UPDATE 8:20 AM: IFC made a couple more programming announcements this morning. The network has greenlighted Garfunkel & Oates, a 10-episode half-hour featuring the female comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates), for a 2014 premiere. It will spotlight the personal and professional lives of the duo whose career choices – singing satirical and sometimes dirty songs — leaves them with little in common with their peers, and no one but each other to turn to for support and understanding. The series is produced by Abominable Pictures and executive produced by Lindhome, Micucci and Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital). Additionally, IFC has entered into a first-look deal with the new television division of podcast network Earwolf and is currently developing The Embassy. It stars comedian and podcast regular James Adomian (Childrens Hospital) who will play multiple characters, and is being co-written by Adomian and Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!). Set in the Washington D.C. embassy of the fictional nation of Costa Verde, the series follows a controversial hacktivist as he seeks asylum, with his public antics putting the small country on the world’s radar for the first time. IFC also is developing a comedy project with writer/producer Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights). Lindhome is repped by WME, Principato Young Entertainment and attorney Lev Ginsburg. Micucci is repped by WME, Principato Young Entertainment and attorney Ken Richman and Adomian is with ICM, Principato Young Entertainment and attorney Lev Ginsburg.
PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE, 8 AM: IFC has given a pilot presentation to American Storage, a comedy based on the 2006 short film of the same name. The pic was co-written by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien and directed by Cohen, and starred Steve Carell and David Krumholtz. Cohen also is set to direct the presentation he wrote with O’Brien. It follows the unlikely friendship between a straight-laced employee at a storage facility and the eccentric man he discovers living in one of the units. The presentation is produced by Troy Miller of Dakota Pictures (Arrested Development, Flight Of The Conchords). Cohen and O’Brien previously developed a feature adaptation of their American Storage short for Paramount Classics. The two wrote the upcoming feature comedy Neighbors starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron.
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