MTV Orders Unscripted Pilot ‘Backup Plan’ Starring Leonard Ouzts
MTV has a new comedy pilot in the works. According to Deadline, the network has ordered an unscripted pilot starring comedian and one of 2015’s Just For Laughs New Faces Leonard Ouzts called Backup Plan. The pilot will follow Ouzts, who “has seen what happens when people hit their 15th minute of fame and realizes he should be thinking about a more realistic career,” and if ordered to series, each episode will center on Ouzts as he tries out another “backup job.” If the concept sounds familiar, that’s because it is — Hannibal Buress had a very similar pilot in the works last year called Unemployable, but the network ultimately did not order it to series.
Check out a clip of Ouzts performing standup on Conan back in February: