Comedy Central announced today a new animated shorts program today designed to allow creators to submit short-form animated ideas directly to the network. It will offer development deals to certain projects that it likes.
The Viacom-owned channel is borrowing from the playbook of its corporate sister Nickelodeon and their animated shorts program, which claims Chris Savino’s The Loud House as its biggest success story.
“We hope the Animated Shorts Program is an evolution of our continuous history of finding the next great comedic voices,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, the network’s executive vice presidents and co-heads of talent and development. “We are grateful to the very smart people at Nickelodeon who originated this incubator, and we are excited to put the Comedy Central touch on it with hopefully the same successful results Nickelodeon has found.”