Comedy Central Orders Mencia Series

Feb 7, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Comedy Central has ordered 10 episodes of a half-hour comedy series starring stand-up comedian Carlos Mencia. The series, as yet untitled, will be executive produced by Mr. Mencia and Robert Morton (“Late Show With David Letterman”).

“His honest style and no-nonsense point of view will allow him to explore a variety of subjects, while his broad appeal has the potential to attract new and more diverse viewers to Comedy Central,” said Lauren Corrao, senior VP of original programming and head of development for the network.

The series, tentatively set to debut this summer, will have a format similar to “Chappelle’s Show,” with pre-taped segments hosted by Mr. Mencia airing before a studio audience.