Iglesias Lands Comedy Series Pilot Deal at ABC

Gabriel Iglesias may be returning to ABC

The 39-year-old Mexican American stand-up comedian/actor, who had a recurring role on the network’s short-lived series Cristela, has reached a put pilot deal to write and star in a multi-camera comedy series at ABC. ABC Studios will produce.

Gabriel Iglesias

The Fluffy Shop (working title) is inspired by the Iglesias’ life experiences, including the challenges of managing a home life during the few days he spends off the road each week.

This is Iglesias’ first network pilot.

Iglesias will co-write the pilot with Jay Lavender and Tim Doyle who will also serve as the show runner.

Iglesias is the creator and producer of Fuse TV’s non-scripted comedy docuseries Fluffy Breaks Even. The comedian also has starred in several stand-up comedy specials for Comedy Central as well as produced and hosted the hit series Stand-up Revolution for the cable network.

On the feature side, Iglesias starred in the stand-up concert comedy film The Fluffy Movie and co-starred in Warner Bros. Magic Mike and most recently Magic Mike XXL.

Iglesias’ Film & Television Projects Headed to Fuse This Fall

Gabriel Iglesias is blowing a Fuse… and blowing up the cable channel’s lineup.

Fuse is relaunching on September 30 with an expanded partnership with the 39-year-old Mexican American comedian, actor, writer and producer.

Gabriel Iglesias

Additionally, Fuse will introduce a new logo and brand with the network’s identity described as a “line-up of sexy, edgy, and relevant original music, comedy, culture and lifestyle programming, featuring a lot of Iglesias.

Iglesias’ projects with Fuse include the world television premiere of Iglesias’ The Fluffy Movie. The film captures the worldwide comic phenomenon in never-before-seen footage from his sold-out “Unity Through Laughter” tour that spanned over 20 countries and more than 400 cities. It will premieres on Wednesday, September 30 at 8:30 pm ET/PT.

Meanwhile, the first original show developed as part of a multi-year partnership with Iglesias, Fluffy Breaks Even, makes its debut on October 1 at 10:00 pm. The unscripted series will feature Iglesias along with his eccentric tour mates and fellow comedians Martin Moreno and Rick Gutierrez as they travel to new cities, meet fans and attempt the impossible – balancing big meals with big workouts!

The series explores the comedy of consequences in each city on the world comedy tour when members of Fluffy’s crew want to eat a high calorie meal, they’re going to have to work to “break even” the next day by burning those calories learning that fun comes with a price … exercise.

Fuse’s lineup also includes the original special Gabriel Iglesias Presents: The Gentleman Jerry Rocha.

Being a gentleman has always come easy to Rocha, which of course depends on how you define the word “gentleman”. Iglesias once again presents one of the most exciting voices in stand-up today in The Gentleman Jerry Rocha. Rocha’s hilarious perspective on everything from dating younger women to watching older movies will have you laughing and nodding along in approval to this anything but gentle, don’t miss, comedy event. It premieres Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 pm. ET/PT.

The network also is presenting the comedian’s upcoming tour, Fuse TV Presents Gabriel Iglesias #FluffyBreaksEven, which kicks off September 24 in Loveland, CO.

Brillon Signs with William Morris Endeavor

Gina Brillon is one step closer to getting laughs on a bigger stage…

The Bronx-born Puerto Rican comedienne has officially signed with William Morris Endeavor (WME), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gina Brillon

Brillon has been performing stand-up since she was 17, serving as a headlining act at clubs throughout the country, including Caroline’s, The Comedy Store and both Los Angeles and New York City outposts of The Laugh Factory.

Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs international comedy festival selected her to be part of its New Faces Class of 2013, and the year before she became the first Latina to receive top honors at Stand-Up NBC, an annual showcase for diverse comedians whose alumni include Hannibal Buress, W. Kamau Bell and Brandon T. Jackson.

Her television appearances include The View, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXSGotham Comedy Live and NuvoTV’s Stand Up and Deliver.

Earlier this month she generated laughs with a special set at the upfront presentation for the Jennifer Lopez network.

Brillon, who also has published poetry in The New York Post and the Daily Newsand as a singer served as the opening act for artists including Ne-Yo, will appear in comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias’ upcoming documentary The Fluffy Movie, and is preparing to shoot her first one-hour special later this year.