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Ben Stiller Is Making a TV Show About Hollywood, Florida

South Florida's Hollywood generally isn't the place stars come to when they're looking to make it big. A new Comedy Central show may start changing people's minds on that -- or at least get them laughing at the idea.

The first season of Big Time in Hollywood, FL, a series about two brothers trying to do just that -- make it big in the 954 -- will air this March courtesy of Ben Stiller's production company, Red Hour, and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Big Time combines the directorial style of Hitchcock, the acting prowess of Streep, the budget of House of Payne, and the nutritional value of Velveeta. I think people's minds will be blown wide open. For real," Stiller said of the project, according to Variety.

Alex Anfanger and Lenny Jacobson star in the series as brothers who are kicked out their house and fancy themselves as filmmakers as they have to make on their own way in the world.

The show is written and directed by Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, who created the web series Next Time on Lonny.

Big Time, described by the network as "an absurdist take on the gritty, sex-drenched crime dramas from the 1980s," also stars Kathy Baker and Stephen Tobolowsky, with appearances throughout the first series from Keith David, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Michael Madsen.

Although the series is filming in L.A., that's the sort of cast that will ensure some of the strange and the shady, just like the city we all know and love, Hollyweird, Florida.

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