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IFC Orders New Comedies ‘Stan Against Evil’ and ‘Brockmire’

Eight Episodes Picked-Up for Each Half Hour

IFC has placed a straight-to-series order for two scripted comedies: “Stan Against Evil” and “Brockmire” starring Hank Azaria. From Dana Gould and 3 Arts Entertainment, “Stan Against Evil” revolves around a disgruntled sheriff of a New England town, built upon the site of a witch burning ground, who is forced to retire but winds up teaming with his female successor to fight off a plague of demons.

Brockmire,” from “Funny or Die,” is based on a character previously featured by Azaria in a 2010 “Funny or Die” short video. Azaria plays a veteran baseball announcer who returns to the booth for a minor league team 10 years after he suffered an on-air meltdown. Joel Church-Cooper (“Undateable“) is writing with Tim Kirkby directing.

Both series have received eight episode orders.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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