FX Has Green Lit Billy Eichner's Animated Comedy 'Time Travelin' Jerk'
Billy Eichner's animated comedy "Time Travelin' Jerk" has been green lit by FX (File photo).
LOS ANGELES – FX has green lit “Time Travelin' Jerk,” an animated comedy series co-written and executive produced by Billy Eichner (“Parks and Recreation”) who also will voice a lead character. Eichner has teamed on the project with two key members from the producing team of his Emmy-nominated series Billy on the Street, Doug Brady and Anna Wenger.
Created by Brady and written by Brady, Eichner and Wenger based on a story by Brady, Time Travelin' Jerk is described as “Back to the Future” meets “Groundhog Day” with a female main character. It tells the story of Ashley, a hilariously irreverent, whip-smart millennial girl, who gets stuck time traveling and absolutely hates it... but tries to make the most of it along the way.
Eichner will voice the main male character, Parker, an awkwardly sweet accountant who becomes Ashley's time traveling partner in crime.Brady, Eichner and Wenger all executive produce. The three also served as executive producers on Billy on the Street.
Eichner is the star, executive producer and creator of Funny Or Die's Billy on the Street, a comedy game show that airs on truTV. Eichner was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Game Show Host" in 2013. He is also known for playing Craig Middlebrooks on the sitcom "Parks and Recreation."