Comedy Details 2006 Slate


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).