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Cabler’s laff track

Comedy Central rolls with 'Stella,' 'Con'

Comedy Central has picked up “Stella,” ordering 10 episodes of the scripted laffer.

Meanwhile, the net has greenlit eight episodes of the prank show “Con,” starring Skyler Stone (“Stuck on You”).

“Stella,” a single-cam comedy from the “Wet Hot American Summer” team of Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and David Wain, revolves around three unemployed guys thrown into absurd situations. Trio will write, star and exec produce the series, which is based on the group’s stage show.

Pilot was shot last year (Daily Variety, Nov. 17, 2004) as one of several on a talent-heavy development slate. “Stella” is slated for a summer premiere.

Also receiving a production order off the slate is “Con,” which follows Stone as he cons his way through life, pulling off elaborate stunts for his own benefit. Stone, Rick de Olivera (“The Real World”), Matt Sloan, Chris Cox, Chris Bender and JC Spink exec produce. Show will bow in April.

Elsewhere, the laffer net has decided not to move forward with entertainment newsmag spoof “The Hollywood Show,” from Brian Unger and Heidi Clements.

A decision is pending on the net’s other showbiz-oriented pilot, “Gone Hollywood,” from Vivian Cannon, Hugh Fink and Gavin Polone.