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Comedy Central Orders 'Moonbeam City' Pilot

The animated project centers on a handsome yet moronic undercover detective who does everything in his power to avoid solving crimes.

Cable network Comedy Central has ordered Moonbeam City to pilot, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. The animated series, billed as an absurdist take on neon-soaked 1980s crime dramas, centers on Dazzle Novak, a handsome yet moronic undercover detective who does everything in his power to avoid solving crimes.

Scott Gairdner (Conan, Funny or Die Presents) will write and executive produce the project alongside Olive Bridge's Will Gluck and Richard Schwartz.

The Moonbeam City pilot order comes as Comedy Central continues to bulk up its slate of originals in its bid to compete in an increasingly fractured landscape. In recent months, the network has added series from Anthony Jeselnik, Nick Kroll, Amy Schumer and Nathan Fielder, among others, to its roster. On the animation side, the Viacom-owned cable network added the Daniel Tosh-produced Brickleberry to its schedule in late 2012; it since has been renewed for a second season.

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.

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