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‘Community’ Creator Dan Harmon to Host IFC Comedy Pilot ‘Great Minds’

IFC has ordered a pilot presentation for a panel show hosted by “Community” creator Dan Harmon that features comedians playing notable historical figures.

“Great Minds” will feature a revolving cast of comics including Rory Albanese, Robert Smigel, Bonnie McFarlane and Seaton Smith. The series is created by “Daily Show” alum Richard Korson and exec produced by Harmon, Korson, Jay Peterson and Kara Welker. Peterson’s Matador Content is producing.

“Great Minds” is one of three unscripted pilot presentations to land orders from IFC. The AMC Networks cabler is also developing a latenight talker with Jim Norton and a female-driven newsmagazine satire “1320 Seconds” from producer Sara Schaefer.

Norton’s pilot presentation for a half-hour talk show focusing on film, TV and pop culture is also produced by Matador with Norton, Suzanne Fagel (“Totally Biased With Kamau Bell”) and Jonathan Brandstein exec producing.

“1320 Seconds” is billed as an ensemble of women correspondents and one man who “investigate and comment on the cultural zeitgeist.” Schaefer, a writer and former host of MTV’s “Nikki and Sara Live,” is exec producing with Jon Zimelis, Jason Nadler and Alex Blagg of Serious Business.

(Pictured: Dan Harmon)


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