Comedy Details 2006 Slate10/12/2005 5:28 AM Eastern
Comedy Central Tuesday revealed specifics about its largest development slate to date for 2006.
The network pilot pickups included:
• Gay Robot, a fully scripted, live-action adaptation of a character featured on Adam Sandler's comedy album, Shhh … Don't Tell.
• An as-yet-untitled pilot starring Sarah Silverman in a half-hour single-camera narrative. Silverman will portray “a detached and eccentric woman with no discernible goals.”
• Public Nuisance, featuring Morgan Spurlock, star and creator of hit documentary Super Size Me, taking on hot social topics with animations, sketches, pranks and fun events.
• Wee on America, featuring Jason "Wee-Man" Acuna of MTV: Music Television’s Jackass taking on “full-size America.”
• Naked Trucker, a variety talk-show pilot based on long-running Los Angeles-based stage show The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show.
• The writing, producing and directing team behind Not Another Teen Movie will produce a small-screen version,Not Another High School Show, spoofing teen TV dramas such as Dawson's Creek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The O.C.
• Comedian Lewis Black “takes to the road to find out what is really going on in the so-called red states” in Red State Diaries.
• Half Way Home, a half-hour narrative following “the lives of a dysfunctional group of misfits who have been released back into society and who currently live in a halfway home.”
• Culture Clash, in which Nick DiPaolo immerses himself in one of the cultures and/or stereotypes he has made fun of throughout his career.
• Legends, a series of specials celebrating the careers and lives of comedy's pioneers, juggernauts and biggest successes, profiling one comic per special.
• Case Closed, a scripted parody of the true-crime documentaries turning up all over cable.
The network also detailed two animated shows that will be part of its 2006 slate:
• Freak Show, in which David Cross (Arrested Development, Mr. Show) and Jon Benjamin (Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, Home Movies) tell the story of a band of freak-show performers who also happen to be second-rate superheroes.
• Ghost Foot, a parody of Japanese action cartoons, written and created by Steve Kerper (Home Box Office's Hard Core TV).