Press release from Comedy Central, June 24, 2015:
Aliens are invading Comedy Central as the #1 brand in comedy is expanding its animation offerings by ordering “Jeff and Some Aliens” to series, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Original Programming, Comedy Central.
“Jeff and Some Aliens” is executive produced and created by Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli and executive produced by ShadowMachine’s Corey Campodonico and Alex Bulkley. A spin-off of the animated incubator series “TripTank,” the series’ ten-episode season will premiere in 2016.
“It would be so weird if this show wasn’t animated,” said Alterman.
“We’d like to beat the trolls to the punch and be the first to say: ‘They cancelled Futurama for THIS?!,’” said Donnelly and Minoli.
Based on the recurring “TripTank” sketches, “Jeff and Some Aliens” follows Jeff, the world’s most average guy, and the three aliens sent to study him to determine whether or not humanity should be destroyed. Jeff’s mundane life is constantly thrown into chaos by his extraterrestrial guests – it isn’t always easy having roommates who force you to participate in grueling intergalatic decathalons or perform Azurian honor killings to restore interstellar balance. The animation is produced by ShadowMachine. Monika Zielinska and Ian Friedman are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.