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Monday, January 13th, 2014

Comedy Central Orders a Pilot Based on Above Average's Animated Series 'Waco Valley'

Comedy Central is developing another new animated show. The cable network is developing a half-hour pilot based on Ben Warheit & Landline TV's web series Waco Valley, which was made and released through Above Average, the digital arm of Lorne Michaels's company Broadway Video. A six-part animated series about a dinosaur reporter that debuted in fall of 2012, Waco Valley was co-created and produced by Warheit and Jared Neumark, Saj Pothiawala, and Paul Briganti of Landline TV. Since Waco Valley premiered, Warheit was hired to write for two Seth Meyers series: his Hulu animated show The Awesomes and his upcoming version of NBC's Late Night.

Waco Valley is part of a recent animated push on Comedy Central's behalf. The network currently airs South Park and Brickleberry, with new animated shows TripTank and Moonbeam City on the way.

Check out an interview we did with Warheit in 2012 and the web series version of Waco Valley below:

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