Upfronts 2013: IFC Orders Three Comedy Pilots

Net Also Puts Eights Scripts In Development For 2014
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IFC has ordered three comedy pilots and put eight scripts in development for 2014 series consideration, the network announced on Wednesday in advance of its upfront presentation.

The scripted pilots are: Timms Industrial Piping (working title), which is shot in stop-motion animation with baby dolls playing adults characters and is set in a fictional Wisconsin town where the CEO of its biggest employer goes missing in a plane crash.

Garfunkel & Oates centers on the misadventures of a female comedy-folk duo and International Plan is about two newly-single guys who form a friendship while traveling the world looking for love.

Ordered scripts include projects based on the short film American Storage, one starring Reno 911’s Kyle Dunnigan, one based on Chris Gethard’s recent autobiographical book Stupid Life, and another created and written by Megan Mullally.

IFC will hold its 2013-14 upfront event for advertisers on Thursday evening at New York’s Roseland Ballroom.