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.