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Watch UCBT's Craig Rowin on Adult Swim's new Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell

Mar 27, 2015

Adult Swim announced today the premiere of Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, a new live-action comedy series airing April 18th at Midnight (ET, PT). The new quarter-hour original series stars Matt Servitto (Banshee) as Satan, Henry Zebrowski (Wolf of Wall Street) as Gary, and Craig Rowin (Night of Too Many Stars) as Claude.

Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell is a live-action workplace comedy about Gary, an associate demon, as he attempts to capture souls on earth in order to climb the corporate ladder of the underworld. Gary hopes to advance in Hell, but he may be too stupid, lazy and kind-hearted to realize his dreams of promotion. Meanwhile, Gary's intern Claude is more talented, more devious and will do whatever it takes to impress Satan.

A Williams Street production in association with Swindy Films, the series is created and directed by Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies) and Casper Kelly (Squidbillies, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Stroker & Hoop). 

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable's #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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IFC Announces Pilots and Half-Hour Projects From Matt Besser, Chris Gethard and Garfunkel & Oates

Mar 27, 2015

IFC Announces Three Comedy Pilots, Eight Half-Hour Projects In Development 
Congratulations to Matt Besser, Chris Gethard, Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, whose pilots and projects are currently in development at IFC.

IFC today announced a slate of 11 comedy projects, including three pilot orders. Here are details:

GARFUNKEL & OATES
(Pilot)
The pilot is a scripted comedy about the female comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates). The pilot centers on the aspirations and misadventures of this odd couple, and will spotlight the personal and professional lives of the duo whose career choices - singing satirical and sometimes dirty songs - leaves them with little in common with their peers, and no one but each other to turn to for support and understanding. The pilot, produced by Abominable Pictures' Jonathan Stern (Children's Hospital) will begin production in May in Los Angeles.

CULT FOLLOWING
Cult Following follows two friends who jointly run a health food restaurant and inadvertently become cult leaders. The pilot script is co-written by and co-stars Matt Besser (co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade, Freak Dance) and Rich Fulcher (The Mighty Boosh, Snuff Box).

STUPID LIFE
Previously announced as A Bad Idea I'm About to Do, this show's script is based on comedian Chris Gethard's (The Chris Gethard Show, The Other Guys, This American Life) recent autobiographical book of the same name. Tom Scharpling (The Best Show on WFMU, Monk) is series executive producer and co-creator.  Gethard and Scharpling are co-writing the pilot script.
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Rene Gube joins TBS comedy pilot

Mar 27, 2015

James Earl and Rene Gube have been cast in "Ground Floor." 
Two actors have been cast in Bill Lawrence's TBS pilot.

Glee alum James Earl and Rene Gube (The Office, The Newsroom) have joined the half-hour comedy Ground Floor, also from Greg Malins, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Ground Floor centers on a 29-year-old successful alpha male who crosses paths with his company's support staff -- a tight-knit group of happy, carefree people -- prompting him to realize that he's not nearly as happy as he thought he was.

Earl, who also starred in TBS' short-lived comedy Glory Daze, will play Derrick, a laid-back guy who works with Jennifer (Cougar Town's Briga Heelan) on the ground floor. "Up for anything, Derrick is a cheerful liar whose fabrications are always getting him into hot water."

Gube is set for Threepeat (aka Mike Wen), a money manager with "super-gelled hair." Threepeat is always out for a wild time, but he is nonetheless astounded when his co-worker and best friend, "master of the universe"-type trust manager Brody (Pitch Perfect's Skylar Astin), hooks up with a "ground floor" woman, a romance he thinks crosses the line of appropriateness.

Scrubs vet John C. McGinley co-stars.

From Warner Horizon Television, Lawrence and Malins will pen the script for the multicamera comedy, and Lawrence will executive produce alongside Doozer's Jeff Ingold with Randall Winston on board as a producer. Gail Mancuso will direct the pilot. 

Earl, who has appeared on Austin & Ally, Psych, Necessary Roughness and ER, is repped by Allegory Creative and Untitled. Gube, who served as a writer on TBS' Men at Work and NBC's Up All Night, is repped by CAA and Principato-Young.


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