IFC Orders Comedy Series ‘Brockmire,’ ‘Stan Against Evil’ From Hank Azaria, Dana Gould

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IFC has given straight-to-series orders to two comedies, Hank Azaria’s “Brockmire” and “Stan Against Evil,” from “The Simpsons” alum Dana Gould.

Both shows were picked up for eight episodes.

“Stan Against Evil” revolves around a disgruntled sheriff of a New England town, built upon the site of a witch burning ground, who is forced to retire but winds up teaming with his female successor to fight off a plague of demons. Dana Gould is writing and exec producing with Tom Lassally for Radical Media. Frank Scherma and Justin Wilkes are also exec producing. The series, which is just starting the casting process, is targeted to debut late this year.

“Brockmire,” from Funny or Die, is based on a character long-nurtured by Azaria and previously featured in a 2010 Funny or Die short video. Azaria plays a veteran baseball announcer who returns to the booth for a minor league team 10 years after he suffered an on-air meltdown.  Joel Church-Cooper (“Undateable) is writing with Tim Kirkby directing. Azaria, Church-Cooper, Kirkby and Funny Or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell are exec producing. “Brockmire” is targeted to debut early next year.

“Demons and disgrace are at the forefront of IFC’s new comedy strategy,” said IFC president Jennifer Caserta. “And there’s no one we’d rather be in bed with — or save small towns with — than Hank and Dana.”

(Pictured: Hank Azaria, Dana Gould)

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  1. Rex! says:

    Super Adventure Team was lame. This most likely will be too.

    • Guest says:

      You posted this same comment on Deadline, are you a professional Dana Gould or old MTV shows that nobody watched troll?

      • Anonymous says:

        Lots of negative comments about this on that io9 site. They mentioned that other show too which I hadn’t seen.

  2. Kate says:

    These sound tired. I’ll stick with Broad City.

  3. Claire Voyant says:

    Gould tried to develop something like this at Comedy Central years ago. Funny guy, but shouldn’t be playing the lead. The Azaria thing sounds DOA.

    • TV Writer says:

      Dana is not playing the lead, I thought you would have known that already given the horribly lame attempted pun of your screen name.

      • Claire Voyant says:

        He was slated to be the lead of the Comedy Central show but I don’t think they even shot the pilot.

  4. TV Writer says:

    Fascinating but hardly relevant. If you read the article I think you will find that this is not a Comedy Central show.

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