FOX’s new digital comedy development ventures received a boost today with the announcement that high-school soap opera parody Filthy Sexy Teen$ would receive an eight-episode order from Fullscreen.
It’s one of several projects coming from Keith Quinn and Jonathan Stern, but unique in that it already aired a one-off pilot for Adult Swim in October 2013. That 11-minute pilot for “Filthy Sexy Teen$” starred Steven Yeun, Casey Wilson, Sam Trammell, Chris Parnell, Amanda Leighton, Marshall Allman, Chelsea Harris and Hannah Kasulka. The series will follow “two wealthy teen siblings, thought to be lost at sea, (who) return home and attempt to re-climb the high school social ladder in this half-hour comedy.” It’s created by Curtis Gwinn, Paul Scheer and Stern, and will premiere via Fullscreen.
“We are pleased to announce this first slate of projects, which are a direct result of the unique creative freedom and flexibility of this venture,” said Quinn and Stern. “The talented creators we are working with see the benefit in being able to shoot something right away without a long development process. A finished piece often represents a show better than a pitch or a script can.”
Other projects Quinn and Stern are shepherding through the FOX digital development process (descriptions provided by FOX):
Drive Share — With an all-star comedic cast that includes Rob Huebel (“Despicable Me,” AXE COP) and Paul Scheer, “Drive Share” follows a group of drivers as they shuttle strangers, and their problems, around town. Created by Huebel and Scheer. Jonathan Stern, Keith Quinn, Huebel and Scheer are executive producers.
Criminal Records — One record label has taken it upon itself to fix the music industry: Criminal Records. It’s run by Jace (Brooks Gray, “The Amazing Gayl Pile,” “Cock’d Gunns”) and Lyle (Morgan Waters, “The Amazing Gayl Pile,” “Cock’d Gunns”), two out-of-touch music execs who see themselves as the saviors of rock ‘n’ roll. Created by Gray and Waters and executive-produced along with Keith Quinn, Jonathan Stern, Paul Scheer and Becca Kinskey (“Childrens Hospital,” “Adult Swim Late Night Infomercials”).
Grand Marquee — Jerry Minor (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Black-ish”) depicts an old-school rapper struggling both to regain relevancy in the hip-hop world and to maintain a relationship with his son – as told through the lens of a Danish news program. Created by Jerry Minor and John Matta (“The Martin Short Show,” “Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge”) who will executive-produce, along with Keith Quinn, Jonathan Stern and Paul Scheer.