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Adult Swim Orders Season 3 Of ‘Delocated’

By | Wednesday March 2, 2011 @ 8:30am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Adult Swim has renewed live-action series Delocated for a third season. The mocumentary show, created by and starring Jon Glaser, has received a 10-episode order. After starting off with 15-minute episodes, Delocated was expanded to 30 minutes in Season 2. The 10 episodes in Season 3 will also be half-hour.

Season 1 and 2 of the Delocated will be released on DVD on July 5 in a two-disc set that also includes bonus features, including deleted scenes, outtakes, flip books, demos and commentaries.

Delocated stars Glaser as a man in the Witness Protection Program after testifying against the Russian Mafia who, along with his family, star in a reality TV show based on their lives wearing ski masks to protect their identities.

Glaser, repped by CAA and 3 Arts, just published his book My Dead Dad Was In ZZ Top.

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Comedy Central Greenlights ‘Jon Benjamin Has A Van’ Original Series For Summer 2011

Nellie Andreeva

JonBenjaminEXCLUSIVE: Comedy Central has ordered Jon Benjamin Has a Van to series with a 10-episode order. The pickup caps a great week for Benjamin who landed his first Emmy nomination on Thursday for his voice work as the title character on the FX animated comedy Archer. And with the pickup at Comedy Central, Benjamin now plays the title character on 3 series, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Archer and another animated comedy, Fox’s midseason entry Bob’s Burgers, in which he voices the central character Bob Belcher.

Jon Benjamin Has a Van is a newsmagazine-style sketch show starring Benjamin as an investigative reporter hitting the streets in his custom van to do human interest stories. Absolutely Prods. is producing the series, with Benjamin, Andrew Steele and Funny or Die executive producing. “The show is largely scripted with a touch of improv, said Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production for Comedy Central. “It has its own identity and comes out of Jon finding different ways to tell stories.” Alterman first developed a project with Benjamin during his first stint at Comedy Central as head of the New York development office a decade ago.

Jon Benjamin Has a Van was inspired by videos Benjamin did for Midnight Pajama Jam, his live comedy show with Jon Glaser. Through his relationship with Comedy Central via The Important Things with Demetri Martin, on which Benjamin has served as a writer/producer/performer, he showed the videos to the network’s executives who ordered a … Read More »

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