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Comedy Central preps Twitter show

Comedy Central has pulled back the curtain on 12 new developing projects, including a Twitter-inspired variety show with comic Rob Delaney and a single-camera comedy fronted by Matt Braunger.

Delaney will host @Rob Delaney as a “living, scrolling Twitter feed,” said the US cablenet, presenting videos and interviewing guests.

Braunger, meanwhile, will play a veiled version of himself in a self-titled scripted comedy about a man who tries to make up for his dull day job with an exciting night life. Both projects come from exec producers David Martin and Dan Lubetkin of Avalon Entertainment.

The other would-be shows include a viral video showcase from musical mashers-up the Gregory Brothers and an untitled “sketch/narrative idea” about a 1980s-era public affairs show from Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac.

Other talent with projects in development are Anthony Jeselnik, Amy Schumer, Jeff Ross and Michael Kosta.

Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production at Comedy Central, remarked that just in case “television as we know it implodes, we are producing these low-tech so they will be appropriate for the web.”

In January, Comedy Central will debut its new sketch show Key and Peele.

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