Among the 22 projects Comedy Central has in the pipeline are shows dealing with sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll and religion. Media outlets are reporting on the new 2010-2011 development slate that includes a live sex-chat talk show, an update of The Odd Couple and an animated series about Jesus Christ. The latter, JC, is a half-hour about Christ wanting to escape his father’s shadow and to live life in NYC as a regular guy.
The project is executive produced by Reveille, Henrik Basin, Brian Boyle, Jonathan Sjoberg and Andreas Ohman. Among the other notable projects are: Highdeas, based on the Web site highdeas.com, in which a comedian explores questions that can only be posed by stoners. This Show Will Get You High, a sketch comedy featuring the next wave of performers from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Written by UCB co-founder Matt Besser and Eric Zicklin.
Based on a Funny or Die short, Rich Dicks stars Nick Kroll and Jon Daly as obnoxiously wealthy party-mongers in LA. Directed by Jon Krisel and executive produced by Krisel, Kroll and Daly. Live Sex Show sees hosts Bert Kreischer and Layla Kayleigh taking a comedic look at all things sex. It’s executive produced by Jesse Ignatovic and written by Mat Harawitz.
Steel Panther, a loosely scripted docu-reality show, follows the band Steel Panther, which parodies ’80s hair metal acts. Created by Brian Posehn and Jeff Tremaine. Stand-up comics Kevin Hart and Bill Burr have a half-hour untitled scripted series that’s billed as a modern-day take on The Odd Couple. Executive produced by Bruce McCulloch and 3Arts. A**Holes is a half-hour comedy about the two biggest assholes in the entire world – two twenty-something roommates who spend their days scamming on girls, bilking Alzheimer’s patients out of money and generally being the opposite of model citizens. It’s written by Steve Koren and Nick Malis.
The Wrap has a comprehensive look at the entire slate.