Set to premiere in 2013, "Deon Cole's Black Box" features the titular "Conan" writer and comedian, while "Who Gets the Last Laugh?" hails from Ashton Kutcher.

Deon Cole's Black Box host
May 10, 2012

TBS has given the greenlight to two new comedy series as the network undergoes an expansion of its original series lineup. TBS has ordered six episodes of "Deon Cole's Black Box," starring "Conan" writer and performer Deon Cole. The network has also ordered nine episodes of "Who Gets the Last Laugh?" (working title), a new series from "Punk'd" co-creators Jason Goldberg and Ashton Kutcher. Both shows, from Warner Horizon Television, are slated to premiere in 2013.

In "Deon Cole's Black Box," the Emmy-nominated writer/comedian will invade America's televisions each week to provide his take on some of the most outrageous video clips to pop up across the media landscape. Cole brings a truly unique point of view to his commentary as he uses clips to riff on racial and gender stereotypes, politics and more. "Deon Cole's Black Box" comes to TBS from Conaco LLC in association with Warner Horizon Television, and is executive-produced by Conaco's Conan O'Brien, Jeff Ross and David Kissinger, along with Cole and Doug Karo.

"Who Gets the Last Laugh?" (working title) puts a new twist on the comedy format by pitting two comedians against each other in the ultimate prank challenge. First, they must dream up the funniest and most outrageous pranks possible, then successfully unleash them on the public. A live audience then determines which comic really got the last laugh. "Who Gets the Last Laugh?" is produced by Katalyst in association with Warner Horizon Television, with Katalyst co-founder Goldberg serving as executive producer and showrunner, and Kutcher serving as executive producer.

"'Deon Cole's Black Box' and 'Who Gets the Last Laugh?' come to us from some of today's brightest comedic voices, affirming the power of the TBS brand to comedy lovers," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "These shows are not only extremely funny but also irreverent, provocative and a little bit subversive, making them ideal for fans of TBS's "Conan," The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy."