Two new alternative comedy series — one from Ashton Kutcher and one from a key player on the Conan O’Brien team — have received series orders from TBS, Deadline.com reports.
The cable net gave a nine-episode order to Kutcher’s "Who Gets the Last Laugh?,” executive produced by Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, who together co-created "Punk’d," the story notes. The new show pits two comedians against each other in a prank challenge.
"Deon Cole’s Black Box" was picked up for six episodes. The show, written by and starring "Conan" writer and performer Deon Cole, will feature Cole’s take on video clips.
"In his commentary, he is expected to riff on racial and gender stereotypes, politics and more," the story says. The show is executive produced by O’Brien.
Both shows come from Warner Horizon Television and are set for 2013 premieres, the story notes.