The Teletoon at Night Pilot Project has produced its first series order, as the Canadian animation channel orders 13 episodes of the comedy series Fugget About It from 9 Story Entertainment.
Series will be produced in both English and French, and follows the adventures of the teenage son of a New York mob boss now living with his family in Canada under witness protection.
“The Teletoon At Night Pilot Project was a unique initiative by Teletoon to tap into the rich store of talent within the Canadian animation industry,” said Alan Gregg, director of original content for Teletoon Canada. “Teletoon received some great projects through this initiative and we’re thrilled to be able to take the Fugget About It pilot and develop it into a series with the humour and broad appeal we look for in our comedy programming.”
Originally launched in fall 2007, ten projects, including Fugget About It, were selected as finalists from more than 200 submissions. Teletoon invested $1.5 million into creating the pilots, which straddle a wide range of topics, animation styles and comedy sensibilities.
Fugget About It is set to air in fall 2012.