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DAN HARMON TO GATHER HISTORY’S GREATEST MINDS FOR UPCOMING IFC PILOT
On 05, Aug 2015 | In Press & News | By email@example.com
IFC announced today that the network has ordered pilots for three new comedy series that put an offbeat spin on the late-night talk show format. Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty), Jim Norton (Inside Amy Schumer, Louie) and Sara Schaefer (Nikki & Sara Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) are the talent tapped to create pilot presentations. Looks like Maron, Portlandia, Comedy Bang! Bang! and the upcoming Documentary Now! could be getting a new little sister or brother.
Harmon is helming and hosting Great Minds, a twist on the traditional comedic panel show with comedians portraying smart folks throughout history. The pilot’s guests include Robert Smigel as Albert Einstein, The Daily Show’s Rory Albanese as Benjamin Franklin, Women Aren’t Funny’sBonnie McFarlane as Eleanor Roosevelt, and Mulaney’s Seaton Smith as Frederick Douglass. Read more