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[06/15/20 - 12:51 PM]
Syfy Greenlights New Animated Series "Devil May Care" Starring Alan Tudyk for Late-Night Adult Animation Block "TZGZ"
Additionally, Syfy has greenlit three pilots for "TZGZ."

[via press release from Syfy]

SYFY GREENLIGHTS NEW ANIMATED SERIES "DEVIL MAY CARE" STARRING ALAN TUDYK FOR LATE-NIGHT ADULT ANIMATION BLOCK "TZGZ"

-- Network Also Greenlights Three TZGZ Pilots --

NEW YORK, NY - June 15, 2020 - SYFY today announced new original projects for its late-night adult animation block, TZGZ, including a new original animated series and three original pilots. Airing on SYFY every Saturday at midnight-ish, TZGZ is a 90-minute block of adult comedic, animated, genre-based programming of varying lengths. Since its 2019 debut, TZGZ has grown +7% in the 18-49 demo vs prior year, and continues to bring younger viewers to the network.*

DEVIL MAY CARE, TZGZ's second internally developed pilot greenlit to series, has earned a 7-episode series pickup. For the series, the Devil (Alan Tudyk, SYFY's "Resident Alien") hires a social media coordinator (Asif Ali, "BoJack Horseman") to rebrand Hell as the ultimate place to live, and the two form the most unlikely of friendships. Recurring roles are played by Fred Tatasciore, Pamela Adlon and Stephanie Beatriz.

Created and executive produced by Douglas Goldstein (3x Emmy winner, "Robot Chicken"), this 15-minute series is developed and executive produced by Amanda Miller at PSYOP in partnership with Titmouse, the Emmy-award winning independent animation production company. Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski and Ben Kalina from Titmouse are also executive producers.

SYFY's TZGZ Original Series 'DEVIL MAY CARE' - Cast & Character Information

Series Regulars:

· Alan Tudyk as DEVIL - Impulsive and excitable, Devil needs to impress and be liked and just wants everyone in there to be happy in his rebranded Hell.
· Credits: SYFY's "Resident Alien," "Frozen," "Wreck It Ralph," "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
· Representation: The Coronel Group, Gersh and UTA (voiceover)

· Asif Ali as BEANS - Inexperienced yet opinionated, Beans has no idea why he's in Hell as Devil's social media coordinator.
· Credits: "BoJack Horseman," "Goatface," "The Mandalorian"
· Representation: CAA, Mohammed Ali and SGSBC, LLP

Recurring:

· Pamela Adlon as REGINA - Conflicted with old succubus ways and new domestic position, Regina has no limits sexually and uses that seductively to get what she needs from men.
· Credits: "Better Things," "King of Staten Island," King of The Hill," "Californication"
· Representation: CAA, Cunningham Escott, Slevin & Doherty, ID & Felker, and Toczek, Suddleson & Abramson

· Fred Tatasciore as PRESIDENT MCKINLEY - A man with no patience for fools, McKinley is the "Devil's Advocate," doing anything Devil needs to get done.
· Credits: "Family Guy," "American Dad," "Robot Chicken" and the voice of Hulk in Marvel Animated Shows
· Representation: CESD Talent

· Stephanie Beatriz as GLORIA - Here to serve, Gloria is the Head Demon of Hell who's helpful to those she likes and condescending to those she doesn't.
· Credits: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "In The Heights," "The Lego Movie," "The Lego Movie 2"
· Representation: Authentic Management and ICM Partners

Additionally, SYFY has greenlit 3 pilots for TZGZ:

From ShadowMachine ("Final Space," "BoJack Horseman"), CHRONICLES OF FRANK follows an overzealous squirrel that kidnaps an exterminator from the Bronx, transporting him to a magical realm where he must conquer the forces of evil and maybe win back his girlfriend. Ordered for a 15-minute pilot, CHRONICLES OF FRANK is created and executive produced by Chris Osbrink (Writer/Director, "Trip Tank," Writer/Director, "Campus Law"), with ShadowMachine executive producers Corey Campodonico and Alex Bulkley.

In a galaxy far, far away there's an epic war of the worlds where countless alien species will fight to the death - and THE BLACK HOLE is about the crappy dive bar where they drink. Picked up for a 15-minute pilot, THE BLACK HOLE from Starburns Industries ("Rick and Morty," "Moral Orel") is written and executive produced by Dino Stamatopoulos (Creator, "Moral Orel") and Michael Waldron (Producer, "Rick and Morty"). Paul Young (EP, "Key & Peele"), James A Fino (EP, "Rick and Morty"), Duke Johnson (Director, "Anomalisa") and Nick Weidenfeld (President of Programming, Viceland) also executive produce.

Heavy is the belly that wears the suit in THE POLE, a twisted, edgy comedy about the struggle for power on the North Pole. From Yeti Farm Creative ("Hotel Transylvania" Season 2, "Pete the Cat" Season 2), THE POLE has been ordered for a 15-minute pilot. Created and executive produced by Matthew Bass (Writer, "Future Man") and Theodore Bressman (Writer, "Future Man," Writer/EP, "Jungleland"). Mark Gordon (Producer, "Grey's Anatomy," "Ray Donovan") also executive produces, as well as Frank Saperstein and Jay Surridge from Yeti Farm Creative.

SYFY'S TZGZ PROGRAMMING SLATE

-As of JUNE 2020-

TZGZ's TOTAL CURRENT SLATE (more information on each program below):

· 4 ORIGINAL SERIES
· DEVIL MAY CARE, HELL DEN (Season 2), MAGICAL GIRL FRIENDSHIP SQUAD, WILD LIFE

· 10 ACQUIRED SERIES
· ALIEN'S GUIDE TO EARTH, BROGAN: MASTER OF CASTLES, CYANIDE AND HAPPINESS, DON'T FEED THE HUMANS, DR. HAVOC'S DIARY, GARY AND HIS DEMONS, HELL DEN (Season 1), PURGATONY, SCIENCE!, MAGICAL GIRL FRIENDSHIP SQUAD: ORIGINS (short-form version)

· 5 ORIGINAL PILOTS
· CHRONICLES OF FRANK, THE BLACK HOLE, THE POLE, PLUTONIANS (working title), PSYCHO PSALMS

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4 ORIGINAL SERIES

DEVIL MAY CARE, HELL DEN (Season 2), MAGICAL GIRL FRIENDSHIP SQUAD, WILD LIFE

1. DEVIL MAY CARE

· Greenlit to series from pilot (pilot + 6 x 15 min episodes = 7 episodes total)

· TZGZ's second internally developed pilot greenlit to series

· LOGLINE: The Devil hires a social media coordinator to rebrand Hell as the ultimate place to live, and the two form the most unlikely of friendships.

· Created and executive produced by Douglas Goldstein (3x Emmy winner, "Robot Chicken"). Developed and executive produced by Amanda Miller at PSYOP in partnership with Titmouse, the Emmy-award winning independent animation production company. Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski and Ben Kalina from Titmouse are also executive producers.

· CAST:
· Series regulars:
· "Devil" - Alan Tudyk (SYFY's "Resident Alien," "Frozen")
· "Beans" - Asif Ali ("BoJack Horseman," "Goatface")
· Recurring:
· "President McKinley" - Fred Tatasciore ("Family Guy," "American Dad")
· "Regina" - Pamela Adlon ("Better Things," "King of Staten Island")
· "Gloria" - Stephanie Beatriz ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "In the Heights")

2. HELL DEN (Season 2)

· Straight to series order (6 x 15 min episodes)

· TZGZ licensed Season 1 -- but Season 2 will be an original

· Produced by Shout! Studios and Rafael Raffaele Entertainment

· LOGLINE: After an Uber-Apocalypse wipes out civilization, only one person miraculously survives: 12 year-old Andrew. With the last working TV and VCR in existence, he invites a motley group of apocalyptic creatures into his house to watch weird cartoons and old movies. HELL DEN combines original animation of our characters with old live-action and animated clips re-dubbed by the Dr. God troupe in this new, unique, and very warped twist on sketch comedy.

· CAST:
· Series regulars include Dr. God comedy troupe members Sean Cowhig, Neil Garguilo, Brian James O'Connell, David Park and Justin Ware
· S2 Guest Castings will include (each episode has one guest star):
· Katie Leclerc ("Switched at Birth")
· Kevin Heffernan ("Super Troopers")
· Maria Bamford ("BoJack Horseman," "Arrested Development")
· Matthew Lillard ("Scooby Doo," "Scream")

3. MAGICAL GIRL FRIENDSHIP SQUAD

· Straight to series order (6 x 15 min episodes)

· Cartuna produces. James Belfer, Adam Belfer and Max Benator executive produce, along with Hallie Cantor who is also the lead writer.

· LOGLINE: A female-driven anime-inspired comedy about two young women who are destined to save the Universe... as soon as they figure out how to pay their rent.

· CAST:
· Series Regulars:
· "Nut" - Ana Gasteyer ("Saturday Night Live," "Wine Country")
· "Daisy" - Anna Akana ("Let It Snow")
· "Corvin" - Matteo Lane ("The Comedy Lineup")
· "Alex" - Quinta Brunson ("A Black Lady Sketch Show")
· Recurring
· "Verus" - Christine Baranski ("The Good Fight, "The Big Bang Theory")
· "Daisy's Dad" - Eric Bauza ("Looney Tunes Cartoons," "Muppet Babies")
· "Daisy's Mom" - Helen Hong ("Silicon Valley," "The Unicorn")
· "Coffee Dude" - Manny Jacinto ("The Good Place")
· "Lulu" - Sarah "Squirm" Sherman (Writer, "Three Busy Debras")
· Guest Stars
· "Nightscreamer" - Jamie Loftus ("Robot Chicken" writer)
· "The Emptier" - Jason Mantzoukas ("Brooklyn Nine Nine," "John Wick 3")
· "Gloriana" - Paget Brewster ("Criminal Minds," "DuckTales")
· "The Mushroominations" - Patti Harrison ("Shrill," "I Think You Should Leave")
· "CBD Monster" - Vella Lovell ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend")
· Utility - lending voices to several roles
· Daisy Hobbs (Broadway's "Aladdin", musical web series "OUTCAST")
· Stephanie Sheh ("Sailor Moon")
· Taylor Ortgea ("Kim Possible," "Love Life")

4. WILD LIFE

· Greenlit to series from pilot (pilot + 5 x 15 min episodes = 6 episodes total)

· TZGZ's first internally developed pilot greenlit to series

· Produced by Adam Davies, Alex Plapinger, Dylan Dawson, Valparaiso Pictures and Octopie

· LOGLINE: A show about animal friends just trying to stay alive after the apocalypse. Together, they come up with elaborate schemes to entertain themselves and pretty much just keep from going insane.

· CAST:
· "Viv" - Natalie Palamides ("Powderpuff Girls," "Bob's Burgers")
· "Hudson" - Baron Vaughn ("SYFY WIRE's The Great Debate," "Grace & Frankie")
· "Darby" - Reggie Watts ("The Late Late Show with James Corden")
· "Glenn" - John Paul Reynolds ("Search Party," "Four Weddings and a Funeral")
· "Marny" - Claudia O'Doherty ("Trainwreck," "Love," "SMILF")
· "Debbie" - SkittLeZ Ortiz ("High Maintenance")

-----

10 ACQUIRED SERIES

ALIEN'S GUIDE TO EARTH, BROGAN: MASTER OF CASTLES, CYANIDE AND HAPPINESS, DON'T FEED THE HUMANS, DR. HAVOC'S DIARY, GARY AND HIS DEMONS, HELL DEN (Season 1), PURGATONY, SCIENCE!, MAGICAL GIRL FRIENDSHIP SQUAD: ORIGINS (short-form version)

1. ALIEN'S GUIDE TO EARTH

· 10 x 1.5 min eps

· Licensed from Mondo Media

· LOGLINE: Professor Potatoes exposes Earth's cultural systems, so aliens are prepared for a visit.

2. BROGAN: MASTER OF CASTLES

· 6 x 5 min eps

· Licensed from Mondo Media

· LOGLINE: A spoiled prince is given superhuman strength and reluctantly accepts his role as the primary protector of Castle Skull Face.

3. CYANIDE AND HAPPINESS

· Episodes range from 1-4 min in length; we have acquired a total of 120 min of C+H content

· Produced by Explosm Entertainment (10m YT subscribers, 12 million FB fans)

· Long running web comic/web-series - pre-dates YT

· LOGLINE: Cyanide & Happiness brings you a collection of aggressively stupid stick figure cartoons, that irreverently lampoon all the topics your mom told you were no joking matter.

4. DON'T FEED THE HUMANS

· 17 x 5 min eps

· Produced by Look Mom! In association with Mondo Media

· LOGLINE: Self-centered Jack is abducted and forced to live in an alien zoo with roommates from across history.

5. DR. HAVOC'S DIARY

· 30 x 6-min eps

· Produced by New Form

· LOGLINE: A mid-level supervillain having a mid-life crisis battles secret agents, superheroes and his wife.

6. GARY AND HIS DEMONS

· 16 x 11 min eps

· Licensed from Mondo Media

· LOGLINE: An animated comedy about a cantankerous, aging demon slayer who has nothing left to lose. Burdened by his "chosen one" status and backed by a team of specialists he can't relate to, Gary struggles to keep interest in the Earth-saving duty he never asked for and doesn't want.

7. HELL DEN (Season 1)

· 6 x 11-min eps

· Produced by Shout! Studios, DrinkTV and Dr. God

· LOGLINE: HELL DEN mixes original animation and re-dubbed cartoons in a deliciously warped and hilarious brew of social satire, musical parody and good ol' fashioned juvenile humor.

8. MAGICAL GIRL FRIENDSHIP SQUAD: ORIGINS (short-form version)

· 6 x 4 min eps

· Produced by Cartuna

· LOGLINE: When a little red panda named Nut arrives in the apartment of two directionless twenty-somethings and gives them the magical abilities to transform into badass superheroes, Alex and Daisy are forced to get their shit together in order to save the Universe.

9. PURGATONY

· 8 x 12-min eps

· Produced by Explosm Entertainment, Blackpills and Studio71 (10m YT subscribers, 12 million FB fans)

· LOGLINE: Tony Pergatelli is a low-level bureaucrat in Purgatory - a claims adjustor for Death. He's unqualified, unsure of himself and unbelievably burdened by the weight of his choices. It's just one thing after another!

10. SCIENCE!

· 6 x 4 min eps

· Produced by Cartuna

· LOGLINE: A dysfunctional team of scientists engineer wildly reckless and elaborate experiments.

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5 ORIGINAL PILOTS

CHRONICLES OF FRANK, THE BLACK HOLE, THE POLE, PLUTONIANS (working title), PSYCHO PSALMS

1. CHRONICLES OF FRANK

· Pilot order (15 min episodes)

· Produced by ShadowMachine

· Created and executive produced by Chris Osbrink, with ShadowMachine executive producers Corey Campodonico and Alex Bulkley

· LOGLINE: An overzealous squirrel kidnaps an exterminator from the Bronx, transporting him to a magical realm where he must conquer the forces of evil and maybe win back his girlfriend.

2. THE BLACK HOLE

· Pilot order (15 min episodes)

· Produced by Starburns Industries

· Written and executive produced by Dino Stamatopoulos and Michael Waldron. Paul Young, James A Fino, Duke Johnson and Nick Weidenfeld also executive produce.

· LOGLINE: In a galaxy far, far away there's an epic war of the worlds where countless alien species will fight to the death... this is a show about the crappy dive bar where they drink.

3. THE POLE

· Pilot order (15 min episodes)

· Produced by Yeti Farm Creative

· Created and executive produced by Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman. Mark Gordon also executive produces, as well as Frank Saperstein and Jay Surridge from Yeti Farm Creative.

· LOGLINE: Heavy is the belly that wears the suit in a twisted comedy about the struggle for power on the North Pole.

4. PLUTONIANS (working title)

· Pilot order (15 min episodes)

· Produced by Brave Media and Yeti Farm Creative

· LOGLINE: The Interplanetary Federation has conferred and it's official: Pluto is no longer a planet. The Plutonians are now determined to rebrand their image and prove themselves to the other planetary beings of the solar system - with the exception of Earth, who are notorious bullies and can't find out about alien life.

5. PSYCHO PSALMS

· Pilot order (15 min episodes)

· Produced by Open the Portal and Jacob Robinson, head of Tractor Pants, an animation-centric production company with an overall deal at Legendary Television Studios.

· LOGLINE: Psycho Psalms is a stop motion dark comedy following 1940s D-List cartoon character Timecrow and his misfit costars, as they attempt to navigate our postmodern internet hellscape after being yanked through a portal to our present day. These offbeat characters will take you to a dark place, but they won't leave you there.

*Source: Prior Year (4/19-12/28/19), Current Year (1/4-5/23/20). P18-49. L7.





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· BLACK HOLE, THE (SYFY)
· CHRONICLES OF FRAN (SYFY)
· DEVIL MAY CARE (SYFY)
· DR. HAVOC'S DIARY (SYFY)
· HELL DEN (SYFY)
· MAGICAL GIRL FRIENDSHIP SQUAD (SYFY)
· PLUTONIANS (SYFY)
· POLE, THE (SYFY)
· PSYCHO PSALMS (SYFY)
· WILD LIFE (SYFY)





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