Comedy Central has given an eight-episode order to a stand-up series hosted by Workaholics star Adam DeVine.
Adam DeVine’s House Party will feature 24 of the actor’s favorite comedians and is scheduled to premiere this fall. The series will be produced by Avalon Television, which also produces Workaholics. Devine will executive produce, along with Avalon’s Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner, David Martin and Isaac Horne. Kyle Newacheck, who plays drug dealer Karl Hevacheck, will also produce and direct the series.
Adam DeVine’s House Party is set inside Devine’s Los Angeles mansion, and each week, three of his favorite comedians will do stand-up in his backyard.
The 28-year-old joked that Comedy Central may be getting more than they bargained for by greenlighting the series.
“I don’t know how I convinced Comedy Central to give me another show, a Hollywood mansion and a paycheck for hanging out with my friends,” he said. “I hope they have a good lawyer and the fire department on speed dial.”
Comedy Central’s president of original programming Kent Alterman said, “It’s hard to imagine what could go wrong by giving Adam so much money and turning him loose in a mansion to throw a house party, but we are sure to find out.”
Adam DeVine is making quite a name for himself outside of Workaholics. He recently co-starred in Pitch Perfect and won the Maryland Area Film Critics Circle Society Award for Best Supporting Actor. He’ll also be appearing in Oblivion alongside Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman.
Workaholics was renewed for two more seasons in January. The current third season premiered on May 29, 2012 to a season high of 2.11 million viewers, and the summer finale aired on July 31, drawing 1.34 million viewers. The second half of the season premiered on January 16 to 1.72 million viewers. The season finale on March 20 drew 1.24 million viewers.
Will you be watching Adam DeVine‘s House Party?