Comedy Central is taking original broadband programming to new heights with its development slate for early 2006, which includes an extensive lineup of original programming including animation, live-action narratives, topical stand-up performance and sketch comedies.
Comedy Central MotherLoad, which launched Nov. 1, 2005, is one of the first network broadband channels to premiere original series. To view Comedy Central MotherLoad, log on to www.comedycentral.com/motherload.
"Our 2006 broadband development slate further represents Comedy Central's commitment to developing and producing quality programming exclusively for this digital platform," said Lou Wallach, svp, original programming and development, Comedy Central. "There is such a wealth of talent and content in the broadband arena. With the launch of MotherLoad we have become the comedic hub for broadband content. Top comedians, actors and writers are looking to Comedy Central as the launching pad for their broadband shows."
Projects in consideration to premiere on MotherLoad include (all titles listed are working titles):
GOLDEN AGEThis animated show comes from Augenblick Studios, whose animation has appeared in Comedy Central's SHORTIES WATCHING SHORTIES and MTV2's WONDER SHOWZEN. Each episode of GOLDEN AGE features a profile of what happened to long-since-retired cartoon characters. For example, Jerome the gumdrop from the LET'S GO OUT TO THE LOBBY filmstrips that played before movies in the '70s, was afflicted with numerous abuse problems.
ALL ACCESS: MIDDLE AGESThis VH1 clip-show parody is from Littleman, the gang behind MotherLoad's hit series, I LOVE THE THIRTIES. The new show includes such episodes as "Most Awesomely Bad Plagues," "Worst Breakups: Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn" and "Best Crusade Ever".
HOW TO LIVEFrom writer Steve Kerper, HOW TO LIVE is a show about a modern dysfunctional family, but produced in the style of '50s-era educational reels.
FANBOYFANBOY is a live-action scripted series about an obnoxious comic-book geek. The series was developed by Hungryman, the commercial production company that works with Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry.
GOOD GODGOOD GOD is a live-action comedy, a la THE OFFICE, about God's workplace environment. This show is another Hungryman production.
DAISY GARDEN STORY TIMEA dark & twisted READING RAINBOW parody from Nick Gurewitch, the artist behind cult comic strip, THE PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP.
MY WIFE, THE GHOSTThis series is a dark parody of the '50s-era supernatural sitcoms, such as MY MOTHER THE CAR and BEWITCHED.
MOTHERLOAD PRESENTSTaped in front of a live audience at New York's Ars Nova Theater, this series features some of the funniest, strangest and most unique bits from NYC's alternative comedy scene.
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