Comedy Central has commenced production on two new pilots, it was announced today by Lauren Corrao, president, original programming and development. The pilots are "Ugly Americans," an animated project about an alternate universe in New York City that is being spun off from the comedycentral.com original series, "5-On" and "Evan and Gareth Are Trying to Get Laid," a scripted narrative about two guys who work at a male advice web site.
"We came to know the creators behind ‘Ugly Americans’ and ‘Evan and Gareth Are Trying To Get Laid’ from their work on the Web and feel their creative ideas can carry over to our on-air channel," said Corrao.
Take New York City, add every horrifying beast, science-fiction freak and fantasy faerie, shake thoroughly and you’ve got "Ugly Americans." The animated series follows Mark Lilly, a social worker at the Department of Immigration, as he helps new citizens both human and "other" adapt to hectic life in the Big Apple.
"Evan and Gareth Are Trying To Get Laid" stars Evan Mann and Gareth Reynolds, two regular guys who work at thehookup.com — a male advice web site. They are crash test dummies for the advice they pass along to their readers.