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[01/29/15 - 10:12 AM]
Five Greenlights, Two Renewals, And a Premiere! Comedy Central(R) Announces CC:Studios Development Slate
Available now on cc.com is "Roustabout," a comedic travelogue that follows Kurt Braunohler as he jet skis from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for charity.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

FIVE GREENLIGHTS, TWO RENEWALS, AND A PREMIERE! COMEDY CENTRAL(R) ANNOUNCES CC:STUDIOS DEVELOPMENT SLATE

"Roustabout" with Kurt Braunohler Available Now on CC.com

Slate Includes Renewals of "Six Guys One Car" and "New Timers," and New Projects from Comics Including Matt Braunger, Rich Fulcher and Sean O'Connor

Two CC:Studios Series, "This Is Not Happening" and "Idiotsitter," Move to Linear

NEW YORK, January 29, 2015 - Six guys, some goats, and an apocalypse, oh my! Comedy Central's in-house multiplatform division CC:Studios kicks off 2015 with a new series premiere, two returning series, and five exciting shows in development, as announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central. Available now on cc.com is "Roustabout," a comedic travelogue that follows Kurt Braunohler as he jet skis from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for charity.

"I am sincerely proud of how our team has established CC:Studios as an appealing destination for established and emerging comedy content creators," said Alterman.

The slate includes the renewals of two fan-favorite digital series: "Six Guys One Car," from YouTube stars Dormtainment, and "New Timers," following two low-key friends that remain unchanged and unphased by a post-apocalyptic Brooklyn. New series from CC:Studios include projects featuring Matt Braunger as one of the few remaining white people in America, Sean O'Connor as an awkward blogger, and Rich Fulcher as the host of a show that takes absurd hypotheticals very seriously. CC:Studios also has two series that are moving to the linear channel this year: "This Is Not Happening" and "Idiotsitter," showcasing the department's ability to successfully incubate projects digitally and migrate them to TV.

CC:STUDIOS DEVELOPMENT SLATE

SERIES RENEWALS

SIX GUYS ONE CAR: SEASON 2

LA YouTube stars try to live their lives on a shoestring income from their shows and videos. Writers: YouTube's Dormtainment. Stars: Mike Anthony, Rome Green Jr., Tay Dier, Cameron Miller, Chaz Miller and Amanuel Richards. Director: Nick Goossen.

NEW TIMERS: SEASON 2

Following an apocalyptic "Event," Matt and Charlie now live their day-to-day in what's left of Brooklyn, looking for adventures, new friends and ways to pass the time. Writers/Directors/Stars: Matt Porter and Charlie Hankin.

SERIES PREMIERE

ROUSTABOUT WITH KURT BRAUNOHLER

Braunohler's seven city jet ski tour/mission from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for Heifer International to send 500 goats and 1000 chickens to Africa. Braunohler takes off from Chicago and comes ashore at several cities including St. Louis, Mo., Kaskaskia, Ill., and New Orleans, La. for stand-up sets and other hijinks with friends and guest stars Wyatt Cenac, Jon Daly, Kyle Kinane and Kristen Schaal. Writer: Scotty Landes. Director: Jeff Tomsic.

GREENLIGHTS

UNTITLED MATT BRAUNGER PROJECT

In the year 2042, all white people have been transported to The New United States (formerly known as Canada), leaving struggling actor Gary as the last white guy and only Caucasian representative in Los Angeles. If you feel bad for him, you're racist. Writers: Matt Braunger and Kevin Avery.

HOW TO BE FRIENDS WITH EVERYONE ON EARTH (wt)

A Vine celebrity runs into awkward real life situations as he tries to adapt his six second videos into a book. Writer: Sean O'Connor.

UNTITLED RICH FULCHER PROJECT

Guided by probing host Rich Fulcher and several of his high students, the series sets out to discuss absurd hypotheticals in much the same way as a science or history show. Writer: Rich Fulcher.

UNTITLED DAVID ANGELO PROJECT

One man's epic struggle to overcome minor inconveniences - "Seinfeld" meets a sedative. Writer: David Angelo.

BROKEN PEOPLE (wt)

Jared and Taylor have it all: an apartment, a robust relationship and a deep-seeded fear that they will never achieve the happiness that everyone else seems to experience. Comedy ensues. Writers: Taylor Orci, Jared Nigro and Scotty Landes.

CC:Studios is Comedy Central's in-house creative initiative for the development of original digital comedy. Platform-agnostic, CC:Studios works with creators to develop concepts and talent for digital distribution and produce original, shareable content in the format best-suited to the creative, whether short-form, long-form, animation, or ultimately on the linear channel. CC:Studios attracts the best comics and comedy writers in the business, giving them an opportunity to create hilarious content that is native to digital screens. Working with CC:Studios, talent has access to Comedy Central's extensive distribution channels including on-air, Comedy Central Records, CC Mobile Apps, Comedy Central Home Entertainment, Comedy Central Radio, VOD and Comedy Central Certified comedy clubs.

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