Even though Comedy Central has long been branded as somewhat of a lesser network (its lack of “credibility” has even been kind of a running gag on many of its own shows), you can’t say they aren’t innovative. Back in 1989 when The Comedy Channel (which merged with Viacom’s HA! Network to form Comedy Central in 1991) first aired, people were skeptical at best. Really, people thought it was a terrible idea. But 24 years has proven the skeptics wrong. And the network is still innovating. They are expanding their online platform CC Studios with six new shows which are currently in development.
According to The Hollywood Reporter these include:
The Midnight Beast: The eponymous show features the British hip-hop comedy trio which has racked up nearly 64 million views on their YouTube channel.
Idiotsitter: Starring the hilarious Jillian Bell from Workaholics as the childish daughter of a wealthy man who needs a babysitter to monitor her behavior while on house arrest.
Biatches: An animated series written by and starring Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov about two school girls who are presumably biatches.
Pixelheads: A video game-themed animated sketch show
Strong Island: The story of two brothers living on Long Island featuring Kevin “Dot Com” Brown from 30 Rock and Artemis Pebdani from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
These shows, in addition to an as-of-yet-untitled project from comedian and podcaster Kurt Braunohler, will join three returning CC Studios online shows: Bro-Dependent, This is Not Happening, and The Walsh Brothers’ Great and Secret Comedy Show.