IFC Announces Slate of Comedies, Including Project From 'Will & Grace' Star EW
IFC is building on the success of its cult hit "Portlandia" with a development slate of 11 scripted comedies, including one that boasts "Will & Grace" star Megan Mullally as co-creator, reports EW.com's Inside TV.
The project from Mullally is called "Two Idiots," and is about two women raised in a Beverly Hills hotel who have a "beleaguered butler" and share a boyfriend, the story notes. IFC has ordered a script for the project.
Other pilot projects include "Garfunkel & Oates," about a comedy-folk duo with Riki Lindholme and Kate Micucci playing the characters in the title, and the stop-animation project "Timms Industrial Piping," whose voice cast includes Giancarlo Esposito, John Lithgow and Elizabeth Banks, the story says.
Another pilot in the pipeline is “International Plan,” which the report notes “stars Michael Blieden and Eric Ledgin, a pair of ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ writers … who play fictionalized versions of themselves. (In this case, they’re ‘two newly single guys who travel around the world looking for love, and in the process form an invaluable friendship.’ It’s filming in Stockholm: Countdown to jokes about blondes/ABBA/Dragon Tattoo begins now.)”