Demetri Martin Lands Development Deal at CBS But No More IMPORTANT THINGS on Comedy Central

     October 20, 2010


Joining other former correspondents from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, THR reports comedian Demetri Martin has landed a development deal at CBS for a project that he will write, produce and star in himself. Apparently it’s a blind script deal so there’s no telling what kind of project he’ll bring to the network. Previous Daily Show alums who moved to CBS include Jason Jones and Samantha Bee who landed a sitcom deal back in 2008 (which we have yet to see) and Rob Riggle who landed a comedy series earlier this year. This deal also means that there will not be a third season of Comedy Central’s sketch comedy show Important Things with Demetri Martin. As a huge fan of Martin’s observational comedy that calls back to the brilliance of the late Mitch Hedburg, I’m always looking forward to his next project. How about you?