JONATHAN STERN AND KEITH QUINN ANNOUNCE FIRST SLATE OF PROJECTS FOR FOX'S MULTI-PLATFORM PROGRAMMING
New Series "Filthy Sexy Teen$" Gets Series Order From Fullscreen
FOX, in collaboration with Keith Quinn and Jonathan Stern, announced today the first several projects that are underway for their comedy development venture. The projects, executive-produced by Stern and Quinn via Stern's Abominable Pictures, include half-hour comedy "Filthy Sexy Teen$," which just received an eight-episode order from Fullscreen.
"We are pleased to announce this first slate of projects, which are a direct result of the unique creative freedom and flexibility of this venture," said Quinn and Stern. "The talented creators we are working with see the benefit in being able to shoot something right away without a long development process. A finished piece often represents a show better than a pitch or a script can."
Descriptions and auspices for these new projects, which are being produced for distribution via a range of digital and/or linear platforms, are as follows:
"Filthy Sexy Teen$"
Two wealthy teen siblings, thought to be lost at sea, return home and attempt to re-climb the high school social ladder in this half-hour comedy. Created by Curtis Gwinn ("NTSF:SD:SUV::," "The Walking Dead"), Paul Scheer ("Fresh Off The Boat," "The League") and Jonathan Stern ("Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," "Childrens Hospital," "Burning Love"). Keith Quinn ("Burning Love," "Jackass 3.5," "LXD") and Stern serve as executive producers with Gwinn and Scheer. The series will have its global premiere on Fullscreen in North America.
With an all-star comedic cast that includes Rob Huebel ("Despicable Me," AXE COP) and Paul Scheer, "Drive Share" follows a group of drivers as they shuttle strangers, and their problems, around town. Created by Huebel and Scheer. Jonathan Stern, Keith Quinn, Huebel and Scheer are executive producers.
One record label has taken it upon itself to fix the music industry: Criminal Records. It's run by Jace (Brooks Gray, "The Amazing Gayl Pile," "Cock'd Gunns") and Lyle (Morgan Waters, "The Amazing Gayl Pile," "Cock'd Gunns"), two out-of-touch music execs who see themselves as the saviors of rock 'n' roll. Created by Gray and Waters and executive-produced along with Keith Quinn, Jonathan Stern, Paul Scheer and Becca Kinskey ("Childrens Hospital," "Adult Swim Late Night Infomercials").
Jerry Minor ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Black-ish") depicts an old-school rapper struggling both to regain relevancy in the hip-hop world and to maintain a relationship with his son - as told through the lens of a Danish news program. Created by Jerry Minor and John Matta ("The Martin Short Show," "Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge") who will executive-produce, along with Keith Quinn, Jonathan Stern and Paul Scheer.
Stern and Quinn's slate is growing rapidly, with an additional wave of production scheduled for the coming months.
About Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including EMPIRE, GOTHAM, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, AMERICAN IDOL, THE FOLLOWING, NEW GIRL, GLEE, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY and SLEEPY HOLLOW. FOX is the only network to ever rank No. 1 in the key adult demographic for eight consecutive seasons and continues to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports and Sunday morning news. Through the FOX NOW app, FOX viewers can watch full episodes of their favorite FOX shows on a variety of digital platforms, while enjoying enhanced interactive and social capabilities around those shows. Download the FOX NOW app atwww.fox.com/foxnow. "Like" FOX on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit www.fox.com.
About Abominable Pictures
Abominable Pictures is a creator-driven comedy production company that develops and produces content for television, premium digital and film. Founded by producer Jonathan Stern, Abominable has produced over 15 series, with Stern serving as an executive producer and/or co-creator. Projects include: "Wet Hot American Summer" (Netflix), "Childrens Hospital" (Adult Swim), "Newsreaders" (Adult Swim), "The Hotwives of Orlando" (Hulu), "Garfunkel & Oates" (IFC), "NTSF:SD:SUV::" (Adult Swim), "Burning Love" (Yahoo! and E!), "BEEF" (Paramount), "Filthy Sexy Teen$" (Fullscreen), "Wainy Days," "Horrible People," "You're Whole," "Hot Package" (Adult Swim) and segments for "Funny or Die: Presents" (HBO). Abominable is also part of FOX Broadcasting's multi-platform programming initiative to incubate a slate of live-action comedies on digital platforms, with the goal of migrating them to FOX, FXX, FIC or other distributors. Abominable has been recognized for its work with numerous nominations and multiple wins at the Emmy Awards, Webby Awards and Streamy Awards. For more information, please visit www.abominablepictures.com.