The Ben Stiller and Bob Odenkirk-produced sketch series "The Birthday Boys" has been given an Oct. 18 premire date on IFC.
Odenkirk, the "Breaking Bad" star who's character, Saul Goodman, may get his own spin-off, is the honorary eighth member of the Birthday Boys, a sketch group whose members include Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell and Chris VanArtsdalen.
The first season will feature ten half-hour episodes.
"We're happy to finally give Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller the platform for their big break," The Birthday Boys said in a statement.
"The Birthday Boys are funny fellows and I intend to learn all their names by the end of the first season!," Odenkirk added.
The group's members, all but one of whom attended Ithaca College in New York, formed in 2007 after working together at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles.
Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld, Mike Rosenstein and Dave Kneebone will join Stiller and Odenkirk as executive producers. The series is written by The Birthday Boys and Bob Odenkirk and co-directed by The Birthday Boys' Chris VanArtsdalen, Jefferson Dutton and Odenkirk.
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- The Birthday Boys
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