Comedy Central Reality Toon Gets Preem Date

Comedy Central has set a premiere date for its new animated reality TV spoof, Drawn Together. The project, first announced in October of 2003, will make its debut on Wednesday, Oct. 27 of this year.

Presented as if it were a real primetime reality series, Drawn Together puts eight completely different cartoon characters from various genres and styles together in one house to have their lives filmed for the viewing public. The housemates include Captain Hero, a not-so-moral do-gooder reminiscent of the Saturday-morning TV superheroes of the ’70s; Clara, a 20-year-old sweet and na’ve fairy-tale princess; Toot, a pudgy, black-and-white heartthrob from the ’20s; Foxxy Love, a sexy mystery solving musician; Spanky Ham, a foul-mouthed Internet-download pig; Ling-Ling, an adorable Asian trading card cubby creature; Wooldoor-Sockbat, a wacky Pok’mon-type creature; and Xandir, a strong young adventurer inspired by the great video game warriors.

Comedy Central has ordered eight episodes of the show, created and written by Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, who serve as exec producers. Silverstein and Jeser previously served as writers on Comedy Central’s The Man Show and Fox’s Action and Andy Richter Controls the Universe. Zoe Friedman is the executive in charge of production for Comedy Central.