“Chasers,” a half-hour scripted comedy starring Rob Huebel, has been given a pilot order from Comedy Central, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to TheWrap.
The pilot hails from Robert Ben Garant and Cathy Shim of “Reno 911!” and Propagate’s Kevin Healey. Shim will co-star and also co-write with Garant and Healey.
“Chasers” is described as being “set in the world of the after dark, independent news video hunters of Los Angeles. While these ‘independent filmmakers’ are considered just a notch below the paparazzi on the food chain, they have even less shame and nothing will stop them in their quest to hawk shocking footage to news outlets. There’s not a car crash, police chase, celebrity DUI, convenience store smash and grab, baby bear in a swimming pool, or taco truck fire they won’t race to. Every night out on the streets, there are winners and losers. But, mostly losers. And this is their story.”
Huebel stars as Steve “Crash” Byrd, who is described as “the owner and leader of the misfit crew of Chasers.” Shim will co-star as Sugar Ho, who is “an Americanized immigrant and exotic dancer who moonlights as a Chaser.”
Huebel is known for television roles including “Children’s Hospital,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Goldbergs” and “Big Mouth.” His film credits include “The Descendants” and “I Love You, Man.”
Garant, Shim and Huebel will produce with Healey, Ben Silverman, Howard Owens of Propagate.
Deadline was first to report.