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Comedy Central Greenlights Animated Series ‘Jeff and Some Aliens’

TripTank spin-off created and executive produced by Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli alongside ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico slated to premiere in 2016.

NEW YORK -- Aliens are invading Comedy Central as the network expands its animation offerings by ordering Jeff and Some Aliens to series.

Jeff and Some Aliens is executive produced and created by Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli and executive produced by ShadowMachine’s Corey Campodonico and Alex Bulkley. A spin-off of the animated incubator series “TripTank,” the series’ ten-episode season will premiere in 2016.

“It would be so weird if this show wasn’t animated,” said Comedy Central president of original programming Kent Alterman in making the announcement.

“We’d like to beat the trolls to the punch and be the first to say: ‘They cancelled Futurama for THIS?!'” said Donnelly and Minoli.

Based on the recurring “TripTank” sketches, Jeff and Some Aliens follows Jeff, the world’s most average guy, and the three aliens sent to study him to determine whether or not humanity should be destroyed. Jeff’s mundane life is constantly thrown into chaos by his extraterrestrial guests -- it isn’t always easy having roommates who force you to participate in grueling intergalactic decathlons or perform Azurian honor killings to restore interstellar balance. The animation is produced by ShadowMachine. Monika Zielinska and Ian Friedman are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

Source: Comedy Central

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.