Posted by Alex on November 16, 2015
Five All in the Fifth has two new scripted comedies in development at TBS, and the timing couldn’t be better. TBS is currently undergoing a network rebrand, aiming for comedies with a "bold sensibility." Five All’s shows certainly fit the bill.
THE D, a half-hour single-camera Detroit comedy, comes from "D" native Chris Powell (aka Comedian CP) and Chip Hall. THE D follows 25-year-old CP and his best friend, a puppet named Reggie Bo, as CP fights to earn the respect of his legendary gangster father while at the same time surviving in America’s most dangerous city.
This is the second Detroit-centered project that Powell, Hall, and Five All have set up, following BRIGHTMOOR, which was developed for FX earlier this year.
HYPE!, meanwhile, is a gritty half-hour comedy set in the world of the Miami art scene. It hails from Irvine Welsh, author of the novel TRAINSPOTTING.