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Producer lands two TV comedies

28 June 2009 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Producer Charlie Siskel has landed two high-profile cable comedy-series gigs.

He has been tapped as executive producer/showrunner on Comedy Central's breakout hit "Important Things With Demetri Martin" and has signed as an executive producer on Showtime's upcoming series starring British comedian Marc Wootton.

On "Important Things," which mixes stand-up comedy, sketches, animation and studio bits, Siskel will executive produce alongside Demetri Martin and Jon Stewart.

He replaces Beth McCarthy-Miller, who ran the show during its first season. The change stems from the production's move from New York to Los Angeles after the Big Apple-based Martin recently relocated to California.

An average of 2.8 million viewers tuned in Feb. 11 for the "Important Things" premiere, making it Comedy Central's most-watched debut since "Chappelle's Show" in 2003.

At Showtime, Siskel will executive produce alongside Wootton on the comedian's untitled series. The half-hour project, which has a six-episode order, will feature Wootton's character-driven »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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