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Amazon announces six new comedy series pilots

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imageAmazon announced yesterday that its film production arm, Amazon Studios, is producing six comedy series pilots that could become full-season productions if the pilots are well received by viewers.  The comedy series were created by a mix of established writers such as Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury), Principato-Young (Reno 911), and David Javerbaum (The Daily Show), as well as newcomers making their way into the spotlight via Amazon Studios’ open-door development process.

Dark Minions is an animated series about two slackers who struggle to make ends meet on an intergalactic warship. The pilot will be produced by Principato-Young (Reno 911).

Supanatural is an animated series about two outspoken divas who are humanity’s last line of defense against the supernatural – when they’re not working at the mall.

Alpha House was written by Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer-Prize winner Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury, Tanner ’88) and follows four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington DC.

Browsers is a musical comedy set in contemporary Manhattan that follows four young people as they start their first jobs at a news website.

The Onion Presents: The News is a fast-paced comedy set behind the scenes of the Onion News Network showing us what journalists are willing to do to stay at the top of their game.

Those Who Can’t is a comedy about three juvenile, misfit teachers who are just as immature, if not more so, than the students they teach at a failing high school in Denver.

Since its launch in November 2010, more than 12,000 movie scripts and 2,000 original series pilot scripts have been submitted to Amazon Studios for review.  Their best submissions filter their way to the top.

Sources: Amazon Studios