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Comedy Central has greenlighted 10 episodes of “Big Time In Hollywood, Fl,” a comedy about two haphazard brothers trying to make it as filmmakers after being kicked out of their parent’s house. The show is produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and penned by Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf. The show’s pilot is being directed and produced by Schimpf, and Anfanger is executive producing with Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld, Mike Rosenstein, Lee Kernis and Brian Stern. “‘Big Time’ combines the directorial style of Hitchcock, the acting prowess of Streep, the budget of ‘House of Payne,’ and the nutritional value of Velveeta,” said Stiller. “I think people’s minds will be blown wide open. For real.” The brothers’ father is played by Backstage’s own Working Actor columnist Stephen Tobolowsky; the family’s matriarch is played by Kathy Baker (“Saving Mr. Banks”). Anfanger—who »
Comedy Central has picked up to series pilot Big Time In Hollywood, Fl with a 10-episode order. The project, produced by Ben Stiller‘s Red Hour and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, is written by Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf. It follows two delusional brothers and self-proclaimed filmmakers, played by Anfanger and Lenny Jacobson, who are kicked out of their parents’ house and forced to fend for themselves for the first time in their lives, leading them on an epic journey in pursuit of their American dream. Kathy Baker and Stephen Tobolowsky play the brothers’ parents, and Jon Bass co-stars in the series, whose pilot was directed by Schimpf. “Ben, Alex and Dan have fulfilled my career-long dream of having a show based in Hollywood, Fl,” said Comedy Central president of original programming Kent Alterman. Added Stiller, “Big Time combines the directorial style of Hitchcock, the acting prowess of Streep, the budget of House Of Payne, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Comedy Central execs are expected to announce the pickup Friday during the cabler’s sesh at the winter Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena.
Series follows two brothers and aspiring filmmakers who head out on a journey to pursue their dream after being kicked out of their parents’ house. “Big Time” was created by Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, the pair behind the Red Hour-produced Web comedy “Next Time on Lonny,’ also produced by Red Hour for Maker Studios.
Anfanger also stars in “Big Time” opposite Lenny Jacobson. Kathy Baker, Stephen Tobolowsky and Jon Bass round out the cast. Schimpf directed the pilot. Stiller, Anfanger and Schimpf exec produce with Red Hour’s Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein, and Brillstein »
- Cynthia Littleton
Comedy Central announced today that it has greenlit 10 episodes of the weekly, half-hour scripted series, "Big Time in Hollywood, Fl." Produced by Red Hour and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, the new series is executive produced and written by Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, along with Red Hour's Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein, and Brillstein Entertainment Partners' Lee Kernis and Brian Stern. Anfanger will also star in the series, along with Lenny Jacobson, Kathy Baker, Stephen Tobolowsky and Jon Bass. Schimpf directed the pilot. "Ben, Alex and Dan have fulfilled my career-long dream of having a show based in Hollywood, Fl," said Alterman. "'Big Time' combines the directorial style of Hitchcock, the acting prowess of »
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