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Comedy Central Orders an Animated Pilot from @DadBoner

Another Twitter feed might get the TV show treatment. Deadline reports that Comedy Central has ordered a pilot from longtime Simpsons writer Tim Long and Mike Burns, who is the mind behind Karl Welzein AKA @DadBoner. Here's the full description of the series, which is based on the @DadBoner Twitter feed and corresponding book Power Moves: Livin' the American Dream, USA Style:

The @DadBoner feed is penned by Karl Welzein, a fictional middle-aged Michigan man separated from his wife who loves Bob Seger … On the show, Karl Welzein has developed his own philosophy of life, indulging in dangerously generous helpings of booze, fast food, and [...]

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Isn't Coming Back Anytime Soon, But Here's an Animated Larry David on 'TripTank'

Self-described "indecisive fellow" Larry David hasn't made up his mind about whether he wants to do another Curb Your Enthusiasm season or not (it's been nearly years now since the last new episode), but at least he's popped up on TV this week. Here's a segment from Comedy Central's animation anthology series TripTank that aired last night, which sees Larry David, Laura Kightlinger, and Dave Attell all voicing themselves with Larry David acting pretty Larry David-y.

Here's a 'Simpsons' Couch Gag Animated by 'The Triplets of Bellevile's Sylvain Chomet

The Simpsons has really been getting into having guest artists animate the show's couch gags lately. Here's the latest, set to air in this Sunday's episode, from French animator and director Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Bellevile, The Illusionist). The Simpsons started using guest artists to do the credits on occasion in 2010 and has featured couch gags from the street artist Banksy, cartoonists John Kricfalusi and Bill Plympton, and filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.

Comedy Central Orders Animated Basketball Pilot 'Legends'

Comedy Central is looking to add another animated series. According to Deadline, the network has ordered a pilot from Bento Box Entertainment called Legends, described as "an urban animated comedy centering on a trio of high school basketball players who are legends in their own minds — and really, nowhere else. Freshman benchwarmers and friends Jamal, Grover, and Milk try and mostly fail to make an impression at Bluford High, whether it's on the court or with the ladies."

Created and developed by Simpsons animator Brad Abelson, Mike Clements (EP on The Life & Times of Tim), writer Michael Starrbury, and sports show producers Quinn Hawking and Josiah [...]

Comedy Central Orders Animated Cop Show 'Moonbeam City', Created by 'Conan's Scott Gairdner

Comedy Central just added another animated show to its slate. The network has ordered 10 episodes of Moonbeam City, an animated cop comedy created by Conan and Funny or Die writer Scott Gairdner, Deadline reports. Rob Lowe, Elizabeth Banks, Will Forte, and Kata Mara will voice characters in the comedy, which is set in the world of gritty, sex-heavy '80s cop movies.

Moonbeam City stars Rob Lowe as a dumb, good-looking undercover cop named Dazzle Novak who commits tons of crimes himself. Banks voices his boss, police chief Pizzaz Miller, and Forte voices rookie cop Rad Cunningham who's gunning for Novak. Comedy Central ordered the pilot back in April, and [...]

Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker's 'The Awesomes' Gets a Third Season on Hulu

Seth Meyers and Late Night producer Mike Shoemaker's superhero-themed animated web series The Awesomes is getting another season. Deadline reports that Hulu has renewed the series for a third season to debut sometime in 2015. Meyers voices the main character Prock while a ton of SNLers have also provided voices for the series, including Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Kate McKinnon, Taran Killam, Kenan Thompson, Emily Spivey, Paula Pell, and Bobby Moynihan. The second season premiered on Hulu earlier this month; click through to watch the first four episodes.

Watch the Trailer for Comedy Central's New Animated Series 'TripTank'

Here's a minute-long trailer for TripTank, a new animated anthology show in the vein of MTV's Liquid Television that Comedy Central's debuting on April 2nd. The show, which has been picked up for eight episodes, is a mix of many different styles of animated segments from different animation/comedy people, with some of the segments recurring and others just being one-offs. You can get a tiny glimpse of Zach Galifianakis and Bob Odenkirk voicing characters in the trailer, but the show also features stuff either written or voiced by Larry David, Bill Oakley, Kumail Nanjiani, Brett Gelman, Kyle Kinane, Nat Faxon, Tom Kenny, Rachel Butera, Wayne Brady, and Curtis Armstrong.

Fox Is Developing an Animated Comedy About a Stay at Home Sorcerer Dad

Fox is continuing to look for a new animated show to add to its Sunday night lineup, and they're developing a family fantasy comedy to potentially fill that spot. Deadline reports that the network is developing a new show called Dark Lord Of Delaware that was created by Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simon, who wrote the animated family movie Megamind.

The comedy follows Zarbus, an evil Voldemort-esque sorcerer who loses his job and is banished from his magical kingdom to suburbia where he is a stay at home dad. This is the second animated comedy with a fantasy element that Fox is developing after the Zooey Deschanel-produced fairytale [...]

Fox Buys a Modern Animated Fairytale Comedy Produced by Zooey Deschanel, Written by Ali Waller

The Fox network bought another animated comedy to add to potentially add to its roster. Deadline reports that the network is developing a new animated show called Queen of Everything that will be executive produced by Zooey Deschanel, who stars on Fox's New Girl, and producing partner Sophia Rossi. The comedy will be created by standup and TV writer Ali Waller (Jimmy Fallon, American Dad!) and is "a workplace comedy set in a modern fairytale world." It follows an evil queen who after realizing her meanness is getting in the way of her being an effective leader, tries to change her ways. Deschanel and Rossi, who started working [...]

Watch the Pilot for 'Timms Valley,' the Stop-Motion Baby Doll Series IFC Inexplicably Passed On

This pilot for the failed IFC series Timms Valley is what would happen if you combined The Spoils of Babylon, Team America: World Police, and SNL's baby toupee sketch, so in another words it's an amazing watch. Written and directed by Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the upcoming Belushi biopic), Timms Valley features the voices of Hank Azaria, Maria Bamford, Elizabeth Banks, Giancarlo Esposito, Kathryn Hahn, Nick Kroll, Matt Levin, John Lithgow, Kumail Nanjiani, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, and Seann William Scott as a cast of stop-motion baby dolls dealing with some very adult situations. [via The Comic's Comic]

Here's the Trailer for the Netflix Animated Series 'BoJack Horseman' Starring Will Arnett and Amy Sedaris

This is the trailer for BoJack Horseman, Netflix's newest comedy, an animated show about a washed-up former sitcom star who's also a talking horse (voiced by Will Arnett). Set to debut on August 28th, BoJack was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Splitsider's Exquisite Corpse Project) and also features the voices of Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, and Aaron Paul, a pretty impressive cast for a show about a talking horse named "BoJack."

There's a 'Heat Vision and Jack' Animated Series in the Works; Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab Aren't Involved

During Community creator Dan Harmon's Reddit AMA today, he was asked about the future of Heat Vision and Jack, the rejected 1999 Fox pilot he created with Rob Schrab that starred Jack Black as an astronaut who befriends a talking motorcycle (Owen Wilson) and went on to become a cult hit online. Harmon replied:

"They're trying to develop a Heat Vision and Jack cartoon right now, I believe… Schrab and I kind of 'sold' the idea to a studio but after a while, we backed out of it creatively and they hired writers to take it over, because it felt like they wanted Bob's Burgers but with a motorcycle. [...]

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Are Down for a 'Clone High' Movie

When Will Forte fielded Reddit AMA questions back in December, he addressed the idea of a reunion of the short-lived animated MTV series Clone High, saying "I hope one day we'll get another crack at Clone High so we can answer these unresolved questions. I loved that show and thought it ended too soon!" Now, Clone High co-creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller have added to that sentiment in a recent interview with Grantland:

Would you ever consider doing a [Clone High] movie?

Lord: We’ve been talking about it a little bit. We would just have to convince Viacom that it was worth reopening that world.

Miller: [...]

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 [...]