America’s IFC has announced eleven brand new comedy projects as part of its development schedule for 2018. Network president Jennifer Caserta told Deadline that these comedies have been developed by creative minds and are good examples of the distinct comedic storytelling that embodies IFC’s trademark “slightly off” sensibility.

The full list is given below:

‘Bad Beta’

A renowned female scientist is forced to look after the botched version of a cyborg she created years ago. Jay Kogen has directed and written the show. He previously directed projects like “Fraiser,” “The Simpsons” and “Malcolm in the Middle.”

‘New Hope’

New Hope” focuses on New Hope University, a famous Christian institution in the heart of the city.

Directed and written by Boyd Hale, “New Hope” is reportedly in final works.

‘Frank and Lamar’

Inspired by the IFC Comedy Crib show, “Frank and Lamar” is the story of two friends, Carl Foreman Jr. and Anthony Gaskins, who live a happy life in New York City. They share the same apartment and have similar jobs.


A two-hour show about what it’s like to be a Mormon and lose your hope and faith. Elna Baker, 27, has to cross over to the dark sides to improve her lifestyle. The show features Elna Baker as the leading character.

‘Greener Grass’

“Greener Grass” features “Upright Citizens Brigade” alumni Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe in the leads. This comedy is inspired by a short film of the same name.

‘The Last Hotel Detective’

Ainsley Steele is a detective employed by the manager of a luxurious hotel to solve guests’ delicate mysteries and minor crimes. The show is written and directed by Gabe Delahaye.


Mike is the charismatic head of a private African charity that he runs in collaboration with a few friends. “NGO” has been developed by John Lyons (“Austin Powers, “Boogie Nights”) and scripted by Collin Friesen (“Sorry for Your Loss”).

‘How to Rig an Election’

Jennifer Caserta reveals that “How to Right an Election” is based on a novel of the same name by Allen Raymond. It is a satirical series about a politician who is determined to reclaim his place atop national politics.

‘Sherman’s Showcase’

“Sherman’s Showcase” is inspired by a book of the same name by Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin.

The series is reportedly in post-production.

‘Dr. Taco’

Based on a book of the same name, “Dr. Taco” comes from producers and writers Mike Barker, Evan Sandman and Carlo Hart. “It is a joint project of IFC and Keshet Studios,” Jennifer Caserta told Deadline.

‘Lee’s Kill List’

IFC is touting a few Comedy Crib series this year, “Lee’s Kill List” is the most prominent. Written and directed by Vince Peone, the show focuses on a young lady, Lee, who is trapped in an oppressive work environment.