Louis C.K., Amy Sedaris series for Turner channels

Scripted-logo-460_2Louis C.K.American comedy icons Louis C.K. and Amy Sedaris are creating new shows for Turner’s US cable networks.

Louis creator and stand-up comedian Louis C.K (pictured). and Albert Brooks will executive produce and star in TBS animated ten-part series The Cops (WT), while Sedaris is working up a currently-untitled half-hour comedy for TruTV.

The Cops will follow a pair of patrolmen, Lou (C.K.) and Al (Brooks), trying – often failing – to protect and serve on the world’s biggest cities.

C.K.’s Pig Newton, FX Productions and Turner-owned Studio T will coproduce, with the series to debut in 2018, sitting alongside other animated series such as the upcoming Tarantula and Olan Rogers comedy Final Space.

Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Becky and Howard Klein are also executive producers.

Sedaris’ new series will run to ten half-hours, and will star the comedian (Strangers with Candy, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, BoJack Horseman) as she showcases her popular and bizarre homemaking skills.

PFFR is attached to produce, with Sedaris, Alyson Levy, John Lee and Vernon Chatman executive producers. The show goes into production this summer.
Elsewhere in Turner’s TCA event, there were orders for unscripted network TruTV including comedy competition series Smart, Funny and Black, which All3Media America and its new subsidiary, Main Event Media, will create’ and a found footage series called Apocalypse Video, from Abso Lutely Productions.

TNT has also ordered a second season of thriller Good Behavior.

“In 2016, we charted an ambitious course to enhance the viewing experience, and our efforts produced unparalleled success,” said Turner president David Levy.

“From the premieres of buzz-worthy, critically acclaimed series to the launch of new platforms like FilmStruck to the introduction of limited-commercial formats on TNT and TruTV, we feel great about our position. As we launch into this year, Turner will offer consumers of all ages even more premium video content across all platforms.”

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