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TV Land Orders Pilot Based on Funny or Die Web Series

TV Land has given a pilot order to “Throwing Shade,” the podcast and Funny or Die series hosted by comedians Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi.

While there are few details about how the topical chat show will be adapted for TV, the logline for the pilot suggests that it will be similar to its political and relationship/sex-themed counterpart: “Taking all the issues important to ladies and gays and treating them with much less respect than they deserve.”

Gibson and Safi are exec producing along with Charlie Siskel and Funny Or Die’s Andrew Steele, Anna Wenger and Joe Farrell. Siskel, whose credits include Comedy Central series “Tosh.0” and “Review,” will serve as showrunner.

“We are huge fans of the podcast,” states Keith Cox, exec VP of development and original programming, TV Land. “Erin and Bryan’s talent and chemistry are undeniable, and with Charlie Siskel on board, we have an even more amazing team. Their unique perspectives belong on TV.”

There are 80 original episodes of “Throwing Shade” available on Funny or Die’s website. Last summer, the stars completed their third sold-out 17-city live tour.

Gibson is also known for creating and writing Funny Or Die’s “Game of Thrones” recap show, “Gay of Thrones.” Her acting credits include lending her voice to the Comedy Central animated series “TripTank.”

Safi appears on the ABC Family sitcom “Young & Hungry.” He also co-starred with Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig in their Lifetime movie parody, “A Deadly Adoption.”

Among TV Land’s projects are a sitcom starring George Lopez and the pilot “I Shudder” written by Paul Rudnick and starring “Smash” alum Megan Hilty.

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