Lonely Island Unveils Three Digital Projects in Development at Fox

/ Dec 3, 2014

thelonelyisland

In January, Andy Samberg and his sketch group The Lonely Island signed a digital-and-TV development deal with Fox. The “alternative” venture was created to incubate comedy projects on over-the-top platforms like Hulu and Roku with the ultimate goal of producing full-length TV series for Fox, FX, FXX, Fox International Channels, or other TV network.

Now the venture has a name and a slate. Dubbed “Party Over Here,” it has already put three projects into production.

“The Tyler Zone,” starring Danny Pudi of “Community,” follows a man who moves to a new town and finds himself in the middle of a series of supernatural occurrences, not knowing if they’re real or just in his head. The sci-fi comedy is written and directed by Keith Schofield.

“Home for the Weekend,” hosted by “Chappelle’s Show” co-creator Neal Brennan, is a mockumentary-style half-hour comedy following a celebrity’s return to his or her hometown. The first episode features The Lonely Island trio, Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, and their trip to Berkeley, CA.

“Topics with Andre Hyland” follows comedian Andre Hyland of “Hollywood & Hyland” as he unleashes some of his characters on unsuspecting people in public. Hyland also writes and directs in addition to starring in the show.

With each project, Party Over Here is either producing a pilot or multiple episodes. All are executive produced by The Lonely Island trio. More projects will be announced in the coming weeks and months, Fox said.

Responsibility for running the venture goes to Billy Rosenberg (“The Spectacular Now”), who has been hired by Fox and The Lonely Island as head of development and production.

“We’re delighted with these first projects, the caliber of stories and talent, and having Billy on board,” said Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, SVP of multi-platform programming for Fox, in a statement. “Akiva, Andy, and Jorma have exceeded our expectations in identifying and nurturing a number of bold new ideas that might not otherwise have been produced through the traditional process.”

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


carmilla-u-by-kotex

Lesbian Vampires & Kotex: How ‘Carmilla’ Became...

 
aap-rocky

MTV Labs Taps Rapper A$AP Rocky as Creative Director

 
CableCross

FCC Cancels Vote on ‘Unlock the Box’ OTT Proposal

 
lights-out-shoot-blackbox-tv-collab

Collab Signs Horror Channel BlackBoxTV to Network, Partners on...

 
Industry Tickets Selling Fast!
Click above to lock in your registration for VidCon 2015!
 
PewDiePie 3-2-15

PewDiePie Expands Revelmode Gaming Slate with DoubleMoose Deal

 
storyful-marketplace

Storyful Launches Viral Video Marketplace

 
lyor-cohen-youtube-music

Pioneering Hip Hop Exec Lyor Cohen Joins YouTube as Global Head...

 
alpha-legendary-digital

Legendary Digital Reveals Alpha Subscription Service Launch...

 
time-inc-jash

Time Inc. Teams with Digital Comedy Producers Jash for Branded Content

 
Amazon Logo

Amazon Greenlights Three Comedy Pilots as Series

 
cartoon-network-app

How the Cartoon Network Combined the Best of VOD and Linear TV...

 
jukin-media-ethos

Jukin Media Goes Viral for Brands with Ethos Division Launch

 
Streamy Awards

Streamy Awards Trade In VH1 for YouTube, Again

 
zefr-alignment-report

Matching Ads to Videos Not So Simple, According to Zefr’s...

 
shomi

Plug Pulled on Canadian SVOD Service Shomi

 
Twitter

What’s Trending on the Twitter Sale

 
Machinima Logo

Machinima Teams with SiriusXM for Daily Esports Radio Show

 
Hearst

AwesomenessTV, Vice, Complex to Power New HearstLive...

 
dirty-30-hannah-hart-mamrie-hart-grace-helbig

VIDEO: ‘Dirty 30’ Confessions with Stars Hart,...

 
facebook-thumbs-down

Facebook Says It’s Sorry It Vastly Overestimated Video...

 
craig-piligian-pilgrim-media-group

Pilgrim Media Group CEO Craig Piligian (‘The...

 
youtube-heroes-for-change

Heroes or Rats?: YouTube Unveils New Program for Creators Who...

 
Vessel says it's doing well in its first month

Why Verizon is Pursuing Vessel, the...

 
jared-feldman-and-sam-hui-ph-d-at-the-2014-canvs-launch

How Canvs Media is Harvesting Emotional Insights on YouTube,...

 
marlon-wayans

Marlon Wayans Getting ‘Naked’ for Netflix with Regina Hall

 
huffpost-ryot-aol

HuffPost RYOT Launching Virtual Reality Comedy Series and News...

 
youtube-vote-irl

YouTube Launches #voteIRL Campaign Targeting Digital-First Generation

 
tyler-oakley-camp17

How Top YouTubers (incl. Tyler Oakley & Meghan Rienks)...

 
charlie-sheen-anger-management

Charlie Sheen to Star in Crackle Feature ‘Mad Families’

 
filmbuff_videoink_300x250

Gunpowder & Sky Buys Distributor FilmBuff As Vision for...

 
toy-freaks-youtube

Toy Freaks Top Viewed YouTube Channel in August According to...

 
jeffrey-tambor-transparent-amazon

Emmy Wrap-Up 2016: Jeffrey Tambor (‘Transparent’)...

 
Twitter

Twitter Scores 2.1 Million Viewers for Thursday Night Footall Kickoff

 
youtube-sad-face-error

Vloggers Not Unique Snowflakes: 90 Million Flag YouTube Videos...

 
Mode Media

‘Billion Dollar Startup’ Mode Media Shuts Down

 
raised-firsts-branded-tv

Who Is Winning The Marketing Revolution And Why?

 
shes-gotta-have-it

Netflix Orders ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Series...

 
swedish-dicks-peter-stormare-keanue-reeves-viaplay

What Is ‘Swedish Dicks’ and Who Is Selling It?

 
seamlessly-she-monica-potter-aol-partner-studio-gmc-acadia

How GMC is Using the AOL Series ‘Seamlessly She’...

 
Netflix_new

Liberty Global to Put Netflix on Set-Top Boxes in 30 Countries