COMEDY CENTRAL INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS ‘I LIVE WITH MODELS’ – A NEW MULTI-CAMERA SITCOM FROM ROUGHCUT TV
London, 18 November 2014: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today announced that series production has been greenlit for I Live With Models, a new multi-camera sitcom from RoughCut TV. Following an original commission of a pilot, the channel has ordered an initial series comprising eight episodes. The 8 x 30 series is being shot on location and in front of a studio audience from next month.
I Live with Models is a brand new flat-share sitcom for Comedy Central, set on the fringes of the fashion industry in Miami and follows the everyday adventures of four naïve 20-somethings coming face to (flawless) face with the real world. The show centres around Tommy, a chubby barista, whose perfect hands catapult him into the glamorous but ruthless world of modelling. He can take everything his new career throws at him but the hard part is dealing with his new roommates – a tough-talking catalogue model, a muscled lothario and a neurotic catwalk diva.
Lourdes Diaz, Vice President, Head of Global Production & Development, Comedy Central International, said: “I am delighted that we are about to start shooting I Live with Models and hope we will bring a little Florida sunshine to our UK audience at Pinewood each week. The show is Comedy Central International’s second multi-camera sitcom to enter series production and continues our mission to produce more original content for our international network of comedy channels."
Ash Atalla, Managing Director, Roughcut TV, commented: “It’s not often we get the chance to combine two of the world’s favourite things into one show - beautiful people and laughter. We hope I Live With Models will bring a sexy smile to viewers for years to come.”
I Live With Models features an up and coming cast, comprising of David Hoffman (Bridesmaids, New Girl), Brianne Howey (Twisted, Horrible Bosses 2), Rebecca Reid (New Girl, Children’s Hospital), Joseph May (Episodes) and Eric Aragon (Desperate Housewives).
Executive producers are Jill Offman and Lourdes Diaz for Comedy Central and Ash Atalla and Dan Hine for Rough Cut TV.
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