truTV has greenlit four unscripted comedy projects currently in development, including a show from Maz Jobrani.
At the helm of each of the comedy network’s pilots are creator-stars and comedians Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project), James Davis (Hood Adjacent), Jobrani (Maz Jobrani: Immigrant) and Yamaneika Saunders (Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks), who will each take creative control of their own project.
Feimster’s Around the World in 80 Games (w/t) has her traveling the globe, competing on a different international game show in a different country each week.
Blackspiracy with James Davis (w/t) is a variety show in which the comedian dissects black conspiracy theories via sketches, interviews, man-on-the-street bits and music.
Jobrani is also developing his own comedic variety show, tentatively titled The Untitled Maz Jobrani Project, which uses stand up, scripted sketches, interviews and hidden-camera bits to explore the lengths people will go to fit in.
Saunders is exploring a new comedy format in her project Can You Beat Yamaneika? (w/t) in which comedians compete against one another (and Saunders) in a series of fast-paced games to see who is funnier on their feet.
The four new projects join previously announced animated pilot This Functional Family (w/t), from comedian Jo Koy, on truTV’s growing development roster. The half-hour animated comedy—a semi-autobiographical take on Koy’s upbringing in a dysfunctional, multi-racial family—has added several well-known voice actors to the pilot, including Tia Carrere, Gillian Jacobs, Phil LaMarr, Josh Luis Keaton and Omid Abtahi.