Daniel Tosh will be at the helm of yet another Comedy Central project, but this time he won’t be in front of the camera as he is on the wildly popular Tosh.0. The network has greenlighted a new, original animated series called Brickleberry, centered around “a group of dysfunctional forest rangers at a national park that is facing closure until a new ranger comes in to whip everyone into shape and save the park,” according to Comedy Central, who ordered 10 episodes of the new series.
Tosh will executive produce the series along with comedians Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, who created the series. Tosh will also voice a character on the show. An interesting piece of this story, however, is that Fox had ordered the series to pilot in February of last year, but Tosh wasn’t attached to the project. It seems the network would eventually pass, and now Comedy Central has been claimed as Brickleberry‘s home.
Production on Brickleberry is set to begin this Fall with a premiere tentatively scheduled for early next year. “Daniel Tosh pointed a gun at our heads and asked if we would put this series on the air, and we agreed that would be a good idea,” said Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production at Comedy Central. “It’s a bonus that it’s so funny.”