HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!
"BIG TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, FL" PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL(R)
Series Stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., Michael Madsen, Kathy Baker, Stephen Tobolowsky, Alex Anfanger, Lenny Jacobson, Jon Bass, Keith David, Marcus Giamatti and Betsy Sodaro
Series Premiere Features Executive Producer and Guest Star Ben Stiller
Series Premiere Available in the Comedy Central App and on YouTube Beginning March 9
NEW YORK, February 24, 2015 - Lights, camera, action! A comedic adventure of truly epic proportions unfolds when "Big Time in Hollywood, FL," premieres Wednesday, March 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central, after an all-new "Workaholics." Presented in a heightened cinematic style, Comedy Central's first serialized comedy tells the story of what happens when real life outpaces two brothers' wildest celluloid dreams. The series premiere will be available via the Comedy Central App, YouTube and additional digital and social platforms beginning March 9.
Created by Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf and produced by Red Hour and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, "Big Time in Hollywood, FL" follows two delusional brothers and self-proclaimed filmmakers, played by Anfanger and Lenny Jacobson. Throughout the ten-episode season, the pair is forced to fend for themselves for the first time in their lives, leading them on a grand, dangerous journey in pursuit of their American dream. The series also stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., Michael Madsen, Kathy Baker, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jon Bass, Keith David, Marcus Giamatti and Betsy Sodaro.
In the series premiere, "Severance," brothers "Jack" and "Ben" are shocked to learn that their parents feel it's time for them to go out into the world on their own and are kicking them out of the house. This unsettling news pushes them to embark on a plan to scheme their parents out of $20,000 with some help from a local actor, played by Ben Stiller.
Leading up to the series premiere and throughout the season, fans can visit cc.com/bigtime for previews and highlights, check out the series' Facebook page for more content and social interaction, and follow on Twitter at @BigTimeCC.
Episodes of "Big Time in Hollywood, FL" will be available the day after air on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Vudu, Verizon Flexview and Google Play, as well as in the Comedy Central App to fans that authenticate via their cable or satellite provider. The Comedy Central App is available for free for iOS on the App Store, for Android on the Google Play store, and on Chromecast and Xbox One.
Series creators Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, both 2008 graduates of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, met when they were randomly paired as roommates in their freshman year and immediately started collaborating on comedic shorts. After graduating, they stumbled upon a scripted reality show they found "overwhelmingly pointless," and decided to write a show starring a vapid character in a high stakes world without limits. This became their hit web series "Next Time on Lonny," produced by Red Hour and Maker Studios. Anfanger also appeared in the feature film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," directed by and starring Ben Stiller at Fox. Anfanger and Schimpf are represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorney Lev Ginsburg.
Produced by Red Hour and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, "Big Time in Hollywood, FL" is executive produced by Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, along with Red Hour's Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein; Brillstein Entertainment Partners' Lee Kernis; and Brian Stern. Adam Londy and Tara Schuster are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
About Red Hour
Founded by Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld, Red Hour is a production company dedicated to discovering new writers and filmmakers while developing projects with a mainstream sensibility across multiple media platforms. In 2012, Debbie Liebling joined Red Hour to head the company's newest division, Red Hour Television. Since its inception, the company has produced IFC's popular series "The Birthday Boys," which was recently picked up for a second season, in addition to three series for Comedy Central: "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," "Big Time in Hollywood, FL" and "Another Period." RHT is also in development on projects at HBO, FX, and USA, among others. Red Hour will soon begin developing and producing exclusive content for both the television and digital sectors through a recently formed multi-platform deal with Legendary Television and Digital.
About Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Brillstein Entertainment Partners is the oldest and most established management and production company in the entertainment business. Founded as The Brillstein Company in 1969 and later known as Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, the company pioneered the personal management business for artists in the television and motion picture worlds. Presently the largest management/production company in the industry, Brillstein Entertainment Partners represents a broad array of actors, comedians, production companies, writers, directors, producers and authors, and produces television and motion pictures for the major networks, pay cable, and basic cable outlets, as well as the major studios. In addition, the company consults for a select group of companies interested in navigating the world of entertainment and media. Brillstein Entertainment Partners was profiled in Forbes magazine as "Hollywood's most successful management and production firm."
About Comedy Central
Available on-air, online and on-the-go, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB and VIA).