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[09/18/19 - 09:01 AM]
Emmy-Winning Writer And Producer Donick Cary Signs First-Look Animation Producing Deal with Comedy Central Productions
As part of his deal, Cary will develop his own ideas, and work with other talent and creators to identify and develop animated properties for Comedy Central and other platforms.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

EMMY-WINNING WRITER AND PRODUCER DONICK CARY SIGNS FIRST-LOOK ANIMATION PRODUCING DEAL WITH COMEDY CENTRAL PRODUCTIONS

Cary to Develop Animation Projects Across All Platforms for Comedy Central and its New Studio-Production Arm Comedy Central Productions

Cary is a Former Head Writer for The Late Show with David Letterman and Co-EP on Legendary TV Series The Simpsons and Parks and Recreation, Among Others

NEW YORK, September 18, 2019 - Comedy Central today announced a first-look animation deal with Emmy-winning writer and producer Donick Cary, who will develop and produce animation projects across all platforms for the #1 brand in comedy and its new studio-production arm, Comedy Central Productions. As part of his deal, Cary will develop his own ideas, and work with other talent and creators to identify and develop animated properties for Comedy Central and other platforms.

CCP partners with comedy's best writers, producers and on-screen talent. Cary joins an impressive roster of talent with first look deals for CCP, including Derek Waters; Paulilu, the production company from Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs; Anthony King; Irony Point, the production company from Daniel Powell and Alex Bach; and Stuart Miller.

"I couldn't be more thrilled and can't think of a better place to be developing funny cartoons for than CC," said Cary. "Comedy Central always encourages the right mix of funny, smart and super stupid! I definitely check at least one of those boxes! Looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and figuring out how to draw stuff ... is that how this works?"

"Donick has left his brilliant stamp on some of television's best comedies," said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Co-Heads of Original Content, Comedy Central. "This is an exciting partnership for Comedy Central and CCP and we can't wait to work with him to find our new favorite animated shows!"

Donick Cary got his start writing for Late Night with David Letterman. He continued working with the show through its move to CBS, serving as both head writer and the "guy in the bear suit" on The Late Show with David Letterman.

After five years in late night, Cary moved to The Simpsons, where he served as a co-executive producer for four seasons. He has served the same capacity writing and producing on the series Just Shoot Me, New Girl, Bored to Death, Silicon Valley, Parks and Recreation and AP Bio.

In 2004 Donick created the animated series Lil' Bush for Ampd mobile cell phones. The show was picked up by Comedy Central and became the first mobi/web-series ever to move from the internet to television. To handle the animation, Donick founded Sugarshack Animation (Sugarshackanimation.com) with offices in Los Angeles, Miami, and Sofia, Bulgaria.

Comedy Central recorded a strong quarter of ratings growth for Q2 2019, driven by the brand's core, young male demos. Among M18-34, ratings jumped +12%, Comedy Central's biggest year-over-year growth in that demo since 2014. For P18-34, Comedy Central ratings increased +6%, the second straight quarter that the brand posted growth in the demo. It's the first time since 2014 that the brand grew ratings year over year in consecutive quarters. Driven by strong growth from primetime originals and late-night flagship The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedy Central also recorded its best quarter ever with 1.7 billion social streams, up +30% versus the same quarter last year.

In addition to ratings success, Comedy Central receives critical acclaim from its premium scripted series, late night programming, animated series, sketch-comedy series and docu-series, including South Park, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Lights Out with David Spade, South Side, Broad City, Drunk History, The Other Two, Corporate, Tosh.0 and The Jim Jefferies Show, among others.

Looking ahead, Comedy Central has a stacked slate that will feature new and returning series including scripted comedies Awkwafina is Nora from Queens and Robbie. Additionally, Comedy Central holds talent deals with Trevor Noah, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Derek Waters, Jim Jefferies, Roy Wood Jr., Chris Distefano and Anthony Jeselnik.





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