Comedy Central has ordered the alternative late-night series “The Gorburger Show” from executive producer T.J. Miller to series, network president Kent Alterman announced Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour.
The series previously produced two seasons and 19 episodes as a live action Funny Or Die digital series. It features a giant blue extra-terrestrial (voiced by Miller).
After invading a Japanese television variety show and enslaving its staff, a big blue alien named Gorburger broadcasts from Japan and interviews guests in an attempt to understand what it means to be human.
“In these times? DAMN we need a blue ass monster alien to talk about what the HECK is going on with humanity. And what is the difference between a hog and a chicken?” Miller said in a statement.
“Through his monster alter ego, ‘Gorburger,’ T.J. Miller will ask the big questions,” Alterman said. “Then he will confuse us with clarity.”
It will feature celebrity interviews, musical guests, strange games and other random happenings. Guests who appeared during its two-season, digital run included: Jack Black, Carson Daly, Henry Rollins, Flea, Wayne Coyne, Eagles of Death Metal, Grouplove and Tegan and Sara.
The show is created by the Director Brothers (Ryan McNeely and Josh Martin) who also write, direct and executive produce the series.
The eight-episode season, executive produced by Sean Boyle for Funny Or Die and produced by Caviar, is scheduled to premiere this spring. Ian Friedman, Rachel Olson and Kellyn Parker are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.