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Adult Swim Picks Up Crime Drama Parody Series With 12-Episode Order

By | Tuesday November 23, 2010 @ 2:37pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Adult Swim’s next series is a mouthful. The network has handed a 12-episode order to Paul Scheer’s NTSF:SD:SUV which, as the title suggests, is a parody of the ubiquitous genre of crime procedurals. NTSF:SD:SUV, created by and starring Scheer, originated as a mock promo (video below) that aired on another Adult Swim parody series, Rob Corddry’s Childrens Hospital, which spoofs medical shows. Scheer, who guest starred on Childrens Hospital, is writing NTSF:SD:SUV and will executive produce the series with Childrens Hospital executive producer Jon Stern. The project leapfrogged the pilot stage, going from the clip, directed by Eric Appel, straight to series. The promo features other actors, including Rob Riggle, Brandon Johnson and and June Raphael. Some of them are expected to appear in episodes of NTSF:SD:SUV but not as regulars. (Riggle recently inked a development deal with CBS and is attached to a Robert Smigel project there.) Paul Scheer, probably best known for his work on the MTV sketch comedy series Human Giant, which which he co-created, wrote and starred in with Aziz Ansari and Rob Huebel, also co-stars on FX’s comedy The League. He is with UTA and Principato Young.

NTSF:SD:SUV:: w/ Paul Scheer, Rob Riggle, June Raphael and Brandon Johnson from Paul Scheer

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CASTINGS: Actors Board FX’s ‘Alabama’, MTV’s ‘Death Valley’ And CW’s ‘Nikita’

By | Wednesday October 20, 2010 @ 4:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers in Goldmember) and Natasha Leggero (Last Comic Standing) are set to co-star in the FX pilot Alabama a half-hour comedy co-created by and starring Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, co-creators and stars of Reno 911! where Sterling had a minor role. Alabama is set a thousand years in the future aboard the United Nations peacekeeping spaceship: The Alabama and begins six years into their seven year mission to maintain peace and enforce treaties between planets in their jurisdiction: Sector 187-G. The show will follow the crew as they visit hostile planets, meet alien life-forms, and try to have sex with each other in their tiny, metal bunk beds. Lennon plays Acting Captain Glen Frenchman, Garant plays #2, a robot who is second in command; DSA-repped Sterling plays Doc, the ships doctor officer; and Leggero, who will guest in the pilot, plays Roxy Sexbot. Also cast in the pilot is Brandon Johnson. Production begins later this month in Los Angeles. Read More »

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