Comedy Central Talks 2010-2011 Slate

Puppet cops, 80's hair bands, Jesus Christ, a modern day take on "The Odd Couple," race relations, office politics in Deep Space and a live sex show. These ideas and many, many more make up COMEDY CENTRAL's 2010-2011 development slate announced by Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production, COMEDY CENTRAL.

The network has also set summer and fall premiere dates for previously announced new series including "Futurama," "Big Lake," "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time," "The Onion Sports Network" (working title), "Workaholics" and "Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey." COMEDY CENTRAL recently announced the pick-up of additional episodes of its hit series, "Ugly Americans," which will air in October, as well as a third season renewal for sophomore sensation, "Tosh.0," which returns for the second half of its second season on June 2.
"The focus throughout our development process is to find performers, writers, directors and producers that project a strong, unique comedic voice, and then help them actualize their vision in the most unfiltered manner possible," said Alterman. "With the current development slate, I think it's safe to say we're doing our part to end global hunger and foster world peace."

Projects in development range from animated to sketch/variety to scripted narrative and feature a cross-section of top comedic talent including Jon Benjamin, Patrice Oneal, Nick Kroll, Jon Daly, Brian Posehn, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, Slovin And Allen, Reggie Watts, Whitney Cummings, Jim Jefferies and Broken Lizard, among others. In addition to the top comedic talent associated with COMEDY CENTRAL's slate, the projects in development feature top producers including Happy Madison, Funny or Die, Sony Television, Lionsgate, Reveille, 3Arts Entertainment, Michael Davies, Michael Hirschorn, Bob Odenkirk, Jeff Tremaine, Bruce McCulloch, Steve Koren and Upright Citizens Brigade.

Along with the series development, COMEDY CENTRAL is also ramping up its stand-up offerings with new, originally-produced, one-hour specials from Daniel Tosh, Denis Leary, Norm Macdonald, Nick Kroll, Bo Burnham and Patrice Oneal, among others. The all-comedy channel has also acquired several high-profile World Television Premiere stand-up hours from the likes of Lisa Lampanelli, Lewis Black, Kevin Hart, Whitney Cummings and Bill Burr.

-press release

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