Having decided that meth, advertising period pieces, and zombie fare are best left to other forums, IFC has taken a decidedly focused approach to comedy recently, having expanded beyond Portlandia, Arrested Development reruns, and Comedy Bang! Bang! to include two new shows from funnymen Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell, who are teaming up with Bob Odenkirk and Adam McKay, respectively.
Oh man, this better be fucking hilarious. And not like Dodgeball and Semi-Pro hilarious, but actually funny. Ferrell’s will be a fake soap opera, whereas Stiller’s will be a sketch comedy show, which is good, because The Ben Stiller Show was pretty damn funny back in its day.
No timeline has been set, but considering this IFC, and the budgets aren’t huge, sooner is probably a better bet than later.