IFC GREEN LIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES,
“THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET”
Six Episodes Debut in October 2011
NEW YORK, NY, February 24, 2011 – IFC has green lit a second season of
its original comedy series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd
Margaret. This deal was brokered by Zodiak Media Group’s international
division Zodiak Rights. Six all-new episodes will debut in October;
production begins in April. The series is created, written by and stars
David Cross (Arrested Development) as Todd Margaret, a corporate nobody
and pathological liar who bluffs his way into a senior sales position
heading up the London office for the new energy drink Thunder Muscle.
“I am excited to continue the story that was merely hinted at last
season,” said David Cross. “Questions will be answered and secrets
revealed all while the mystery heads towards a deep, shuddering, and
very satisfying climax.”
“Todd Margaret personifies the type of offbeat comedy IFC brings to
viewers,” said Debbie DeMontreux, senior vice president, original
programming, IFC. “David is one of the pioneers of alt comedy, a genre
IFC is quickly becoming known for. Our audience passionately supported
the premiere season and we’re thrilled to bring them fresh, hilarious
episodes this fall.”
Clelia Mountford, Executive Producer for RDF Television added “We’re
delighted to be given the opportunity by IFC to complicate Todd
Margaret’s life even further.”
Season one, which aired on IFC from October 1 to November 5, 2010,
featured a roster of stars including Will Arnett and guest stars Janeane
Garofalo, Amber Tamblyn and Russ Tamblyn.
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaretis a co-production
between IFC and RDF Television, part of Zodiak Media Group in the UK.
The series is co-written by Shaun Pye (Extras) and Mark Chappell.
Executive producers for IFC are Jennifer Caserta, Debbie DeMontreux,
Christine Lubrano, Evan Shapiro and Christian Vesper. The executive
producer for RDF Television is Clelia Mountford. The series is produced
by Michael Livingstone and directed by Ben Gregor. David Cross is also
an associate producer.
Zodiak Rights share worldwide rights (excluding the US) with IFC to the
new series and will be launching it at MIPTV this spring.