According to an article recently published by Variety, two remotely produced comedy series have been ordered by ViacomCBS Networks International brands MTV and Comedy Central. MTV International has greenlit Lockdown Laughs with Charlotte Crosby (working title), and Comedy Central International has commissioned short-form digital series Comedians in Quarantine.
Lockdown Laughs with Charlotte Crosby is a 6 x 22′ order, and sees Crosby broadcast quarantine clips from her lockdown bunker in her parents’ home, while also giving her own lockdown challenges to viewers. The homemade show commissioned by Kerry Taylor is executive produced by Ed Hall and Iestyn Barker. The series is made for linear broadcast across MTV International channels around the world and will premiere in May.
Comedy Central’s Comedians in Quarantine short-form series sees 10 comedians film three episodes each, between one and three minutes long, for a total of 30 episodes. The comedians will write, perform and self-tape a range of comedy sketches including tips on coping in confinement or cabin fever stand-up from their homes. Made in-house, the series commissioned by Kerry Taylor is executive produced by Rebecca Hewett with producers Emerald Paston and Nima Shahmalekpur. The series will launch across Comedy Central International’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts beginning April 18.