Comedy Central is bringing the laughter back to Motor City with a new series-order for “Detroiters.” The new series was confirmed today by Kent Alderman, President, Original Programming, Comedy Central. The 10-episode weekly, scripted series is executive produced, created and written by Sam Richardson, Tim Robinson, Joe Kelly and Zach Kanin and executive produced by Broadway Video and Jason Sudeikis.
“The creative team on ‘Detroiters’ is so ridiculously funny, we’re not even sure we deserve them,” said Alterman.
Richardson and Robinson, both natives of Detroit, will star as small-time ad men who aspire to help turn their hometown back into the glittering jewel of the Midwest that it once was. In addition to serving as an executive producer, Sudeikis will appear in a limited number of episodes as a successful automotive executive Richardson and Robinson relentlessly pursue in an effort to land their first big-time client. Monika Zielinska, Tara Schuster and Rachel Olson are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
A Second City Chicago alum, Richardson is best known as “Richard Splett” on HBO’s hit series ”Veep.” Richardson will appear in the upcoming feature films “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” for Fox, “Neighbors 2,” “The House,” and he will make a cameo in “Ghostbusters.” He has also appeared in Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” NBC’s “The Office,” and “Arrested Development” and in the feature films “Horrible Bosses 2,” “Spy” and “We’re the Millers.”
Robinson started at The Second City Detroit before ultimately joining the Main Stage at Second City in Chicago. He is a writer for “Saturday Night Live” and has had guest appearances on IFC’s “Documentary Now!” and “Comedy Bang Bang.”
Robinson is ripped by Odenkirk-Provissiero Ent, CAA and attorney Melissa Fox. Richardson is ripped by Principato Young Management and Innovative Artists and his attorney Michael Auerbach at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein. Sudeikis is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and CAA and Broadway Video is repped by CAA.