NEW YORK, April 21, 2010 — COMEDY CENTRAL has ordered additional episodes of the animated comedy series “Ugly Americans,” it was announced today by Kent Alterman, head of original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL. The 7 additional episodes of “Ugly Americans” will premiere this October.
“Ugly Americans” premiered on March 17 with 2.1 million total viewers and has averaged 2 million total viewers over the course of its first season, which has seen the series become the second most-watched show in all television on Wednesday nights among Men 18-24, behind only its lead-in, “South Park.”
“Once you add Zombies, Demons and Werewolves into the New York City melting pot, you have something for everyone,” said Alterman. “‘Ugly Americans’ is the feel good show for our depraved audience.”
“The chance to delve further into this insane world with more episodes is a nightmare come true. But in a really, really good way,” said David Stern, executive producer, “Ugly Americans.”
Take the Big Apple, add every horrifying beast, science-fiction freak and fantasy faerie, shake thoroughly and you’ve got “Ugly Americans.” The series follows Mark Lilly (voiced by Matt Oberg), a social worker at the “Department of Integration,” as he helps new citizens, both human and “other,” adapt to hectic life in New York City. There are easier tasks than weaning vampires off blood, socializing land-whales and housebreaking werewolves, but Mark is up to the challenge. Between his stressful job, a zombie roommate and a demon girlfriend, Mark’s lucky if he can sneak in a few minutes of sleep. But who can sleep when there’s a drop-dead gorgeous mermaid sitting at the bar Fans can follow “Ugly Americans” on Facebook.
In addition to Mark Lilly, the “Ugly Americans” cast features Randall Skeffington, Mark’s zombie roommate (voiced by Kurt Metzger), Callie Maggotbone, Mark’s demon boss and office fling (voiced by Natasha Leggero), Leonard Powers, an aging drunken wizard (voiced by Randy Pearlstein), Twayne, a terrorizing demonic bureaucrat (voiced by Michael-Leon Wooley) and Lt. Grimes (voiced by Larry Murphy), a law-enforcement officer who despises non-humans. Additional characters are voiced by Devin Clark, Pete Holmes and Julie Klausner.
David M. Stern, series developer and executive producer, began his career writing for “The Wonder Years” during its first three seasons. He went on to serve as a producer on “The Simpsons” during the first four seasons where he wrote many memorable episodes. He has served as a co-executive producer on the premiere season of the USA hit series “Monk,” as well as a co-executive producer on the Fox series “Oliver Beene.”
Series-creator Devin Clark has been involved with a broad range of television projects including work with HBO, MTV, Nickelodeon, TCM and The Cartoon Network, applying his design and narrative skills to everything from network graphics to traditional cartoons. His films and animation have been featured in Stash magazine, Animation Block Party, Rooftop Films, Ottawa Film Festival, Platform and Atom Films.
Stern and Daniel Powell are the executive producers of “Ugly Americans.” Aaron Augenblick serves as Animation Director, with animation by Augenblick Studios and Cuppa Coffee. Lisa Leingang is the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
Augenblick Studios is an independent animation studio located in Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 1999 by Aaron Augenblick, their team of artists has created a wide variety of content for television, film and the Internet. Productions include Wonder Showzen (MTV), Superjail (Adult Swim) and Golden Age (COMEDY CENTRAL).
Cuppa Coffee Studios has been committed to providing original and innovative animation and design for well over seventeen years. In that time, Cuppa Coffee has risen to become the largest stop-motion facility in the world. A true full-service production house, Cuppa Coffee has garnered over 150 international awards and offers a wide range of animation styles, from Stop-Motion to CG to 2D Flash and everything in between.
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