Comedy Central announced its latest development slate for its Internet incubator CC:Studios. CC:Studios has given the green light to five new series to go into development to be released exclusively on Comedy Central’s website. After the department’s successes with This is Not Happening (Ari Shaffir’s stand-up show) and Idiotsitter, (pictured above) which will make their television debuts this year, the network appears invested in testing a show’s popularity online before granting it one of its more financially risky TV time slots.
How To Be Friends with Everyone on Earth (working title) from Sean O’Connor leads the pack of green lit shows. The show is about a Vine celebrity who runs into awkward real life situations as he tries to shift from creating six-second videos to writing a book. Broken People follows Jared and Taylor who just want to chase the happiness everyone else seems to have. Several untitled projects titles got the thumbs up from Comedy Central. A series from comedian Matt Braunger (pictured) takes place in the year 2042, when all white people have been transported to The New United States (née Canada). By some chance, struggling actor Gary is the last white guy left in Los Angeles. An untitled Rich Fulcher project plays like a faux science or history show as Fulcher discusses absurd hypotheticals with his under-the-influence students. The Untitled David Angelo Project is about one man’s epic struggle to overcome minor inconveniences. Think Seinfeld with way less energy.
CC:Studios was pleased to announce that a new series is now available on CC.com. Roustabout with Kurt Braunohler stars comedian Kurt Braunohler on his seven-city jet ski tour/mission. He rides around from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for Heifer International. The charity sends goats and chickens and other livestock to people in Africa so they can make a living by working the animals. When he’s not doing sets, Braunohler gets into all sorts of hijinks with his friends Wyatt Cenac, Jon Daly, Kyle Kinane and Kristen Schaal. Two web series were renewed for second seasons. Six Guys One Car and New Timers will both return to Comedy Central’s digital platform with new content.