Vibes and Punk’d, are working with the studio to develop an animated series. Operating under the working title Biatches, the show is about “bad girls kicked out of middle school and forced to attend the special education students program, which isn’t going to stop them from wreaking their raunchy brand of havoc.” Raunch brand of havoc! We ladies never get to have raunchy-branded havoc things!
Idiotsitter and Biatches join Jon Gabrus and Justin Tyler’s Strong Island, the animated sketch series Pixelheads, Kurt Braunohler’s untitled interview show, and a project from hip-hop comedy group The Midnight Beast, as well as the second seasons of Bro-Dependent, This Is Not Happening and The Walsh Brothers’ Great & Secret Comedy Show.
“This slate represents an evolution of Comedy Central’s development process, collaborating across departments as we work with an incredible roster of talented comedians to create shareable content,” Allison Kingsley, head of CC: Studios, said.