IFC has confirmed new comedies as part of its development slate for 2018, including a brand new program by Oliver Platt. IFC President Jennifer Caserta told Deadline that they’re privileged to be working on several programs this year. IFC wants to create improved content this year, and the new shows are an example of the distinct comedic storytelling that embodies its trademark “slightly off” sensibility.

Shows for the first half of 2018

Jennifer Caserta reveals that the following programs will premiere in the first half of 2018.

  • NGO’ – This one-hour show is produced by Collin Friesen and written by John Lyons. It sheds light on the life of a young man who heads a private African charity and faces a lot of problems during his tasks.
  • Living with Yourself’ – This comedy is expected to premiere in February 2018 or March 2018. The show was previously named as “How To Rig An Election.” Based on a novel of the same name by Allen Raymond, “Living with Yourself” explores the lives of two best friends, Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, who travel through time to find out the truths of nature.
  • Elna’ – IFC is also developing a half-hour comedy show about what it’s like to be Mormon and lose your hopes. Written and directed by Elna Baker, “Elna” is entirely financed by Left Right Productions.
  • Greener Grass’ – Based on a documentary of the same name, “Greener Grass” comes from Dawn Luebbe and Jocelyn DeBoer. The show centers on a village that looks exactly like a Norman Rockwell painting but hides a “world of evil things.”

Shows to premiere in the second half of 2018

Deadline reports that the following shows may premiere in the second half of 2018:

  • The Last Hotel Detective’ – Written and produced by Gabe Delahaye, “The Last Hotel Detective,” explores the life of a detective who is hired by the owner of a five-star hotel to solve guests’ minor problems. IFC names the detective as “a character out of a Raymond Chandler novel and the only of his kind.”
  • Dr. Taco’ – Based on a novel of the same name, “Dr. Taco” is reportedly in the final works and may premiere in the second half of 2018. It is an ensemble piece about several Americans who try their best to pass the entry test of a medical school.
  • Bad Beta’ – Jay Kogen produces and writes “Bad Beta.” The show focuses on the life of a female scientist who is forced to take care of a botched version of an A.I. she created.

IFC is also touting a couple of Comedy Cribs series, including “New Hope,” “Frank and Lamar,” “Lee’s Kill List,” “Mama Tried,” “Janice and Jeffrey,” “Commuters” and “Neurotica.”

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