Opie and Anthony get Comedy Central show
By M&C Smallscreen
Mar 12, 2008, 17:57 GMT
Comedy Central is developing a TV show with Opie and Anthony, the radio shock jocks.
The show is called “Search and Destroy," and is described as a scavenger hunt in which “teams of comedians run amok in New York City with a list of assignments and head-to-head competitions.”
According to Comedy Central, projects in development run the gamut from short-form and sketch/variety to scripted narrative and animation, as well as the network's first foray into medieval comedy, and feature a cross-section of top comedic talent including Snoop Dogg, Andy Richter, David Alan Grier, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter, Nick Swardson, Daniel Tosh and Bobby Lee too.
"This year's development slate features an incredibly diverse and versatile array of talent and concepts," said Lauren Corrao. "Our core viewers expect nothing short of the best comedy options and continue to connect with the brand we've built. We're confident that these ideas will resonate with them and will continue to grow the network's success into the coming year."
The first of the 2008-2009 development slate to receive a series order marks Comedy Central's first fantasy-comedy and will premiere during 1Q 2009.
"Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire" is an outrageous, live-action, character-driven comedy that takes place in the "long ago past" and features the reluctant hero Krod Mandoon, a sensitive, clueless freedom fighter, as the last great hope in a medieval struggle. The series is written by Peter Knight and executive produced by Knight, Keith Samples, Brad Johnson, Courtney Conte and Flody Juarez.
Showalter, Nick Swardson, Daniel Tosh and Bobby Lee are attached to the programs.
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