Comedy Central is taking multiplatform incubation quite seriously.
The cable channel’s in-house CC:Studios has renewed two returning series and greenlit five new ones in development, the company said on Thursday.
Additionally, the online division released “Roustabout” on Wednesday, a comedic travelogue that follows Kurt Braunohler as he jet skis from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for charity.
The renewed series are “Six Guys One Car” (pictured above), from YouTube stars Dormtainment, and “New Timers,” following two low-key friends that remain unchanged and unphased by a post-apocalyptic Brooklyn.
New series from CC:Studios include projects featuring Matt Braunger as one of the few remaining white people in America, Sean O’Connor as an awkward blogger, and Rich Fulcher as the host of a show that takes absurd hypotheticals very seriously.
As previously reported, CC:Studios is migrating to two series to Comedy Central’s linear TV channel this year: “This Is Not Happening” and “Idiotsitter.”
“I am sincerely proud of how our team has established CC:Studios as an appealing destination for established and emerging comedy content creators,” said Comedy Central’s Content Development and Original Programming President Kent Alterman.
Here is the slate, in Comedy Central’s and CC:Studios’s own words:
CC:STUDIOS DEVELOPMENT SLATE
- SIX GUYS ONE CAR: SEASON 2
LA YouTube stars try to live their lives on a shoestring income from their shows and videos. Writers: YouTube’s Dormtainment. Stars: Mike Anthony, Rome Green Jr., Tay Dier, Cameron Miller, Chaz Miller and Amanuel Richards. Director: Nick Goossen.
- NEW TIMERS: SEASON 2
Following an apocalyptic “Event,” Matt and Charlie now live their day-to-day in what’s left of Brooklyn, looking for adventures, new friends and ways to pass the time. Writers/Directors/Stars: Matt Porter and Charlie Hankin.
- ROUSTABOUT WITH KURT BRAUNOHLER
Braunohler’s seven city jet ski tour/mission from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for Heifer International to send 500 goats and 1000 chickens to Africa. Braunohler takes off from Chicago and comes ashore at several cities including St. Louis, Mo., Kaskaskia, Ill., and New Orleans, La. for stand-up sets and other hijinks with friends and guest stars Wyatt Cenac, Jon Daly, Kyle Kinane and Kristen Schaal. Writer: Scotty Landes. Director: Jeff Tomsic.
- UNTITLED MATT BRAUNGER PROJECT
In the year 2042, all white people have been transported to The New United States (formerly known as Canada), leaving struggling actor Gary as the last white guy and only Caucasian representative in Los Angeles. If you feel bad for him, you’re racist. Writers: Matt Braunger and Kevin Avery.
- HOW TO BE FRIENDS WITH EVERYONE ON EARTH (wt)
A Vine celebrity runs into awkward real life situations as he tries to adapt his six second videos into a book. Writer: Sean O’Connor.
- UNTITLED RICH FULCHER PROJECT
Guided by probing host Rich Fulcher and several of his high students, the series sets out to discuss absurd hypotheticals in much the same way as a science or history show. Writer: Rich Fulcher.
- UNTITLED DAVID ANGELO PROJECT
One man’s epic struggle to overcome minor inconveniences – “Seinfeld” meets a sedative. Writer: David Angelo.
- BROKEN PEOPLE (wt)
Jared and Taylor have it all: an apartment, a robust relationship and a deep-seeded fear that they will never achieve the happiness that everyone else seems to experience. Comedy ensues. Writers: Taylor Orci, Jared Nigro and Scotty Landes.