Comedy Central Greenlights Workaholics
Graduating from college and entering the real world isn't easy, especially for these three unmotivated roommates! Comedy Central greenlights Workaholics from Avalon Television, Inc. and Gigapix Studios, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production, Comedy Central. The 10-episode half-hour weekly scripted series set to premiere this summer stars Mail Order Comedy's Blake Anderson, Anders Holm, Adam Devine and several episodes will be directed by Kyle Newacheck. Kevin Etten (Scrubs) has signed on as showrunner and executive producer.
"This pilot was one of the great surprises waiting for me when I arrived here," said Alterman. "These guys have a unique comedic sensibility that they've applied to a very relatable experience - that delicate time between college and becoming a responsible adult. For me, that period lasted for decades."
"Things have been happening very quickly and we've finally upgraded our underwear to breathable mesh," said Anderson, Holm, Devine and Newacheck. "We've got a daunting task ahead of us, but we've got a leg up with our built-in Web audience of 35 people - Shout out to BashirH, Eqseep and AwesomeCoolGuy2."
"I'm delighted to be working with Comedy Central on this new show," said Jon Thoday, executive producer for Avalon Television and joint CEO of the Avalon Group. "The comedians involved with this project are incredibly funny and form a very exciting team."
"The way this show evolved from a 5th Year and Mail Order Comedy Webisode concept into a Comedy Central series is an example of how creative talent can use these two complimentary media platforms," said David Pritchard of Gigapix Studios. "Comedy Central is the best channel in the US at cross pollinating across digital and cable TV platforms and we look forward to bringing Workaholics to all these audiences."
Workaholics is a scripted series that follows three friends fresh out of college who live and work together as telemarketers. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon isn't something these guys are used to. The crew spends their days scheming together to avoid doing any real work and their nights looking for good times. The series is executive produced by Mail Order Comedy, 5th Year's Dominic Russo and Connor Pritchard, Etten, Avalon Television's David Martin, Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner as well as Gigapix Studios Pritchard. Newacheck will also direct some of the episodes. Seth Cohen and Walter Newman are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.