Comedy Central Nets Odd Toon

The home of South Park is looking forward to spending some time in the apartment of a laid-off dot-commer. Daily Variety reports that cable outlet Comedy Central has ordered eight episodes of Odd Todd, based on a series of five-minute webtoons created by Todd Rosenberg.

Rosenberg, a former business development guy who took advantage of his unemployment to pursue his dream of becoming a cartoonist, will serve as exec. producer on the series, along with David Stern (Oliver Beene, Monk). Scheduled to bow later this year, Odd Todd will continue the jobless New Yorker’s comic takes on being out of work and spending way too much time at home.

Rosenberg’s web site, www.oddtodd.com, previously spawned a book, The Odd Todd Handbook: Hard Times, Soft Couch, which was published by Warner Books last year.