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[04/18/17 - 08:10 AM]
Comedy Central Announces 2017-2018 Development Slate Including Three Series Pick-Ups and Nine Pilot Orders
"There is more high-level talent in this announcement than I could ever hope to convey in a corporate quote," said Kent Alterman.







TASKMASTER (COMEDY CENTRAL)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
4/18/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Comedy Central's press release, April 2017) Taskmaster - Produced by Avalon Television, Taskmaster is based on the BAFTA and Royal Television Society award-nominated, internationally popular UK format. Reggie Watts will star as the Taskmaster who, with series creator Alex Horne as his loyal assistant, will judge five unwitting comedians as they compete against each other with creativity, cunning and genius in a series of stupefying tasks. Executive produced by Watts, Horne, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, David Martin, James Taylor, Jon Thoday, Kara Baker and Andy Devonshire, who will also direct. Kellyn Parker, Adam Londy and Jordan Ellner are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Horne
· Reggie Watts
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Horne as EP
· Andy Devonshire as EP
· David Martin as EP
· James Taylor as EP
· Jon Thoday as EP
· Kara Baker as EP
· Reggie Watts as EP
· Richard Allen-Turner as EP
· Rob Aslett as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (improv/sketch)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Avalon Television