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New Program Slate For Comedy Central

  • Variety, Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:30 AM
Comedy Central has signed up Jamie Tarses and David Alan Grier as part of an ambitious development slate. Tarses' show "Held Up," is about bank robbers who dress up as pop-culture characters, such as Spider-Man while "David Allen Grier's Chocolate News" is described by the net as "a fake magazine show that covers inherently urban pop-culture topics."

Further, "Saturday Night Live" writer T. Sean Shannon has cut a deal with the net for "Night Writer," a show that blends live-action and animation while Comedy also has a presentation deal for "The Watch List," a showcase of young Middle Eastern-American comedians.

While the channel continues to pull good numbers with programs like "South Park" and "Reno 911," it has been looking for newer fare as those age. The net has hopes for Sarah Silverman's eponymous sitcom, renewing it for a second run.



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