Marvel and ABC are getting into the comedy game.
The broadcast network has given a put-pilot commitment to “Damage Control,” a half hour, single camera comedy that follows the overworked, underpaid, clean up crew of the Marvel Universe.
Specializing in dealing with the aftermath of the unique fallout from super hero conflicts, they’re the ones who are in charge of returning lost ray guns to their rightful owners, help to
reschedule a wedding venue after it has been vaporized in a super hero battle, or even track down a missing prize African parrot that’s been turned to stone or goo.
“Damage Control,” based on the comic book series of the same name, hails from Ben Karlin, known for being an executive producer on “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” as well as a co-EP on “Modern Family.”
Karlin with executive produce along with David Miner and Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s head of television. “Marvel’s Damage Control” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
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